There are a number of different methods of human euthanasia, most of which can be categorized under two procedural subtypes, notes Medical News Today. Active euthanasia involves an external act by a third party; passive euthanasia is when something is eliminated from a person's care regime, causing that person's death as a result.Know More
Human euthanasia is a hotly debated topic, both in the medical and in the ethics communities, and it is currently considered a criminal act to perform euthanasia in most parts of the United States. However, consensual euthanasia is legal in several other countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as the states of Oregon and Washington within the US.
Voluntary euthanasia, which is euthanasia performed with full patient consent, is also known as assisted suicide. Under this classification, euthanasia can be passive or active. Passive euthanasia involves the retraction of life-sustaining treatment, which eventually leads to a patient's death. Under some circumstances, a doctor's prescription of ever-stronger or larger amounts of opioid analgesics is seen as a form of passive euthanasia, notes Medical News Today.
Active euthanasia involves a definitive act, or acts, by a third party, which consensually ends a patient's life. These acts might involve lethal drugs or a forceful and deadly action. In most US states, this type of act is currently classified as a crime.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
The individual level of pronation, whether under, over or normal, can be determined by measuring the arch of the foot, which can be done by a professional foot expert or podiatrist or, alternatively, a simpler test can be performed at home. To perform the test at home, water is poured into a shallow pan, the foot is dipped evenly into the water and then the foot is pressed against a thick piece of paper or cardboard — it is best for the experimenter to stand naturally on the paper. The shape of the resulting footprint can then be compared to examples of feet that exhibit under-pronation, over-pronation or normal pronation.Full Answer >
Hammertoe surgery is performed to correct the alignment of toes stuck in a flexed position when the condition causes ongoing complications and doesn't improve with nonsurgical techniques, Medline Plus states. Depending on the condition's severity, surgical repairs may require fusing joints, removing sections of bone or rerouting the tendons.Full Answer >
Femoral hernia surgery is performed to correct a medium- to large-sized bulge near the groin and thigh from a part of intestine pushing against the femoral canal, according to Healthline. Fermoral hernia surgery is done as either a laparoscopic or open surgery.Full Answer >
Pork tapeworms are parasitic flatworms that use pigs as intermediate hosts but complete their life cycle in humans. Infection in humans occurs through ingestion of improperly prepared pork.Full Answer >