The Smell of Death: Six Common Human Decomposition Odors

Few people would argue that noting smells as foul as a decomposing body. During the human decomposition process, dozens of different types of gases are released. Eight of these gases primarily contribute to the horrible stench that oftentimes is called the “smell of death.” The primary odors that make up the stench associated with a…

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What Is Considered a Suspicious Death?

The basic definition of “suspicious death” is a death that is unexpected and its circumstances are legally or medically unexplained. Different types of investigations are undertaken in the aftermath of a suspicious death to attempt to reach a firm conclusion as to what happened. Different types of professionals might be involved in such an investigation,…

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What Is Mold?

At its very essence, mold is a type of fungus that exists in the form of multicellular filaments. These filaments technically are known as hyphae. This contrasts with other types of fungi known as yeasts. With this basic explanation of mold noted, there is a great deal more you need to consider in order to…

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Suicide Within the Medical Profession

Suicide remains a relatively widespread problem in the United States. There are some professions that have more persistently higher suicides rates than is found among the general public. The medical profession more broadly is particularly laboring under a considerably higher percentage of suicides that is found in the general population. The Hard Facts: Suicide Statistics…

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