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Amy Winehouse Haters, Please Save the Sanctimony

Take your smug criticism elsewhere: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - Mary Elizabeth Williams has heard about enough from the holier-than-thou folks carping about Amy Winehouse coverage. You've heard it all: Winehouse got what she deserved, I told you so, or why waste time on her when people are dying in Norway, Africa, fill in the blank. "God forbid...

Chimps Grieve Like Us
 Chimps Grieve Like Us 

Chimps Grieve Like Us

Scientists discover that chimpanzees understand death

(Newser) - Chimpanzees appear to understand death, and grieve in ways strikingly similar to their less hairy evolutionary cousins, new research suggests. In 2008, scientists got a rare glimpse of this mourning process when a 50-year-old chimp named Pansy died in a Scottish safari park, LiveScience explains. In the days before, the...

Achy Hearts Are Breaky
 Achy Hearts Are Breaky 

Achy Hearts Are Breaky

'Broken heart syndrome' caused by emotional, physical stress

(Newser) - Turns out hearts can actually "break" for those who suffer meltdowns. Doctors have identified a mysterious ailment called broken-heart syndrome that mimics heart attacks but is not connected to coronary artery disease. It's "a heart attack which is triggered by stress rather than by a blocked artery,"...

Travolta 'Struggling' With Son's Death: Denzel

(Newser) - Denzel Washington said today he recently spent hours on the phone listening to John Travolta grieve over the death of his son, People reports. "Needless to say, he's struggling," said Washington at a press conference for their film, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. "So more than...

William Opens Up on Loss of 'Mummy'

He becomes patron of child bereavement charity

(Newser) - Prince William makes his first public acknowledgment about the grief he felt after losing his mother in a Daily Mirror essay. "Never being able to say the word 'Mummy' again in your life sounds like a small thing," he writes. "However, for many, including me, it's now...

Quake Grief Compounded for Single-Child Chinese Families

Loss of child is devastating for those who followed one-child policy

(Newser) - Thousands of parents in China's earthquake-hit Sichuan province are grieving for their children today and for most, the misery is particularly heart-wrenching because they have lost their only child, reports the New York Times. China's one-child policy was strictly enforced in the poor and populous province, and the quake took...

First Film Was Minghella's Finest Work
First Film Was Minghella's Finest Work
OPINION

First Film Was Minghella's Finest Work

Truly, Madly, Deeply can help fans grieve director's early passing

(Newser) - He might be known for his sweep of the 1996 Academy Awards with The English Patient, but director Anthony Minghella should be remembered for his first film, Dana Stevens writes in Slate. Truly, Madly, Deeply, a 1990 made-for-TV movie that's now something of a cult classic, is a "psychologically...

Eulogy Offers Some Answers
Eulogy Offers Some Answers

Eulogy Offers Some Answers

A journalist leaves a doctor's funeral 'feeling a sense of wonder'

(Newser) - The questions have echoed through the ages, ever since people started dying and leaving behind loved ones able to express the sentiment: Why? Why now? Now what? Writing for the Newsweek/Washington Post website "On Faith," Sally Quinn points her readers to the extraordinary eulogy Erik Kolbell delivered last...

Docs Too Quick to Cry Depression
Docs Too Quick to Cry
Depression

Docs Too Quick to Cry Depression

Study finds almost any negative emotion seems to prompt medication

(Newser) - Shrinks are too quick to term patients clinically depressed, says a new study reported in the Washington Post. Researchers argue that a quarter of "acute grief reactions," the standard symptom of depression, may in fact constitute normal responses to stress; they blame the bloated psychopharmaceutical industry, in part,...

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