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Date: 05/24/07 02:07 AM

58 Responses to To Treat the Dead

  1. Profile photo of xScalawag
    xScalawag Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2007 at 11:35 pm
    Link: To Treat the Dead - People may be able to be brought back to life after being dead for a couple hours.
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    Gh4z Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:14 am
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    yotimes3 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:17 am
    gah! i cant even read it; theres a stupid ad blocking the article :(
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    tulip Female 50-59
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:24 am
    I am a critical care nurse. This is pretty feckin amazing if true. We do lower body temps when performing many surgeries.. Same premise?
  5. Profile photo of ShadyJaney
    ShadyJaney Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:38 am
    God, think of the spiritual side. Would that person go to heaven or hell? Would they come back?


    I don`t understand how they`re saying that the "brain has shut down to conserve oxygen". I was under the impression that quite the opposite occurred during an emergency, that only the nervous, circular, and respirotory (and maybe the urninary, I`m not as familiar with my physiology) systems remained active, to keep the brain supplied with oxygen.

    Nervous tissue can`t survive without oxygen because of the accelerated metabolism in it, and it isn`t reproduced because of it`s inherent longevity, so any brain damage done would be permanent.

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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:43 am
    New world record spot: Lengthiest time dead before being revived

    ..Then again, it`s probably already out there.

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    crump199 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:48 am
    yesssss, this brings me one step closer to creating my zombie army!!!!

    I SHALL RULE ALL!!!!!!!!

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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:11 am
    Old news
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    AK-047 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:29 am
    I thought body revival after a short term loss had been possible for a long time. Either way, it gives people less to worry about.
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    lieunym Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:57 am
    "New world record spot: Lengthiest time dead before being revived"
    Anybody ever see that movie where these college medical students tried to see how long they could "kill" themselves before being brought back. Then after that they started having freaky hallucinations.
    Great movie.
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    avs5221 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 4:11 am
    You have to remove the iab frame to properly read the article ;)
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    shardonnay Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:00 am
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:13 am
    This is creeping me out! If someone can be revived after a few hours that only means we do not have Spirit! It would equally mean that when we die we just end our existence. FUC K! I`m going to Amesterdam and fill my veigns with Cannabis!
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    prodotto Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:52 am
    Uh oh... here come the Republicans.
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    Arkabai Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 6:00 am
    "Would that person go to heaven or hell? Would they come back?"

    XD Hahahaha! Priceless, that just made my day.
    Thank you :-D ROFL

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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 6:40 am
    Ask Kevin Bacon.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 7:03 am
    Gotta love theology/religious philosophy from people without a clue.

    1) The whole point of this article is pretty much that they`re *not* dead when they announce "clinical death", but that the resuscitation process kills them beyond a certain point.

    2) The idea that you go directly to heaven/hell is more common in Disney cartoons than any theology.

    3) Is there any reason your spirit would leave as soon as the heart stops for 10 seconds compared to 15 mins, compared to 2 hours, compared to the spirit leaving and coming back in the peak or lull of every heartbeat?

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    lunani Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 7:24 am
    Thanks Baalthazaq.

    It`s quite awful that still all the time we discover new things that we have done completely wrong without realising it. I really wonder what else so unquestionable is going to be turned upside down.

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    maples Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 8:57 am
    jesus christ, the cure to some cancers and now bringing the dead back. life is gonna REALLY wierd when i grow up.
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    katluver Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:27 am
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:49 am
    There was actually a case of Zombism in Cambodia as reported by the BBC but make sure you also read what Snopes has to say about it. ;)

    On a more serious note though you do have Sleeping Sickness.

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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:50 am
    whats with all these ads that take over pages!? No way to move them to read the article!
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    kohokid28 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 11:43 am
    good god. and yes lieunym i saw that moveie, it was freaky as hell.
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 11:55 am
    There was this lady, that was dead for 15 mins, and her parents had allready started concidering the funeral ect, and she came back to life, like a mirracle. And she said, that when she was walking around collage people looked really scared because they thought she was dead or something...
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    tunana Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    i believe this is a huge step for spiritual life, taking a pioneer "scout" if we must, to see, well... whats OUT there.. well of corse not leaving behind the great progres in general medicine xD, giving new hope to treatments now a days seemlly imposible... eamm yeaop thats about it xD
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    May 24, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    So ... the movie about 28 days / months later is TRUE ... holy crap. Thats it I`m joining Argh_Beast, hey dude got any extra room? I`m so there.
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    WTFGirl Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm
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    B3nt Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    "Uh oh... here come the Republicans."

    LMFAO!!! Prodotto, that was ridiculously funny

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    oddflame Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    Interesting, but once you`re dead, you`re dead, I think.
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    mluther Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 1:16 pm
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    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    Well oddflame, thank you for telling us that!
    If in the unfortunate event, you would be lying braindead in the hospital, we know that you won`t be wanting to come back!
  32. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm
    Interesting. But I`d have my family made into carbon based diamonds before they even have a chance to get revived so HA!
  33. Profile photo of ShadyJaney
    ShadyJaney Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    Clinical death is the immediate precursor to biological death. Without prompt CPR the person will probably enter biological death within a few minutes. Once people enter biological death they usually aren`t revived because nerve cells immediately die. And even if they are revived they probably will have suffered some tissue loss (especially brain damage) due to oxygen deprivation, and if not promptly revived they will suffer complete tissue death.

    When someone is declared clinically dead they only have residual nerve activity in the body, and cell metabolism ends due to lack of oxygen.

    This article isn`t referring to actual death, just to heart failure. It isn`t news that you can use a heart-lung bypass machine to keep someone alive, it`s the foundation of many cardiovascular surgeries.

    And Baalthazaq, don`t mistake your beliefs for everyones. I`m sure you`d agree we`re all entitled to our own ideas, and I don`t appreciate mine being compared to disney cartoons

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    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    Ow Lighten up ShadyJaney!
  35. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Yes well, we don`t all believe in Heaven and Hell, ShadyJaney. To me the idea of God and stuff is f*cking stupid. And you`re ideas are like Disney Cartoons. :]
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    chromoflage Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    It`s always nice to have a second chance. =)
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    Nadroj09 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 3:36 pm
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    blahbored Male 70 & Over
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    May 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    WOW, this is only being 15, I understand most of what they are talking about. This is such a huge step for us :| gladly someone realized this and pointed it out...
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    May 24, 2007 at 4:50 pm
    Very interesting article. It`s amazing how much we are still learning about our most basica biological processes.
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    gabcab Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    WTFGirl u messed up the thread
  41. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    I love how scientists come up with these amazing discoveries!
    Like instead of giving shots of vaccine for little kids and babies, they are making strips like those breath strips to make your breath smell better.
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    I`d like to know more about this... I`d even donate for the cause.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 6:23 pm
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    anoyed2death Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    just what we need. something to overpoplulate the planet even more
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    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 7:11 pm
    Damn, I hope they perfect this by the time I get old and withered. That would kick ass.

    And everybody giving crap about the spiritual side and everything, hopefully doing this to a patient will finally prove that God is a load of bullpoo.

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    That happened with my grandpa. He had a heart attack and was dead for like five minutes but was saved.
    Now he`s in the hospital with a bad broken hip :-(
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    brittany555 Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:05 pm
    i dont undersatnd? all these F*CCKING big a$$ words....its killing me.. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    ShadyJaney is a 13-17 year old who talks like she`s a doctor or something. It`s wonderful to learn from a 14 year old how my body works.
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2007 at 10:49 pm
    Being dead is not all its cracked up to be. I feel out of a tree when i was 13 and smashed my head open in 2 places (cheak out scar on me forehead) and lost alot of blood. Apprety my heart had stopped for 2 mins in hospital and YES there is a bright light.
    It was the light on the celing and my eyes was diluting so it looked brighter ;-/
    Anyhoo if there is a heaven and hell I did not see it so that means you have to be dead longer then 2 mins to see anything.
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    Varifael Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2007 at 3:00 am
    So to say...a heart attack only makes you clinically dead, not dead as in beyond the point of no return. Or until some scientist figures how to reverse the breaking down of rotting corpses through the use of extracted tissue to rebuild them. Is that considered cloning? Is it even possible?
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    1-Up Male 13-17
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    May 25, 2007 at 3:19 am
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    mysterymoth Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2007 at 7:26 am
    Ok, a) a heart attack is not when your heart stops - it`s when an artery gets blocked and some of your heart muscle dies. This may lead to cardiac arrest and death, but often doesn`t.
    b) I really hope this doesn`t get about too much, otherwise in 18months time when I`m declaring someone dead, the relatives will say "oh, but he`s not dead, I read an article that said he`ll be alive for x hours after his heart stops. Do something, doctor" And then I`ll be sued when I don`t stick him in the fridge and get his heart going again slowly enough to not kill him.
    c) I actually find this slightly insensitive to those of us who have suffered a recent bereavement. To think that a close family member was lying in a mortuary while still alive is not that pleasant.
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    fusion42x Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2007 at 11:43 am
    hmm this reminds me alot of the movie Flatliners.. That movie did make a lot of sense in a therotic percpective.
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
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    May 25, 2007 at 3:25 pm
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    ShadyJaney Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    jjcruiser13 is a 20 year old who can`t be bothered to read my age.

    I`ve taken plenty of classes on biology and A/P.

    Don`t be a douche.

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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    May 25, 2007 at 10:03 pm
    Wow thats so amazing.
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    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    June 2, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    ``jjcruiser13 is a 20 year old who can`t be bothered to read my age.
    I`ve taken plenty of classes on biology and A/P.

    Don`t be a douche.``

    Don`t be a psychotic bitch who has no social life who takes boring classes :]

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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    June 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    so um... theres no article... it says page not found :(... o well i guess i wont be able to make my army of zombies

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