Home > Lifestyle > Seniors and caregivers > News News Dutch considering new 'assisted suicide' law Under the new system, an 'assistant in death' – someone with medical and special training – would have to authorise an assisted suicide after ruling out any treatment that would overcome the 'wish to die'. Tutu wants choice of assisted death Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on 7 October and said he would like to have the option of a dignified assisted death. Have humans hit their longevity limit? Researchers have concluded that people's life spans may have nearly hit their limit, and will probably never be much beyond the record age of 122. Ask the Alzheimer's Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » The beauty of bones Local anaesthesia: how it works Universal Health Coverage is possible The United Nations has unanimously endorsed Universal Health Coverage twice, but universal action has not yet been taken, despite the fact that rich and poor countries have proven that Universal Health Coverage is possible. A place for all seasons Are you seeking an idyllic setting for your retirement, an opportunity to experience a worry-free world where you can relax in comfort and pursue your own interests at leisure? Spiritual care rare at end of life Physicians and nurses at four Boston medical centers cited a lack of training to explain why they rarely provide spiritual care for terminally ill cancer patients. Caregiving may add years to your life Research suggests that people who care for a disabled family member may live longer than those who don't bear such responsibilities. Get a will drawn up for free Attorneys around the country are offering to draw up a will for free during National Wills Week. Belgium gives kids right to die More than a decade after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium is set to extend mercy-killing to terminally-ill children. Palliative care experts in short supply As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe.