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Coroner: Death Of Johnson & Johnson Heiress Casey Johnson By Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Troubled socialite Casey Johnson died of natural causes linked to diabetes, while Hollywood starlet Brittany Murphy's death was tied to her use of prescription drugs. Autopsy results on the two women were released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Coroner, answering questions that swirled about both women's sudden and tragic deaths. Johnson, 30, the Johnson & Johnson heiress who battled drug and alcohol woes, died as a result of her diabetic condition, the autopsy showed. The cause of death was listed as diabetic ketoacidosis - a lethal condition condition caused by lack of insulin and sky-high blood sugar. The death was attributed to natural causes. Johnson was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a child. The daughter of Jets owner Woody Johnson was found dead in a West Hollywood home by a maid on Jan. 5. Shortly before her death, Johnson announced her engagement to bisexual reality TV star Tila Tequila. Murphy, 32, the star of "8 Mile" and "Clueless," was suffering from pneumonia when she collapsed and died in the shower of her California home on Dec. 21, 2009, the autopsy showed. While the illness was cited as her primary cause of death, the autopsy found "multiple drug intoxic Continue reading >>

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    Many people have died playing video games, especially in Southeast Asia where Internet Cafés are quite popular. There are many possible medical explanations for this phenomenon, including untreated diabetes and thromboembolism.
    Why People Die Playing Video Games
    Sitting in the same position continuously for many hours can form blood clots in your legs that travel to your lungs and cause death (thromboembolism). One of the major risk factors for thromboembolism is transcontinental airline flights. For this reason, passengers are always instructed to get up and walk around every few hours during those 17-hour flights.
    People with type 1 diabetes need to take their insulin on a regular basis. Failure to take this medication can lead to fatal diabetic ketoacidosis. If someone left their medication at home and decided to wait 3 more hours in order to finish their 25-man heroic raid, it could be a fatal mistake with no hope of a bres in real life.

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