Anesthesia

Ieronymos leaves hospital

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all Greece has exited the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, a day after he had a pacemaker installed.

The procedure on Ieronymos, 82, was done using local anesthesia and he is "in excellent health" his office said in a statement Sunday.

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France: ‘Deep sleep’ option instead of euthanasia

The French Parliament decided to adopt a bill allowing patients who are in the last stage of a terminal disease to use “deep sedation” until the end of their life.

The bill would apply only for patients with “severe and incurable illnesses” and situations described accurately by the proposed law in order these patients to “sleep before they die so they don’t suffer”.