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  1. #1 "They're Dying Like Turkeys In A Panic !" 
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    Sudden death after arrest may be new syndrome


    MUNICH (Reuters) – Young men who die suddenly after being arrested by the police may be victims of a new syndrome similar to one that kills some wild animals when they are captured, Spanish researchers said on Tuesday.

    Manuel Martinez Selles of Madrid's Hospital Gregorio Maranon reached the conclusion after investigating 60 cases of sudden unexplained deaths in Spain following police detention.

    In one third of the cases, death occurred at the point of arrest, while in the remainder death was within 24 hours, Selles told the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology.

    All but one of the casualties were male and their average age was just 33 years, with no previous history of cardiovascular disease.

    "Something unusual is going on," Sells said.

    Just why they died remains a mystery but he believes young men, in particular, may experience surges in blood levels of chemicals known as catecholamines when under severe stress.

    Adrenaline is one of the most abundant catecholamines.

    "We know that when a wild animal is captured, sometimes the animal dies suddenly," he said.

    "Probably when these young males are captured it is very stressful and their level of catecholamines goes very high and that can finish their life by ventricular fibrillation (cardiac arrest)."

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    Or they could be crazy drunk and drugged and that might be a factor.
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    Bwahahahaha! Tell Lord Master Rove the the project has been a success in early testing.
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    Sorry to intrude. I had thought this was a thread about an episode of WKRP in Cincinatti. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    Sorry to intrude. I had thought this was a thread about an episode of WKRP in Cincinatti. :D
    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    Sorry to intrude. I had thought this was a thread about an episode of WKRP in Cincinatti. :D
    ME TOO!!!!

    Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

    ....and nice.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

    Man, that was a funny, funny episode. I rather liked that show.
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    Another way to look at it is saving the taxpayers money. :D
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    I suppose the beatings by Spainish police wouldn't have anything thing to do with the deaths.

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