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5 news items

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:01:16 -0700

(She still draws from that academic influence; when talking about the importance of ritual in death customs, Doughty draws heavily on Clifford Geertz, a cultural anthropologist who made his name at her alma mater.) Now 30, Doughty is a seasoned mortician.

Newsport Daily

Newsport Daily
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

“Transmission of this disease is made easier in poverty-stricken areas due to overcrowding, overwhelmed and under-resourced health care facilities, a lack of running water to help prevent the spread of the disease and death customs that involve washing ...

Pedestrian TV

Pedestrian TV
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:15:00 -0700

On top of that, there's cultural death customs that are adding to the spread of the outbreak. The bodies of the deceased remain extremely infectious, but local customs call for a lot of physical contact with the dead, including the washing of bodies ...
 
This is The West Country
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:11:51 -0700

Other factors include belief in traditional folk remedies, and cultural practices that involve physical contact with the deceased, especially death customs such as washing the body of the deceased. Some hospitals lack basic supplies and are understaffed.
 
Temple Daily Telegram
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:45:00 -0700

Green burial options are available locally. A green funeral incorporates environmentally friendly options including no embalming of the body, biodegradable caskets, and burial without a liner to meet the needs of a family requesting a green service.
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