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1. A condition, disease, or disaster ending in death.
2. An individual instance of death.
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(fā-tăl′ĭ-tē, fə-)
n. pl. fatali·ties
a. A death resulting from an accident or disaster: highway fatalities.
b. One who is killed as a result of such an occurrence: The driver was one of the fatalities.
2. The ability to cause death or disaster.
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Public health Death; a death, usually understood to be accidental in nature. See Occupational fatality.
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Q. which is the most fatal cancer type?

A. pancreatic- cancer that develops from pancreas cells:


Q. Which among them is fatal? I want to know the types of bipolar disorders and how to differentiate them? Which among them is fatal?

A. Bipolar disorders are of 3 types: Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2 and Cyclothymic . Bipolar 1 affected person has severe mood swings from high mania to depression and here treatment is given for mania. A bipolar 2 disorder episode involves mild mania also called hypomania that alternate with depression and this depression episode needs treatment. Cyclothymic disorder person have milder mood changes.Bipolar 1 person tend to have more fatal symptoms.

Q. Is arthritis a dangerous illness? Is it fatal? My girlfriend was diagnosed with arthritis 3 days ago and I'm really scared. need to know some details...

A. so is there anything I can do to help her?

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Sectarian fatalities also saw a decline in 2015, with 272 fatalities, compared with 2014s 420, which is a 35% decrease.
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In contrast to the Lower 48, where a majority of the transportation deaths occur on freeways, 69 percent of transportation fatalities happen on boats or aircraft in Alaska.
Transportation accidents, accounting for 213 deaths, caused the most workplace fatalities in Texas, followed by contact with objects and equipment, 76; falls, slips and trips, 73; violence by persons or animals, 66; fires and explosions, 32; and exposure to harmful substances or environments, 31.
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According to official statistics, road fatalities have reached about 7,000 a year -- several times higher than other high-income countries.
The National Road Safety Council (NSRC) and the MVA Fund are both up in arms over an international report that fingers Namibia as the country with the highest road fatalities in the world.
The number of fatalities resulting from road accidents in 2012 fell 252 from the previous year to 4,411 for the 12th straight year of decline, thanks mainly to increasing seatbelt usage and improvement in brake technologies, the government said Tuesday.