Navigation Links
Household Guns Associated With Higher Rates of Suicide in US

A recent survey by Harvard School of Public Health has found that the state level rates of suicide in the US are much higher among those// who hold the ownership of firearm.

"We found that where there are more guns, there are more suicides," said Matthew Miller, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at HSPH and lead author of the study.

Suicide ranks as one of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S.; among persons less than 45 years old, it is one of the top three causes of death. In 2004, more than half of the 32,439 Americans who committed suicide used a firearm.

Miller and his colleagues Steven Lippmann, David Hemenway and Deborah Azrael, used survey data to estimate rates of household firearm ownership in each of the 50 states and examined whether rates of suicide were related to rates of household gun ownership. They controlled for measures of poverty, urbanization, unemployment, drug and alcohol dependence and abuse, and mental illness. The researchers found that states with higher rates of household firearm ownership had significantly higher rates of suicide by children, women and men. In the 15 states with the highest levels of household gun ownership, twice as many people committed suicide compared with the six states with the lowest levels, even though the population in both groups was about the same.

The association between firearm ownership and suicide was due to higher gun-related suicides; non-gun-related suicide rates were not significantly associated with rates of firearm ownership. Also, suicide attempts using firearms, which constitute just 5% of all fatal and non-fatal attempts, are highly lethal--more than 90% of all suicidal acts by firearm are fatal. By comparison, individuals who use drugs to attempt suicide, which constitute 75% of all attempts, die in the attempt less than 3% of the time.

The researchers recommend that firearm owners take steps to make their homes
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk
2. Household Activities Can Reduce Blood Pressure
3. Parents Unaware of their Children’s Knowledge about Household Firearm
4. Irish Households Exposed To Lethal Radiation
5. Move to replace Standard Salt with Iodized Salt in Common Household Products
6. Household Chores Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk
7. Household Chores May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer
8. Plastics in Common Household Items May Cause Fertility Defects
9. Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction
10. Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths
11. Associated therapy for multiple myeloma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Household Guns Associated With Higher Rates Suicide

(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 A group of Americans ... combat an epidemic that, left unchecked, could create a catastrophic, ... not headed to Africa. John Rogers, the Executive Director the ... Korea to fight a disease most think mankind conquered long ... 80 years ago is on the comeback in several countries ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Two ... make the treatment of gum disease a far ... of the past. , “If you’ve ever felt electric shock ... cream or sip a cold beverage, it’s possible you already ... Salisbury , who is a general dentist in West Palm ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare should cover low-dose computed ... for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 ... includes the Lung Cancer Alliance, the Society of Thoracic ... Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, made ... U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... of Defense has made progress in reducing the stigma ... depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but more improvement is ... , Despite efforts of both the Defense Department and ... many service members still do not seek needed care ... a concerted effort to promote treatment as a way ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... ANN ARBORThe discovery of a gene mutation that causes ... development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell ... at the University of Michigan and the U-M Health ... devastating disease dyskeratosis congenita, in which precious hematopoietic stem ... DC age prematurely and are prone to cancer and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Delegation Heads to North Korea to Combat Tuberculosis Epidemic 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 3Health News:Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening 2Health News:US military making progress reducing stigma tied to seeking help for mental illness 2Health News:US military making progress reducing stigma tied to seeking help for mental illness 3Health News:Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs 2
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental ... study shows. , The drug, DBZ, currently in clinical ... have side effects on the lining of the lower ... to those seen in Barrett,s esophagus, a condition that ...
... two ,good, copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study ... variant that is good for the heart also appears to ... function and cutting the odds for Alzheimer,s disease, a study ... form of the gene, it reduces the risk of Alzheimer,s ...
... ... and Normal Lives Due to Groundbreaking Gene Therapy, , ... Cambridge, MA (Vocus) January 12, 2010 -- Genetix Pharmaceuticals, a leader ... ALD gene therapy research recently published by its collaboratiors at National Institute of Health and ...
... , WATERTOWN, Mass. , Jan. 12 ... cardiovascular system is also good for the brain, according to ... been braving cold temperatures to get in shape for the ... are encouraging others to keep in shape as well. , ...
... 5, 2010An enzyme that normally helps break down stored ... them more malignant, according to new findings by a ... has focused on the mechanisms leading to cancer formation ... says Benjamin Cravatt, chair of the Scripps Research Department ...
... , , SHENZHEN, China , ... www.htdsmedical.com ) announced that its directors have resolved that up ... sale of its MindUp division to Hiru will be distributed to ... Terry Yuan , HTDS President, said, "In our efforts to maximize ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Genetix Pharmaceuticals' Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Product Recognized As One of Science Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009 2Health News:Genetix Pharmaceuticals' Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Product Recognized As One of Science Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009 3Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 2Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 3Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 4Health News:Scripps Research scientists find cancer cells co-opt fat metabolism pathway to become more malignant 2Health News:Scripps Research scientists find cancer cells co-opt fat metabolism pathway to become more malignant 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 2Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 4
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  The orthopedic specialists at Midwest Orthopaedics ... orthopedic group by US News & World Report, are ... of free, public seminars to discuss partial and total ... come to see the knee physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics ... at Munster Specialty Surgery Center. The ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... PAUL, Minn. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... the United States abused prescription pain relievers ... include detoxification or maintenance treatment, which entails the use ... costs of these treatments are important when developing and ... by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Headquartered in Anaheim, California ... company comprised of several specialized partners focused on leveraging ... proven expertise of its team of professionals to improve ... line of more than 10 professional diagnostic tests for ... than 8 retail consumer tests is proud to announce ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Knee Pain Solutions for Active Adults" Complimentary Seminars Open to the Public 2Studies show cost and use of opioid dependence treatment are increasing, spurring the need for care management programs 2Studies show cost and use of opioid dependence treatment are increasing, spurring the need for care management programs 3WholeHealth Products Announces The Discovery Of The "Autism And Fragile X" Microwell And Rapid Diagnostic Test 2
... Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company ... control agents, announces one poster presentation and two ... Scientific Sessions meeting on November 14, 2011 during ... All three presentations highlight results from Regado,s pipeline ...
... Md., Nov. 14, 2011 Science, public health, ... Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed ... as of November 14, 2011. ... not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Regado Biosciences, Inc. Presents Three Abstracts Pertaining to its Pipeline of Reversible Antithrombotic Agents, Including the Substudy Analyses of its Phase 2b RADAR Trial for REG1, its Lead Product Candidate, at the American Heart Association (AH 2Regado Biosciences, Inc. Presents Three Abstracts Pertaining to its Pipeline of Reversible Antithrombotic Agents, Including the Substudy Analyses of its Phase 2b RADAR Trial for REG1, its Lead Product Candidate, at the American Heart Association (AH 3Regado Biosciences, Inc. Presents Three Abstracts Pertaining to its Pipeline of Reversible Antithrombotic Agents, Including the Substudy Analyses of its Phase 2b RADAR Trial for REG1, its Lead Product Candidate, at the American Heart Association (AH 4FDA News & Notes - Week of November 14, 2011 2FDA News & Notes - Week of November 14, 2011 3FDA News & Notes - Week of November 14, 2011 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: