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Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

In the United States of America, a lawyer- Peter Angelos, who won millions of dollars as compensation from the tobacco industry in Maryland, has announced that he is dragging Vodafone to court in a billion dollar suit. He is claiming compensation to cell phone users who are said to have developed brain tumours after using the instruments made by Verizon wireless. This case has raised eyebrows not...

The big brain in suicides

A study from England has found that people who commit sucide have heavier brains than most people. ..The human brain normally weighs about 1400g in men and 1300g in women, but can drop in weight with some diseases like Alzheimers, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and alcoholism.// ..Emad Salid from Liverpool University and George Tadros from the Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust were the first t...

Stress response increases suicide risk

Psychological responses to stress may cause significant problems including suicidal impulses. It is well-known that some people respond to major stressors - like war and natural calamities with a full-blown crisis known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) where there is emotional numbness, panic and anxiety. And even lesser stressful events, like having an operation, can precipitate PTSD in...

Suicide risk in panic disorder

Depression is not the only factor contributing to a heightened suicide risk among those with panic disorder. Several recent studies suggest that suicide is a real risk when people suffer from panic disorder. It's been assumed that depression is the link - people with panic disorder often suffer from depression. Moreover depression is a huge risk factor in suicide. ....However, a new study by doc...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

One year ago the FDA issued a statement about the potential for depression and suicide in teens taking the acne drug, Accutane. And now, reports say that the 15-year-old pilot who crashed his plane into a skyscraper was prescribed the drug. At this point, investigators don't know whether or not the teen, Charles J. Bishop, was actually taking Accutane at the time of his death. Blood tests should...

AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) has been slapped with a lawsuit for patent infringement by the US based AAI Pharma Inc for the generic version of the anti-depressant drug Prozac. DRL has a 180 days exclusivity to sell the drug's 40 mg dosage form along with Barr Laboratories that holds the exclusivity for the 10 and 20 mg dosage forms. DRL expects this to be a routine move as the para IV filing af...

A Blood test for suicide risk?

How do you know when someone who talks about suicide will actually go through with it? Even experts have difficulty deciding which depressed patients need protection.Now American scientists believe that// they have found a way to assess risk: a blood test that checks glands controlling the stress hormone cortisol. ..Overactive glands may be a corollary to the mental turmoil that leads people to...

Mental illness a key factor in suicide

According to a new study, at the University of Texas, mental illness appears to be the strongest risk factor for suicide in young people. This despite earlier studies that suggest socioeconomic// factors play a major role. ....Researchers in Denmark set out to determine the risk of suicide in young people based on family and individual psychiatric and socioeconomic factors. They identified 500 ca...

Suicide risk high in 12-17 Age Group

According to the National Household Survey, approximately 3 million Americans age 12 to 18 considered suicide in 2000 and more than a third of those tried to kill themselves, a government survey found. According to the on Drug Abuse report, girls were almost twice as likely as boys// to have thought about or tried to commit suicide. ....The study, released Sunday by the Substance Abuse and Mental...

More Youth In Himachal Resort To Suicide

More and more youth belonging to Himachal Pradesh are committing suicide by consuming poison as a result of stress and changing lifestyles.// In the year 2005 alone, as many as 1,254 people committed suicide by consuming poison, according to sources from the State Forensic Laboratory. ......"This figure has been rising each year since 1995 when 841 people died. It rose to 1,123 in 1999 and touc...

Antidepressant drugs does not increase suicide risk

A recent study reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry that antidepressant drugs do not increase the risk of attempting suicide but rather decrease the suicide risk. The article also cautions that the patients // taking antidepressant drugs should be closely monitored to find their correct drug dosage as an increase in dosage can cause adverse conditions. ....The researchers conducted s...

Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes

Disciplinary proceedings are taking place against five doctors, four of whom are Asians who were caught issuing false sick notes in a sting// operation in the UK. The operation was conducted by newspaper reporters who posed as sick patients, and the doctors may be struck of the medical register altogether. ....Anand, a general practitioner based in Gosforth in northeast England, is charged wit...

Suicide might be inherited

According to a new study, children of people with mood disorders who have attempted suicide are more likely to try to take their own lives as well. The link is especially strong among those who have been exposed// to sexual abuse and women who suffer from mood disorders themselves. ....Research has shown people with a family history of suicide are at increased risk of committing suicide, but few...

Suicide reduced by anti-depressants

A recent statistical analysis from Australia says that older people taking anti-depressants are less inclined towards committing suicide. However doctors feel that its not so much that anti-depressants do, but its the family doctors who by paying closer attention to peoples psychological stress, help treat them. There has been an increasing role of general practitioners in recognising symptoms of...

Twins Less Prone to Suicide Than Others

Twins are less likely to commit suicide than other people, scientists said on Friday. Researchers in Denmark looked at the records of more than 20,000 same-sex twins who died between 1943 and 1993 and compared their rates of suicide with the wider population. They found that the suicide rate was lower for twins, regardless of their sex.// ....The findings came as a surprise because other studies...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

Researchers analyzed suicide rates among more than 5 million service men and women before and after the Air Force implemented a program aimed at reducing an alarmingly high rate of suicide seen among Air Force personnel. // The suicide rate had been particularly higher for black and white males ages 24 to 35, between 1990 and 1994. The key components of the ongoing program are to provide suppo...

Medication for Depression may cause suicidal tendencies

According to three studies published in the recent issue of British Medical Journal say that antidepressant drugs may lead to higher incidence of suicides and suicidal attempts.// ....Depression is characterized by a sense of foreboding, guilt, sadness, disinterest in activities, low levels of self-esteem and confidence, and in the extreme form may also manifest itself through self-harm and suic...

Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies

According to a recent study researchers say those in the early stages of antidepressant medication may be associated with // an increased risk of suicidal behavior . ..For the study more than 87,000 patients with depression and other clinical conditions were studied. Patients taking SSRIs were twice as likely to attempt suicide than those taking placebo. Researchers say they found no difference...

Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

Physicians treating people in emergencies may be asking patients to go for more tests// and procedures if they are afraid of being named in a lawsuit for malpractice. ....In a study done by researchers from University of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding point in treating patients by the emergency doctors, especially for those who are more afraid of a law su...

Pig Bacterium (Streptococcus suis) Kills 24 In China

The disease is believed to be caused by Streptococcus suis and the first case was reported in June// 2005 in Sichuan province of China. The infected persons were mostly farmers and butchers, who handled infected pigs or people who handled the contaminated pork products. According to investigations in China, the infected pigs are thought to have come from up to 300 different farms, which were then...

Suicidal Tendencies May Be Treated With Cognitive Therapy

People who had attempted to commit suicide repeatedly can now be treated effectively with cognitive //therapy programs. This procedure had been found to give better results than the other treatments used for treating people with such problems. The research findings were published in the current issue of JAMA. ....Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia had conducted a random...

Anxiety Can Increase The Risk Of Attempting Suicide In Men

Swedish researchers had reported that men who report feeling nervous and anxious are nine times likely to attempt suicide than their counterparts who perceive themselves as relaxed. Their research findings were published // in the current issue of Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health... ..The findings are based on results from the Swedish Survey of Living Conditions, a representative face...

Antidepressant Medication Leading To Suicidal Thoughts

The antidepressant Seroxat has been linked to increased suicide attempts among adults and it has been suggested that appropriate warning should be given to doctors and patients regarding this peculiar adverse effect of the drug. //.. ..The drug has already been banned for use in children and adolescents due to an increased risk of self-harm. The above study was conducted in a group of 916 adults...

Suicide Rate Amongst Male Prisoners Of UK Is Quite High

In a research letter published in the latest edition of The Lancet, researchers had pointed out that the rate of suicide amongst male prisoners of prisons in UK is much higher than the suicide rates in the general population // of the country, bringing to notice the existing conditions of the prisons in UK. ....There are around 70 000 men imprisoned in England and Wales, one of the highest propor...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. ..The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribution of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis...

Men under 50 susceptible to suicide after discharge from emergency

A recent study has found that men under 50 are more likely to die from suicide than any other cause in the 30 days after being discharged. // ..A study of public hospital emergency departments in Perth conducted on 270, 000 patients aged 15 and over attending the emergency departments of seven Perth hospitals between June 2000 and July 2003 found nine men aged under 50 committed suicide within we...

Aspirin induces Cancer Cells To Commit Suicide

Aspirin has already been hailed as a wonder drug that can take care of everything from Alzheimer's disease to heart attacks. It has now emerged that it can also induce cancer cells to commit suicide.// ..Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh report in the December 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that aspiration can prove to be deadly for cancer cells in combination with a...

Leisurely Pursuits Tune The Brain

A new study has revealed that leisurely pursuits of people appear to tune the brain of people, while also keeping Alzheimer's disease at bay. //The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons’ neuropsychologist Yaakov Stern led the research study. As many as 1,800 older adults were studied over a period of seven years during the course of the research. ....The more leisurely pursuits...

Woman suffering from degenerative disorder committed assisted suicide

Mrs. May Murphy from Glasgow was confirmed to have committed suicide five months ago using a lethal dose of drugs. Mrs. Murphy was 75 years old and was suffering from degenerative disease// which made her life very traumatic and she had painful days. ..Mrs. Murphy wanted to end her life to escape from her traumatic pain so she went to Dignitas Clinic in Zurich. Mrs. Murphy went to Zurich with Dr...

More prone to SUI if symptoms appear after first pregnancy and delivery

Revealed at the Nordic Uro-Gynecological Association (NUGA) meeting was the study that risk of having SUI 12 years following first childbirth is // greater if the symptoms appeared after first delivery or during first pregnancy... ..According to Professor Gunnar Lose, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Copenhagen, “It is well known that pregnancy and childbirth can increase t...

Group Suicides On The Rise In Japan

Japan recorded a total of 91 suicides in 2005 through what is known as group suicides organized through the Internet, up from 55 deaths the previous year, according to a recent survey. The number of group suicides and related deaths// almost tripled from 2003, the first year the National Police Agency kept records of the phenomenon. ....Group suicides have been widespread throughout Japan in rec...

UCI Liver Program jinxed with 4 more lawsuits

University of California was slapped with four additional law suits, after the Liver Transplant Program of the UCI Medical center had failed miserably. // ....Orange county Superior court has been a witness to three claims filed by the families of patients who died just waiting for the transplants; the fourth, a patient who never received a liver. ....The liver transplant program transparent t...

Space suit technology to Protect Against Heat Strokes

The technology is behind the protective clothing to astronauts going to space and indulging in spacewalks in sunlight is now forming as the basis to design// protective clothing for fire fighters and steel workers who need to work in extreme heat and dangerous circumstances. ....This project nicknamed as “safe cool” will look at distinct protective material that encompasses an inbuilt cooling sy...

Massive Culling Of Poultry Forces Farm Owner To Commit Suicide

The bird flu scare and the resultant decrease in chicken and egg prices have forced a Kolkata based farm owner, Shaktinath Mondal, to commit suicide by consuming pesticide. // The huge debts is said to have been responsible for the owner’s death. ....The farmer, an owner of one of the biggest poultry farms in Charmile village, had to cull at least 550 chickens, after the chickens were found to...

Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies

According to papers released in the current week’s edition of BMJ, parents who have taken care of a really sick and dying child at home are so depressed after the child’s death that there is every chance that they will attempt // to end their lives, by consuming overdoses of potent painkillers, used to alleviate the child’s pain during illness. .. ..Authors of the papers feel there is very little...

Yellow Oleander Plants Fuels Suicide Rates In Sri Lanka

A British doctor has said that suicide rates in Sri Lanka has increased in multifold with people consuming the poisonous seeds of the common roadside// yellow oleander plants even for the most trivial reasons. ..This is an ornamental plant often used for hedging that grows all over the island. It has yellow trumpet-like flowers and a fruit the size of a conker. Inside is a single large seed and...

High Demand For Protective Suit in Afghan: Culling Would Have To Wait

Culling of chickens in Afghanistan would have to wait until areas affected by H5N1 bird flu is provided with protective clothing by the U.S. forces//, according to health officials belonging to the Agriculture Department of Afghanistan. ....Bird flu infection has been confirmed in the eastern province of Nangarhar and Kabul. Although the Government officials had stated that massive culling of po...

Attempting Of Suicide In Children Of Men With Stressful Job Is High

A new study has found that attempting of suicide is high among the children of men who work under stressful conditions. // ....Researchers from the University of British Columbia and several other institutions in Canada and Britain studied approximately 30,000 men - who were working or had worked at sawmills in British Columbia - and their children, reported science portal EurekAlert. ....They...

£4m Allocated To Tackle Suicide and Protect Lif

Health Minister Shaun Woodward announced that funds to the tune of £4m or more will be allocated to combat the rise of suicide cases in Ireland. This spending should take care of containing// the unhealthy trend, atleast for the next two years. The suicide rates have gone up by almost 50%. ....A senior medical post will be instituted to exclusively cater to mental health problems with suicidal t...

Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Makers For False Claims of Protection Against Skin Cancer

A consumer lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses sunscreen makers of exposing millions of innocent people to cancer by making false claims on their products.// ..The suit, which is a combination of nine other lawsuits, has named manufacturers like Coppertone, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Bullfrog and Neutrogena. It says that by inflating the claims of protection against skin canc...
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