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Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

... five times more likely than their peers to commit suicide in the six months following the diagnosis , Danish.... Epileptics are three times more likely to commit suicide than people who don't have the disorder. Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital studied more tha...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...one fifth that reported in the UK, despite similar suicide rates. UK acetaminophen overdose cuts have largely been attributed to the package size restrictions, however no such restrictions have been imposed in Canada. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure, acc...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

... to Fail or Succeed," says "ecocide" -- ecological suicide -- plays a greatly under-estimated role in the fall of societies. He gives the example of Easter Island, the isolated speck of land in the Pacific Ocean, which once had a population estimated to be as many as 20,000 people. Its civilisation expir...

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

... long-term goal for better understanding the cell suicide mechanism is developing drugs to block it in the case of a stroke, for example, or induce it to kill cancer. Dr. Dong recently received a 1.1 million dollars, four-year renewal grant from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney D...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

...ecords show that there were 736 cases of attempted suicide from 2001 until May this year in the Kashmir Valle... that it admitted 1,124 patients who had attempted suicide in 2004 alone. "During the last 18 years, more than 13,000 patients of suicide (where a person ende...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...ives. People who could prove they had attempted suicide or struggled with drug and alcohol abuse sometimes had an easier time showing they had been harmed. Claimants signed off on their settlement; no one was forced to accept an amount he or she did not agree to. The settlement marks the highest payout ...

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...ory of psychiatric treatment and hospitalizations, suicide attempt, and current suicide ideation. Results from the study also indicated that the most common reasons teens in the study en...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...r, who ironically blew off both his own hands in a suicide attempt at the time of his arrest and later took his life while in prison in 2000. "Of course I forgive him. Otherwise I would be filled with hate and vengeance like Fuchs. I wouldn't be here," he said. Kelz plans to publish a book on his life an...

AIDS Patient Helps Others Lead a Positive Life

Hina Banu thought of committing suicide when she became HIV infected. Six years later, she is fighting discrimination against HIV positive people and teaching them how to live with the disease . Associated with the NGO ActionAid for the last three years, 27-year-old Hina from Davangere d...

An Exclusive Restaurant to Appease the Culinary Needs of HIV/AIDS Patients

...in such a trauma that I even thought of committing suicide at one point of time. This organisation has helped me a lot by giving me emotional support. Now I want to live," Today, with over 600 registered members, Aadhar is trying to make a difference in the lives of around 1,000 HIV/AIDS infected patients ...

War Veterans Lack Adequate Mental Health Care: Pentagon Report

...t returning fighters are twice as likely to commit suicide as civilians. Most at risk are soldiers seriously wounded in combat or who have suffered psychological trauma during their deployments. To meet these needs, the authors of the new Pentagon report recommend increasing the level of care without estim...

Uttar Pradesh to Declare Revised Medical Entrance Results

...however, not too sure what it would do in case the suicide victim now figured in the list of successful candi.... "We could only express deep regret; after all, suicide is a cognizable offence and we must not encourage such tendencies," Singh pointed out. Admitting t...

WWE Superstar Chris Benoit Kills Wife, Son Before Committing Suicide

...and young son over the weekend, and then committed suicide on Monday. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has reported on its website, www.wwe.com, that the bodies of Chris, Nancy, and seven-year-old Daniel in their home in Atlanta, Georgia. The website also states that lead investigator Lt. Tommy Pope ...

Woman Army Officer Commits Suicide in Jammu and Kashmir

...osted in Jammu and Kashmir has allegedly committed suicide in her home here. Police sources here said Capt...,' he told police officials. Police have found a suicide note, the contents of which were not revealed. 'We cannot reveal the contents of the note till pre...

Asian Workers Race Against Clock to Avoid Prison

... is typical. He told AFP he would prefer to commit suicide rather than return to his home, the Indian state of Rajasthan, where he owes the agency money and can't even move back into his house which he rented out to try to make ends meet. While there are no exact figures, suicides are not uncommon among As...

Capitalism is Bad for Men's Health: Study

... social and economic stress can manifest itself in suicide or homicide and can also cause physical strains which can lead to heart attacks. "It seems as though there is a physiological embodiment of stress from being in a competitive environment," Kruger told AFP. Kruger compared the mortality rates of m...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

...that starting to take an SSRI can make thoughts of suicide more common among some teens and young adults. D...he first published research to compare the risk of suicide attempts before and after the start of treatment with not only antidepressants but also psychotherap...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...epression. But its potential to drive teenagers to suicide has already been recognized . Now the U.S. Food ...rent rates. Young adults are more likely to commit suicide than older adults, so a young adult should be particularly closely monitored if he or she takes an S...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

...ches of the suspects. As the high prevalence of suicide attempts at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center has come to light, two major responses have emerged: the United States military has presented the attempts as "manipulative self-injurious behavior," and not as true efforts at suicide, using ...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

.... Although the mentally ill have high accident and suicide rates, about 3 out of 5 die from mostly preventable diseases, he says. Obesity is a serious problem. These patients often get little exercise, and many take a newer type of anti-psychotic, on the market for 18 years, that can cause drastic weight g...

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