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When Celebrities Die

... that these celebrity deaths spark off a series of suicides and attempts to commit suicides. Now, medical r...lmost 45%. And during the month after her funeral, suicides rose by nearly 20%. The authors believe Diana's death added to existing feelings of sadness and dist...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

... the FDA said the drug had been associated with 44 suicides since 1983. The FDA also had reports of 110 US Accutane users hospitalized for depression and thoughts of suicide in the same period. Roche, the makers of Accutane, sent a letter to doctors three-and-a-half years ago, alerting them to a new prescribi...

Mental illness a key factor in suicide

...y to commit suicide than females and the number of suicides increases similarly with age in both sexes. Factors considered less significant in determining suicide are dysfunctional family backgrounds and socioeconomic factors, such as unemployment, low income, or less schooling. Researchers conclude that an ...

Carbon monoxide passes down

...d is involved in a number of accidental deaths and suicides each year. //The main sources of carbon monoxide are vehicle emissions and malfunctioning domestic heating equipment. In 1980, the Clean Air Act was passed in the US to reduce carbon monoxide. The use of catalytic converters in cars helps bring down ...

Suicide reduced by anti-depressants

... Health Australia//, scientists compared number of suicides to number of anti-depressant prescription. Even though the overall suicide rate remained the same, there were substantial reduction in suicide occurrence in the age groups with the highest exposure to antidepressants. However doctors still argue that...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...g people who start using tobacco, 10,000 attempted suicides with 250 deaths, 1,400 deaths from injuries and 16,000 girls who are sexually abused. An important new element of the strategy is the adoption of a life course approach to child and adolescent health. This recognizes that the quality of life at early...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

... the health care sector. According to a report, suicides are down 33 percent since the program was put into place in 1997.In addition researchers have also noted a decrease in several other factors thought to be associated with the community-wide effort, such as homicide, family violence, and accidental de...

Medication for Depression may cause suicidal tendencies

...tidepressant drugs may lead to higher incidence of suicides and suicidal attempts.// Depression is character...d that there seem to be only evidence of attempted suicides and increase in self-harm due to SSRIs and the evidence is inconclusive for suicides per se. So alt...

Suicidal Tendencies May Be Treated With Cognitive Therapy

...ndencies are 40 times more at risk from committing suicides than others. Treatment procedures to effectively deal with this tendency in people had been till date quite limited....

Suicide Rate Amongst Male Prisoners Of UK Is Quite High

...ails and prisons. Therefore, a further increase of suicides may have to be expected if the policy of care for incarcerated individuals is not changed. Source: The Lancet, Newswise...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

...tion of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis of the r...g. Medindia on Suicide: According to experts, suicides are mostly related to each other by the common link of emotional isolations, perceived sense of lack...

US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die

...cal effects of the drug after it was linked to the suicides of two Japanese teenagers. In a report posted online, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that 12 children had died in Japan from causes including heart attack, suicide, pneumonia and acute pancreatitis. Four had suffered a sudden dea...

US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths

...ave said Tamiflu may have been a factor in several suicides by children aged under 16 who took Tamiflu to treat influenza.The FDA has detailed 75 cases of mental and skin disorders worldwide, including 69 in Japan. The European Union's drugs agency has also asked Roche for a safety review into the drug. Docu...

Rural Population Enjoys Better Mental Health

...d data for 7,659 adults, and found higher rates of suicides and common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety in urban areas. There are small but statistically significant differences in rates of common mental disorders between urban and rural residents. Rural residents had a slightly better menta...

More Youth In Himachal Resort To Suicide

... collated for the last 11 years, a total of 11,972 suicides due to consumption of poison were reported in the state," Gaur said. Whenever a case of death due to poison is reported from hospitals, the autopsy report is sent to the institute. Often doctors send samples to the institute to ascertain the exact ca...

Kerala Leads In The Health Sector

...80 for women. Kerala also has reason to cheer with suicides declining by 4.08% over the 2003 figure of 9,438. But while the health scenario is favorable on the social front, the state is confronted with other problems it needs to solve. Nine percent of the state's 32 million population is above 60. The numb...

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. T...

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

...rs of age had an impact on attempted and completed suicides among their children. In particular, the female children of men with low control over their work seemed to be at higher risk for attempted suicide during childhood and young adulthood than the female children of fathers in jobs with more control, t...

Suicide Rate Falls To Lowest Ever In UK

...p in the number of young people who are committing suicides as well as a decline in the number of suicides among prisoners and mental health in-patients. "Suicide is a major cause of preventable death in E...

Countries Defenceless Against Bird Flu

... billion poultry industry. It has even lead to the suicides of nine Indian farmers, an industry group said. However the reaction of many ordinary people is slowly turning from panic to cautious resignation. In a region of more than 1.3 billion people, bird flu is just one of many threats they face as they t...

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