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Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

Market crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a study published in today's Lancet . Researchers at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Oxford University estimated that soaring stress brought on by...

Almost Quarter of Suicides Involve Intoxication

Men, American Indians, Hispanics were most vulnerable, report shows THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 25 percent of people who take their own lives are intoxicated when they commit the act, U.S. health officials report. From 2001 to 2005, there were an estimated 79,646 al...

Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD Announces: Vets' Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not Suicides or Overdoses

EL CAJON, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD today announced the results of his research into the "series" of veterans' deaths acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the Army. Upon reading the May 24, 2008, Charleston (WV) Gazette article "Vets taking Post Traumatic Str...

Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.

One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among U.S. children appear to be on the rise after a 15-year decline, and the trend may owe, in part, to fewer teens being prescribed antidepressants, a new study sug...

Growing Public Health Crisis of Domestic Violence and Suicides by Returning Veterans

Forum to Explore Solutions Presented by The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology WEST ROXBURY, Mass., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --"We are greatly concerned in this state about the 'invisible wounds of war' - the mental health of our returning veterans, the stress, depression ...

Teen Suicides Up Sharply for First Time in Years

Fewer antidepressant prescriptions a factor in trend, expert says THURSDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Youth suicide rates rose 8 percent from 2003 to 2004, the largest annual increase in 15 years and a reversal of a decade of declines, a new government report shows. "Our news toda...

Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides

A new study by researchers at the University of South Florida and University of Illinois suggests FDA mandated warnings about suicide in teens treated with antidepressants could have the unintended consequence of placing more youth at risk. When a possible connection was suggested between teens...

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 Age...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

There has been an alarming rise in the number of suicides ever since a separatist campaign erupted in Jammu and Kashmir way back in 1989 . Unfortunately, most such incidents have gone unnoticed. Although police records show that there were 736 cases of attempted suicide from 2001 until May ...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

In an article published in International Political Sociology, author Alison Howell traces the psychological pathologization of the Guantanamo detainees , noting that both advocates and resisters of the detainment accredit the attempted suicides to the impaired psyches of the suspects. As t...

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Schering-Plough Provides Update on Boceprevir Clinical Development and Introduces Potent Next-Generation Oral HCV Protease Inhibitor for Treating Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

...h PEGINTRON but similar to INTRON A (58%). Depression was most common at 29%. Suicidal behavior including ideation, suicidal attempts, and completed suicides occurred in 1% of patients during or shortly after completing treatment with PEGINTRON. The following serious or clinically significant adv...

Long-Term Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b Therapy in Stage III Melanoma Demonstrated Significant and Sustained Impact on Relapse-Free Survival

...h include insomnia, were common with PEGINTRON(TM). Depression was most common. Suicidal behavior including ideation, suicidal attempts, and completed suicides occurred in one percent of patients during or shortly after completing treatment with PEGINTRON(TM). The following serious or clinically significant a...
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Autopsy

... Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... For more information, see Autopsy (Postmortem Examination) ... When a series of mysterious suicides sweeps across Rome, young pathologist Simona Sana (Mimsy Farmer) teams up with troubled priest Father Paul Lenox (Barry Primus) to... ...
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Suicide risk does not increase when adults start using antidepressants, study finds

...pressant treatment began, and declined further in the following five months. Among the 65,103 patients taking antidepressants, there were 31 completed suicides in the six months following the antidepressant prescription. That rate was not higher in the one month after the prescription than in subsequent month...

Smoking damages key regulatory enzyme in the lung

...ve deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking kills more Americans than AIDS, illegal drugs, alcohol, car accidents, suicides and murders combined and increases one's chances of developing lung, bladder, esophageal and throat cancers; chronic lung diseases; and coronary heart...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...nitude of that effect may sound trivial to some, but in fact it's greater than the negative effect of all accidental mortality, such as car accidents, suicides and homicides combined," said Olshansky, who is professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health. The researchers also predict that the...
suicides in Biological Technology

FDA Grants Priority Review for Schering-Plough's Peginterferon Alfa-2b for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients With Stage III Melanoma

...INTRON(TM) but similar to INTRON(R) A (58%). Depression was most common at 29%. Suicidal behavior including ideation, suicidal attempts, and completed suicides occurred in 1% of patients during or shortly after completing treatment with PEGINTRON(TM). The following serious or clinically significant adverse ...

Post-January, tech entrepreneurs have reasons to be depressed

...in 1997. Yes, you have reason to be depressed, but as a public service, this column reminds you that the National Center for Health Statistics says suicides do not increase in winter. Darrell Dvorak is a partner with Tatum Partners . Formerly, he worked in senior roles at Skokie, Ill.-based Searle (no...
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