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
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.
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...