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Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council Partners With the National Institute of Mental Health

RADNOR, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council has been selected as the NIMH Outreach Partner for the state of Pennsylvania. Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council joins Outreach Partners in each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Colum...

VA's Suicide Prevention Message Carried on 21,000 Buses

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The telephone number for the suicide prevention "lifeline" of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now being carried on more than 21,000 city buses in 124 communities across the United States and will run until Sept. 1, 2009. The advertisem...

Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) --Sedatives greatly increase the risk of suicide in the elderly, Swedish researchers say. In their study, hypnotic medication also was linked with a greater likeliho...

Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries

Even those who only think they're fat face higher risk, study finds,, MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teens, or those who believe they are, are more likely than other teens to attempt suicide, according to a U.S. study. Researchers looked at more than 14,000 high sch...

Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed a friend of the court brief before the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana Senators and Representatives, arguing there is no right to assisted suicide under the State's constitu...

Death Certificates Incomplete for Suicide Victims

Failing to list mental disorders makes prevention more difficult, study finds,,,, FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- About half of those who commit suicide have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. But fewer than 10 percent of their death certificates list mental disorder as a ...

Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who suffer mental health problems may be at increased risk for suicide when they're teens or young adults, Finnish researchers say. Their study included 5,302 people who were born in 198...

Post-Traumatic Stress Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

How young adults respond to early trauma seems to play a role, study finds,, MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increases the risk of suicide in young adults, says a U.S. study of 1,698 participants who were tracked for 15 years after they started...

VA Suicide Prevention Hotline Credited with 2,600 'Saves'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the military deals with a record number of suicides among active-duty forces, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki reminded Veterans and their families that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an extensive array of services to help...

Nightmares increase risk of further suicide attempts

A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, concludes that people who have nightmares following a suicide attempt are five times more likely to attempt suicide again, compared with those who do not have nightmares. The study included 165 patients aged 18-69 years, w...

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Suicide in Medical Technology

American Lung Association Study Finds No Evidence of Depression or Suicide Linked to Asthma and Allergy Drug Montelukast

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There has been recent concern that suicide may be a complication of montelukast (Singulair) therapy. Montelukast is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved oral drug that has been prescribed for more than a decade for the treatment of asthma...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...ad seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. In a study of people taking INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM), common side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were r...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Zyprexa for Two Adolescent Indications

...gher incidence of cerebrovascular adverse events in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with Zyprexa. The possibility of a suicide attempt is inherent in schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder. Close supervision of high-risk patient should accompany drug therapy. As with all an...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

... has been reported. Administration: Care should be taken to avoid inadvertent injection into a blood vessel. Suicide: The possibility of suicide attempt is inherent in psychotic illnesses. Close supervision of high-risk patients should accompany drug therapy. Increased sensitivity in pati...

Schering-Plough Highlights Hepatitis C Clinical Data Presentations at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Annual Meeting

...or injection site reactions or inflammation. Individual serious adverse reactions occurred at a frequency less than or equal to 1% and included suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, severe depression; psychosis, aggressive reaction, relapse of drug addiction/overdose; nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); c...

Ground-Breaking Combination of All-Oral Agents Demonstrates Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment Regimen

...rmatitis (16 percent). Serious adverse events in hepatitis C trials included neuropsychiatric disorders (homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, suicide, psychotic disorder and hallucinations), serious and severe bacterial infections (sepsis), bone marrow toxicity (cytopenia and rarely...

Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C

... dermatitis (16 percent). Serious adverse events in hepatitis C trials included neuropsychiatric disorders (homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, suicide, psychotic disorder and hallucinations), serious and severe bacterial infections (sepsis), bone marrow toxicity (cytopenia and rarely...

Final Results of Boceprevir Phase II HCV SPRINT-1 Study Showed Significantly Higher SVR Rates Compared to Standard of Care in Treatment-Naive Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients

...or injection site reactions or inflammation. Individual serious adverse reactions occurred at a frequency less than or equal to 1% and included suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, severe depression; psychosis, aggressive reaction, relapse of drug addiction/overdose; nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); c...

FDA Approves an Expanded Indication for Peginterferon-Based Combination Therapy for Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... for injection site reactions or inflammation. Individual serious adverse reactions occurred at a frequency less than or equal to 1% and included suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, severe depression; psychosis, aggressive reaction, relapse of drug addiction/overdose; nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); c...

New Study Shows that PEGASYS(R) Regimen Provides Higher Sustained Virological Response Rates for Hepatitis C Patients

...nd dermatitis (16 percent). Serious adverse events in hepatitis C trials included neuropsychiatric disorders (homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, suicide, psychotic disorder and hallucinations), serious and severe bacterial infections (sepsis), bone marrow toxicity (cytopenia and rarely...
Suicide in Medical Definition

Telephone Triage

...As coordinators, nurses may manage and triage calls to Poison Control, 911, suicide Prevention, the emergency department, office, home health, case managers an...allergic reactions, heart attacks and strokes. Certified trainers from 911, suicide prevention, poison control and sexual assault response teams will provide s...
Suicide in Medical Dictionary

Suicide

Suicide is the intentional taking of one's own life. Many dictionaries also note the metaphorical sense of "willful destruction of one's self-interest" . Suicide may occur for a number of reasons, including depression, shame,... A suicide method is any means by which a p...

Poisoning

... occur at picnics, school cafeterias, and large social ... Unintentional poisoning includes the use of drugs or chemicals for recreational ... suicide and assault by poisoning fall into this category. ... Provides general information on lead poisoning , publications, program information, mor...

Mood disorder

... disorders ) is caused by ... Mood disorders are more common in single, divorced and separated people. ... Greater than 90% of physicians who suicide have a history of mood disorder ... Mood disorders in children also put them at risk for other conditions (most ... Most likely, depress...

Hospitalization

...ds of Brands. Hundreds of Stores. Connection between borderline personality and hospitalization . ... Hospitalization is of unproven value for suicide prevention and can often ... Get detailed information on Hospitalization For Schizophrenia. Covers stabilizing the schizophrenia patient, b...

Grief

...minders can reignite your grief . Learn to cope, heal. ... Feelings of grief may return annually on the anniversary of your ... The grief of suicide survivors is unique. Grief following a ... Grief is as old as mankind but is one of the most neglected of human problems. ... Grief is a mu...

Drowning

...at is drowning ? ... Read about drowning causes like child abuse, boating or diving accidents, drug use, seizures, strokes, heart attacks, suicide attempts, and unsupervised swimming. ... learn about the signs, symptoms, and first-aid procedure for drowning . ... Drowning . Drug Overdose. ...

Castration

...asons other ... And scholars of castration history have scratched their heads over Freud's ... One tenet of Marshall Applewhite's Heaven's Gate suicide cult was castration . ... Castration , gelding, neutering, orchiectomy or orchidectomy is any action, ... A temporary chemical castration h...

Adolescents

...irls' and boys' brains react to ... It is estimated that between 4 and 8 percent of adolescents are depressed. ... Effect of antidepressants on suicide risk in children and adolescents ... PTSD in Children and Adolescents Jessica Hamblen, Ph.D. The diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...

Adolescent depression

... When feelings of depression do not improve, an adolescent is at risk to be ... If severe, adolescent depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and self-harm ... Gives information to help adults recognize and deal with young people under stress. ... Awareness of adolescent stress and ...
Suicide in Biological News

Monitoring outcomes of suicide attempts in pregnancy can better assess drug dangers

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (17 September, 2008) Monitoring the health of children born to women who attempted suicide while pregnant can shed light on which medicines and what doses are particularly dangerous to developing fetuses, according to researchers from Hu...

Refusal of suicide order: Why tumor cells become resistant

Cells with irreparable DNA damage normally induce programmed cell death, or apoptosis. However, this mechanism often fails in tumor cells so that transformed cells are able to multiply and spread throughout the body. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentru...

Study identifies changes to DNA in major depression and suicide

Autopsies usually point to a cause of death but now a study of brain tissue collected during these procedures, may explain an underlying cause of major depression and suicide. The international research group, led by Dr. Michael O. Poulter of Robarts Research Institute at The University of Wester...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

Scientists have discovered how an unusual protein helps a cell bypass damage when making new DNA, thereby averting the cell's self-destruction. But they also discovered that this protein, an enzyme called Dpo4, often makes errors when copying the genomic DNA sequence that later might cause the c...

How cell suicide protects plants from infection

Researchers at Yale have identified a gene that regulates the major immune response in plants, programmed cell death (PCD), according to a recent report in the journal Cell. To protect themselves from viruses, plants create a zone of dead cells around an infection site that prevents the infectio...

Nanoparticle-delivered 'suicide' genes slowed ovarian tumor growth

...therapeutic efficacy of a cationic biodegradable beta-amino ester polymer as a vector for the nanoparticle delivery of a DNA encoding diphtheria toxin suicide gene. These nanoparticles were injected into mice with primary or metastatic ovarian tumors. To test the efficacy of this technique, the researche...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...ffects about 2% amongst 65󈞱 years olds and about 22% amongst those 85󈟅 years. In addition, older people are the group with the highest suicide rates in Europe (18.75 per 100000). Preventing and managing mental health problems and helping reintegrate people back into work through a range ...

UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions

...sis of gambling is still poorly understood and few treatment options exist," adds Winstanley, noting that gamblers experience higher rates of divorce, suicide and crime than non-gamblers. "It brings us a step closer to the goal of drug-based treatments for people suffering from gambling disorders." For th...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

...ivity? Other Newsworthy Story Ideas: There are many other newsworthy presentations at this meeting. Some of the other interesting topics are: Youth suicide Prevention, Preventing Sexual Violence, Early Initiation and Health-Risking Sexual Behavior, and New Drug Prevention Approaches. ...

CSHL-led team identifies key decision-point at which cells with broken DNA repair themselves or die

...ich cascades of intracellular signals are regulated at what they call a decision point as cells decide whether to repair broken DNA strands or commit suicide following DNA damage. In a report published online ahead of print in the Journal of Biological Chemistry , Tonks and colleagues identify a protein...
Suicide in Biological Technology

REMERON(R) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Depression in Adult Patients

...roved for use in pediatric patients. WARNINGS Clinical Worsening and suicide Risk Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), both adult and pediat... medications, and this risk may persist until significant remission occurs. suicide is a known risk of depression and certain other psychiatric disorders, and ...

ERT to Showcase Its Clinical Trials Portfolio at DIA's 45th Annual Meeting at Booth #507

... regulatory requirements regarding suicidality assessments and the Columbia suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and Columbia Classification Algorithm of suicide Assessment (C-CASA). Delegates will be able to learn about computer-automa...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cisbio Bioassays for Technology Innovation

... integrity of the receptor or downstream signaling." An important aspect of Tag-lite(TM) technology is a SNAP or CLIP tag, which is essentially a suicide enzyme with a capability of one successful reaction during which it covalently links to its substrate. These substrates can be derivatized with HTRF f...

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania

.... J Clin Psychiatry. 2003; 64:161- 174. 13. Oquendo MA, Chaudhury SR, Mann JJ. Pharmacotherapy of Suicidal Behavior in Bipolar Disorder. Archives of suicide Research. 2005; 9(3):237- 250. 14. American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder, Second ...

In response to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday and subsequent media coverage, Eli Lilly and Company issued the following statement:

...rs should be aware of the following information: Depression, as a disease, can be associated with periods when the symptoms can worsen and thoughts of suicide can emerge. Patients and their families should watch for these as well as for anxiety, agitation, panic, difficulty sleeping, irritability, hostility,...

HU scientist finds way to catch terrorists red-handed

.... Non-professionals can prepare large amounts of this material in "back-yard" facilities, which have subsequently been used in improvised mines and in suicide bomber belts, the devastating results of which have killed over a hundred people in Israel alone. Urea nitrate is a colorless crystalline substance...

Highlands Behavioral Health Hospital Unveils New Substance Abuse Detox Program

...nosis (substance abuse and mental illness). Teen suicide rates nationally are on the increase, and the teen... Control and Prevention recently reported that the suicide rate in American adolescents (especially girls age...ly in teen suicides. For Coloradans ages 10 to 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death, behind traff...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) as the First Medication for Add-On Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

...nuously, be exposed to extreme heat, receive concomitant medication with anticholinergic activity, or be subject to dehydration. The possibility of a suicide attempt is inherent in psychotic illnesses and bipolar disorder, and close supervision of high-risk patients should accompany drug therapy. Esophagea...

Validus Pharmaceuticals Expands Product Portfolio with Acquisition of Bipolar Drug: Equetro(R)

...are but serious types of blood disorders. People with Bipolar Disorder have an increased risk for suicide. It is important to discuss risk factors for suicide with your healthcare provider. About Konanda Pharma Fund I, L.P. Konanda Pharma Fund I, L.P. is an investment fund that is managed by Konanda Pharma...

A DELFIA Assay for Inhibition of PARP

...arked decrease in energydependent processes and in DNA repair. In this situation, activation of PARP by massive DNA damage processes may actually be a suicide response, since it causes rapid NAD and ATP depletion and leads to cell death before the cell can repair the DNA damage. METHODS ...
Suicide in Biological Definition

Apoptosis

...s of programmed cell death (PCD). As such, it is a process of deliberate suicide by an unwanted cell in a multicellular organism . In contrast to necro...g example, resulting from damage to the genome in the cell nucleus, is cell suicide triggered by the nuclear enzyme poli(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1, or PARP-1. T...

Barbiturate

...escriptions in the United States are for barbiturates. Other non-therapeutical use Barbiturates in high doses are used for physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and, in combination with a muscle relaxant , for euthanasia and for capital punishment by lethal injection . References Text ...

Insulin

... human action (e.g. iatrogenic , caused by medicine), and are usually accidental. There have been a few cases reported of murder, attempted murder or suicide using insulin overdoses, but most insulin shock appears to be due to mismangement of insulin (didn't eat as much as anticipated, or exercised more tha...

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

...However, SSRIs have the important advantage that their toxic dose is high, and, therefore, they are much more difficult to use as a means to commit suicide . Further, they have fewer or milder side effects . Contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 List of SSRIs 2 How they work 3...
Suicide in Biological Dictionary

Buffer

...n memory for database blocks ... The role of the KEEP buffer pool is to cache those static or ... Buffer pool ... Private who tries to commit suicide using a floor buffer fails and is charged for damage to the buffer ? ... The buffer , you see, gets the last laugh even if it ... Information a...
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