Feb 14 2019 Introducing physician-assisted suicide would fundamentally change the doctor-patient relationship, finds a major new poll for Care Not Killing. The survey of over 2,000 members of the public found high levels of concern about vulnerable people feeling pressure to end their lives with four in 10 saying changing the law risks normalizing suicide. […]Continue Reading ...
Suicide among younger people is often so spontaneous that it can be prevented if they do not encounter a potentially dangerous place outdoors. Getting the form of the built environment correct is therefore a very important factor in stopping suicide among young people. This is the finding of Charlotta Thodelius, a researcher at Chalmers University […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. “Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, most cancer patients do not die from cancer, the patients usually die […]Continue Reading ...
Findings of a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine will enable more targeted screening and prevention efforts for youth at greater suicide risk According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly four in ten of all youth who died by suicide in 16 states between 2009 […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CDC.gov Life expectancy in the U.S. declined in 2017, largely because of increases in suicide and lethal overdose, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though slight, the drop from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 in 2017 marks the third consecutive year of decline in a statistic that in 1900 […]Continue Reading ...
A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report describes a way for hospitals to address the rising suicide rate in a way that […]Continue Reading ...
“We are somewhat more willing to talk about our emotional state,” said Dr. Philip Muskin, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study led by The University of Western Australia that compared suicide rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the globe has revealed suicide rates are around two times higher in Indigenous populations, with the impact of colonisation a key cause. The study examined colonised countries including Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Since 1990, the age-standardized mortality rate for suicide has decreased worldwide, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in The BMJ. Mohsen Naghavi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues present patterns of suicide mortality globally, regionally, and for 195 countries and territories by […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Cancer patients have an increased suicide risk, which is predominant among men and white patients, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Nature Communications. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, M.D., from the Penn State Cancer Institute in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and colleagues conducted a retrospective, population-based study using nationally representative data […]Continue Reading ...
People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. In a study using data on more than eight million cancer patients in the United States, the researchers also found that among people with cancer, white males; patients who were […]Continue Reading ...
New research indicates that the risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, and this increase varies by the type of cancer diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to the importance of screening for suicide risk in newly […]Continue Reading ...
Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard. Suicide rates for members of the military are disproportionally higher than for civilians, and around the holidays the number of reported suicides often increases, for service members and civilians […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. The research shows that this dysfunction can predict suicidal behavior, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 people in the country every year, similar to the number […]Continue Reading ...
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