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Male suicide rates: 'My father left and took his own life' - BBC News

Suicide claims thousands of lives every year - but figures show that men are around four times more likely to kill themselves than women.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves? - BBC News

Men are much more at risk of suicide than women in the UK. Simon Jack, whose father killed himself, has tried to find out why.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Leading campaigner for legalising assisted suicide dies from starvation

Debbie Purdy, the leading campaigner and activist for the legalisation of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 51 after starving herself to death.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Findings add to growing body of evidence that environmental factors contribute to negative psychosocial outcomesYoung women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Immune cells commit suicide to prevent allergy

Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges, working in the Laboratoire Contrôle de la Réponse Immune B et Lymphoproliférations (CNRS/Université de Limoges)1 have...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Cancer gene unintentionally ends the life of cancer cells, turns off life supporting genes

A new study from the University of Wurzburg, Germany and the University of Helsinki, Finland, suggests that Myc cancer gene makes cells to commit suicide by repressing life supporting...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Stroke survivors are 'at double the risk of attempting suicide'

People who survive strokes are reportedly twice as likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and they are most at risk during the first 2 years following a stroke.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Binge drinking is strongly associated with eating problems among Russian girls

Adolescent binge drinking has been linked to a host of problems, including worse school performance, risky sexual behaviors, illicit drugs, and a greater risk of suicide.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Study reveals 'suicide tourism' has doubled in Switzerland

Assisted suicide is not clearly regulated in Switzerland, so non-residents flock to the country seeking help with dying. A new study shows these numbers have doubled in 4 years.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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One third of doctors 'would consider assisted death' for dementia patients

A new survey of doctors in the Netherlands - where assisted suicide is legal - reveals around 1 in 3 would help a patient with a mental illness or dementia to die.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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High rate of healthcare visits before suicide attempts

Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Under-reported suicides: Hiding or compounding the tragedy

A new study has revealed that suicide figures may not be as accurate as they are reported, with key Western countries having a higher suicide rate than that reported in official figures...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Ex-military personnel who serve less than 4 years 'are at increased risk of suicide'

Personnel who separate from military service after a short period are at increased risk of suicided compared with peers who serve for 4 years or longer.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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New study examines dialectical behavior therapy for reducing suicide attempts

Different forms of dialectical behavior therapy - or DBT - equally reduce suicide attempts, self-injuries and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Mental health report finds staffing problems linked to ward suicides

Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Dealing with death in deployment

University of Utah study finds exposure to death correlated with suicide risk in deployed militaryA new University of Utah study is the first to provide clear insight...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Study finds short-term psychological therapy reduces suicide attempts in at-risk soldiers

Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel, according to findings from a research study that included investigators from The...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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SafetyLit: Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia is related to longer hospitalization in mood-disordered repetitive suicide attempters

SafetyLit is produced by the SafetyLit Foundation in cooperation with San Diego State University and the World Health Organization.  
safetylit.org
almost 5 years ago
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Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide - MedicineNet

Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows.  
medicinenet.com
almost 5 years ago