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584 Articles Matching "suicide"

What’s Going Wrong With U.S. Life Expectancy Rates? Look To West Virginia, The Proverbial Canary In The Coal Mine

Dec 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Obesity, suicide rates and the opioid crisis were all rising in West Virginia before they became more widespread. Could the state offer a model for improving health...
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State Highlights: Alarming Rise In Minnesota Suicide Rates Sparks Call For Action; Health Care Giant Kaiser Permanente Dinged By Federal Labor Regulators

Dec 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Nebraska and Kansas....
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As Pressure Mounts To Seek Alternatives To Fetal Tissue Research, Some Scientists Defend Current Practices

Dec 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although the Trump administration wants to commit $20 million to develop alternative options to using fetal tissue in research, scientists say it is unique. Other news on public health focuses on CRISPR researcher He Jiankui, an increase in homelessness, low-salt diets, palliative care, second-hand smoke, the Marbug virus, a young Ebola survivor, aftershocks of suicides and more....
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The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Elects New National Board Members

Dec 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announces the appointment of two new board members to its National Board of Directors: Nina Gussack and Lisa Riley, and three new members to its Scientific Council: Yogesh Dwivedi, Matthew Nock and B......
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Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study

Dec 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

Dec 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article....
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For Therapeutic Clowns, Silliness Is Serious Business

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A quest to find out if therapeutic clowns were really helping disabled children who could not respond to their antics leads to an exploration of those kids' silent worlds. In other public health news: gene-editing, eczema and suicide, Zika, dirty air, tampons, salmonella, diabetes, and...
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Eczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study says

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Eczema is a common skin condition that can pack a profound psychological punch: People with eczema are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than others without the condition, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology....
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What More Could We Do To Prevent Veteran Suicides? Survey Reveals Clues

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every day, 20 veterans across America die by suicide -- and most of them choose a firearm to do it. New research could guide suicide prevention efforts for veterans and others. The new survey of veterans who receive mental health care through the Veterans Health Administration finds that 93% said t......
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Number Of Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness In Children Climbs To Record High, Well Above Previous Years

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What's more, CDC officials say many children have lasting paralysis, and close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units. In other public health news: CRISPR and gene editing ethics; screen time for kids; telemedicine; suicide; and...
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Data Points: Drug overdoses, suicide taking more lives

Dec 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Life expectancy stays relatively flat, but deaths from suicide and drug overdoses continue to...
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'Narrative medicine' may help stem doctor burnout

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - As reports of rising levels of physician burnout and suicide accumulate, two pediatricians urge medical programs to consider using "narrative medicine" to help humanize practice and begin to treat the heavy emotional toll many doctors experience....
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Joint Commission will require hospitals to screen for suicide risk

Dec 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The added requirements, which will go into effect July 1, include hospitals screening patients with behavioral health conditions for suicide...
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As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

Dec 06, 2018 , WebMD
In terms of life expectancy, gun-related violence has a greater impact on blacks, while suicide had a greater impact on...
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Mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ Strikes Another Canadian Diplomat As Experts Remain Flummoxed

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The newest case marks the 13th time a Canadian officer or family member has reported these “unusual health symptoms," while more than 20 Americans have also been affected. In other public health news: cancer treatment, the placenta, Christmas gifts for kids, suicide, gun violence, and more....
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Opioid Crisis, Suicides Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Dec 01, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Crisis, Suicides Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00...
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Breaking 100 Year Trend, Life Expectancy Declines Again In America. Is Drug Use To Blame?

Nov 30, 2018 , Forbes
For the third consecutive year, life expectancy in the U.S. has declined– breaking a 100 year trend. This is not a surprise to the public health arena due to the persistent rise in both suicide and drug use. In fact, a shocking 30.6 million Americans have used an illegal drug in the past...
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Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says....
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CDC: Opioids, Suicides Drive Life Expectancy Drop

Nov 30, 2018 , WebMD
U.S. life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row, largely because of opioid abuse and suicide, new government statistics...
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Cancer diagnosis tied to increased suicide risk

Nov 29, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Despite improved survival rates for many cancers, a diagnosis can still be very distressing and may raise a patient's risk of suicide, researchers say....
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