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2012-04-03 09:56:56

Suffocation leading method for both boys and girls Suicide rates in Canada are increasing for girls but decreasing for boys, with suffocation now the most common method for both sexes, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Suicide is the second most common cause of death for Canadians aged 10-34, particularly in those aged 10-19 years. Previous studies of young people aged 15-25 years in Canada indicate that suicide rates are fairly stable, although...

2008-10-14 00:00:23

By Malathy Iyer The touch of flippancy in Babygrrl's entry is chilling. "Oh that scar looks really great, my cuts never get so deep. Hot!" says the online note in response to a red and gory picture of a slashed wrist bleeding profusely. Tabishia's entry, logged in at 12.55 am sometime in August, asks, "Tell me the most painful way to kill myself, plz. Thx." Babygrrl's and Tabishia's spine-chilling comments are among the 100-odd responses to a blog put up by a Hyderabad-based blogger on one...

2008-08-01 00:04:01

By Nigel Morris; Andrew Grice WEBSITES WHICH encourage vulnerable teenagers to kill themselves are to be blocked under plans by the Government to tackle the dozens of suicides that have been linked to internet chatrooms. Ministers are alarmed that pages inciting young people to take their lives - and even giving advice on suicide methods - are too easily available online. They are urging internet service providers (ISPs) to veto "harmful or distasteful" suicide sites, and to provide...

2006-02-09 04:10:00

By Elaine Lies TOKYO -- The number of Japanese killing themselves in groups after meeting through the Internet -- strangers afraid to die alone -- soared to a record 91 last year, nearly double that of 2004, police said on Thursday. The deadly pacts pose a grim challenge for officials struggling to deal with Japan's high suicide rate, one of the worst among industrialised nations. No religious prohibitions exist against taking one's own life in Japan, where suicide was once a form of ritual...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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