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Utah Leads U.S. In Suicidal Thoughts
2011-10-21 05:16:49

According to a new study, more people in the state of Utah think about killing themselves than anywhere else in the U.S. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said one in 15 adults had serious thoughts of suicide from 2008 to 2009. The lowest suicide rate was in the southeastern state of Georgia, with one in 50 adults of the population reporting they thought of killing themselves. The report examined state-by-state self-reported thoughts, plans and...

Over 70% Of Suicidal Teens Don't Get Needed Mental health Services
2011-09-15 07:04:11

  Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently published in Academic Pediatrics. The researchers found that only...

2011-06-14 13:23:46

Study is the first to show that suicidal thoughts can be reduced by a therapeutic intervention that targets sleep problems Treating sleep problems with cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia can reduce suicidal ideation, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that about 21 percent of participants with insomnia (65 of 303)...

2011-03-09 16:19:39

Although thousands of people commit suicide worldwide each year, researchers and doctors do not have any method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide. An international group of scientists, in which the Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM) has participated, has devised the first risk index in order to prevent suicides. "It is of key importance to identify suicidal thoughts among people at increased risk. The most important contribution that...

2011-02-09 14:25:46

Many school officials react in exactly the wrong ways when one of their students completes suicide, according to the authors of a new book. While they may be well-intentioned, administrators who don't send the right messages may make copycat suicides more likely, and are not providing the help needed by others hurting from the tragedy. "Without the proper knowledge and resources, many school administrators may implement strategies that could actually increase the risk of suicide among...

2011-02-08 22:59:52

Due to the recent economic crisis, an increase of health inequalities between socio-economic groups has been noticed in both developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme have all reported these inequalities and emphasized its importance and made this issue a priority. There is evidence that such inequalities not only affect general health, but have a particular impact on mental health. A new study, published in...

2011-01-19 14:40:02

Adult children of divorce are more likely to have seriously considered suicide than their peers from intact families, suggests new research from the University of Toronto In a paper published online this week in the journal Psychiatry Research, investigators examined gender specific differences among a sample of 6,647 adults, of whom 695 had experienced parental divorce before the age of 18. The study found that men from divorced families had more than three times the odds of suicidal...

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2011-01-18 06:05:00

A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic finds that medical mistakes, burnout and depression led one in 16 surgeons to contemplate suicide in the previous year, with few seeking help out of fear of losing their job. The study involved nearly 8,000 surgeons, six percent of whom of reported recent suicidal thoughts.  Among those who had recently made a medical error, the rate was 16 percent, although it is not known whether the mistakes were the basis for the suicidal thoughts....


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.