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2013-07-30 10:36:19

Fails to pick up most of those needing admission or to predict who will self harm again A screening tool used in general hospitals to detect suicide risk among patients who have self harmed should be ditched, concludes a study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. The technique (SADPERSONS Scale) fails to pick up most of those who require admission to a psychiatric unit, community psychiatric aftercare, or to determine those at risk of self harming again, say the researchers....

2013-07-29 23:25:31

Skip Simpson of the Law Offices of Skip Simpson expresses concerns about a recent sharp rise in national suicide rate. Frisco, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Experienced suicide lawyer Skip Simpson said today he has been closely monitoring an alarming upward trend in the nation’s suicide rate. The number of suicides in the United States has increased dramatically in the past decade, according to The New York Times, “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.” (May 2, 2013). Simpson, who works...

2013-07-23 23:03:05

Two weeks ago a Tarrant County youth minister and two other good Samaritans were killed by a truck as they tried to help a disabled motorist. This kind of accident is not uncommon according to Houston Accident Attorneys. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Seeking to help a stranded motorist, a local pastor and two other good Samaritans were struck by a truck and killed two weeks ago. This kind of accident is tragically common according to Houston Accident Attorneys. Brian Jennings, 41, was a youth...

Teenage Exercise Curbs Suicide In Adulthood
2013-06-26 14:17:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Teenagers who are in good physical shape are less likely to display suicidal behavior even years later in adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Medicine. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg found that 18 year olds who are in good physical shape have a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. Their study also shows that teenagers and young adults in Sweden have worse...

2013-06-20 23:18:22

Multiple Modes of Electronic Administration Deliver Reliable Patient Safety Data Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced enhancements to AVERT, its proven electronic suicide risk assessment system. Having already been used by over 32,000 clinical trial patients, AVERT is now available in both audio (phone) and visual (web/tablet) patient interfaces, offering greater...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.