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2013-05-07 23:04:44

Stephen Teach, MD, presents research findings at the Pediatric Academic Societies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide by emergency department care teams report that there are guns in their homes. This is according to a study presented yesterday by Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, FAAP, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Teach is the Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Children's...

CDC: Suicide Rates Are On The Rise
2013-05-02 17:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Suicide rates are on the rise for middle aged Americans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their report, the CDC noted a sharp rise in suicide rates between 1999 and 2010, from 13.7 suicides to 17.6 per 100,000, or an increase of 28 percent. More Americans now take their own lives than are killed in car accidents. According to CDC statistics, 33,687 people died in car...

2013-03-08 00:52:28

An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe dying adults should have the right to request to end their life, according to new research from the University of Alberta. U of A researcher Donna Wilson led the team that studied the views of 1,203 Albertans on assisted suicide, currently illegal in Canada. A majority–77.4 per cent–felt dying adults should have the right to end their life early. "Increasingly, there are countries or states where they are allowing assisted...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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