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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...

Sleeplessness May Lead To Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-14 19:40:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. While feelings of hopelessness about a job or a relationship may lead someone to have suicidal tendencies, Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University, claims the hopelessness from not being able to go to sleep at night could also trigger...

Stroke Survivors At High Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-08 09:17:23

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2013, nearly eight percent of stroke survivors in the US may have thought about suicide or wished themselves dead. A stroke is caused by a lack of adequate blood flow to brain tissue resulting in permanent tissue injury. Blood flow to the brain may be blocked due to clots or other obstructions, or...

2013-02-06 12:29:15

American Indians are at much greater risk of suicide after acute alcohol intoxication, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study examined the prevalence and social demographic correlates of suicide involving acute alcohol intoxication among United States ethnic minorities. Results will be published in the May 2013 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early...

2013-02-06 10:06:09

-Suicide is ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. -A new study recently examined suicide and acute alcohol intoxication among U.S. ethnic minorities. -Findings show that American Indians are at much greater risk than other ethnic groups. In 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. Prior research has also shown that alcohol use disorders confer...

2013-02-03 23:00:12

The contribution shall be used to assist the JCC in making the ReelAbilities Film Festival available to communities in Northern Virginia. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) February 03, 2013 Saul Schottenstein Foundation B has made a grant to Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (“JCC”) as the sponsoring agency for the ReelAbilities Film Festival. The contribution shall be used to assist JCC in making the film festival available to communities in Northern Virginia. The...


Word of the Day
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.