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2013-05-09 23:43:51

Trends in the suicide rate tend to rise and fall with the economy. Loans.org spoke with experts to get a sense of why those in debt are more prone to suicide. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Through interviews with psychiatrists, lawyers, rehabilitation facility owners and people who experience the financial crisis first hand, loans.org explored the link between mounting personal loan debts and depression and suicide. Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate among 35- to...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'