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2012-11-20 12:30:35

A new report from researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds the majority of the previously reported increase in suicide in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010 is attributable to an increase in hanging/suffocation, which increased from 19 percent of all suicides in 2000 to 26 percent of all suicides in 2010. The largest increase in hanging/suffocation occurred among those aged 45-59 years (104 percent increase). The results are published in the December issue of...

Cyberbullying Rarely Sole Factor In Teen Suicides
2012-10-22 13:41:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition shows that cyberbullying is rarely the sole factor in teen suicides. The team searched for reports of youth suicides where cyberbullying was a reported factor, logging information about demographics and the event itself through online news media and social networks. They also used descriptive statistics to assess the rate of...

2012-10-15 16:11:19

A joint study by University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Emergency Medicine and Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center researchers has found that, in contrast to popular opinion, major holidays are associated with a lower number of suicide attempts by poisoning. The study found that holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving may actually be protective against suicide attempts, possibly due to the increased family or social support structures present around those times. In...

2012-10-15 11:32:14

Dr. Paramala J. Santosh, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK Suicide in children and adolescents has long been a matter of great concern to modern society, particularly for clinicians who deal with mental health problems of children and adolescents. For instance, in 1910 the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society with Sigmund Freud among the attending experts held a conference, dealing with what was perceived to be a growing epidemic of youth suicide. At the beginning of the 21st century, suicide and...

Depression Considered A Global Epidemic
2012-10-10 05:16:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today is World Mental Health Day, and to raise public awareness about mental health issues the World Health Organization (WHO ) released startling information on depression throughout the world. WHO discovered that over 350 million people around the world are affected by depression. The disease is now considered a “global phenomenon.” Health experts believe that no country is immune from depression, with...

2012-10-07 23:02:07

Attorney Skip Simpson, a nationally renowned expert in psychiatric malpractice, said the high U.S. suicide rate is alarming, but not surprising, given that most health care professionals lack the necessary training to assess and treat people who are at risk of taking their own lives. Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 New research indicates that suicide has overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, which psychiatric malpractice lawyer...

2012-10-05 14:35:24

Youths who harm themselves should be connected with positive adult influences and mental health services before behaviors escalate Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide. “For many young people, suicide represents an...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.