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2014-03-26 23:25:45

A new survey from DoubleYourWellness.com pinpoints the issues stressing men over 45 out today. The data, considered together with recent suicide rate data, raises the question "Is there a deadly silent epidemic right now hitting thousands of men over 45 in the US and UK?" (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 It's a bit of a taboo subject but suicide rates are soaring for middle aged men in the US and the UK. Recent statistics quoted in the New York Times show that the suicide rate for...

2014-03-18 20:21:34

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: Opening Night Reception Thursday April 3rd, 6pm to 9pm RSVP MANDATORY e-mail: galleriesparta@gmail.com WHERE: GALLERIE SPARTA, French International Art Gallery, 8641 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, Calif. On Sunset Plaza. Free parking. For the duration of April 2014 Gallerie Sparta will exhibit 12 of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's remaining original oil paintings for sale. 18 Paintings were...

2014-03-17 23:24:10

John Kelly, Not Dead Yet’s regional director for the New England states, and disability activists from Second Thoughts Connecticut will be testifying today in Hartford against an assisted suicide bill, HB 5326. Modeled after the Massachusetts group of the same name, which was instrumental in defeating an assisted suicide ballot referendum in that state in 2012, the group says that a closer look at the details of assisted suicide proposals give people “second thoughts.” Hartford, CT...

2014-03-17 08:28:46

MONTREAL, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected assisted suicide on March 6 2014 with a vote of 219 to 66. Former 3 term state representative Nancy Elliott explained why New Hampshire rejected assisted suicide and why progressive societies like Quebec should reject euthanasia. There are many similarities between the New Hampshire legislation and Quebec's. Both proposals leave the door wide open for abuse of people in medical facilities. Definitions of...

2014-03-16 16:20:50

MONTREAL, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected assisted suicide on March 6 2014 with a vote of 219 to 66. Former 3 term state representative Nancy Elliott explained why New Hampshire rejected assisted suicide and why progressive societies like Quebec should reject euthanasia. There are many similarities between the New Hampshire legislation and Quebec's. Both proposals leave the door wide open for abuse of people in medical facilities. Definitions of...

2014-02-24 23:01:54

The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year before they die, according to a national study led by Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year...

2014-02-12 23:00:58

Group Urges PA AG Not to Appeal Dismissal of Case Against Philadelphia Nurse for Her Dad’s Death. Nurse Barbara Mancini Issues First Statement Since Gag Order Expired Philadelpia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Compassion & Choices urged Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane not to appeal the dismissal Tuesday of an felony “assisted suicide” case against Philadelphia nurse Barbara Mancini for the death of her terminally ill, 93-year-old father, Joe Yourshaw (Court of Common...

2014-02-11 20:22:33

Decision is Victory for Dying Patients and Families Nationwide, Compassion & Choices Says POTTSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices, praised the dismissal today of an unjust felony "assisted suicide" case against a Philadelphia nurse as a victory for dying patients and autonomy at the end of life. Schuylkill County Judge Jacqueline Russell granted the defense's motion to dismiss...

2014-02-07 13:27:10

A study compares mortality among hard drug users A new study analyses the risk factors and excess mortality among heroin and cocaine consumers admitted to treatment in Spain. The results reveal that the fatality rate among consumers of both drugs is 14.3 times higher than for the general population, while among those only using cocaine, it is 5.1 times higher. In Spain the majority of deaths related to cocaine are not correctly certified and therefore up until now very few studies have...

2014-02-05 08:27:14

A call to action to advance suicide prevention field WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) today released a first-of-its-kind national action plan, A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, aimed at prioritizing suicide prevention research. A three-year intensive and collaborative effort by the Action Alliance's Research Prioritization Task...


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.