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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...

2014-02-03 23:01:58

Gala Event to Benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Jordan’s Journey 2014 Gala: Imagine a World Without Suicide will take place at Mohegan Sun on March 8, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation (JMPMF). The Mission of the JMPMF is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not...

2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

2014-01-14 23:26:36

New true crime book, A Voice out of Nowhere, reveals how marijuana use contributed to a gruesome mass murder committed by a young man who was mentally ill. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Marijuana and mental illness are a bad marriage, says author Janice Holly Booth, whose recent best-selling true crime book -- A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer -- highlights an example of how excessive marijuana use contributed to violence committed by a young...


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.