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2013-12-16 10:08:31

1 in 5 backs this choice for elderly who are not seriously ill, survey shows One in five people believes that doctors should be allowed to help the elderly who are not seriously ill, but who are tired of living, to die, if that is their stated wish, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. And one in three thinks that the oldest old should be allowed to take a pill to end their life if that's what they want to do, the study shows. The findings are based on...

2013-12-05 13:33:08

Difficult to predict, but once it happens, key clue for long-term needs A study that tracked more than 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38 has found that those who attempted suicide before age 24 have been plagued by more health and psychiatric issues and had more economic difficulties later in life. In their 30s, these people were twice as likely as their peers to develop metabolic syndrome and have significantly higher levels of systemic inflammation, both markers of higher risk...

2013-11-21 23:31:34

For people with schizophrenia, mortality rate is significantly higher than general population, with suicide the leading cause of death. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Author Janice Holly Booth’s new #1 best-seller, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer,” tells the story of a 22-year-old man with no history of aggression who suddenly murdered his family during one night of psychotically fueled violence. It’s Booth’s first true-crime novel, a genre...

2013-11-03 23:03:09

Saul Schottenstein Foundation B makes a grant to JFilm. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 03, 2013 Saul Schottenstein Foundation B has made a grant to JFilm as the sponsoring agency for the ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disability Film Festival. The contribution shall be used to assist JFilm in making the film festival available to communities in the Pittsburgh area. The ReelAbilities Film Festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people...

2013-11-01 23:19:14

Vitesse Consulting offers some unique pieces of career advice in recent Employment Crossing compilation Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Vitesse Consulting was recently featured in an Employment Crossing article called “Unique Pieces of Career Advice,” by Andrew Ostler. Vitesse CEO Shani Magosky explained, “The way you 'be' is just as important as what you 'do.' This is a twist on the adage, ‘it's not what you say, it's how you say it.’”...

2013-10-30 13:58:24

Teenagers and young adults are at increased risk of suicide after being diagnosed with cancer according to a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). A study of nearly eight million Swedes aged 15 and over found that among the 12,669 young people diagnosed with cancer between the age of 15 and 30 there was a 60% increased risk of suicide or attempted suicide. The risk was highest during the first year immediately after diagnosis when suicidal...

Depression Risk For Migraine Sufferers
2013-10-18 04:25:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who suffer from migraines are roughly twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who do not experience the chronic, debilitating headaches, according to new research published online in this week’s edition of the journal Depression Research and Treatment. Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair of the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and her colleagues report that the...

2013-10-03 23:30:55

Since it's launch during Suicide Prevention Month, The Suicide Party film’s crowdfunding campaign to make a feature has been attracting growing interest nationally on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-suicide-party -- most recently from an Indiegogo film partner. In the film, a once successful businessman on the verge of losing his house and ending up on the street holds a suicide party with the help of friends to raise enough money to save his house and get back on...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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