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2013-06-30 23:18:10

Textbook buyback company MyBookBuyer.com announces the winner of the Spring 2013 scholarship essay contest, which provides students an opportunity to win money to purchase textbooks for a year. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Textbook buyback company MyBookBuyer.com has announced that the winner of their Spring 2013 Textbooks for a Year Scholarship essay contest $1,250 grand prize is Savannah Lim. Ms. Lim, who will be an undergraduate student at New York University this Fall where...

2013-06-26 16:43:27

The assessment of risk in patients who go on to die by suicide or commit homicide is often poor, a new study has found. A report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness out today has raised concerns about the way that risk is assessed and led to criticism of the tick-box approach to clinical practice. Researchers looked at a sample of 81 cases where risk had been judged to be low, but seven days or...

Teenage Exercise Curbs Suicide In Adulthood
2013-06-26 14:17:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Teenagers who are in good physical shape are less likely to display suicidal behavior even years later in adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Medicine. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg found that 18 year olds who are in good physical shape have a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. Their study also shows that teenagers and young adults in Sweden have worse...

2013-06-20 23:18:22

Multiple Modes of Electronic Administration Deliver Reliable Patient Safety Data Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced enhancements to AVERT, its proven electronic suicide risk assessment system. Having already been used by over 32,000 clinical trial patients, AVERT is now available in both audio (phone) and visual (web/tablet) patient interfaces, offering greater...

2013-06-20 13:46:11

New research out of the University of Minnesota identifies significant risk factors for suicidal behavior in youth being bullied, but also identifies protective factors for the same group of children. The article, "Suicidal Thinking and Behavior Among Youth Involved in Verbal and Social Bullying: Risk and Protective Factors" is being published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. The supplement identifies bullying as a clear public health issue, calling for...

2013-05-22 10:06:22

Study supports idea of 'suicide contagion,' especially in 12 and 13 year olds Youth who had a schoolmate die by suicide are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide, according to a study in published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). This effect can last 2 years or more, which has implications for strategies following schoolmate suicides. "We found that exposure to suicide predicts suicidality," writes senior author Dr. Ian Colman, Canada Research Chair in...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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