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Cities Safer Than Rural Areas
2013-07-23 10:45:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite having higher average homicide rates, cities tend to be safer than rural areas, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota. The researchers came to their somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion by looking at county-level data for all injury deaths across the US from 1999 to 2006, excluding the September 11 terrorist attacks. "Cars, guns and drugs are the unholy trinity...

2013-07-22 11:16:32

People with epilepsy are ten times more likely to die early, before their mid-fifties, compared with the general population, according to a 41 year study in Sweden published today in the Lancet and part-funded by the Wellcome Trust. The findings reveal a striking correlation between premature death and mental illness in these patients and people with epilepsy were four times more likely to have received a psychiatric diagnosis in their lifetime compared with the general population. The...

2013-07-19 10:44:08

A new five-year study that tracked more than 1,600 drug users found that severe abuse in their childhood – emotional, sexual, and to a lesser extent physical – significantly elevated their risk of attempting suicide. Screening for such abuse and offering treatment may help public officials and care providers reduce suicides. For health professionals, the message from a new study in the American Journal of Public Health is clear: Asking patients about a...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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