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Category list : Suicide

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  • Paul Burstow

    Key role in suicide strategySubscription

    News26 July, 2011

    A Department of Health consultation was launched last week on its suicide strategy, which calls for the views of the public and NHS staff on six “areas of action”.

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    Suicide increase after financial crash

    NHS Choices18 July, 2011

    “Suicide rates have risen sharply across Europe since the banking crisis,” The Independent today reported. The newspaper says a study has found that Britain has been affected particularly hard, experiencing an 8% rise in suicide rates between 2007 and 2009. Ireland and Greece, two of the countries reported to be in greater financial difficulty, have seen suicides rise 13% and 16% respectively.

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    Acne drug's 'suicide link' probedSubscription

    News15 November, 2010

    The popular acne drug isotretinoin does not increase the risk of suicide, according to a new report.

  • Medical professionals are about to launch a campaign to allow people the legal right to end their life through assisted suicide.

    Nurses back legal suicide campaignSubscription

    News13 October, 2010

    Medical professionals are about to launch a campaign to allow people the legal right to end their life through assisted suicide.

  • Defence secretary Liam Fox has announced the introduction of a 24-hour helpline as well as additional dedicated nurses for troops and veterans with mental health problems to combat the "national scandal" of post-conflict suicides.

    Nurses to tackle soldier suicidesSubscription

    News6 October, 2010

    Defence secretary Liam Fox has announced the introduction of a 24-hour helpline as well as additional dedicated nurses for troops and veterans with mental health problems to combat the “national scandal” of post-conflict suicides.

  • Pollution 'increases suicide risk'

    Pollution and asthma may increase suicide riskSubscription

    News29 July, 2010

    Air pollution and asthma may cause as many as one in 14 suicides in Taiwan, a report has suggested.

  • Suicide risk link

    Suicide risks studiedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to Swedish researchers.

  • Children who experience physical or sexual abuse, or other adversities such as family violence, are at greater risk of suicide in later life, according to Belgian researchers.

    Suicide risk higher in abused childrenSubscription

    News3 July, 2010

    Children who experience physical or sexual abuse, or other adversities such as family violence, are at greater risk of suicide in later life, according to Belgian researchers.

  • Men with low IQ scores in their youth are significantly more likely to attempt suicide later in life than those with the highest IQ scores, a large study has found.

    Suicide risk highest in men with low IQsSubscription

    News13 June, 2010

    Men with low IQ scores in their youth are significantly more likely to attempt suicide later in life than those with the highest IQ scores, a large study has found.

  • Nurses should remember their ethical obligation to patients

    The profession should oppose calls to legalise assisted suicide  Subscription

    Clinical17 May, 2010

    As nurses are now specifically mentioned in new policy on assisted suicide, they must consider their ethical obligation to patients in this debate, says Frances Trowell