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Anni Dewani’s South African killer gets 25 years jail


August 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A South African man accused of killing Indian-origin honeymooning bride Anni Dewani in that country has been jailed for 25 years.Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to murder, ... Read more...

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Facebook to launch Samaritans suicide risk alert system


March 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook is set to launch a new system that would allow users to report friends who they think may be contemplating suicide.The feature is ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks leaker mistreated in custody: Lawyer


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The 23-year-old US soldier who is alleged to have leaked thousands of secret documents to whistle-blower WikiLeaks was placed on suicide watch, stripped to his underwear and forced ... Read more...

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People With Severe Acne Have Increased Suicide Risk


November 13th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study suggests that the increased suicide risk in users of the drug Isotretinoin, which is sold under names including Accutane, Roaccutane, Clarus, Decutan and others, may ... Read more...

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Severe acne may raise suicide risk


November 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Individuals who have a severe acne problem are at a higher risk of attempting suicide, reveals a new study.The study has also found that an additional risk may ... Read more...

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Presidential election outcomes directly influence suicide rates: US study


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Presidential election outcomes in US directly influence suicide rates among voters, according to a new longitudinal study that analysed suicide rates at a state level from 1981- 2005.In ... Read more...

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Certain epilepsy drugs may increase suicide risk


July 27th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study shows that only certain epilepsy drugs may increase the risk of suicide.Newer drugs with a higher risk of causing depression than other epilepsy drugs, ... Read more...

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3 gene mutations hold the key to suicidal behaviour


June 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Mutations in three genes could predispose people to suicidal behaviour, found a study study by a team of Spanish researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia University in ... Read more...

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Highly variable sleep schedules predict elevated suicide risk


June 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A new study has shown for the first time that highly variable sleep schedules predict an elevated risk for suicide independent of depression in actively suicidal young adults.The ... Read more...

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Low IQ scores linked to increased suicide attempts in men


June 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 04 (ANI): A new study has found that low IQ scores in early adulthood are linked to an increased risk of attempted suicide in men.A team of researchers studied the ... Read more...

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Suicidal parents make for suicidal kids


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Children who lose a parent to suicide are more likely to die the same way, a new study has found.The study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's ... Read more...

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Daniel Radcliffe hopes to stamp out homophobia


February 28th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe hopes to eliminate homophobia by being a part of a new campaign encouraging tolerance for all sexual orientations. The 20-year-old star is shooting for ... Read more...

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Teens who self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual at increased suicide risk


February 6th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who self-identify as gays, lesbians and bisexuals are at a greater risk of having suicidal thoughts.Moreover, those who were unsure of ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer diagnosis may increase suicide risk


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new research suggests that a prostate cancer diagnosis carries an immediate risk of suicide and cardiovascular death.Fang Fang of the Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and ... Read more...

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Gene mutations linked to suicide risk among depressed patients identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has led to the discovery of certain genetic mutations that appear to be associated with the risk of attempting suicide among individuals with depression.The mutations ... Read more...

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Smoking cessation drug ‘does not increase self-harm or depression risk’


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Popular smoking cessation drug varenicline doesn't increase the risk of self-harm or depression, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of Bristol and the UK's Medicines and ... Read more...

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Suicide risk among elderly varies according to sex


September 29th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Elderly men and women show different patterns of suicide, reveals a study.Louise Bradvik and Mats Berglund, from Lund University, Sweden, say that women who have tried to kill ... Read more...

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Sedatives likely to aggravate suicide risk among elderly


June 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Sedatives have been linked with a four-fold increase in suicide risk among the elderly. Researchers have shown that, even after adjusting for the presence of psychiatric conditions, sedatives ... Read more...

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Sedatives ‘raise suicide risk in older adults’


June 4th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Sleeping tablets and sedatives prescribed to beat depression and sleep problems could increase the risk of suicide four-fold among older patients, say researchers.Researchers writing in the open access ... Read more...

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Frequent household moves raise suicide risk in kids


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Children who move frequently are more likely to make suicide attempts in later years, says a new Danish study.According to a report in the June issue of Archives ... Read more...

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‘Suicide risk to disgraced British MPs’


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A British MP says days of naming and shaming fellow-lawmakers for claiming dubious parliamentary allowances have begun to resemble a witchhunt that could end in a suicide. "The atmosphere ... Read more...

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Weight worries make teens more vulnerable to suicide attempts


May 19th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Obese teens or those who see themselves as overweight are more likely to attempt suicide, finds a new study.In the study involving 14,000 high school students, researchers found ... Read more...

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Lithium in water may cut suicide risk


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Drinking water containing the element lithium may decrease the risk of suicide, suggests a Japanese study.In the British Journal of Psychiatry study, researchers examined levels of lithium in ... Read more...

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Young ex-servicemen face higher suicide risk


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Younger ex-military personnel face higher suicide risk than their civilian counterparts, reveals a new US study.According to Professor Nav Kapur, lead author and professor of psychiatry and ... Read more...

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US Army concerned over increasing suicides by veterans


February 10th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Increasing incidence of suicides among war veterans is prompting concerns and research into why soldiers are taking the extreme step.According to an US Army report, the numbers who ... Read more...

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Heres why Las Vegas is the suicide capital of the world


November 12th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Las Vegas seems to bring out people''s desire to kill themselves, according to a new study.Matt Wray from Temple University in Philadelphia and colleagues from Harvard University ... Read more...

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Older gamblers at greater suicide risk than younger counterparts


September 17th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Older problem gamblers are three to four times more likely to be suicidal than their younger counterparts, says a new study.The research team involving Lia Nower, JD, ... Read more...

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Family conflicts dramatically increase suicidal tendencies among Asian-Americans


August 18th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Asian-American individuals, whose families experience a high degree of interpersonal conflict, have been found to be thrice as likely to attempt suicide than Asian-Americans overall in a ... Read more...

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What increases post-partum suicide risk among women


August 7th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has found that women with a history of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse are more likely to attempt post-partum suicides.Led by Dr. Katherine ... Read more...

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Weakening sight indirectly triggers suicide: study


July 15th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Weakening eyesight could be fraught with unknown risks, even indirectly triggering suicides, according to an exhaustive new review. Failing eyesight often results in psychosocial and health consequences, social ... Read more...

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Visual impairment linked to higher suicide risk


July 15th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Visual impairment is linked to an increased risk of suicide through its indirect negative effect on health, says a new study.Eye conditions that lead to visual loss ... Read more...

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Depression in the elderly can be treated effectively


February 13th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Depression, which has been looked upon as being a part of the process of aging, can be treated effectively in the elderly according to a report.The report, which ... Read more...

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