Too Many Self-Inflicted Deaths

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That's a stunning number of people dying by their own hand in one form or another, and in addition to galvanizing public health prevention efforts, these statistics pose an urgent need to identify root causes and more effective treatment systems. Treatment works, but beyond having access to appropriate medical and psychological help, the social environment is critical to creating successful recovery opportunities for those suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. I am asking my readers to commit to help prevent these unnatural deaths. We can make a difference if each of us commits to taking on one opportunity for improvement, ones that are embedded in our homes, our schools, our worksites, and our communities. Here are a few suggestions based on current evidence of what we understand contributes to self-harm deaths. Feel free to commit to your own innovative ideas, but please, do not stand by and accept the premature loss of another father, mother, sister, brother, or child. Avoid treating persons with mental health or substance use disorders with negativity I'm talking about stigma. Understand that brain diseases are chronic medical illnesses that respond to safe and effective medications and scientifically demonstrated therapies. If you know someone who appea...
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Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh levels of lifestyle-related cancer-risk behaviors were found in most of the Hong Kong construction workers studied. The present study contributes to understanding how cancer-related lifestyle risk behaviors cluster among construction workers and relative impact factors of risk behaviors. It is essential to tailor health behavior interventions focused on multiple risk behaviors among different groups for further enlarging the effects on cancer prevention.
Source: Safety and Health at Work - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
We report one case, in which the patient presented to the emergency department with lower urinary tract symptoms, fever and consumptive syndrome. Acute prostatitis was initially suspected, but subsequently prostate adenocarcinoma was diagnosed.This case enables us to consider the possibility of prostate adenocarcinoma as the diagnose in patients with fever of unknown origin, and the role of procalcitonin to rule out the presence of infection.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Charalampos Fragkoulis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Ntoumas
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Jae Heon Kim, In Gab Jeong
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Brazil has one of the highest traffic accident rates in the world. Cargo vehicles are the second most common type of vehicle involved in these accidents. Driving under the influence of drugs increases the risk of truck drivers being involved ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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