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Compared to all other cancer types, with one exception, the risk for suicide is significantly higher among survivors of head and neck cancer (HNC).Medscape Medical News
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Authors: Agbemenu K Abstract This research was conducted to identify the acculturation and health behaviors in the African Immigrant population, which is presently living in the United States. Ten studies met the criteria and included health behaviors of status, access to health care, psychiatric services, prostate cancer, morbidity and mortality, HIV knowledge and beliefs, perceptions of suicide, smoking, and obesity. Acculturation was measured using the most common social constructs that influenced the health behaviors of nativity, English (language proficiency), age at immigration, education and socioeconomic st...
Source: ABNF Journal : Official Journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education Inc - Category: Nursing Tags: ABNF J Source Type: research
Abstract This paper investigates the healthcare needs, access to healthcare, and healthcare strategies of Ethiopian migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Lebanon, drawing on qualitative empirical research. The analysis focusses on four types of health care needs: minor illnesses, pregnancies, serious illnesses (such as cancer, tuberculosis or heart problems), and emergencies (due to accidents, suicide attempts or assaults). Predictably, access to healthcare is distinctly differentiated according to an MDW's status as a documented, freelancer, or undocumented worker. Drawing on the concepts of systemic health inequiti...
Source: Health and Place - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Health Place Source Type: research
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Patrick Soon-Shiong, a respected transplant surgeon from the University of California at Los Angeles turned entrepreneur and philanthropist, first became famous for inventing an important cancer drug. His idea involved packaging a tumor-poisoning substance inside the protein albumin, which is one of the main “foods” for cancer growth. The medication, Abraxane, is now used for a wide range […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’Why car horns, pla...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Over onPete Earley's blog, there is a post titled:Senators ’ Letter To SAMHSA Is Misguided: Dr. McCance-Katz Is Doing What Congress DemandedPete is on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee,  a group operating under the Department of Health and Human Services. He is an extraordinary writer and a tremendous mental health advocate.  His post inspired me to rant at him (Me rant?  Shocking, I know...) and Pete and I are both posting my response.  I can't begin to capture the essence of his post on the controversy over the NREPP website, nor will you need to understand that...
Source: Shrink Rap - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: blogs
They are silent because the division walls are broken down in the brain, and hours when they might be understood at all begin and leave again. —Rainer Maria Rilke, “The Insane” Schizophrenia is an elusive disease, which makes it a difficult one to relate to among the general population. It is easy to sympathize with someone who is suffering from an evident physical malady, such as a broken leg, or even an invisible illness, like cancer, which generally attacks the body in ways that are not cognitive in nature. One is readily able to put oneself in that person’s place and empathize with their plight....
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Communication Personal Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Suicide Violence and Aggression Delusions Depression Empathy Hallucinations Miscommunication Mystery Nonverbal communication Paranoia Psychosis Schizoaffective Disorder Source Type: blogs
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