Doctor-assisted suicide measure advances in Hawaii

The Hawaii House has approved a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to decide if they want to end their own life
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Liver disease deaths are growing more common in the U.S. and disproportionately affecting younger Americans, according to a recent study. The paper, published in The BMJ just a day after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising liver cancer death rates, paints a troubling picture of how Americans’ drinking habits may be affecting their health. While the new study couldn’t prove causation, the researchers say drinking is likely to blame for the growing number of adults aged 24 to 35 who are dying from cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. The researchers used deaths logged in the CDC&r...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe Caregiver Support Team was positively received. The organization received budgetary support from our hospital to disseminate the program system-wide. Additional interventions are needed to overcome the root cause of workplace stressors. A formal link between Risk Management is being developed to identify cases which warrant emotional (vs. clinical only or both) debriefing/group processing.Graphical Abstract
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe 5-HTTLPR polymorphisms predicted short-term risk of suicidal reattempt independently of age and sex. L-carriers have almost three times more risk of relapse when compared with SS carriers.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 135Author(s): Lourdes Rey, Nicolás Sánchez-Álvarez, Natalio ExtremeraAbstractThe purpose of this paper was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ; McCullough, Emmons, &Tsang, 2002) using two independent samples of Spanish adolescents. Sample 1 (N = 569, female n = 280) completed the Spanish GQ, along with scales assessing depression, happiness, suicidal ideation and trait hope. Sample 2 (N = 725, female n = 364) also completed the Span...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: Wu KK, Armstrong AW Abstract Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with under-investigated and underappreciated links to psychiatric comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, and suicidality. In this review, we synthesize and discuss the literature investigating the association between psoriasis and three measures of suicidality: suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and completed suicide. Studies have shown that psoriasis is significantly linked to all three measures of suicidality, but the available data on suicide attempts and completed suicides is limited and less consistent. Studied risk...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
In this study, epigenome-wide patterns of methylation were measured in schizophrenia suicide attempters (n = 54) and in schizophrenia non suicide attempters (n = 69) using DNA extracted from white blood cells. Analyses focused on identifying differentially methylated CpG sites and gene regions between attempters and non-attempters. We identified the CpG site cg19647197 within the CCDC53 gene, which is characterized by hypomethylation of WBC in schizophrenia attempters compared to non-attempters. Our results suggest that there is variation in DNA methylation associated with suicide attempt that may offer novel highl...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere was no evidence that neither short-term nor long-term exposure to meteorological parameters or air pollen counts were associated with self-reported peripartum depressive symptoms in Uppsala, Sweden.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: suicide is a major public health issue in China. However, research on the impact of absolute and relative economic stats on suicide is scarce among the Chinese population, particularly rural young adults. Using a case-control psychological auto...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
This study's objectives were to: 1) report state training requirements for pharmacist suicide education; and 2) d...
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Objective: To analyze the factors associated with recent suicide attempts including socio-demographic and clinical characteristics in major depressive disorder (MDD) patients in China. Methods: The data were from a nationwide sample from 13 m...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
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