Suicide overall and suicide by pesticide rates among South Korean workers: a 15-year population-based study - Kim Y, Min J, Lee SJ.

Suicide is a major public health concern in South Korea, and self-poisoning by pesticides is one of the common methods of suicide. Pesticide ban policies have been successful for suicide prevention; however, no studies have shown their effect according to ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

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Suicide and self-harm (defined as intentional, non-fatal self-poisoning or self-injury, irrespective of suicidal intent) 1 are major contributors to morbidity and mortality in young people globally. 2 The incidence of self-harm in young people is risin...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -At least 64 cases of suicide were recorded in 2019 in the southern Cunene province representing an additional 34 cases in relation to 2018 (30), being mostly by hangings, drug intake, poisoning and use of firearms.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION: Organophosphorus poisoning is the most common poison used for suicidal attempt in Nepal. Diabetes insipidus is unusual and rare in this poisoning. This is the second case report of Diabetes insipidus developing in organophosphorus poisoning. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
We report a rare delayed manifestation of organophosphorus poisoning in the form of pure motor spastic paraparesis due to dorsal myelopathy. A possibility of delayed manifestations of toxicity should be considered in individuals presenting with features suggestive of myelopathy and a previous history of organophosphate exposure. PMID: 31928153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
Authors: Patel P, Konala VM, Adapa S, Gayam V, Sahasranam P, Bose S, Golez CD, Naramala S Abstract Cyanide is notoriously known to the public for more than a century now as a weapon of mass destruction (Zyklon B gas - hydrogen cyanide used by Nazis), an agent for chemical warfare during World War I (hydrogen cyanide) and very infamous "Suicide Pill" used in the past by military and espionage organizations during World War II (potassium cyanide). During the modern industrial era, cyanide poisoning is commonly associated with the industrial exposure and domestic fires. But there is little awareness about po...
Source: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report the case of a pregnant woman who took paraquat intentionally. Patient concerns: A 36-year-old woman at 38+ weeks gestational age, in an apparent suicide attempt, drank 1 mouthful (about 20 ml) of paraquat solution. Ten hours later, her urine dithionate test showed light blue color with a plasma paraquat concentration of 0.547 μg/ml. Six hours after admission, a male infant, whose plasma paraquat concentration was 0.761 μg/ml, together with 0.673 μg/ml in the amniotic fluid measured by high-performance liquid chromatography, was delivered but the woman's lung, liver, and kidney function declined ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: DUIMS indicates higher mortality, and DUIMS' profiles in causes of death differ from the general population. Elevated risk for, for instance, suicidal, accidental and violent death among those using multiple substances highlights the need to also pay attention to causes of death other than poisoning/overdose. PMID: 31856686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
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