Dissemination strategies to accelerate the policy impact of children's mental health services research - Purtle J, Nelson KL, Bruns EJ, Hoagwood KE.
The United States is in the midst of a children's mental health crisis, with rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide increasing precipitously. Evidence produced by children's mental health services research can help address this crisis by informing publi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

College suicide prevention programmes are most effective when they incorporate students' sense of coherence and connectedness in their design (Commentary)
The transition to college life can be highly stressful for some students and may predispose them to maladaptive behaviour and SI. While Blasco and colleagues aimed to assess a broad range of risk and protective factors associated with STB, but they only reported students'mood disorder as a risk factor related to mental disorders. The current literature suggests to include people who had been in contact with mental health services within 12 months of death.4 Factors such as gender and pressure of academic achievement have been also linked to student suicide.4 It is also suggested to use a sufficiently broader age range to c...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A son's suicide, a mother's grief, and her message of hope for others
Speaking out in the wake of her son Tyler Pittman's death, Helen Pittman shares the struggle of caring for a loved one with mental illness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Consider opportunities to build resilience with individuals who experience suicidal ideas and behaviours following stressful life events (Commentary)
This literature review aimed to excavate existing research which explores the link between prospective stressful life events and subsequent suicidal ideation and behaviours. It explored the significant range of research that has been undertaken in this area and recognised the associated negative physical and psychological impact that suicidal thoughts and behaviours can have. Substantial progress has been made in this area, and interventions have developed over time; however, there is acknowledgement that suicidality remains a significant public health concern. One of the aspects highlighted in the review is that what dis...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short therapy programmes may reduce the risk of suicide reattempts (Commentary)
Gysin-Maillart et al4 developed the ASSIP, an innovative manual-based brief therapeutic intervention to prevent suicide reattempts with significant success in the efficacy of the programme. In their survival analysis, the ASSIP group shown 83% reduced risk of a suicide reattempt when followed up for 2 years.4 The first session of the ASSIP begins with exploring and video-recording'the story of the suicide attempt'by interviewing the client.3 4 The video recording is played in the second session in the presence of both the therapist and the client. The goal is to build insight and facilitate a new perspective on life goals,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and suicidal risk in major depression: analysis of 141,530 adolescent hospitalizations - Zahid S, Bodicherla KP, Eskander N, Patel RS.
OBJECTIVEs We conducted a cross-sectional study to understand the differences in demographics and psychiatric comorbidities in adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) and assess the risk of suicidality due to comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood adversities as risk factors and persistence of suicidal behavior: a descriptive cross-sectional study - Islam MS, Rashid MH, Islam MK, Rahman MM, Bashar MA, Alam MM, Abedin MF, Uddin MN.
Suicide is one of the important cause of death worldwide. The precise effect of childhood adversities as risk factors for the onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour are not well understood. A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out in the de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide and dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis - Álvarez Muñoz FJ, Rubio-Aparicio M, Gurillo Muñoz P, García Herrero AM, Sánchez-Meca J, Navarro-Mateu F.
INTRODUCTION: To analyse the possible relationship between dementia in the elderly and the subsequent development of suicide ideation, attempts and / or completed suicides. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SELECTION CRITERIA: studies t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A genetically informed study on the association of cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco smoking with suicide attempt - Orri M, Seguin JR, Castellanos-Ryan N, Tremblay RE, C ôté SM, Turecki G, Geoffroy MC.
Use of substances such as cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco, has been associated with increased risk of suicide attempt in several observational studies. However, establishing whether these associations are causal is challenging when using observational desig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Self-reported patterns of use of alcohol and drugs after suicide bereavement and other sudden losses: a mixed methods study of 1,854 young bereaved adults in the UK - Pitman A, Stevenson F, King M, Osborn D.
BACKGROUND: Bereavement, particularly by suicide, is associated with an excess risk of mortality and of physical and psychological morbidity. Use of alcohol as a coping mechanism is suggested as a contributing factor. However, studies describing substance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The development of patient suicide post-vention guidelines for psychiatry trainees and supervisors - Henry J, Ramages M, Cheung G.
OBJECTIVES: Patient suicide is one of the most stressful events for psychiatrists and psychiatry trainees. However, there is often a lack of consistent guidance and support available to clinicians, including post-vention. The aim of this paper is to descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A machine learning approach predicts future risk to suicidal ideation from social media data - Roy A, Nikolitch K, McGinn R, Jinah S, Klement W, Kaminsky ZA.
Machine learning analysis of social media data represents a promising way to capture longitudinal environmental influences contributing to individual risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Our objective was to generate an algorithm termed "Suicide Artif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Assessment of suicidal behavior in dermatology (Review) - Maria Alexandra Stanescu A, Totan A, Mircescu D, Diaconescu S, Gabriel Bratu O, Fekete L, L ászló Fekete G, Boda D, Cristina Diaconu C.
Many diseases that affect physical health can also affect mental health. Many of these diseases are studied in terms of quality of life, depression and suicidal behavior. Dermatological disorders, although having a strong impact on the individual's life, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Predictors of suicide at time of diagnosis in schizophrenia spectrum disorder: a 20-year total population study in Ontario, Canada - Zaheer J, Olfson M, Mallia E, Lam JSH, de Oliveira C, Rudoler D, Carvalho AF, Jacob BJ, Juda A, Kurdyak P.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major cause of mortality for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). Understanding the risk factors for suicide at time of diagnosis can aid clinicians in identifying people at risk. METHODS: Records from linke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Depression and suicidal behavior in LGB and heterosexual populations in Serbia and their differences: cross-sectional study - Jankovic J, Slijep čević V, Miletić V.
BACKGROUND: Sexual identity is a significant risk factor for triggering symptoms of depression, as well as for suicide attempts in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population compared to the heterosexual population. To the best of our knowledge, data on the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychosocial and clinical profiles of the cases visiting the emergency department due to accidental self-harm and suicide attempts in Doha, Qatar: a retrospective study - Al-Amin H, Singh R, Abdulrazzak M, Ghuloum S.
The aims of this study were to retrospectively assess the profiles of subjects with suicide attempts and self-harm in Doha, Qatar; and whether the available data were complete. We reviewed all the records of fatal and non-fatal suicides together with accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sensitivity to changing environmental conditions across individuals with subtype 2 automatically reinforced and socially reinforced self-injury - Rooker GW, Hagopian LP, Haddock JN, Mezhoudi N, Arevalo AR.
Automatically reinforced Subtype 2 self-injurious behavior (ASIB) has been characterized as showing insensitivity to competing reinforcement contingencies in the contexts of both functional analyses and in treatment using reinforcement alone (Hagopian, Roo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide safety planning during a pandemic: the implications of CoVID-19 on coping with a crisis - Pruitt LD, Mcintosh LS, Reger G.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The mechanism of family adaptability and cohesion in suicidal ideation among Chinese cancer patients - Zhou Y, Hu D, Zhang K, Mao J, Teng F, Yu T, Xu K, Tan R, Ding X, Liu Y.
This study also aimed to examine the potential mechanisms o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The relationship between depression risk perception and self-help behaviours in high risk Canadians: a cross-sectional study - Warner E, Nannarone M, Smail-Crevier R, Manuel D, Lashewicz B, Patten S, Schmitz N, MacQueen G, Wang JL.
The objectives of this study are to (1) describe the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Suicide ID ’ d in Health Care Professionals
Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, job problems, legal problems, physical health problems increase risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

I Thought I Was Doing Pretty Well. Then Came the Pandemic
At the dawn of the pandemic, as businesses shuttered and frontline workers braved inadequate conditions and the death toll began to tick frighteningly upward, I was home alone, nursing one selfish obsession: that I would use this time to get in really good shape. I am not proud of this–I would much rather write that I was raising money for communities disproportionately affected by this crisis, or delivering meals to the immunocompromised–but it’s the truth. The more I thought about it, the more the idea sharpened in my mind’s eye: this persistent fantasy of how I would emerge anew once the lockdown...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Lansky Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Suicide ID'd in Health Care Professionals
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery. Yisi D. Ji, D.M.D., from Harvard Medical School in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study examines emotional regulation, family history as risk factors for suicidal behavior
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) In a recent study, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined the intersection of two risk factors, parental history of suicidal behavior and emotion regulation, in children 6-9 years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A qualitative evaluation of the impacts of a strength-based and youth-driven approach to suicide prevention in rural and minority communities in Hawai'i - Antonio MCK, Chung-Do JJ, Goebert DA, Bifulco K, Alvarez ARG.
Suicide is a serious public health issue, particularly for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islander youth living in rural communities in Hawai'i. The Hawai'i's Caring Communities Initiative (HCCI) for Youth Suicide Prevention was implemented to address ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relational aggression--beyond bullying: what every educator, parent, and social worker needs to know - Singletary G, Johnson L.
Between 1993 and 2012, the suicide rates for African American children between the ages of five and eleven doubled whereas rates for Caucasian children in the same age group declined. Although suicide rates were higher among males, a significant increase i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of mental disorders among elderly men: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Ribeiro GCA, Vieira WA, Herval M, Rodrigues RPCB, Agostini BA, Flores-Mir C, Repeke CEP, Paranhos LR.
BACKGROUND: Elderly men have been characterized as a group vulnerable to suicide, motivated by loneliness, loss of loved ones and feelings of uselessness to family members. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the prevalence of different mental disorders among eld... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Male anabolic androgenic steroid users with personality disorders report more aggressive feelings, suicidal thoughts, and criminality - B örjesson A, Möller C, Hagelin A, Vicente V, Rane A, Lehtihet M, Dahl ML, Gårevik N, Ekström L.
Background and objectives: Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are mainly used for aesthetic and performance-enhancing reasons. Their use is a growing public health problem and concern for society because of their adverse effects. The primary aim of this st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reconsidering risks of gun ownership and suicide in unprecedented times - Sacks CA, Bartels SJ.
In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the United States, Americans bought nearly 2 million guns -- the second highest monthly total in the decades since such records have been kept. Previous spikes in U.S. firearm sales have followed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mental health care utilization and psychiatric diagnoses in a sample of military suicide decedents and living matched controls - Ryan AT, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Wilcox HC, Umhau JC, Deuster PA.
This article examines mental health care utilization and psychiatric diagnoses among US military personnel who died by suicide. We employed an existing electronic health record dataset including 800 US military suicide decedents and 800 matched controls. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lesser availability of corrosive substances could decrease the rate of suicide attempts and corrosive attacks over time [Letter] - Cvetkovi ć D, Zivković V, Nikolic S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Petroleum intoxication: literature review and case report on poisoning by gasoline - Maria-Valeria K, Stylianos T, Vasiliki P, Doxakis A, Nikolaos R, Maria L, Pavlos P.
A  literature review of cases of acute poisoning by petroleum and its distillates was conducted, while a new fatal case of suicide by gasoline intake is reported. Specifically, a number of studies were reviewed in order to update and summarize the releva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A machine learning approach to identifying changes in suicidal language - Pestian J, Santel D, Sorter M, Bayram U, Connolly B, Glauser T, DelBello M, Tamang S, Cohen K.
OBJECTIVE: With early identification and intervention, many suicidal deaths are preventable. Tools that include machine learning methods have been able to identify suicidal language. This paper examines the persistence of this suicidal language up to 30  d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mental health professionals view about the impact of male gender for the treatment of men with depression - a qualitative study - Stiawa M, M üller-Stierlin A, Staiger T, Kilian R, Becker T, Gündel H, Beschoner P, Grinschgl A, Frasch K, Schmauß M, Panzirsch M, Mayer L, Sittenberger E, Krumm S.
BACKGROUND: The underestimation of depression among men may result from atypical depression symptoms and male help-seeking behaviour. However, higher suicide rates among men than among women indicate a need for gender-specific services for men with depress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Neuro-transcriptomic signatures for mood disorder morbidity and suicide mortality - Jabbi M, Arasappan D, Eickhoff SB, Strakowski SM, Nemeroff CB, Hofmann HA.
Suicidal behaviors are strongly linked with mood disorders, but the specific neurobiological and functional gene-expression correlates for this linkage remain elusive. We performed neuroimaging-guided RNA-sequencing in two studies to test the hypothesis th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

In post-lockdown China, student mental health in focus amid reported jump in suicides
Some Chinese students returning to school after lockdown are grappling with familial conflict while others are stressing over how coronavirus disruptions have affected their academic performance, teachers and school counsellors say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should euthanasia and assisted suicide for psychiatric disorders be permitted? A systematic review of reasons - Nicolini ME, Kim SYH, Churchill ME, Gastmans C.
BACKGROUND: Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) based on a psychiatric disorder (psychiatric EAS) continue to pose ethical and policy challenges, even in countries where the practice has been allowed for years. We conducted a systematic review of reasons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The role of the COVID-19 pandemic as a risk factor for suicide: what is its impact on the public mental health state today? - Aquila I, Sacco MA, Ricci C, Gratteri S, Montebianco Abenavoli L, Oliva A, Ricci P.
The phenomenon of suicide is a much studied but still little-known issue. In this particular period of health emergency, quarantine and mandatory restrictions could play a role in the genesis of fatal events or suicide attempts not only in people at risk. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sociological, political and security review of the body as a means for committing terrorist acts - Ahi ć J, Šabani A.
Reason(s) for writing and research problem(s): Suicide terrorism as - "Modus operandi" is undoubtedly the most common, and almost everyday, way of committing a terrorist act. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the fact and try to show that the body is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Increase in suicide mortality in the United States, 1999-2018 - Hedegaard H, Curtin SC, Warner M.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States (1). Suicide is a major contributor to premature mortality as it ranks as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause for ages 35-54 (1). Despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Self-mutilation of fingers following median nerve injury: case reports and literature review - Binfadil W, Sinha RP, Saleh H, Ali F, Alshryda S.
We report here what we believe to be the first English language reports of self-mutilation of finge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide and suicide attempts in adults: exploring suicide risk 24 months after a psychiatric emergency room visit - Taron M, Nunes C, Maia T.
The objective of this study was to identify the patterns of attempted and completed suicides within 24-month... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The risk factors predicting suicidal ideation among perinatal women in Japan - Kubota C, Inada T, Shiino T, Ando M, Sato M, Nakamura Y, Yamauchi A, Morikawa M, Okada T, Ohara M, Aleksic B, Murase S, Goto S, Kanai A, Ozaki N.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the foreseeable risk factors for suicidal ideation among Japanese perinatal women. Methods: This cohort study was conducted in Nagoya, Japan, from July 2012 to March 2018. The Edinburgh Postna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Secular trends in suicidal ideation and associated factors among adolescents - Soares FC, Hardman CM, Rangel Junior JFB, Bezerra J, Petrib ú K, Mota J, de Barros MVG, Lima RA.
The objective of this study was to identify trends in suicidal ideation by sex and ascertain factors associated with thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviour in adolescents: a network analysis - Fonseca-Pedrero E, D íez-Gómez A, de la Barrera U, Sebastián-Enesco C, Ortuño-Sierra J, Montoya-Castilla I, Lucas-Molina B, Inchausti F, Perez-Albeniz A.
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal behaviour has not yet been analysed from a network approach in adolescent samples. It is imperative to incorporate new psychological models to understand suicidal behaviour from a different perspective. The main objective of this work w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation, suicidal attempts and non-suicidal self-injuries in referred adolescents - Masi G, Lenzi F, Fabiani D, Sudano SD, D'Ac.o G, Mucci M.
BACKGROUND: Specific risk factors may affect persistent suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SA) in adolescence. Non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSIs) are possible antecedent or associated factors of suicidality. AIMS: To compare clinical features i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Language is part of the machinery of oppression – just look at how black deaths are described | Patricia Williams
From ‘underlying health conditions’ to ‘suicide by cop’, structural racism has a vocabularyChokeholds, or “lateral vascular neck restraints”, have been banned by many American police departments since the 1990s. This is sometimes hard to remember because there have been so many deaths since then, using precisely this technique. Chokeholds look like a kind of judo manoeuvre: an arm thrown around the neck followed by a slow squeezing pressure applied to the carotid artery. It can quickly disable an adversary, although more than a few seconds of applied pressure can kill. As in judo, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patricia Williams Tags: George Floyd Race US news World news Language Science UK news US policing Source Type: news

Hanging disguised as bondage: accidental or suicidal death? - Alongi A, Stassi C, Mondello C, Baldino G, Argo A, Ventura Spagnolo E.
The concept of autoerotic asphyxiation refers to the use of devices or substances intended to enhance one's arousal by inducing cerebral hypoxia, which can involuntarily lead to death. Although in most cases death occurs accidentally, it is nonetheless tru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Foxglove poisoning: diagnostic and therapeutic differences with medicinal digitalis glycosides overdose - Maes KR, Depuydt P, Vermassen J, De Paepe P, Buylaert W, Lyphout C.
We report a case of a 19-year-old woman who ingested Digitalis purpurea leaves as a suicide attempt. She developed gastro-intestinal symptoms, loss of colour vision, cardiac conduction disturbances as well as an elevated serum potassium. Treatment was init... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Handgun ownership and suicide in California - Studdert DM, Zhang Y, Swanson SA, Prince L, Rodden JA, Holsinger EE, Spittal MJ, Wintemute GJ, Miller M.
BACKGROUND: Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide. However, existing studies are relatively small in scale, estimates vary widely, and no study appears to have tracked risks from commencement of firearm owne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news