Health

How can we help prevent suicides? Ask and listen, doctors say

“Being asked is such a relief,” said Emet Oden, an 18-year-old suicide attempt survivor in Nashville. “Listening to someone is the most important part,” agreed Dese’Rae Stage, a suicide attempt survivor and activist who photographs and tells the stories of suicide survivors as part of the Live Through This project. If you’re struggling, take the time you need today for ...

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Weather And The Warm Season Are Among Factors Associated With Suicide

I woke up to the devastating news that noted Chef and journalist Anthony Bourdain was found dead. The Wall Street Journal reports of an apparent suicide. This shocking news comes on the heels of another high profile suicide by designer Kate Spade. There are many people struggling with mental health, depression and suicidal thoughts will not make the headlines or be ...

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As Celebrity Suicides Gain Attention, Maryland Rates Skyrocket

BALTIMORE, MD — Suicide rates in the United States have increased nearly 30 percent since 1999, according to data released Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates increased significantly, rising in every state except Nevada during that time period. According to the CDC, the suicide rate increased significantly in 44 states ...

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'Sonic attacks' eyed in Cuba, China as more US diplomats fall ill: What to know about the mystery illness

U.S. diplomats in China are facing a case of déjà vu as several Americans who work at the consulate in the country are being plagued by a mysterious illness with symptoms that are eerily similar to those that officials first reported in Cuba back in 2016. The State Department has already evacuated a handful of government employees. And Secretary of State ...

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CDC: US Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

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License Suspended for Doctor Who Danced, Rapped in Surgeries

The medical license of an Atlanta-area dermatologist who posted videos of herself rapping and dancing while performing cosmetic surgery was suspended yesterday, according to Georgia Composite Medical Board documents. Windell Davis-Boutté, MD, has been sued by at least seven women for negligence, among other allegations, after cosmetic procedures resulted in permanent damage, according to the Washington Post. Windell Davis-Boutté, MD ...

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Blood Tests Developed That Identify Women at Risk of Preterm Birth

Researchers at Stanford University and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub have identified sets of cell-free RNA (cfRNA) biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women that can be used to estimate gestational age and delivery date with the same accuracy as ultrasound and can help to identify mothers who are likely to deliver preterm, up to two months ahead of labor. David K. ...

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University will pay you $3500 to get the flu and book you a 10-day stay at 'Hotel Influenza'

“Hotel Influenza” features private hotel-like rooms with television and internet, as well as common areas where volunteers can socialize.  (Saint Louis University) University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk possibly suffering through a bout of diarrhea, fever, body aches and other flu symptoms in the name of science. The pitch is for volunteers to willingly ...

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