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Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone
A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans -- finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of 'despair.' (2019-06-13)
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms
Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. (2019-06-12)
Survey: Majority of current gun owners support the sale of personalized guns
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers. (2019-06-10)
Firearms and risk of suicide by US army soldiers
Examining to what extent firearm ownership and accessibility may be associated with suicide risk among US Army soldiers was the aim of this psychological autopsy study. (2019-06-07)
Individuals who attempt suicide carry an increased genetic liability for depression, regardless of their psychiatric disorder
Study provides new information on the genetic basis of suicide attempt. (2019-06-05)
Study examines youth suicides after '13 Reasons Why'
The popular Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' was controversial for its portrayal of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl. (2019-05-29)
Self-harm images on Instagram associated with subsequent self-harm in viewers
Instagram and self-harm: An analysis of a two-wave survey of 729 young adults in the U.S. finds that those who reported seeing self-harm images on Instagram were much more likely than those who didn't to report their own self-harm at a second interview. (2019-05-28)
Discovery of hippocampal mossy cell involvement to maximize antidepressant effects
Professor Yong-Seok Oh's team at the DGIST Department of Brain-Cognitive Science clarified the expression of antidepressant efficacy by modulating hippocampal mossy cells. (2019-05-24)
Social networks and suicide prevention
Depression and mental health problems are increasing - and suicide and drug overdose rates are rising dramatically in the USA. (2019-05-22)
Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids
In a tale of two epidemics, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that children of parents who use opioids have an increased risk of attempting suicide. (2019-05-22)
Parental use of prescription opioids associated with risk of suicide attempt by children
Opioid use by parents was associated with increased risk of suicide attempt by their children in a study that linked medical claims for opioid prescriptions for parents with medical claims for suicide attempts by their children. (2019-05-22)
As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescriptions
A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows. (2019-05-22)
How molecular escorts help prevent cancer
The anti-tumor protein p53 can decide on the life or death of a cell: If it detects damage in the cell's genome, the protein pushes the cell to suicide. (2019-05-21)
Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide
Female firefighters are fighting for their mental health as they perform their grueling duties. (2019-05-21)
Study finds narrowing gender gap in youth suicides
New research from Nationwide Children's Hospital finds a disproportionate increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males, particularly in younger youth aged 10-14 years. (2019-05-17)
Stoic, resourceful -- and at risk for suicide
A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strategies to reduce suicide risk. (2019-05-15)
New Ohio University study profiles the changing face of suicide within the state
According to a new study released by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance), suicide's identity is increasingly comprised of individuals both young and old, with suicide rates rising more than 36 percent for those ages 20 to 29 and approximately 57 percent for those aged 60 or older in the last 10 years. (2019-05-13)
Could locking all household guns reduce youth suicides, unintentional firearm deaths?
An increase in the number of firearm owners who live with children who lock up all their household guns could be associated with a reduction in youth firearm deaths by suicide and unintentional injury. (2019-05-13)
Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (2019-05-09)
Scientists find link between digital media use and depression in Chinese adolescents
Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier. (2019-05-09)
For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression
Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a University at Buffalo study. (2019-05-09)
Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research
Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people's emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research. (2019-05-08)
Teen girls more vulnerable to bullying than boys
Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University-Camden nursing scholar. (2019-05-07)
High rates of Indigenous people in jail is a health crisis
The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease, injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-05-06)
Five things to know about physician suicide
Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. (2019-05-06)
Suicidal thoughts? Therapy-oriented website can help
Mental health researchers behind the website nowmattersnow.org have demonstrated that the site could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts. (2019-05-02)
Risk of deaths among incarcerated youth by suicide on the rise
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, shows there is little disagreement that youth in custody are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior. (2019-05-02)
Severe tinnitus associated with suicide attempts in women
Previously, severe ringing in the ears (tinnitus) has been associated with depression and anxiety, and a 2016 study reported an association with increased risk of suicide attempts. (2019-05-02)
Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults
A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the US, and more than tripled for girls and young women. (2019-05-01)
Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides
The US may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services. (2019-04-30)
Suicide rates spike nationally among youth after '13 Reasons Why' release
A recent study revealed approximately 195 more youth suicide deaths than expected were associated with the television series '13 Reasons Why' in the nine months immediately following the series release. (2019-04-29)
Release of '13 Reasons Why' associated with increase in youth suicide rates
The Netflix show '13 Reasons Why' was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among US youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published today in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2019-04-29)
New research examines the evolution of the firearm epidemic in the US
Public health approaches to firearm violence need to consider underlying demographic trends and differences by intent. (2019-04-27)
'13 Reasons Why' and young adults' risk of suicide
A study of 729 young adults who completed surveys before and after the release of season two found beneficial and harmful effects. (2019-04-25)
Veterans suffer from 'culture shock' when returning to university
War veterans experience such extreme 'culture shock' at university, that they struggle to communicate their feelings and begin a destructive cycle of silence, according to a new study. (2019-04-25)
Study exposes reasons behind poor mental health in bisexual people
The largest study of bisexual people in the world to date, led by La Trobe University, has examined why bisexual people experience higher rates of psychological distress than heterosexual and homosexual people. (2019-04-21)
Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-04-17)
New study reveals 'silence' around suicide in young people
Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to 'suicide' explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research. (2019-04-15)
Research shows evidence of impulsive behavior in nonsuicidal self-injury
Are young adults who harm themselves more at risk for suicide? (2019-04-10)
Estimates of emergency department visits for suicide attempts, thoughts among kids, teens
Many children with suicide attempts/suicidal thoughts present to emergency departments (EDs). An analysis of US ED data from 2007 to 2015 estimates annual visits almost doubled from 580,000 to 1.12 million for suicide attempts/suicidal thoughts by children ages 5 to 18 years. (2019-04-08)
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