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Cancer Diagnosis Increases Suicide Risk

Although suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, the incidence of suicidal death is higher among people with cancer than among the general population. Now, a new study published in the journal Cancer suggests that there is a greater risk of suicide following a cancer diagnosis, reports Wiley. For their… Read More »

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Hotlines Aren’t Enough to Help People at Risk of Suicide

By CARA ANGELOTTA MD Contrary to popular belief, the risk of suicide does not increase around the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, annual suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999. Much of the media coverage following the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony… Read More »

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Medical News Today: Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk

New research finds four genetic variants that may raise the risk of dying by suicide, regardless of environmental factors. The study also identifies hundreds of other genes that require further analysis and that may also raise the likelihood that a person dies by suicide. Middle-aged men are at a higher risk of dying by suicide.… Read More »

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