Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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Women prefer beards but some are put off by fear of LICE and fleas

Women DO prefer men with beards – but those who don’t may be put off by an evolutionary fear they harbour LICE or fleas, study claims Almost 1,000 women in America were quizzed on their facial hair preferences They were also asked about their disgust towards parasites and bacteria Women who were squeamish about hair-borne pests were not keen on beards […]

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We know bushfire smoke affects health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

In previous years, Australians might have been exposed to bushfire smoke for a few days, or even a week. But this bushfire season is extreme in every respect. Smoke haze has now regularly featured in Australian weather reports for several weeks, stretching across months in some areas. What we considered to be short-term exposure we must now call medium-term exposure. […]

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New Yorkers are initiating treatment earlier after HIV infection, study shows

The most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and prevent onward transmission is to diagnose and treat all persons as soon as possible after HIV infection. According to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, New Yorkers living with HIV are being treated sooner after infection. The time to treatment initiation was reduced in tandem with expanded HIV testing and […]

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Child gamers are using dangerously powerful stimulants

Children are fueling marathon gaming sessions with ‘dangerous’ stimulants that have DOUBLE the caffeine of Red Bull and are promoted by YouTube stars like KSI and FaZe Jarvis Gaming supplements sold to children on Amazon contain up to 200mg caffeine Equivalent of six cans of Coke, two-and-half cans of Red Bull or three espressos  Required no proof of age to […]

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EVE SIMMONS: Alone this Christmas? Here are 10 things you can do

EVE SIMMONS: Alone this Christmas? Here are 10 things you can do over the festive period if you don’t want to be There is no need to be alone over the festive period – if you don’t want to be. Says Age UK’s Jill Mortimer: ‘Local newspapers, notice boards in shops and libraries, and council websites are full of information […]

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Overall, 8.5 percent of suicide acts in U.S. are fatal

Overall, 8.5 percent of suicidal acts are fatal, with higher rates for males and older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Andrew Conner, from Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study involving suicide deaths (309,377 records) and nonfatal suicide attempts requiring treatment in an emergency department […]

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There Are 4 Ways to Manage Your Type 1 Diabetes Through Treatment—Here's How

Only about 5% of those diagnosed with diabetes have type 1, which is why it may seem like this version of the disease seems a little more mysterious than type 2 diabetes—and with good reason: No one knows quite how to prevent type 1 diabetes yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That said, there are ways to type […]

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