Taking leave from work: The impact of culture on Japanese female nurses.

The paper shows that there are many overlapping, complex issues affecting nurses working in Japan and their needs need to be considered and addressed in order to promote a healthier work environment, as well as a more humanistic environment.

Involvement in Physical Activity and Risk for Nearly Lethal Suicide Attempts

This study compared reports of recent physical activity among those surviving a nearly lethal suicide attempt to reports from community controls. Analyses were conducted on data collected between November 1992-July 1995 for a study of nearly lethal suicide attempts among people aged 13-34 years. Logistic regression analyses were used to test the association between suicide[…]

Army Health Promotion Risk Reduction Suicide Prevention Report 2010

This report is presented in 10 sections, followed by 7 annexes. The sections are: 1) introduction to health promotions, risk reduction, & suicide prevention; 2) reality of suicide; 3) lost art of leadership in garrison; 4) composite life-cycle; 5) Army suicide prevention campaign; 6) program governance for health promotion/risk reduction/suicide prevention; 7) managing the health[…]

Suicide Experiences Among Institutionalized Older Veterans in Taiwan

This study examined the suicide experiences of institutionalized veterans in Taiwan. Data were collected from 19 residents, age 65 & older, who had attempted suicide. Transcripts from 26 tape-recorded interviews were analyzed by thematic analysis. 5 major themes related to suicide triggers were identified: illness & pain, death of close relatives or friends, conflicts with[…]

Increased premature mortality of competitive powerlifters suspected to have used anabolic steroids

Misuse of supraphysiological doses of anabolic steroids is claimed to have serious side effects. The aim of the study was to determine the mortality, and the cause of premature deaths among a group of subjects who are strongly suspected to have used anabolic steroids for a non-medical purpose over several years. The mortality of 62[…]

Traumatic events and suicidality in a German adolescent community sample

Exposure to traumatic events has been related to suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in adolescents. This study analyzes the association between suicidality and preceding traumatic life events in 665 German school students with an average age of 14.81 (SD = 0.66). Forty-three (6.5%) students reported suicide attempts and 239 (35.9%) reported suicidal ideation. Adolescents with[…]

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Patients Aged 35 Years and Under: a 4-Year Study of Frequency and Survival in London

This study described the frequency & characteristics of cardiac arrest patients, 35 years & younger, attended by the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust between April 2003-March 2007. Data were analysed for 3084 patients & reported retrospectively. Over 75% of patients were aged 18-35 years. There were significantly more males in this age group compared to[…]

A Detailed Study on Suicides in Baranya County (Hungary)

Suicides in Baranya County, Hungary between 1983-1987 were investigated with regard to biodemographical aspects. There were 1056 suicides with the rate being higher in villages than towns. Suicide rates increased with age. Analysis of interviews with relatives showed that 20% of elderly males could not cope with their losses & found no way out except[…]

Study of Process and Causes Related to Suicide in Ilam Province During 1992-2005

This study evaluated some variables related to suicide & compared these variables between people who attempted suicide & those who died by suicide during 1992-2005 in Ilam province, Iran. Through retrospective study, all data related to 2,854 people who died by suicide were investigated in detail. Among 2,845 suicide records, 61.6% were female & the[…]

Factors Associated With Anxiety, Depression and Suicide Ideation in Female Outpatients with SLE in Japan

84 female Japanese outpatients with systemic lupus erythematosus were studied. Trait anxiety, state anxiety, depression, & suicide ideation were evaluated using psychological tests & the relationships between the respective psychological features & background factors were statistically evaluated using stepwise multiple logistic regression analyses. “Human relations among family members” & “high daily steroid dosage” were found[…]