Psychology & Psychiatry

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year—more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.

Oncology & Cancer

Thyroid cancer surges—is TMI responsible?

In most cases, the cause of thyroid cancer is unknown, according to Dr. David Goldenberg, chief of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Penn State Health. But for years, the vast majority of his thyroid cancer patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug's cousin

A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of ...

Medications

Opioids fueled a doubling of suicides and overdoses in the US

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago, and opioids are a key contributor to that rise, according to a new review and analysis by a University of Michigan team.

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