Psychology & Psychiatry

The connection between economic distress, suicide

If the United States follows the pattern that occurred after the economic crisis in Japan, public health officials should watch for a significant increase in suicides, particularly in the baby boom population, concluded a ...

Other

Slovakia doctors threaten to leave over low pay

(AP) -- Slovakia has declared a state of emergency in more than a dozen hospitals to ensure that health care is not compromised after thousands of doctors resigned from public hospitals over low pay.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The DRC's Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

It's been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola ...

Health

As finances fall, fewer know the drill

Some dentists are warning that, just as the recession has eroded the nation's job and stock markets, it's also causing another kind of decay.

Medications

Study links cardiac arrests to opioid overdoses

An increasing proportion of all cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospital are related to drug overdoses, according to a new study conducted by two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts set out targets to eliminate tuberculosis within a generation

A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high ...

Health

Spaniards protest health care reforms

(AP)—Thousands of people marched in Madrid on Sunday to protest plans to privatize parts of their public health care system, with some questioning the motives behind the government's actions.

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