Tag Archives: suicides

Chemical cosh drugs ‘given to children aged three’ as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soar

Laura Clark Daily Mail Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared four-fold in a decade amid evidence that children as young as three are taking the medication. The number of prescriptions for Ritalin leapt from 158,000 in … Continue reading

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Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity?

Lynn Parramore AlterNet The rate of people taking their own lives is soaring in Europe at such a clip that the trend has given birth to a new media term: “Suicide by economic crisis.” If suicide is a measure of … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic: Hospitalization of US underage drinkers common, costs $755 million a year

Nick Hanson EurekAlert ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year, a Mayo Clinic … Continue reading

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Apple factories to face independent inspections

BBC News The working conditions in factories which produce Apple products are to be inspected, the computing giant has announced. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will audit several suppliers, including Foxconn in China, at Apple’s request. Safety at the factories … Continue reading

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Economic slump linked with soaring suicide rates in Europe

Source: Daily Mail The financial crisis that swept Europe almost certainly led to an increase in suicides, according to health experts’ research. Researchers say that when the rate of unemployment rose, suicide rates immediately increased in nine of the ten … Continue reading

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