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|12/1/2016 - A bill that would allow doctors in the District of Columbia to kill their patients "compassionately" – a medical "procedure" known as physician-assisted suicide – has been given the green light by D.C.'s City Council. Reports indicate that, pending a signature by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the...|
|10/19/2016 - The term "antidepressant" implies a pill that takes away depression. In fact, some people even refer to them as "happy pills." However, this could be the misnomer of the century, as a recent study shows that the drugs actually make people twice as likely to become suicidal and violent.
|10/10/2016 - We saw it all in the debate last night. Hillary Clinton wants background checks for gun purchases but not for immigrants. She's completely clueless about why Obamacare is imploding and wants us all to believe that her NEW promises on "fixing" the failed system will be more credible than the OLD promises...|
|10/6/2016 - Children and younger adults who begin antidepressant therapy at high doses instead of the "modal" (average or typical) prescribed doses are likely to be at greater risk of suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of therapy and treatment, researchers say.
An earlier meta-analysis by the U.S. Food...|
|9/23/2016 - An Environmental Working Group review of government water analysis data reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6). In a widely publicized report, EWG warns that 200 million Americans are right now being exposed to...|
|8/4/2016 - Are pharmaceuticals to blame for the tragic suicide of Conrad Roy III, an 18-year-old from Massachusetts whose case gained worldwide notoriety after it was revealed that his supposed friend provoked him to take his own life? A lawyer in the case is now arguing yes, noting that both teens had been taking...|
|6/21/2016 - A young model has been left paralyzed following a failed attempt to take her own life, and antidepressants appear to be a big factor in the tragic turn of events.
Debora Dantas, a 20-year-old Brazilian model, found success as a Brazilian beauty queen, but her friends say she struggled with depression...|
|6/17/2016 - Heidi Blower, an 18-year old teenager from Didsbury, Manchester, came home after a Christmas night out to find the lifeless body of her twin sister hanging in her bedroom with a selection of family photographs alongside a note reading 'sorry xxxx.'
The tragedy took place on December 27 last year...|
|6/14/2016 - People visiting Loro Parque on the Spanish island of Tenerife last month witnessed a performance that they will likely never forget. During a show at the waterpark and zoo, an orca named Morgan beached herself on a concrete slab in a move that is associated with whale suicide.
|5/27/2016 - The proportion of people in the U.S. taking antidepressants is truly astounding, according to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics, which reveals that one in every 10 Americans is taking an antidepressant. As reported by Harvard Health Publications, that includes 23 percent of women...|
|5/23/2016 - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant jump in the suicide rate in America in the years from 1999 to 2014. The rise has been particularly sharp among women and girls. Is it any coincidence that the percentage of Americans who take antidepressants nearly...|
|5/8/2016 - Previous reports have linked mass suicides among farmers in India to mounting debt and crop failures as a result of GMO crops, particularly cotton, as it was forcibly converted to patented, transgenic varieties owned by large agrochemical companies. But now we're learning that pesticide exposure may...|
|4/21/2016 - There is a little-known fact about one of the top treatments for cancer, and it is this: It is so deadly that not even warfare has managed to top its body count.
Since 2000, according to the tracking site Pharma Death Clock, more than 16.3 million people have died from chemotherapy – more than...|
|4/7/2016 - While some are hailing the measure as humanitarian, others are claiming that it only adds to a host of other laws and policy changes that are creating the impression among many that human life is no longer sacrosanct, no matter what.
Last October, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed...|
|3/1/2016 - A BMJ press release reported, "Children and adolescents have a doubled risk of aggression and suicide when taking one of the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants," according to a study published in The BMJ on January 28, 2016.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin–norepinephrine...|
|2/12/2016 - You might think that because they have "anti" in their name that they combat depression and make everything better. But a new review published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that, among all age groups, antidepressant drugs actually increase the risk of aggressive behavior and suicide, especially...|
|12/19/2015 - In 2001, GlaxoSmithKline published a trial in children and adolescents, study
329.1 This study reported that Paxil (Seroxat) was effective with minimal side effects, and it was widely believed and cited, no less than 184 times by 2010, which is remarkable. However, the trial was fraudulent....|
|12/18/2015 - The GOP just committed financial suicide for America, approving a 2,000 page, $1.1 trillion spending bill that gives away everything and adds hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt.
With the debt already approaching $20 trillion, America is rapidly accelerating toward its own inevitable...|
|7/31/2015 - The so-called "death with dignity" movement faces mounting challenges from a growing segment of society that sees it as a slippery slope towards "voluntary euthanasia." Patients who perceive that their quality of life is irrevocable might opt to end their lives prematurely, for instance, or physicians...|
|5/19/2015 - Does the habitual use of antidepressants do more harm than good to many patients? Absolutely, says one expert in a new British Medical Journal report. Moreover, he says that the federal Food and Drug Administration might even be hiding the truth about antidepressant lethality.
In his portion of the...|
|4/15/2015 - All manner of speculation is surfacing about the character of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, the man who the media says intentionally crashed a commercial airliner into the French Alps, killing himself and 149 others. But amidst all this chatter about whether or not Lubitz was a homosexual or...|
|4/10/2015 - According to a 2005 article in the medical journal JAMA, male doctors are 70 percent more likely to kill themselves than other male professionals. Female doctors are an astonishing 250 to 400 percent more likely to take their lives than their non-doctor counterparts.
Why do U.S. doctors kill themselves...|
|2/18/2015 - A third international banker has died mysteriously since the first of the year, following an unusual amount of deaths among the financial professionals -- 36 -- in all of 2014.
As reported by Zero Hedge, the latest casualty is Chris Van Eeghen, 42, of Amsterdam firm ABN Amro, who reportedly committed...|
|2/6/2015 - Globally, one person dies by suicide roughly every 40 seconds. Around the world, over one million people commit suicide each year -- an increase of 60 percent over the last four and a half decades. Incredibly, farmers have one of the highest rates of self-inflicted death.
Newsweek reports that suicide...|
|11/26/2014 - A once-heavily redacted letter sent by the FBI to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before his death reveals that the nation's premier federal law enforcement agency once urged the civil rights leader to commit suicide.
As reported by Beverly Gage, a professor in American history at Yale, in The...|
|8/25/2014 - Now that the shock fallout from comedian and actor Robin Williams' untimely suicide is beginning to settle, questions about why Williams chose to end his life so suddenly are starting to emerge. Dr. Gary Kohls, a family physician and mental health specialist, and others have already begun discussing...|
|8/15/2014 - After analyzing three sets of different blood samples from 325 patients, a Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention Research Study determined that there are links between lowered levels of a gene called SKA2, plus a higher level of chemical changes that alter its function, and suicidal tendencies. (1) The...|
|8/11/2014 - Beloved actor and world-class comedian Robin Williams died today in an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. As the Hollywood Reporter wrote today: (1)
the Sheriff's Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before...|
|7/11/2014 - According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between 300 to 400 doctors kill themselves annually in the United States. Suicide rates among male doctors are 70 percent higher when compared to males in other professions, while suicide rates among female doctors are a whopping 250 to 400...|
|6/26/2014 - The damaging effects of America's most popular class of pharmaceutical drugs, antidepressants, are highlighted in a new study out of Harvard University. Researchers there found that suicides, particularly among teens, have risen dramatically in recent years, despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration...|
|5/18/2014 - For years, it was little spoken of within the country's own borders, but India is suffering from an escalating suicide epidemic that is gaining attention both internationally and in a new book by Seattle University journalism professor Sonora Jha. Entitled Foreign, the fiction piece tells the very real...|
|4/24/2014 - There are still some segments of society hung up on the issue of ending cannabis prohibition due to an unfounded fear that the seed-bearing plant is somehow a "gateway drug" that leads to a life of vice and crime. But the real gateway substances that we should all be worried about, and perhaps the ones...|
|4/5/2014 - A Minnesota man who once trolled the Internet disguised as a "depressed" female nurse was improperly convicted of encouraging others to commit suicide, the state's highest court has ruled.
In a 27-page opinion, the Minnesota Supreme Court described how the man, William Melchert-Dinkel, of Fairbault,...|
|2/11/2014 - In a culture so saturated in chemicals and synthetics, pesticides and plastics, fragrances and heavy metals, it can be very easy for a person to accumulate a toxic overload in the body and not even know it.
Environmental toxins wearing people thin
This toxic overload shows up in people's facial...|
|1/17/2014 - Love it or hate it, the National Football League is the most successful professional sports franchise in the history of the country, grossing something like $9.5 billion annually. This figure is important, as I'll point out in a moment.
First, a little background. In case you haven't been following...|
|8/29/2013 - Two detailed studies shine light on the devastating side effects that antipsychotic medications have on children and adolescents. One study, recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports that children on anti-psychotic medications are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The other study...|
|8/23/2013 - As Natural News has reported in the past, there has been a tragic side effect tied to more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan on the U.S. military, and that is the increased instance of suicide.
It took the military a while to figure out it had a problem, but once it became apparent,...|
|5/31/2013 - New data suggests that a dramatic increase in military suicides is linked to multiple concussions suffered by troops involved in successive roadside bombings and other combat actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, but previous data at least hints that other causes - pharmaceutical drug use including anti-depressants...|
|5/12/2013 - They are supposed to be in the "Golden Years" of their lives, enjoying the fruits of their lifelong labors and living out their remaining years in relaxing happiness. But sadly, for an increasing number of baby boomers, chronic illness capped with depression have led many to suicide.
Take the case...|
|4/7/2013 - Suicide. Just the word conjures a dark place that some know all too well, while some can never fathom. Most have glimpsed a place like this, as a part of natural emotion cycles, and been able to let it go and, after a time, re-embrace life.
What do you die from when you die from suicide?What the...|
|3/14/2013 - We are living in an age of upside-downs, where right is wrong, fiction is truth and war is peace. Those who fight the wars are subjected to their own house of mirrors via pharmaceutical "treatments." Instead of providing U.S. soldiers and veterans with actual health care, the government throws pills...|
|3/4/2013 - A decade of sustained combat operations and the resultant pressure they have placed on military members and their families is taking a deadly toll on the nation's armed forces, particularly the U.S. Army, which has seen record-high suicide rates in 2012, according to Pentagon figures.
|2/24/2013 - A new study has provided a sobering, if not shameful, statistic that ought to be a wake-up call for lawmakers and public health policymakers all around the country: one in 25 teenagers in the United States attempts to commit suicide, a fact that is increasingly being blamed on psychotropic drugs which...|
|1/13/2013 - Adding to the list of mysterious deaths that have happened over the last few days, internet visionary and brilliant internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead yesterday. Swartz, only 26 years old, was the co-founder of Reddit.com, the co-creator of RSS technology, and the key activist who achieved...|
|12/11/2012 - The family of a 51-year-old father, teacher, and basketball coach who committed suicide back in 2009 has been awarded $1.5 million in a landmark malpractice case that highlights the incredible dangers associated with antidepressant drugs. As reported by The Post Standard, a Supreme Court jury in New...|
|11/16/2012 - Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been generally...|
|10/22/2012 - As we've reported here at NaturalNews in the past, diploma mills - fake universities and colleges that sell mail-order "degrees" - are increasingly causing irreparable harm across a widening swath of society, as more and more phony PhDs and other counterfeit "experts" cheat their way to the top.
|9/7/2012 - The men and the women of the Army are widely recognized as America's heroes, but combat is no longer the biggest risk. Suicide due to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is occurring among those on active duty as well as those who have returned home, and in the past six years, it has been on the rise...|
|8/24/2012 - The parents of a South Dakota teen who committed suicide while taking the drug Cymbalta, an antidepressant, can sue the pharmaceutical manufacturer for failing to warn about the risks, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
According to reports, 16-year-old Peter Schilf died of a self-inflicted...|
|7/13/2012 - A common parasite may significantly increase women's risk of self-destructive behaviors, including suicide attempts and self harm, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
|7/6/2012 - What is causing a dramatic spike in the number of suicides among psychiatric outpatients in one of Illinois' most prestigious psychiatric programs? That's what researchers would like to find out, though a number of observers think the phenomenon could be related to the medications themselves.
|6/10/2012 - Another extremely sad revelation following a decade of war - new Pentagon statistics are showing that the military is losing an average of one soldier per day not to combat in Afghanistan, but to suicide.
As of this writing, according to an Associated Press investigation, there have been 154 suicides...|
|3/13/2012 - The recent massacre of 16 civilians in Afghanistan by a rampaging U.S. military sergeant has something in common with nearly every school shooting in the USA -- something the mainstream media typically refuses to report: These shooters frequently have a history of psychiatric drug "treatment" by psychiatrists.
|2/5/2012 - Both ADHD's diagnosis and treatment with mild altering psychiatric drugs have been frequently contested topics. Much of the vague criteria for diagnosis is highly subjective, as many of the symptoms associated with the "disorder" are obvious consequences of forcing young children inundated with fast...|
|6/3/2011 - "If mentally incapacitated troops are being drugged with dangerous, mind-altering drugs and deployed to battle against their will, how can we say that we have a volunteer army?" asked Alliance for Human Research Protection, the national network dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical...|
|5/17/2011 - Foundational changes that have taken place in the agriculture sector of India have led to a epidemic of farmer suicides over the past 16 years, according to a new report. Released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University's (NYU) Law School, the report explains that, on...|
|4/16/2011 - A new study released by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) suggests that its very own antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and tendencies among adult patients. The findings appear to confirm those of previous studies and cases that have linked selective...|
|1/21/2011 - High stress levels, burnout and even past surgical mistakes are among the top reasons why one in 16 surgeons has considered suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo Clinic and his colleagues found that within the past year, six percent...|
|12/29/2009 - Imagine you are a man who has just been told you have a disease that might kill you -- prostate cancer. And the treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or hormones that could rob you of your virility, wreck your sex life and even interfere with your ability to urinate. Sound depressing...|
|12/1/2009 - (Natural News) China has a very high suicide rate. Forty-four percent of the world's suicides are committed in China. Suicide is also the fifth-leading cause of death in China. This caused the World Health Organization to raise some concern about the connection between organophosphate (OP) based pesticides...|
|11/1/2009 - Taking sedatives or sleeping pills increases the suicide risk of senior citizens by 300 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden and published in the journal BMC Geriatrics.
"Clinicians need to be aware of this, as these drugs are widely prescribed...|
|8/21/2009 - This is part two of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. You can read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026789_suicide_suicide_prevention_Eli_Lilly.html
A recent study in the April 2009, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety journal found no change in the suicide rate in teens as a result...|
|8/6/2009 - Nearly every year, as part of the suicide prevention drug pushing racket, drug company shills publish a bogus study with claims that more people are dying from suicide due to a black box warning of an increased risk of suicide in young people on the labels of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants.
|7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously.
Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...|
|3/11/2009 - A 17-year-old former student opened fire near Stuttgart, Germany, killing at least 16 people. The teenager was a former student at a Winnenden school, where he initiated the shooting spree. Three teachers and at least 10 students were killed by his actions.
The media is reporting that Tim Kretschmer,...|
|1/3/2009 - The FDA has decided against placing new warning labels on anti-seizure medications used to treat epilepsy, in spite of recent findings that those drugs can increase a patient's risk of suicide.
In January, the FDA raised the possibility of labeling 11 anti-seizure drugs with "black box" warnings,...|
|12/7/2008 - Washington state is busy responding to the call of the voters and crafting a law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. Washington is the second state in the nation to adopt such a law which is patterned after Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law allowing a terminally...|
|9/23/2008 - Increased rates of suicide and violent behavior have been linked to anti-depressant medication. Federal drug regulators are now investigating links with other medications to suicide. Among the drugs being investigated are an asthma medication, drugs for controlling seizures, and even a substance used...|
|4/11/2008 - Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery appear to commit suicide at five to 10 times the population average, according to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Researchers examined data collected from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost and Containment Council and the Pennsylvania...|
|2/28/2008 - A Swedish writer has accused the National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) of covering up evidence suggesting a connection between psychiatric drugs and suicide. Under a recent law, Swedish health-care providers must fill out reports on all suicides committed by patients under their care or within...|
|12/3/2007 - A clear chemical link has been established between the acne drug Roaccutane and the history of depression and suicide associated with its usage, according to researchers at the University of Bath.
Writing in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine a team of scientists, lead by Dr. Sarah Bailey...|
|10/19/2006 - Cancer patients run at least double the risk of committing suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study published in the Annals of Oncology.
Dr. Wayne Kendal, a radiation oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Center, conducted an analysis of 1.3 million cancer...|
|10/5/2006 - Antidepressant medications may be associated with suicide attempts and death in severely depressed children and adolescents but not in adults, according to an article in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...|
|8/23/2006 - Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders chosen...|
|4/10/2006 - In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to American Medical Publishing's Prescription Medicines, Side Effects...|
|8/27/2005 - The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California. The interview is conducted by Terry Messman, editor...|
|1/6/2005 - Eli Lilly treated the American public "like guinea pigs" says Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher. He goes on to explain how Eli Lilly was engaged in widespread scientific fraud in the cherry picking of individuals for drug trial results. Basically, if anyone in the drug trial began to show suicidal...|
|1/3/2005 - It's yet another example of the widespread negligent actions committed by Big Pharma in the quest for profits. It's not just Vioxx, Bextra or Celebrex. Now the truth is finally starting to come out on antidepressant drugs like Prozac. And what is the truth? That drug makers like Eli Lilly not only...|
|8/22/2004 - A senior epidemiologist at the Food and Drug Administration, whose job it is to assess the safety of medicines, found last year that 22 clinical studies showed children given antidepressants were almost twice as likely to become suicidal as those on placebos. The official's name is Dr Andrew D. Mosholder,...|
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|7/28/2004 - The European Union is warning its member nations and their physicians about the increased suicide risk from patients taking a popular anti-depressant drug known as Seroxat. This drug is said to increase the risk of suicide in young adults, and it is currently being taken by as many as 800,000 people...|
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