A new analysis of recent scientific studies shows that thinking about death can offer perspective on life and improve physical health.
For those dependent on opioids, the risk of death was 5.71 times higher than healthy individuals in the population of the same age, gender and race.
People who are diagnosed with cancer have a markedly increased risk of suicide and cardiovascular death during the period immediately after being given the diagnosis. This has been shown in a new study from Karolinska Institutet, published in the prestigious scientific journal The New England Journal of Medicine.
Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people in attacks he saw as punishing pro-immigration "traitors" in Norway, a psychiatric team said on Tuesday, contradicting a prior report that found him psychotic.
Mourners applaud as the coffin of Dimitris Christoulas, who shot himself at central Syntagma square last Wednesday, is carried during a funeral procession in Athens April 7, 2012.
A 16-year-old boy stabbed his mother to death in their apartment, then wrapped the body in sheets and left it there for eight days, according to Miami-Dade County police.
A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two-and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin according to a new research.
Tragic tales of domestic worker abuse in Lebanon are common, but a film showing an Ethiopian maid dragged along a street in Beirut just days before she was found hanged from her bed sheets has rattled Lebanon's conscience.
Higher-spending hospitals do have better outcomes for their emergency patients, including fewer deaths, according to a Vanderbilt study released as a working paper through the National Bureau of Economic Research.
New University of Otago research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief.
Suicide rates in Canada are increasing for girls but decreasing for boys, with suffocation now the most common method for both sexes, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Medicines are meant for saving lives, but sometimes a casual handling proves them to be fatal.
LONDON (Reuters) - Tobacco-related deaths have nearly tripled in the past decade and big tobacco firms are undermining public efforts that could save millions, a report led by the health campaign group the World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Wednesday.
Have you ever thought about the effect of those terrorist attacks on mental health clinicians who provided care to the victims of 9/11?
People who sit for 11 hours or more a day are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years, regardless of whether they are physically active or not, according to a new study.