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News Archive for June 2012

Understanding the reasons for Scotland’s high suicide rate

Jun 25, 2012

A recently published paper has looked at the reasons for Scotland having a suicide rate that is so much higher than that seen in England. The authors, from the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh and Prof Alastair Leyland from the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, found that more than half of the excess suicide risk in Scotland could be explained by a range of factors including prescriptions for psychotropic drugs and alcohol and drug use, with somewhat smaller contributions from socioeconomic deprivation and social fragmentation.

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Understanding the reasons for Scotland’s high suicide rate

Jun 25, 2012

A recently published paper has looked at the reasons for Scotland having a suicide rate that is so much higher than that seen in England. The authors, from the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh and the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, found that more than half of the excess suicide risk in Scotland could be explained by a range of factors including prescriptions for psychotropic drugs and alcohol and drug use, with somewhat smaller contributions from socioeconomic deprivation and social fragmentation.

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West of Scotland Health and Ethnicity Network Conference 20th August 2012

Jun 7, 2012

The West of Scotland Health and Ethnicity Network (WHEN) conference. The conference will take place on 20 August 2012 in the Wolfson Medical Building at the University of Glasgow.

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