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Housecall for Health: Predicting Suicide



New research indicates that there may be a way to predict when someone is contemplating suicide.

FOX News Radio’s Joy Piazza reports in this edition of “Housecall for Health”:

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A blood test could provide a warning when someone is thinking of suicide. Researchers at the Indiana School of Medicine found that test-subjects who were thinking of suicide had changes in their blood. They found the same changes in people who actually had killed themselves. The researchers point out, even if a so-called “bio-marker” for suicide risk is found, the most reliable predictor is still for doctors and therapists to listen closely to what their patients are telling them.

Housecall for Health, I’m Joy Piazza, FOX News Radio.

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