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28 February 2014

Doctors often miss suicide warning signs

A study suggests that many suicides might be prevented if doctors were better at picking up on the warning signs.

Nearly 37 000 Americans kill themselves each year, according to federal statistics. But many of those deaths might have been prevented if doctors had been better at picking up on the warning signs of suicide, a new study suggests.

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