Monthly Q & A
Can Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good?
Is it bad for me to take antibiotics I don’t need?
Yes. If you take an antibiotic you don’t need:
- You are vulnerable to the drug’s side effects, but none of its benefits. Older people may have more side effects from medications, and these side effects can cause multiple problems – health outcomes you want to avoid. Side effects can include: fever, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and nerve damage.
- You expose yourself to potential drug interactions that are unnecessary - medications could become less effective or cause new symptoms when taken with other medications.
- You increase your risk of developing a resistant infection in the future.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month
Nearly 3000 people on average commit suicide daily, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives. About one million people die by suicide each year. Suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death which is influenced by psycho-social, cultural and environmental risk factors that can be prevented through worldwide responses that address these main risk factors. There is strong evidence indicating that adequate prevention can reduce suicide rates.
World Suicide Prevention Day, which first started in 2003, is annually held on September 10 each year as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP); WHO co-sponsors this event. World Suicide Prevention Day aims to:
- Raise awareness that suicide is preventable.
- Improve education about suicide.
- Spread information about suicide awareness.
- Decrease stigmatization regarding suicide.
WHO and IASP work with governments and other partners to ensure that suicide is no longer stigmatized, criminalized or penalized. WHO's role is to build political action and leadership to develop national responses to prevent suicide, strengthen national planning capacity to establish the core building blocks of such a national response, and build the national capacities to implement these responses.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness Community Walks
The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention
American Association of Suicidology
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center