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Self-Harm Tracks Poor Health

(MedPage Today) Suicide attempts and other self-harm may point to individuals at high risk for premature death due to overall poor health, researchers found.
The rate of death from natural causes was two- to 7.5-fold higher than expected in people with a history of self-harm, Keith Hawton, DSc, … and colleagues reported…
While accidental poisoning and suicide were the top causes of death in this group overall, circulatory and digestive diseases were major contributors as well.
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