Rising Temperatures Add To The Suicide Burden

Living in non-optimum temperature is causing excessive deaths from suicides, finds a study from China.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s January 2021 Roundup

Starting the year with surprising uses for human waste in space and ancient worm fossils, here are five of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top pieces from January 2021.

Japan Suicide Rates Reveal COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll

Monthly suicide rates in Japan declined by 14 percent during COVID-19's first five months, but later increased by 16 percent during the pandemic's second wave.

Law Through A Philosopher’s Lens

SMU Associate Professor Tan Seow Hon probes the law’s philosophical foundations in order to enrich its practice.

Ban Hazardous Pesticide To Prevent Farmer Suicides, Studies Say

Pesticide-related suicides may be prevented by policies are geared toward banning them rather than securing their storage.

The Youngest Schoolkids In Each Cohort Face Increased Suicide Rates

The disadvantage of being younger than your peers upon entry into school could translate to a higher suicide rate, study suggests.

Antidepressant For Adolescents Was Misrepresented As Safe

Revisiting clinical trial data has led investigators to conclude that not only was the antidepressant drug paroxetine is no better than the placebo, but it have may caused serious side effects including suicide.

Reporting Celebrity Suicides Could Motivate Copycats

Researchers have found that media coverage of a celebrity suicide could incite a large-scale copycat effect.

How China Can Continue To Lower Its Suicide Rate

Although China's suicide rate has fallen dramatically, measures must be taken to maintain the downward trend, writes Paul Yip.

Depression-Linked Death And Disability Lowest In Japan

A study reveals that the rates of death and disability attributable to depression are highest in Afghanistan and lowest in Japan.