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2 Your Health: Recession linked to suicide increase, says study


A new study shows that the economic recession that began in late 2007 could be linked to an increased number of suicides.

The study says 10,000 suicides in North America and Europe could be linked to the economic downturn.

Researchers found that between 2008 and 2010, suicide rates in Europe, Canada and the United States increased by about five percent.

They found the increase was much higher among men than women.

Experts say during a recession, key risk factors for suicide include job loss, home repossession and debt -- all of which can contribute to depression.

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A new study shows replacing red meat with fish in your diet may lower your risk of stroke.

Chinese researchers looked at seven different studies involving more than a quarter-million people.

They found eating protein in fish lowered stroke risk by up to 29 percent. Vegetable proteins lowered the risk by 12 percent.

Experts say the protein in fish helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

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