Posts tagged ‘problems’

July 11, 2011

Suicide ‘link’ to money problems

 Health correspondent, BBC News Stressed man Experts looked at suicide problems in 10 European countries The financial crisis “almost certainly” led to an increase in suicides across Europe, health experts say.


The analysis by US and UK researchers found a rise in suicides was recorded among working age people from 2007 to 2009 in nine of the 10 nations studied.


The increases varied between 5% and 17% for under 65s after a period of falling suicide rates, The Lancet reported.


Researchers said investment in welfare systems was the key to keeping rates down.


In particular, they argued supporting people back into work or having programmes to stop them losing their jobs in the first place was more important than giving them benefits.


The team used World Health Organization data to compare rates in the 10 countries, including the UK.

‘Complete turnaround’

During the period, there was a rise in unemployment by a third.


Only Austria saw suicide rates fall. This was put down to the country being less exposed to the financial crisis than the others.


Of the risers, Finland fared best while Greece had the worst record. The UK saw a rise of 10% to 6.75 suicides per 100,000 people.


Dr David Stuckler, one of the researchers, said: “There was a complete turnaround. Suicides were falling before the recession, then started rising in nearly all European countries studied. Almost certainly these rises are linked to the financial crisis.”


And he added it was also possible there would be other health consequences from the economic problems as the impact on heart disease and cancer rates was not likely to be seen for many years.

‘Major risk factors’

However, the researchers also found that road deaths fell during the period – a trend which was put down to the falls in vehicle use that tend to be seen during difficult economic times.


The report comes after a BBC investigation earlier this year found there had been a rise in anti-depressant prescribing during the financial crisis.


Prescriptions for drugs such as Prozac rose by more than 40% over the past four years with GPs saying more and more people were coming to them with money worries.


Andy Bell, deputy chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, said: “We know that unemployment and the fear of unemployment are major risk factors for poor mental health.


“This research shows how important it is that we treat the mental health of people who are not just out of work but also in work but fear losing their jobs as a major public health issue”.

July 8, 2011

Suicide ‘link’ to money problems

 Stressed man Experts looked at suicide problems in 10 European countries The financial crisis “almost certainly” led to an increase in suicides across Europe, health experts say.


The analysis by US and UK researchers found a rise in suicides was recorded among working age people from 2007 to 2009 in nine of the 10 nations studied.


The increases varied between 5% and 17% for under 65s after a period of falling suicide rates, The Lancet reported.


Researchers said investment in welfare systems was the key to keeping rates down.


In particular, they argued supporting people back into work or having programmes to stop them losing their jobs in the first place was more important than giving them benefits.


The team used World Health Organization data to compare rates in the 10 countries, including the UK.

‘Complete turnaround’

During the period, there was a rise in unemployment by a third.


Only Austria saw suicide rates fall. This was put down to the country being less exposed to the financial crisis than the others.


Of the risers, Finland fared best while Greece had the worst record. The UK saw a rise of 10% to 6.75 suicides per 100,000 people.


Dr David Stuckler, one of the researchers, said: “There was a complete turnaround. Suicides were falling before the recession, then started rising in nearly all European countries studied. Almost certainly these rises are linked to the financial crisis.”


And he added it was also possible there would be other health consequences from the economic problems as the impact on heart disease and cancer rates was not likely to be seen for many years.

‘Major risk factors’

However, the researchers also found that road deaths fell during the period – a trend which was put down to the falls in vehicle use that tend to be seen during difficult economic times.


The report comes after a BBC investigation earlier this year found there had been a rise in anti-depressant prescribing during the financial crisis.


Prescriptions for drugs such as Prozac rose by more than 40% over the past four years with GPs saying more and more people were coming to them with money worries.


Andy Bell, deputy chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, said: “We know that unemployment and the fear of unemployment are major risk factors for poor mental health.


“This research shows how important it is that we treat the mental health of people who are not just out of work but also in work but fear losing their jobs as a major public health issue”.

July 4, 2011

Dawood College of Engineering Students Problems

Raza Adil Khan emailed from Commissioner Society, Abu-ul-Hasan Isphahani Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal: The road behind Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) is littered with garbage. People living in nearby houses dump garbage almost every day on the said spot. They don’t realize that the students studying in DCET have to go through an ordeal as stink is coming out from it and sometimes it becomes unbearable to sit in the classroom. The town administration should take some concrete steps to address the issue on permanent basis.

Meanwhile, cleanliness condition in Commissioner Society is in shambles. Garbage and accumulated sewerage water in streets creates difficulties for pedestrians. The awful smell emanating from the overflowing manholes is also of great concern for the area residents. The sweepers of the city government only clean the main roads and never bother to sweep the streets of the locality.The news.

July 4, 2011

Dawood College of Engineering Students Problems

Raza Adil Khan emailed from Commissioner Society, Abu-ul-Hasan Isphahani Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal: The road behind Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) is littered with garbage.
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July 1, 2011

Swabi college hostel a picture of neglect

Swabi college hostel a picture of neglect
Swabi, June Students staying in the only hostel of the Swabi Postgraduate College have been facing many problems due to negligence of the college administration.


The students told this correspondent on Tuesday that the hostel was the most neglected buildings of the college and needed immediate attention of the principal.


Usually the students leave the hostel during summer vacations but there are still some who have to stay to prepare for the examination. Majority of the students belong to the far-flung mountainous region of Gadoon Amazai and they have not option but to stay in the hostel despite almost no facilities.


The students alleged that the sanitation staff did not perform their duty and the dining hall was presenting a view of an archeological site as all the walls had been blackened by the smoke coming from the kitchen. The students said they had no option but to stay in the hostel.


The students have to rely on hand fans most of the time due to prolonged loadshedding, which has also badly affected their preparation for the upcoming BA/BSc examination. They said they were forced to pass sleepless nights due to hide and seek of the electricity.


The students said only one washroom was functioning in the hostel while the remaining had been chocked. “There is always a big line to the washroom early in the morning,” said one of the students. “An awful smell was emanating from there”, he complained.


A student, Gul Nawar Shah who hails from mountainous region of Utala said: “You are talking about the warden. We have even appealed to the ministers and other officials to direct the sanitation staff to clean the washrooms but to no avail”.


Mohammad Pervez Khan, the hostel warden, was not available for comment.


However another official said that a grant for bringing about improvement in the hostel had been approved. Dawn

June 30, 2011

Leave Kashmir alone and focus on internal problems: Manmohan tells Pakistan

Indian premier hoped for Pakistan to leave the Kashmir (issue) alone and expressed concerns about the Haqqani network in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that Pakistan will “leave Kashmir alone”, as it has its own share of internal problems to deal with, in an interview on Wednesday.

In a meeting with editors of a select five Indian newspapers on Wednesday, he claimed that Pakistan had not done much against terrorism and needs to do more.

Singh said India is not a big player in Pakistan – but whatever its role-engagement is a commitment to our shared geography.

Responding to a question about trade with Afghanistan through Pakistan – he said Pakistan is not ready, adding that Afghanistan is quite keen for trade with India – but they also have to reckon with Pakistan’s capacity to protect their enterprises since the situation on the ground is not that good.

On a question, regarding the Taliban, Singh said that the reconciliation talks should be Afghan-led and that one cannot carry the good-bad Taliban distinction much too far, adding that the Haqqani group on the other hand was a much more determined group-perhaps not in league with the Pakistani establishment, but expressed concern about it.

June 30, 2011

Leave Kashmir alone and focus on internal problems: Manmohan tells Pakistan

Indian premier hoped for Pakistan to leave the Kashmir (issue) alone and expressed concerns about the Haqqani network in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that Pakistan will “leave Kashmir alone”, as it has its own share of internal problems to deal with, in an interview on Wednesday.

In a meeting with editors of a select five Indian newspapers on Wednesday, he claimed that Pakistan had not done much against terrorism and needs to do more.

Singh said India is not a big player in Pakistan – but whatever its role-engagement is a commitment to our shared geography.

Responding to a question about trade with Afghanistan through Pakistan – he said Pakistan is not ready, adding that Afghanistan is quite keen for trade with India – but they also have to reckon with Pakistan’s capacity to protect their enterprises since the situation on the ground is not that good.

On a question, regarding the Taliban, Singh said that the reconciliation talks should be Afghan-led and that one cannot carry the good-bad Taliban distinction much too far, adding that the Haqqani group on the other hand was a much more determined group-perhaps not in league with the Pakistani establishment, but expressed concern about it.