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Suicides among middle aged jump by one third

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Friday, May 03, 2013

CBSnews.com: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that suicides are now the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

In 2010, more than 38,000 Americans took their own lives -- nearly 5,000 more than died in traffic accidents.

 

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