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    Suicide Rates Double - Army Issues Anti-Suicide Nose Spray

    The Army Has Issued Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray To Keep Troops From Taking The 'Easy Out'

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    Aug. 18, 2012, 1:50 AM|
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    viaU.S. Air Force

    The military suicide rate doubled in July. That's one of our troops, almost every day.
    To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with this: Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.

    Katie Drummond of The Daily reports researchers found a naturally occuring neurochemical called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or TRH, that has euphoric, calming, anti-depressant effects. News of the nasal spray comes as a relief to some, who had to endure spinal taps for injections of the medicine.

    The Pentagon, which tracks military suicides, reported that troops have committed the act at an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. Now, more troops die by their own hands that by the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    The spray is only possible because of advances in "nanotechnology delivery systems." Researchers plan to run a full battery of trials over the next few years, and hopefully put the spray not only in the hands of soldiers, but civilians as well.

    The scientists say that applications go beyond anti-depression medications.

    Suicide Rates Double In July, Army Issues Nasal Spray - Business Insider
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    WTF! More experiments on our military. I can see no good coming from this. Only one more drug to become addicted to. Will this become another drug that people will do anything to get? This actually makes me ill.

    A drug can only numb the senses for awhile - unless its given continually, in which case a person becomes like a controlled robot - which is probably what they want. The only real help for these soldiers is to bring them home and get supportive TLC and not being sent right back to war like cattle to be slaughtered.
    As Aristotle said, ‚ÄúTolerance and apathy are the first virtue of a dying civilization.‚Ä

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