Could a blood test predict suicides?

July 31, 2014 12:04 AM

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Could a blood test predict suicides?

(CNN) -- Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

In a new small study, researchers were able to predict who had experienced suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide just by looking at their blood. The experimental test was over 80% accurate.

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