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Physical illness 'linked to suicide'


At least 10% of suicides in Britain are linked to terminal or chronic illness and account for over 400 deaths every year, according to a Demos report.

Louise Bazalgette, who works for the Commission on Assisted Dying and is a researcher at Demos, and Professor Jonathan Waxman of Imperial College London debate why there appears to be a "frenzy of interest" about suicide.

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