Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO

In its latest revision to an global disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said Monday that classifying "gaming disorder " as a separate condition will "serve a public health objective for countries to be better prepared to i... More..

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Hunt: Brexit dividend 'nothing like enough' to fund £20bn NHS boost
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hunt: Brexit dividend 'nothing like enough' to fund £20bn NHS boost

And praising Mrs May, she said: "The Prime Minister today could not have been clearer, that the NHS is her number one spending priority, that's why there is this cash injection". There isn't any extra guarantee...More..

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Dr. Joan Harvey, a spokeswoman for the British Psychological Society, warned that the new designation might cause unnecessary concern among parents. "Much confusion remains - even among authors supporting the...More..

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death

There is also a stigma that surrounds the topics of depression and anxiety that makes it hard for people suffering from mental illness to talk about. Husband Andy Spade said the designer was being treated fo...More..

Study shows taking multiple prescriptions is connected to a rise in depression
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Study shows taking multiple prescriptions is connected to a rise in depression

Over 200 commonly used medications studied include birth control pills, blood pressure medications, heart medications, antacids, and painkillers. This study is observational , which means it can't prove a ca...More..

Idaho boy diagnosed with the PLAGUE, health officials reveal
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Idaho boy diagnosed with the PLAGUE, health officials reveal

The disease can spread between other animals through fleas and the humans can also get infected with it on coming in contact with the infected fleas or animals. Luckily, despite wiping out millions a few hund...More..

So, this is why workplace food is not healthy for you!
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

So, this is why workplace food is not healthy for you!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Onufrak presented the results of the study at an annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston. For many of us, it's really hard to pass up the ...More..

CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CDC: 'Throw away' pre-cut melons after salmonella outbreak

The fruit was sold in clear, plastic containers at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. Use or consumption of products contaminated with Sa...More..

Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria

The bacteria were also more likely to be found on wet towels than dry towels and on towels that were used for multiple purposes, such as wiping utensils, drying hands and cleaning surfaces, according to the stu...More..

Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court

It said in a brief that the Affordable Care Act's rules barring insurers from denying coverage or charging different rates based on a person's medical history should no longer be enforced because they w...More..

JP Morgan CEO Says He's Not Running for President'
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

JP Morgan CEO Says He's Not Running for President'

Dimon said CEOs can influence their quarterly results by not opening branch offices, cutting research and development spending, reducing their marketing and other decisions that could hurt future earnings. Mor...More..

President Trump Signs Bill Expanding Private Care for Veterans
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

President Trump Signs Bill Expanding Private Care for Veterans

But it could escalate costs, and some lawmakers warn this could put the VA at risk of budget shortfalls next year. VA doctors consult the state-based PDMPs before prescribing opioids to veterans, some of whom...More..

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-cut Melons
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-cut Melons

The Illinois Department of Public Health says if you have any pre-cut melon from Walmart, throw it out. People who reportedly fell ill, obtained their chicks and ducklings from several sources, including feed...More..

The inventor of Apgar Score - Dr. Virginia Apgar honored by Google
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

The inventor of Apgar Score - Dr. Virginia Apgar honored by Google

The Apgar score is a method to quickly summarize the health of newborn children against infant mortality. Apgar challenged this practice and set the foundations of neonatology when she created the Apgar sc...More..

It shows the growing severity of the issue
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

NY saw a roughly 30 percent jump since 1999, mirroring the nationwide rate for the same period, according to the agency, which examined state-level trends in suicide rates from that year through 2016. Mental il...More..

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. According to Dr. Schmidt, "By looking at different genes in the breast cancer , the oncotype test can predict if women are low risk, intermediate risk, or h...More..

Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year

The Social Security program's costs are expected to exceed its income this year, marking the first time that has happened since 1982 and forcing the USA government to dip into the retirement system's trust fund...More..

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemo
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemo

This is the largest study ever done on breast cancer treatment. "Until now, we've been able to recommend treatment for women with these cancers at high and low risk of recurrence, but women at intermediate ...More..

Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helps fund key breast study
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helps fund key breast study

According to a new U.S. study , after the tumor has been removed from the breast, chemotherapy would only be needed in 20% of cases for patients suffering of breast cancer. Generally, after surgery, such pat...More..

NewsAlert: Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she won't win provincial election
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

NewsAlert: Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

Wynne said she made Saturday's announcement because it would free up voters to think strategically, riding by riding. Paul's, and her own riding of Don Valley West. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at a townhall ...More..

Nipah virus claims one more life in Kozhikode
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Nipah virus claims one more life in Kozhikode

As part of "Nipah alert", those who visited Kozhikode Medical College casualty, CT scan room and waiting room on May 14 and the Balussery Taluk Hospital on May 18 have been asked to contact the Nipah cell imm...More..

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

It could one day save millions of lives, if doctors can use it for cancer screening on patients that show no symptoms. In an early study by a research team that included scientists from Stanford University, K...More..

by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

More deaths in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

Deaths have been confirmed in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY with two of those deaths happening in Minnesota. Canadian health officials also recently identified E. The reported strain of E. coli , whi...More..

Quit smoking for your heart
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Quit smoking for your heart

Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of YATCH, made the disclosure at an awareness campaign and walk to mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day . According to the study , tobacco kills an average of 200 people i...More..

Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45

Dr. Richard Wender , chief cancer control officer for the American Cancer Society , said the guideline update was initially focused on whether screening should begin earlier in racial subgroups with higher col...More..

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging Nipah virus
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging Nipah virus

All animal samples, together with these from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala , despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments, in Bhopal, Madhya Prade...More..

Allegran recalls birth control pills packaged in reverse order
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Allegran recalls birth control pills packaged in reverse order

A birth-control manufacturer has issued a nationwide recall over concerns that misplaced placebos could lead to unintended pregnancies . Allergan PLC issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot of ...More..

New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows in record cull
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows in record cull

The plan is expected to cost $886mil over 10 years. The government will take care of 68% of this cost, while DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand will handle the other 32%. Many healthy cows will also be kil...More..

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

It says Alberto is on a forecast track to enter the northern Gulf of Mexico during the nighttime hours and approach the northern Gulf Coast in the area of the Florida Panhandle sometime Monday. Monday as a ...More..

Memorial Day weekend 2018: Storms, clouds dominate forecast
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day weekend 2018: Storms, clouds dominate forecast

MEMORIAL DAY: Our thunderstorm chances now look to subside for Memorial Day, though we will be a bit cooler with mostly cloudy skies. Highs on Monday are expected to reach the low 90s with a heat index in ...More..