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Gaming is now officially an addiction

Gaming is now officially an addiction If your child gets sucked into a game for a few days, but goes back to normal after that, they wouldn't qualify: Instead, people must engage in this behavior for at least 12 months, World Health Organization says. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. It is not yet clear exactly when treatment for the mental health condition will be available on the NHS... [Full Article...]

Theresa May Promises £20 Billion Annual Boost To NHS

Theresa May Promises £20 Billion Annual Boost To NHS Theresa May's claim of a " Brexit dividend " for the NHS is a "reckless pledge " that ignores the economic damage leaving the European Union could wreak, a group of leading health professionals say today. "The devil is in the detail and the Tories have form of cutting other budgets when they are passing on consequentials which leaves the Scottish Government less than the health consequentials fr... [Full Article...]

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder An image made from promotional video shows the video game " Fortnite " by Epic Games. Key symptoms include "impaired control" - notably the inability to stop playing - and focusing on the game to the exclusion of everything else. However, some have questioned whether gaming disorder needs to be recognized as its own condition, and not dealt with as a symptom of mental disorders such as depressio... [Full Article...]

Hot weather in store for eastern half of country on Father's Day

Hot weather in store for eastern half of country on Father's Day Temperatures have climbed into the 90's locally this afternoon with high humidity levels. Temperatures climbed into the lower 90s with dew-point temperatures in the lower 70s. On Monday , temperatures may challenge Allentown's record high of 95. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Keep in mind that heat indices are in areas with at least some shading. [Full Article...]

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

The ICD-11 is still under review, so its content may shift. The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. Separate from addiction, this refers to a pattern of gaming that "increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences for the individual or others around this individual". [Full Article...]

Northern California hospital suspends Dr. Beth Keegstra for cursing and mocking patient

Northern California hospital suspends Dr. Beth Keegstra for cursing and mocking patient Video of the tense exchange between Dr. Beth Keegstra and patient Samuel Bardwell , 20, has been viewed more than 3.5 million times, drawing outrage from critics who demanded Keegstra's immediate firing. "This week, a patient who visited the emergency department at our Los Gatos campus had an interaction with a physician whose demeanor was unprofessional and not the standard we require of all w... [Full Article...]

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization A major venture for the World Health Organization is creating and maintaining the International Classification of Diseases , which is a grading system that assists in identifying a wide range of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, and much more. [Full Article...]

Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

Phillips said her father-in-law was a trapper so she remembered bobcats tend to go for the throat of their prey. "As soon as it took the first step, I was in trouble and I knew it", said Phillips,".it leaped on me. A grandmother in Hart County said she has seen bobcats before, but never like the one she encountered last week. "I was scared ... that my granddaughter would come out and I didn't wa... [Full Article...]

Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression

Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression Besides genetic and other medical factors, there can be many hard circumstances that lead to a state of depression, such as constant bullying, abuse, past trauma, the loss of a loved one, serious illnesses, a relationship crisis, etc. "If you're honest and fair as you can be, not only in business but in life, things will work out". If you are outside the U.S, please visit the Internation Associati... [Full Article...]

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal However, diarrhea for some people may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. The Food and Drug Administration is now advising consumers to throw away any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal regardless of size or "best by if used" dates. [Full Article...]

County sprays for mosquitoes with recent larvacide dumps

County sprays for mosquitoes with recent larvacide dumps Ray Callas, M.D. a medical physician here in Beaumont says to help protect against West Nile always wear mosquito repellant when going outdoors, if possible wear long sleeves shirts and trousers, and make sure there is no standing water around your house. [Full Article...]

Billy Caldwell's cannabis oil returned by Home Office

Billy Caldwell's cannabis oil returned by Home Office She says the cannabis oil, which is banned in Britain, is the only substance that can prevent life-threatening seizures suffered by her son. Dr O'Hare was summoned to a meeting with British Home Office officials recently and told to stop. [Full Article...]

Immigration rules 'to be eased' for NHS staff?

Immigration rules 'to be eased' for NHS staff? He said "Once we increase doctor training places we are able to make the argument that in the period between now and when those training places convert into fully-trained clinicians, the government should be flexible on visas". 'The NHS has always relied on these highly-skilled, experienced overseas doctors to provide frontline care to patients, and they are needed more than ever at a time when th... [Full Article...]

Idaho child diagnosed with plague

Idaho child diagnosed with plague Local health officials suspect that the boy contracted the disease when he was playing outside on a family trip to OR, but they don't know for sure. Humans usually get the disease after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium. [Full Article...]

Religious people live four years longer than atheists study finds

Religious people live four years longer than atheists study finds The research, which analysed the obituaries of more than 1,000 people across the United States, suggested that there is a link between religious attendance and life expectancy. Previous studies showed people who volunteer or participate in groups tend to have more longevity. Findings from the study were published Wednesday by the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science . [Full Article...]

Relay for Life celebrates 25 years in St. Croix County

Relay for Life celebrates 25 years in St. Croix County Broeker said caregiving has always come naturally to her and her family. "And I was stage two colon cancer", said Johnson. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. [Full Article...]

How to make mental health more than just a trending hashtag

How to make mental health more than just a trending hashtag She definitely hid the truth of her intense suffering from so many friends, and in turn they had no idea she needed help". Anyone in crisis, or who knows someone in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. [Full Article...]

First West Nile virus activity of 2018 detected in Michigan

First West Nile virus activity of 2018 detected in Michigan Larviciding is the process of applying pesticides to areas with standing water such as catch basins and storm water ponds, where mosquito larvae are commonly found. Additionally, Valley News Live shares that other cases were reported in the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, North Dakota. And adults 60 years and older have the highest risk of severe illness caused by West Nile. [Full Article...]

All those snacks at work aren't helping you eat healthier, study says

All those snacks at work aren't helping you eat healthier, study says Whether it's your co-workers bringing in bagels on Fridays, donuts for someone's birthday, or just a vending machine craving in the afternoon - food is somehow inescapable at the office. In addition, employers could regulate foods in cafeterias or vending machines, supplying only those that follow nutritional guidelines. "With employees spending eight hours a day on average at their place of... [Full Article...]

In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression The study was observational in nature and was based on survey data on more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014, collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey . The findings from this study showed that nearly eight percent of the 26,192 adult participants reported depression. If you or someone you know are experiencing depression or have thoughts of suicide, ... [Full Article...]


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