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Compulsive video game playing now classified as a mental health problem

Compulsive video game playing now classified as a mental health problem It added that such behavioural pattern would normally have been evident for at least 12 months. Mental health experts have long spoken out against the harmful effects of prolonged gaming, but this is the first time that it is being officially recognised as a mental health disorder by the worldwide body. [Full Article...]

Smoking Rates Are at All Time Low

Smoking Rates Are at All Time Low Smoking is at an all-time low for USA adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). It was common almost everywhere - in office buildings, restaurants, airplanes and even hospitals. Unlike cigarettes that burn tobacco, the electronic smoking device heats liquid nicotine into a vapor. [Full Article...]

Less Alcohol Means a Lower Risk of Cancer, Suggests New Study

Less Alcohol Means a Lower Risk of Cancer, Suggests New Study In contrast, the risk of cancer and of cancer-related mortality increased linearly with lifetime alcohol consumption. Results showed that people who never drink alcohol had a 7% higher chance of dying or getting cancer than people who drank up to three bottles of beer or glasses of wine per week. [Full Article...]

CVS Pharmacy will soon deliver your prescription

CVS Pharmacy will soon deliver your prescription Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new stake in CVS Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $122,000. The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -4.96%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -6.57% which means that the stock is constantly adding to i... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister reveals £20bn a year boost for NHS

Prime Minister reveals £20bn a year boost for NHS But she has been roundly castigated for continuing to say that money would partly come from a " Brexit dividend". By 2023/24 there will be £20 billion more a year being spent on the NHS "in real terms", Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed. [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018 Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors were set to sprout all over the world Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way. "Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, Himalayan highlands or sunburnt deserts, Yoga is enriching millions of lives all over the world", said the PM. [Full Article...]

Atul Gawande to head Amazon-Hathaway-Morgan health venture

Atul Gawande to head Amazon-Hathaway-Morgan health venture Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will assume the position on July 9. But there are still many questions about what the Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire health company will look like or do to achieve its lofty goals (it doesn't even have an official name yet, although it will be based in Boston). [Full Article...]

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories Dr Shekhar Saxena, director for the department for mental health from the WHO , told Euronews in a conference call, that video gaming disorder "can be present at any age" but particularly in adolescents and the young. The New York Times reports that there are no formal organizations that deal with gaming addiction, and so far, there are no set treatment standards. [Full Article...]

HRH Premier's interest in sickle cell patients hailed

HRH Premier's interest in sickle cell patients hailed However, in sickle cell , the red blood cells are mutated by a gene that makes the cells become rigid, sticky and are shaped like sickles. The report will make detailed analysis mainly on above questions and in-depth research on the development environment, market size, development trend, operation situation and future development trend of Sickle Cell Disease Drug on the basis of stating curr... [Full Article...]

Google's AI can now predict a patient's death

Google's AI can now predict a patient's death Doctors may have been better off paying more attention to Google's prediction, which predicted a 19.9% chance of death . Google research scientist and medical doctor Alvin Rajkomar MD said: 'When patients get admitted to a hospital, they have many questions about what will happen next. [Full Article...]

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company It will be independent from the three firms, whose leaders formed the group as a way of contending with what Berkshire chief executive officer Warren Buffett called a "tapeworm" eating the United States economy. Many patients, especially the sickest, struggle with that. "You have these enormous variances around the country". That could change if they go through a well-known platform like Amazo... [Full Article...]

Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization

Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization The World Health Organization ( WHO ) has announced that being transgender will no longer be classified as a mental illness in the new International Classification for Diseases ( ICD ), the ICD-11. We spoke to one parent who says he isn't sure if he'd classify his son's gaming as a disorder, but did say his son's infatuation with Fortnite is nearly like hypnosis. [Full Article...]

Grandmother strangles bobcat to death in front yard

Grandmother strangles bobcat to death in front yard Last Thursday, Phillips says she walked outside her Hart County , Georgia home and saw a bobcat under her SUV. The daughter-in-law of a bobcat trapper, Phillips knew she was dealing with a lethal animal - and needed to act fast. The cat took two steps and was on top of me. Police arrived to find DeDe Phillips, who was covered in blood, holding the bobcat down on the ground by the throat. [Full Article...]

Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector However, for people to be classed as suffering from gaming disorder , there will need to be evidence spanning at least 12 months suggesting that the person's other interests and daily activity have been negatively affected by increased gaming and that the situation is continuing to increase despite the warnings. [Full Article...]

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of developing breast cancer

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of developing breast cancer According to Carole Baggerly, a breast cancer survivor and director of GrassrootsHealth, "With roughly an 80 percent reduction in the incidence of breast cancer, getting a vitamin D blood level to 60 ng/ml becomes the first priority for cancer prevention". [Full Article...]

Britain has lost the war on cannabis - former Conservative leader

Britain has lost the war on cannabis - former Conservative leader However, the idea of a review into even a narrow form of drug policy reform was nearly immediately put down by the prime minister, who said there was a " very good reason " for the existing cannabis laws " because of the impact that they have on people's lives ". [Full Article...]

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...]


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