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Cigarette smoking reaches new low in the US

Cigarette smoking reaches new low in the US For perspective, 50 years ago, more than 40% of Americans were smokers. Smoking in the USA has hit another all-time low. The American Cancer Society recently argued the use of harm reduction devices like a vape should be encouraged for smokers as a way to accelerate annual declines in the overall smoking rate. [Full Article...]

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day Addressing a large gathering with the British-era Friday building in the backdrop, Mr. Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates. In India , the yoga day was celebrated with much fervour and excitement. "Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals", he said. [Full Article...]

The Article That Made The Buffett-Dimon-Bezos Health Pick Famous

The Article That Made The Buffett-Dimon-Bezos Health Pick Famous 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). In his 2014 book " Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End", Gawande argued against prolonging a poor quality of life for the elderly. It is unclear at this point ho... [Full Article...]

WHO classifies video game addiction a mental health disorder

WHO classifies video game addiction a mental health disorder The new ICD edition also includes chapters on traditional medicine, which never had been classified, as well as a new chapter on sexual health that brings together conditions previously categorized in other ways. It means you're unlikely to claim any disability benefits because you game a lot, because you're all a balanced lot who play games in a healthy way. [Full Article...]

Coalition walks for Sickle Cell Disease

Coalition walks for Sickle Cell Disease He said sickle cell Anaemia is a blood disorder which leads to frequent and severe infections, damages to major organs and episodes of unpredictable pains in the back, chest, abdomen and the extremities. He spoke on the sidelines of the annual public lecture on Sickle Cell Disorder. For more information on how you can get the tag or find resources through the Sickle Cell Foundation, check ... [Full Article...]

New Amazon-led health care company names surgeon Atul Gawande as CEO

The appointment of Dr. Gawande , a globally-renowned surgeon, best-selling author and public health researcher, is effective July 9, the companies said Wednesday. The three corporate titans said Wednesday that Gawande will lead an independent company that focuses on a mission they announced earlier this year: figure out ways to provide high-quality, affordable care. [Full Article...]

Gaming disorder recognized by World Health Organization

Gaming disorder recognized by World Health Organization World Health Organization said it would be comparable to addictive or compulsive disorders where there is a lack of control over gaming, gaming gets precedence in life and gaming is continued or escalated despite negative consequences. The WHO reassured members of the public affected by the classification would be accorded the appropriate treatment. According to Bean, a licensed psychologist... [Full Article...]

Giant plant found in VA causes burns, blindness

Giant plant found in VA causes burns, blindness The sap of a giant hogweed plant causes a skin reaction called phyto-photodermatitis, according to OSU Extension. The name of the plant is Giant Hogweed, and it can cause third-degree burns and also permanent blindness. The plants have hollow stems that are generally 2 to 4 inches in diameter, with dark purple and red raised spots and bristle-like hairs. Virginia is now one of the few states i... [Full Article...]

PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost But instead of acclaiming her as the NHS savior, critics noticed she lacks the money to pay for the new outlays. May said the spending increase was equivalent to a 3.4 percent funding increase in real terms. And according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, Brexit will cost Britain 15 billion pounds in lost tax revenue, more than wiping out the benefits of reducing payments to the EU. [Full Article...]

World Health Organisation Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder

The move means that people will now be able to receive treatment for their addictions to video games and that the NHS in the United Kingdom will be able to provide treatment to children addicted to games free of charge. Bowden-Jones said gaming addictions were usually best treated with psychological therapies but that some medicines might also work. Now, it's only considered a disorder, per 2013... [Full Article...]

Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands

Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands Phillips held on to the animal until her son showed up and stabbed it, " but it never budged so I knew it was completely dead ", she said. She says her son stabbed the bobcat as deputies arrived. And that is how it was found that the bobcat actually had died. It also says the attack has left her with limited use of her hands. Moments after the thought passed her head, the bobcat pounced on h... [Full Article...]

'Are you dead, sir?'

'Are you dead, sir?' After Samuel Bardwell said later in the video that he had difficulty inhaling, Beth Keegstra reportedly reacted with the following sarcastic comment. Keegstra, who has been a practicing physician for 31 years, being suspended from all facilities associated with the hospital. Now don't try to tell me you can't move. [Full Article...]

World Health Organisation classifies gaming as addiction

In addition, ICD is also used by health insurers whose reimbursements depend on ICD coding as well as national health program managers, data collection specialists and others tracking progress in global health and determine the allocation of health resources. [Full Article...]

'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition

'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition World Health Organization said the ICD team received more than 10,000 proposed revisions for the newest edition of the document. "ICD is a cornerstone of health information and ICD-11 will deliver an up-to-date view of the patterns of disease", said Lubna Alansari, WHO's Assistant Director-General (Health Metrics and Measurement). [Full Article...]

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

As its public listing reads , it is characterized by a pattern of "persistent or recurrent gaming behavior" including impaired control over frequency and duration, increasing priority to give gaming precedence over other "life interests and daily activities", and continuing to game despite negative consequences. [Full Article...]

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness 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 bobcat to death in front yard of her house

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard of her house She grabbed the animal just inches from her neck. "As soon as it took the first step, I was in trouble and I knew it", said Phillips. At that leap, Phillips said it was a fight for her life. A Fundly campaign has been set up to raise money for Phillips' medical expenses. As of Sunday morning, EST, the Hart County grandmother had collected $25K. [Full Article...]

First West Nile positive mosquitoes have been collected

First West Nile positive mosquitoes have been collected County health officer. In addition to those who develop more serious illness, people infected with West Nile virus may develop mild symptoms that include fever, headache, nausea, body aches, and a mild skin rash. Only about two persons out of 10 who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience any illness, according to the release. The larvicide does not hurt people or pets but kills mos... [Full Article...]

New study finds e-cigarettes can cause heart damage

New study finds e-cigarettes can cause heart damage Fetterman, an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM. When exposed to the flavoring additives, the cells from non-smokers increased inflammation and decreased the release of chemicals to promote blood flow. Fetterman agreed, and said that the next step will be to directly examine e-cigarette users. Freshly isolated endothelial cells from participants who use non-menthol- or menthol-flavored tob... [Full Article...]

Texas cities are vaccine opt-out 'hot spots'

Texas cities are vaccine opt-out 'hot spots' In recent years, multiple outbreaks of measles - once considered eliminated by the CDC in 2000 - have popped up. It's important to note that actual vaccination rates have not dropped significantly. To get a better idea of where these children are, researchers used data from the 18 states that allow NMEs for childhood vaccinations. Among urban areas, Phoenix had the highest non-medical exem... [Full Article...]


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