Health Care

Excessive Video Games Makes You Crazy, WHO Report

Excessive Video Games Makes You Crazy, WHO Report World Health Organization officials say statistics, mainly from East and South Asian countries, show only a very small two to three percent of people are addicted to Gaming. Previous editions had categorised sexual dysfunction and gender incongruence, for example, under mental health conditions, while in ICD-11 these move to the sexual health section. [Full Article...]

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO Video game addiction will soon become a diagnosable metal health condition, at least in the eyes of leading global health officials. Take a peek at ICD-11's entry on "gambling disorder" and you'll find nearly identical language; In other words, video game addiction has become so notable that it's worth including in a global medical reference document, as the World Health Organization state... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization Officially Classifies "Gaming Disorder" As Mental Health Condition

World Health Organization Officially Classifies The WHO released the latest version of its International Classification of Diseases , ICD-11, today, and among the changes from the previous iteration is that " gaming disorder " has been added to the section on addictive disorders. The inclusion of " gaming disorder " in WHO's revised catalogue of diseases met with resistence, both from industry and some experts. The DSM-5 calls out "Internet ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May promises £20 billion 'birthday' investment in NHS

Theresa May promises £20 billion 'birthday' investment in NHS Writing exclusively for HuffPost UK, 12 high-profile clinicians, including ex-chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Clare Gerada, slam the Prime Minister's big NHS announcement and say "there is in fact a growing Brexit deficit" in the health service. [Full Article...]

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO The AP notes that The American Psychiatric Association still does not label Gaming Disorder as a mental health condition. The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) published its latest revision of the 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) yesterday , containing its first definition of gaming disorder . [Full Article...]

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Growing #DestigmatizeDepression Movement

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Growing #DestigmatizeDepression Movement Well, we truly hope that Deepika's heartfelt letter strikes a chord with people , particularly those who are battling depression. Experts suggest that the stress of modern society, including overworking and constantly being on the phone, adds to the alarming rise in depression and mental illness in America. [Full Article...]

Medications May Increase Risk Of Depression

Medications May Increase Risk Of Depression Use of medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as potential side effects has been on the rise, according to the study's lead author, Dima Mazen Qato , an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Illinois, Chicago. [Full Article...]

Idaho child recovering from plague

Idaho child recovering from plague 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. Person-to-person transmission is extremely rare, and wasn't a factor in this case, officials said . "People can decrease their risk by treating their pets for fleas and avoiding contact with wildlife", said Sarah Correll, CDHD epi... [Full Article...]

All that food at work is making us unhealthy, study finds

All that food at work is making us unhealthy, study finds It found employees eat more than 1,000 calories a week at work - and most of it is obtained for free. And how much calories are they exactly consuming? Workplaces across America provide their employees with foods high in salt and refined grains and low in whole grains and fruit, according to research presented Monday at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting. [Full Article...]

Beware, your kitchen towel can give you food poisoning

Beware, your kitchen towel can give you food poisoning The families who provided the towels also submitted a filled-out questionnaire about their living conditions. The researchers found that 49% of the kitchen towels had bacterial growth, which increased significantly by size of family, extended family, and presence of children. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons Other states also have reported illnesses - including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and OH - with 28 sickened outside of MI. The CDC advises OH and MI consumers who bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart store to throw the fruit away. The recall affected at least 10 large grocery chains, including Whole Foods , which is a subsidiary of Amazon.com . The products were sold in clear plastic containers. [Full Article...]

Sweeping new Trump challenge to Obamacare

Sweeping new Trump challenge to Obamacare The legal challenge led by the state of Texas argues that these consumer protections - as well as the law's multibillion-dollar program for expanding the Medicaid safety net to poor Americans - should be scrapped because Congress a year ago repealed the penalty on Americans who don't have health coverage. [Full Article...]

Jamie Dimon: Tariffs Aren't the Way to Go

Jamie Dimon: Tariffs Aren't the Way to Go Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett , J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have chosen a CEO for their health-care venture. In the latest appeal, they said companies often hesitate to spend on technology, hiring, and research and development to meet quarterly earnings forecasts that can be affected by seasonal factors beyond their control. [Full Article...]

Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA Upper Peninsula 1st District Represenative Jack Bergman was present for Trumps press conference on the bill today and has released this statement . The legislation's biggest costs, though, will come in new doctor's appointments outside the VA system, which now sends roughly a third of veterans to private doctors. [Full Article...]

Salmonella warning for pre-cut melons bought at Kroger, Walmart

Salmonella warning for pre-cut melons bought at Kroger, Walmart The CDC said Walmart and Kroger stores in the affected states had removed pre-cut melon linked to the outbreak from their shelves. The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. [Full Article...]

Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment

Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment Apgar was encouraged to study anesthesiology and became interested in the field of obstetrical anesthesia where she would make her greatest contributions. A= Appearance (skin colour), P= Pulse (heart rate), G= Grimace (reflex irritability), A=Activity (muscle tone), and R=Respiration. As an obstetric anesthesiologist, she was able to document trends that could distinguish healthy infants fro... [Full Article...]

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Though more than half of people who died of suicide had no diagnosis, only 16 percent of those were women. Moffett leaves Omaha for Washington, D.C. Crisis hotlines can save lives; so can psychiatric treatment. But suicide is such an unpredictable, often impulsive act that no single intervention has proved sufficient. [Full Article...]

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients Allen Mask. Dr Epstein, a clinical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in NY, said the two studies show "the anti-inflammatory benefits of a relatively cheap, well-tolerated supplement". There was no significant difference in the number of serious side effects experienced between the two groups of patients, the researchers said. The results of the trial suggest that up to 85 p... [Full Article...]

Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 - three years sooner than expected

The program is now expected to deplete its funds by 2026, down from last year's estimate of 2029. Don't worry, that doesn't mean that Mom and Dad won't have any Social Security to rely on after 2034. Mnuchin said in a statement following the release of the trustees' report . About 23 percent of older married couples rely on Social Security as their main source of income, according to the pr... [Full Article...]

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer Well, a groundbreaking new study says that doesn't need to be the case. An experimental therapy that extracts and multiplies powerful immune-system cells from inside tumors eradicated a patient's breast cancer, a scientific first that could lead to new ways of treating malignancies that have resisted all other efforts. [Full Article...]


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