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Defending champ Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

Defending champ Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs The only other woman to ever win the women's competition is Miki Sudo , whose personal Nathan's record is 41 hot dogs. On the women's side, participants will look to dethrone Miki Sudo , who took the crown from "The Black Widow" Sonya Thomas in 2014 and has worn it ever since. [Full Article...]

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure During a fish pedicure, people immerse their feet in warm water and let doctor fish eat away at dead skin. A photo showing onychomadesis on the first, second, and third toe of each of the patient's feet. In fact, the United Kingdom government's Health Protection Agency (HPA) published a report on fish pedicure safety in 2011 and concluded that the risk for infection from the treatment is "like... [Full Article...]

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life The researchers found that coffee drinking was inversely associated with all-cause mortality. As a part of the Biobank study , people were asked how many cups of coffee they drank daily, including decaf. The authors called for future studies with more detailed data collection on coffee type and preparation to provide further insights. However, the team behind the study stressed they only ... [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan A vaccine for horses is available and highly recommended. West Nile virus has not been detected in any humans or animals this year, the department said in a statement. If going outside, use an EPA-approved insect repellent. Be sure door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good fix. The West Nile virus has reared it's ugly head for the first time in the province this summer. [Full Article...]

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates More airline attendants suffer several cancer-related problems, as profession appears glamorous, but it comes with many health threats as compared to common people. For the first time, researchers also showed cabin crew members have higher rates of non-melanoma skin cancer. As found in the study, the types of cancer that are most commonly observed in flight attendants are- uterine cancer, gastro... [Full Article...]

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack in latest healthcare push

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack in latest healthcare push TJ Parker, PillPack's co-founder and chief executive, said: "Together with Amazon , we are eager to continue working with partners across the healthcare industry to help people throughout the United States who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience". [Full Article...]

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug After considerable public pressure, the Home Secretary used an "exceptional power" to enable a 12-year-old boy to be treated with a batch of a banned drug that had been seized from the boy's mother on her return from Canada to the UK. Gover said the approval signals "validation of the science of cannabinoid medication". The FDA seal is nonetheless seen to be a boon for the broader industry. [Full Article...]

GW Pharma's Epidiolex Becomes First Cannabis-Based FDA-Approved Drug (NASDAQ:GWPH)

The European Medicines Agency is now reviewing Epidiolex for treating seizures associated with LGS and Dravet Syndrome, with a decision on whether or not to recommend approval expected early next year. It's just a gray area, and many are erring on the side of caution and not doing business in those states. In the meantime, it is possible that once on the market, Epidiolex could be prescrib... [Full Article...]

Irish 'breakthrough of the century' on Alzheimer's disease

Irish 'breakthrough of the century' on Alzheimer's disease Some scientists have long suspected viruses or bacteria somehow set the stage for Alzheimer's. "Now, not only is the viral hypothesis resurrected: it has specific testable pathways and networks and interactions that can be explored and reconciled with the rest of the work emerging in Alzheimer's", said study coauthor Joel Dudley , PhD, in a statement. [Full Article...]

At 16,942 ft on LAC, Yoga brings India and China together

At 16,942 ft on LAC, Yoga brings India and China together Yoga became known in the West towards the end of the 19th century as it was undergoing a major revival in India under the Hindu teacher Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Modi portrays himself as a keen yoga practitioner, last week posting on Twitter his morning routine involving plodding around a tree and flexing over a boulder. [Full Article...]

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. The popularity of Yoga is going to increase not only in India but also in China , he said. "Yoga should be a general recommendation as part of the rehabilitation therapy for drug addicts who seek a hig... [Full Article...]

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...]


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