Smoking reaching all-time low with US adults

Smoking is at an all-time low for US adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS ). Decreasing smoking rates in the country has been lauded as one of the most successful public he... More..

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Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality

How much alcohol was consumed over a lifetime had a J-shaped relationship with overall mortality: Those who never drank had a slightly higher risk, and those who had more than 0.5 drinks per day had a much hi...More..

CVS Pharmacy launches same-day prescription delivery in Philadelphia
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

CVS Pharmacy launches same-day prescription delivery in Philadelphia

Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,291 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 991 shares in the last quarter. Loop Capital set a $68.00 price objective on...More..

NHS spending boost will increase burden of taxation,…
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

NHS spending boost will increase burden of taxation,…

Her claim that a " Brexit dividend " will pay for part of the increase in spending was widely attacked as unrealistic - even by some Conservatives. Prime Minister Theresa May's insistence that a " Brexit d...More..

Canada legalises cannabis use as pressure grows on United Kingdom to review law
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Canada legalises cannabis use as pressure grows on United Kingdom to review law

A spokesman for Ms Caldwell said profits from sales of the cannabis products - which include oils, capsules, powder, gummies, shots and honey sticks - were used to fund Billy's 24-7 healthcare needs, the Daily...More..

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande to head their health-care venture, aimed at transforming the health care they give their employees. Ga...More..

PM Modi to lead 4th International Yoga Day celebrations in Dehradun
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

PM Modi to lead 4th International Yoga Day celebrations in Dehradun

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. Home Minister ...More..

World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder

On Monday, June 18th, the World Health Organization officially added " Gaming Disorder " to their 11th " Classification of Diseases " listing, and ignited a vast debate among community members in regards to...More..

Organization observes World Sickle Cell Day in Columbus
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Organization observes World Sickle Cell Day in Columbus

ASH has made conquering SCD around the world a top priority and is leading efforts to translate research into cutting-edge therapies and cures, increase access to care, educate health care providers, and encour...More..

Marriage is literally good for the heart!
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Marriage is literally good for the heart!

Divorce was associated with 33 percent higher odds of death from coronary heart disease and a more than doubled risk of death from strokes, the study found. People who were divorced, widowed or never married...More..

Dimon, Bezos, Buffett tap Atul Gawande for new healthcare firm
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dimon, Bezos, Buffett tap Atul Gawande for new healthcare firm

His expertise in such areas could prove useful as he leads this new venture, which will initially focus on tech solutions that will help the three companies' USA employees and their families with healthcare. "A...More..

Google AI Can Predict Death For Patients With Amazing Accuracy
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Google AI Can Predict Death For Patients With Amazing Accuracy

Google's Medical Brain, in testing, has been able to disseminate even doctors' notes scribbled on old charts, or memos scratched into the margins of PDFs. "You can throw in the kitchen sink and not have to wor...More..

Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ to keep families together at border
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ to keep families together at border

And of course, the obligatory "witch hunt" tweet: "I can't think of something more concerning than a law enforcement officer suggesting that their going to use their powers to affect an election!" He di...More..

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories

The United Nations" health agency on Tuesday released its latest worldwide classification of diseases , known as the ICD-11, which categorises "gender incongruence' under a newly created chapter on sexual hea...More..

Plano student with autism gives 'unexpected' speech
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Plano student with autism gives 'unexpected' speech

The 17-year-old from Plano, Texas, has autism, and other than quoting lines from favorite movies, he is mostly nonverbal. "Unexpected. That is what I want you to remember". Scott said, "For the friends and fa...More..

Georgia woman fights off rabid bobcat with bare hands
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Georgia woman fights off rabid bobcat with bare hands

Knowing that her 5-year old granddaughter was sleeping inside the home, she took action after the bobcat jumped on her, she says. On June 7, the 46-year-old came face-to-face with a rabid bobcat, setting off ...More..

Gaming disorder recognized by World Health Organization
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gaming disorder recognized by World Health Organization

The World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases ( ICD ) publication, now in version ICD-11 and first known as the International List of Causes of Death when it was adopted back in 1...More..

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of breast cancer
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of breast cancer

The authors of the new study say that may be because the studies were too small, the supplements weren't taken for long enough, or the subjects didn't fully comply - because now, they claim, they have the cle...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

To be diagnosed, the behavior pattern must be severe enough that it interferes with aspects of personal, family, social, educational, and/or occupational functioning for at least 12 months. Griffiths said playi...More..

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost

During the 2016 referendum campaign on European Union membership, the pro-Brexit camp claimed that Britain was sending 350 million pounds a week to the European Union and should spend that money on the NHS inst...More..

ESA Issues Statement On WHO
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ESA Issues Statement On WHO "Gaming Disorder" Diagnosis

The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. From there gaming addicts will supposedly exhibit "impaired control of these behaviors even when the negative consequences occur, th...More..

A hot, hazy and humid Sunday in West Michigan
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A hot, hazy and humid Sunday in West Michigan

With the heat and humidity pushing the temperatures between 95 and 103 degrees across MA, the service has posted a heat advisory for Greater Boston and the part of the Connecticut River Valley, which is i...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition

WHO has said gaming disorder is a serious health condition that requires monitoring. The American Psychiatric Association identified "Internet Gaming Disorder" as an area for further study in the 2013 versio...More..

Doctor suspended for berating basketball player suffering from anxiety attack
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Doctor suspended for berating basketball player suffering from anxiety attack

An emergency room physician working at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, California has been put on leave after footage was released showing her mocking a black athlete who suffered a panic attack during a bas...More..

by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Study shows compulsive video-gaming qualifies as mental health issue

Continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences. "The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupationa...More..

Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

She managed to get her hands around the animal's throat and never let go. "When it got to [the] pole, it leaped on me.I grabbed it by the shoulders and pushed it back away from me.and I took it down". Just mome...More..

by | Monday, June 18, 2018

'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness

It is classified as a "pattern of gaming, either online or offline that appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences to the individual or to others around this individual". T...More..

Epileptic boy at center of United Kingdom cannabis oil case hospitalised
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Epileptic boy at center of United Kingdom cannabis oil case hospitalised

Norman Baker, a former Home Office minister and Lib Dem MP, said he had called for a change in the laws on medicinal cannabis when in office but had been "obstructed all the way" by then home secretary Ther...More..

Mental Health and The American Male
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Mental Health and The American Male

Kate and Anthony had everything that most of us dream about, yet they didn't possess the one thing that so many people take for granted-good mental health . But a lack of outpatient clinicians, such as psychia...More..

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Popular Breakfast Cereal
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Popular Breakfast Cereal

Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. 24 people have been hospitalized. According to the CDC, "epidemiologic evidence indicates that ...More..