• First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed
First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

In mid-June, the California Department of Public Health announced its first West Nile virus cases. The first human case of the virus this season occurred recently in the Chicago area. DRAIN - Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. "The county's WNV Control Program is increasing sur...

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  • Herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, study says
Herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, study says

We really appreciate when people volunteer for research because we can't really understand the disease unless people volunteer for research studies ... This is the first study to use a data-driven approach to study the impact of viruses on Alzheimer's and to identify the role of HHV-6A and HHV-7 in the disease.

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  • Greece boy gets a hole in the retina by laser pointer
Greece boy gets a hole in the retina by laser pointer

The victim's father reportedly purchased the laser pointer as a toy from a street vendor. Macular holes are typically treated with surgery that is accompanied with an nearly 100 percent risk of cataract formation, Dr. A person points a laser pen towards the sky. The child came in for check up with his doctors in Volos, Greece, over a year aft...

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  • Moving lump in woman's face was a worm, doctors say
Moving lump in woman's face was a worm, doctors say

It remained there for ten days, before disappearing and then causing her top lip to swell up far beyond its normal size. Although she might not have a clue as to the terrifying reality of the migrating lump, the woman did have concerns about her condition and proceeded to take photos of herself every time the lump happened to move.

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  • High-level viruses found in Alzheimer's disease brain
High-level viruses found in Alzheimer's disease brain

Herpes virus can lie dormant and then re-activate when someone's immune system is down, so it's not clear if the viruses cause Alzheimer's or if they re-activate as the disease progresses. Dr Riona Murray said: "Given our growing and ageing population and, importantly, that we live in a time when the nutritional value of foods continues to decline,...

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  • Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place
Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

The President has been clear: the goal in expanding these health plans is not to make health care more affordable for more people, but to destroy the Affordable Care Act. They are the most recent piece in the administration's jigsaw efforts to undercut elements of the ACA through its own powers after the Republican-led Congress failed previous ye...

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  • We Now Know What Date Marijuana Will Be Legal In Canada
We Now Know What Date Marijuana Will Be Legal In Canada

Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use. She urged Canadians to follow the existing law until the Cannabis Act comes into force. Still, Wilson-Raybould stressed that pot remains illegal in Canada unt...

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  • Illinois’ first human West Nile case in 2018 sickens Chicago woman
Illinois’ first human West Nile case in 2018 sickens Chicago woman

West Nile virus is transmitted through a mosquito bite from an infected insect. "Outbreaks of West Nile Virus are still a risk for horses", said California State Veterinarian Dr. To prevent mosquito bites and lessen your risk of West Nile, the Grant County Health District suggests limiting time outdoors during dusk and dawn , wearing long-s...

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  • Transgenderism no longer listed as 'mental illness'
Transgenderism no longer listed as 'mental illness'

Ukie , the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, created a "gaming disorder" FAQ about the proposed inclusion, including details about what the ICD-11 list is, their concerns for classifying " gaming disorder" alongside other disorders such as alcohol, drugs and gambling, and an Open Debate paper by 36 worldwide mental health experts...

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  • Northern Ireland set for boost of £600m from NHS funding increase
Northern Ireland set for boost of £600m from NHS funding increase

The DUP's Simon Hamilton said the announcement was a "hugely welcome boost for our National Health Service". May admitted the " Brexit dividend " would not be enough to generate all the extra health service funds. "If the Conservatives do manage to publish the detail of their insufficient 3.4% increase, then Labour's fully costed plans to raise t...

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  • Migrant children: Republicans scramble as United States border crisis grows
Migrant children: Republicans scramble as United States border crisis grows

A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults supporting the separation policy. Yes, that would leave some big issues with border enforcement hanging fire, but from a political standpoint the bleeding would stop, and Trump would be in a stronger position to demand broader immigration le...

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  • PM on International Yoga Day
PM on International Yoga Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga on International Yoga Day in Dehradun in Uttarakhand, India June 21, 2018. Addressing a large gathering with the British-era Friday building as the backdrop, Mr. "Yoga is India's strongest message to the world. Yoga is exactly doing that", he said. He added, "For example yesterday (Wednesday), we...

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  • Smoking hits new low in US
Smoking hits new low in US

Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at the Medical University of SC. The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults not living in metropolitan areas was almost double that of adults living in urban areas with populations of 1 million of more (21.5% versus 11.4%).

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  • Modi leads International Yoga Day, says it unifies the world
Modi leads International Yoga Day, says it unifies the world

As many as 4, 500 inspectors were deputed to keep a close eye over the massive demonstration while drones in the air also tried to keep count of the numbers. The International Yoga Day was observed across Haryana and Punjab today, with Union minister Smriti Irani and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar participating in programmes in Chandigarh and...

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  • World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’
World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

This week, the World Health Organization - arguably the leading source for designating what things are bad for us - announced that "gaming disorder" will be included in the latest edition of their bible, the International Classification of Diseases .

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  • NGO Set To Tackle Sickle Cell Disease
NGO Set To Tackle Sickle Cell Disease

Organisers of the event explained that the programme was aimed at creating awareness about sickle cell disorder , its prevention and management, for both senior secondary school students and residents of the territory. Now about 25,000 babies are born, with sickle cell disease every year. Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives. Still, there...

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  • Doctor Caught On Video Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack
Doctor Caught On Video Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

Bardwell, who suffers from severe anxiety attacks and takes Klonopin, came to the hospital after passing out during a basketball practice, ABC News reports . Donald Bardwell doesn't think that's enough. "And I said, 'What do you mean you people?' ..." In a statement, the hospital told ABC News , "We have expressed our honest apologies and ar...

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  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Poznyak explains that prevalence of the condition is actually very low , adding that since gaming disorder is a clinical condition, only trained health professionals can offer a diagnosis on it. "The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent", reads the WHO's classification of gaming disorder . So-called "shoot...

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

The joint venture will operate as an independent entity that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints, executives said. The new organization is meant to come up with ways to address the health care costs for the companies' employees, though its founders have indicated they hope that it comes up with solutions that could be spread acr...

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  • The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely
The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely

The risky plant also grows in New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland , Oregon, Washington, Michigan , Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. And if you may have been exposed to the sap, stay out of the sun and see a doctor if you experience a reaction.

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