• 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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  • Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Be An Early Pancreatic Cancer Indicator
Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Be An Early Pancreatic Cancer Indicator

Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,600 people a year and fewer than one in ten people survive for five years after their diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, having a five year survival rate of 8 percent. Researchers from University of Southern California in the U.S. found that diabetes was associated with a more than...

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  • Tax hikes to pay for NHS boost, warns Theresa May
Tax hikes to pay for NHS boost, warns Theresa May

It was also tailored to send a positive message to the 48 per cent of Britons who in 2016 wanted to remain in the European Union - many of whom are still unconvinced about Brexit as the Mar 29, 2019 exit date approaches. While a 1p increase in all Income Tax rates could raise £7 billion by 2022/23, and analysis by the IFS found this might raise...

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  • World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Addiction as Disorder
World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Addiction as Disorder

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 1893, is created to make cross-border statistical reporting and treatment easier by ensuring that everyone is using the same terms with the sam...

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  • Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia
Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

She snapped a photo of the cat and it 'took two steps and was on top of me.it came for my face'. "I wasn't dying today". At that leap, Phillips said it was a fight for her life. She went to take a picture of the bobcat but said she knew something wasn't right when started coming closer. In this photo, a rescued bobcat waits to be fed at The Wild An...

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  • Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector
Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

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.

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  • World Health Organization considers 'Gaming Disorder' a unique mental health condition
World Health Organization considers 'Gaming Disorder' a unique mental health condition

The condition will be added to the WHO's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Critically, the ICD-11 has not yet been finalized. It forms a basis for the World Health Organisation and other experts to see and respond to trends in health.

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  • World Health Organization suggests
World Health Organization suggests "gaming disorder" as official medical condition

In fact, she urinated on herself while sitting down playing the game. Cases similar to hers, where people place essential body functions such as eating and using the bathroom lower on their survival list than playing video games, are not rare.

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  • WILD ATTACK: Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat with bare hands
WILD ATTACK: Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat with bare hands

Phillips said she was able to get her hands around the animals throat and strangled it, "If I had ever let it go, it would have been me, so I made sure I never let it go". "Maybe two maybe three and he leaps", said Phillips. The Athens-Banner Herald said Phillips' cousin Amy Leann Mize has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money to help her c...

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  • Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression
Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression

Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is mental health problems can hide in plain sight, that the sufferers and even loved ones may be unable to detect. "We have to have somebody (stay) with those persons all the time". They recommend everything from improved housing supports, better government financial policy, legislation on workpla...

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  • Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods
Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods

If you store the cereal in a container without the packaging and don't remember the brand or type, throw it away anyway. Twenty-four of those have been hospitalized. Nationwide, there have been 75 cases of Salmonella in 31 states , including two cases in Rhode Island, associated with the investigation that led to this recall.

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  • West Nile Virus symptoms can be misleading
West Nile Virus symptoms can be misleading

Officials with the Kane County Health Department say that a a batch of mosquitoes near Elburn were the first in the state this year to test positive for West Nile Virus. Most people will not even develop any symptoms at all with the West Nile virus. Avoid mosquito-infested areas at dawn and dusk. Mosquitoes are all around us and this is the...

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  • United Kingdom considers relaxing visa rule for Nigerian doctors, nurses
United Kingdom considers relaxing visa rule for Nigerian doctors, nurses

At the start of June, Mr Javid had signalled there could be a softer approach to immigration policy under his leadership at the Home Office, including looking again at the cap on "tier 2 visas". He has also reportedly proposed a universal immigration system that does not favour European Union nationals after Brexit. Sunder Katwala, director of ...

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  • Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992
Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992

The department added that the child might have contracted the disease during a trip to OR, but it wasn't yet confirmed. Humans usually get the disease after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium. The CDHD says that the spread of plague to human hosts is rare, but is often naturally found in wild rodents such as squirre...

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  • Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists
Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists

Researchers have found a surprising correlation between longevity and religious faith. People who practise religion live up to six years longer than their agnostic and atheist peers, according to a new study based on obituaries. "Religious affiliation had almost as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of li...

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