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Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness
- June 20, 2018

The World Health Organization will no longer classify being transgender as a mental health disorder, the public health agency announced Monday . There were some scientists who opposed the inclusion of " gaming disorder " in the WHO ICD handbook. "Be on the lookout", he said, noting that concerns should be raised if the gaming habit appears to be taking over. (more...)
Type 2 diabetes after 50 could be a sign of pancreatic cancer Type 2 diabetes after 50 could be a sign of pancreatic cancer
- June 20, 2018

The findings of the study suggest that the onset of diabetes , especially after 50, can lead to the manifestation of developing pancreatic cancer. Most people in the study who had diabetes and developed pancreatic cancer were diagnosed with diabetes less than three years before their cancer diagnosis. (more...)
Britain's Johnson says Brexit dividend part of health funding Britain's Johnson says Brexit dividend part of health funding
- June 20, 2018

Theresa May will announce her plans for an extra £20 billion a year for the NHS on Monday. The Prime Minister has said that this will mean an average increase of around 3.4% in spending a year from 2019/20, once inflation is accounted for. (more...)
Grandma strangles rabid bobcat with her bare hands Grandma strangles rabid bobcat with her bare hands
- June 19, 2018

Her 5-year-old granddaughter was sleeping inside her home during the life-or-death struggle in her front yard. Phillips said the almost 40-pound bobcat then landed on her chest and charged at her face. After strangling the cat and finding that it was lifeless, Phillips asked her daughter in law to ring up 911. In this photo, a rescued bobcat waits to be fed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, Oct. (more...)
Gaming disorder added to WHO's list of mental health conditions Gaming disorder added to WHO's list of mental health conditions
- June 19, 2018

The new catalogue, which still needs to be approved by United Nations member countries, so-called "gender incongruence" is now listed under "conditions related to sexual health", instead of "mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders". (more...)
Study reveals vitamin D cuts breast cancer risk Study reveals vitamin D cuts breast cancer risk
- June 19, 2018

The few previous randomized trials on vitamin D supplements and colorectal cancer didn't show an effect, perhaps due to their size or compliance issues, the authors said . They also added that optimal vitamin D concentrations to help prevent colorectal cancer may be higher than the current National Academy of Medicine recommendations, which are based only on bone health, and suggested that levels between 75-100 nmol/L are optimal. (more...)
Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania
- June 19, 2018

Officials in Virginia have confirmed a giant weed that can cause third-degree burns and blindness has been found in the state. At least 30 plants were found at a site in Clarke County. A towel or compress soaked in aluminum acetate, which you can purchase from pharmacies, provides temporary relief for skin irritations. Giant hogweed also produces thousands of dry, flat, oval seeds, which are about 3/8 of an inch long and have brown lines on them. (more...)
World Health Organisation Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder
- June 19, 2018

Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's "screen time" - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organisation as a mental health disorder. The increased risk may be from the frequency of gaming, from the amount of time spent on these activities, from the neglect of other activities and priorities, from risky behaviours associated with gaming or its context, from the adverse consequences of gaming, or from ... (more...)
The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions
- June 19, 2018

The World Health Organisation's latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests". (more...)
National Weather Service: Williamsburg heat index could reach 105 degrees Tuesday | Williamsburg National Weather Service: Williamsburg heat index could reach 105 degrees Tuesday | Williamsburg
- June 19, 2018

Temperatures are supposed to cool down tomorrow and for the rest of the week. On Monday night, a cold front will settle over the area, driving temperatures back down to the low to mid-60s, Deubelbeiss said . Louis, Chicago and Detroit. Some of the hottest air of the season will be moving in Monday . If in direct sunlight, the heat index can increase as much as 15 degrees. (more...)
ER doctor seen mocking, cursing at patient suspended ER doctor seen mocking, cursing at patient suspended
- June 19, 2018

Dr. Keegstra, who was employed by Vituity and was under contract to the hospital, is no longer allowed to work at the El Camino hospital . Matters came to the fore, when Samuel Bardwell , 20, a newly enrolled student at West Valley College in Saratoga was rushed to El Camino Hospital after suffering a severe anxiety attack and passing out following the school's first summer basketball workout on June 11. (more...)
Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness
- June 19, 2018

The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. However, by officially recognizing gaming disorder , the document paves the way for prevention and treatment options that "can help people to alleviate their suffering". (more...)
Compulsive gaming is now a mental health 'disorder' Compulsive gaming is now a mental health 'disorder'
- June 18, 2018

Video games interfering with work, Education, social life or family time is another sign of a gaming disorder . Continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences. The pattern of gaming is often persists in spite of awareness of increased risk of harm to the individual or to others. Dr. Shekhar Saxena, director of WHO's department for mental health and substance abuse, told the news outlet that it based its conclusion on scientific evidence and that it indicates "the ... (more...)
Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat to death with her bare hands
- June 18, 2018

She grabbed the animal by the throat and throttled it until it went limp. Last Thursday, Phillips says she walked outside her Hart County , Georgia home and saw a bobcat under her SUV. " It never budged, so I knew it was completely dead ", Philips said. "And I strangled it to death", said Phillips. Wildlife authorities arrived at her house and informed her that the dead bobcat was rabid. (more...)
Mental Health and The American Male Mental Health and The American Male
- June 18, 2018

The WHO estimates that by 2030, depression, which is associated with suicidal behavior, will be our most widespread disease. Only Nevada recorded a decline - of 1 percent - for the overall period, though its rate remained above the national average. (more...)
Multi-state salmonella outbreak tracked to Honey Smacks cereal Multi-state salmonella outbreak tracked to Honey Smacks cereal
- June 18, 2018

There have been no deaths reported so far. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says more than 70 people have gotten sick in 31 states. NY has recorded the highest number of outbreak cases (7), followed by California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania (5 each). Outside of the United States, the cereal was distributed in Aruba, Curaçao, St. (more...)
First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Kern for 2018 First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Kern for 2018
- June 18, 2018

Those counties were not specified. As mosquito-borne diseases are expected to rise along with the mosquito populations , authorities encourage citizens to wear insect repellents and proper clothes that could prevent mosquito bites, to keep door and window screens closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home, and to remove any stagnant water in which mosquitoes could breed. (more...)
Cig Flavorings May Damage Lining of Blood Vessels Cig Flavorings May Damage Lining of Blood Vessels
- June 17, 2018

The study findings appear in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Journal. "Increased inflammation and a loss of nitric oxide are some of the first changes to occur leading up to cardiovascular disease and events like heart attacks and stroke , so they are considered early predictors of heart disease". (more...)
These 15 US cities are hotspots for kids not getting vaccines These 15 US cities are hotspots for kids not getting vaccines
- June 17, 2018

The rise in unvaccinated children stems from a discredited belief vaccines are linked to autism. In addition, 15 urban counties had particularly high exemption rates (see map above). This ensures the number of people vulnerable to infection is small and helps protect those who can't be vaccinated by preventing their exposure to the virus in the community. (more...)
Billy Caldwell in 'life-threatening' condition after cannabis treatment refusal - family Billy Caldwell in 'life-threatening' condition after cannabis treatment refusal - family
- June 17, 2018

No need for Home Office to "carefully consider" allowing Billy Caldwell to have his cannabis oil. On Friday, Billy Caldwell was taken to London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after his seizures "intensified", his family said . She added doctors in Canada and Northern Ireland familiar with Billy's case said the situation was life-threatening. Billy, from Castlederg, County Tyrone, started the treatment in 2016 in the USA, where medical marijuana is legal. (more...)
The Plague Is Back: Idaho Child Shows Symptoms of the Rare Disease The Plague Is Back: Idaho Child Shows Symptoms of the Rare Disease
- June 16, 2018

Occasionally some humans do get infected with Yersinia pestis , usually through a flea or animal bite, according to Health.com . A boy in Idaho has contracted the first case of bubonic plague the state has seen for 26 years, according to health officials. (more...)
Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists
- June 16, 2018

People with religious affiliations may live four years longer on average compared to atheists, researchers from Ohio State University , who conducted a nationwide study of obituaries, revealed . The report found that on average people whose obituary mentioned they were religious lived an extra 5.64 years. The fact that the researchers had data from many cities also allowed them to investigate whether the level of religiosity in a city and a city's "personality" could affect how religious ... (more...)
Relay for Life Volunteers Sponsoring Different Events Relay for Life Volunteers Sponsoring Different Events
- June 16, 2018

Nurse Nancy Harmon, in wheelchair, is joined by her friends and family members for the Survivors Lap that kicks off the event. The relay challenges teams to have someone walk the track at the Vermont State Fairgrounds from its start at 1 p.m. (more...)
Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo
- June 16, 2018

The combination of fats as well as carbohydrates tends to overstimulate the reward mechanism of the brain in a similar way like the drug abuse does, said the researchers. Our ancestors primarily ate mostly woody plants and animal meat, with processed foods only appearing in the last few centuries. Dana Small , Director of Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center at Yale University and lead author of the study said that the researchers are interested to know and explore the ... (more...)
Blood Containing High Vitamin D Levels Averts Colorectal Cancer Blood Containing High Vitamin D Levels Averts Colorectal Cancer
- June 16, 2018

The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer , new research shows. Li was not involved with this latest American Cancer Society study. Marjorie McCullough, from the American Cancer Society said that the participants who have more than the recommended levels of vitamin D in their blood had a 22% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. (more...)
Immigration rules relaxed for NHS workers Immigration rules relaxed for NHS workers
- June 16, 2018

The British government will loosen immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the European Union to come and work for Britain's National Health Service (NHS), the BBC and other national media reported on Thursday. (more...)
David Spade donates Dollars 100,000 to charity after Kate Spade's death David Spade donates Dollars 100,000 to charity after Kate Spade's death
- June 16, 2018

He didn't post about his donation to NAMI on social media. Mark's TEDx talk, "Why We Choose Suicide", is among the most watched in the world with over 4 million views. Stressors like losing a job, terminal illness, or loss of an important relationship can also come into play. "I trust in the abundance of your Love and protection". (more...)
Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
- June 16, 2018

Most people who become infected with the bacterium develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. Most people recover in four to seven days. The USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service routinely gathers and posts lists of specific locations where recalled products have been sold, but the FDA has consistently said it can not release such details, saying they constitute "confidential corporate information" that is protected by federal law. (more...)
West Nile virus identified in Grand Forks West Nile virus identified in Grand Forks
- June 16, 2018

Last year, 40 residents of MI were diagnosed with West Nile Virus with only one case resulting in death. The cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are urging citizens to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For children older than 2 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends products containing 10 percent to 30 percent DEET. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. (more...)
Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late for effective treatment Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late for effective treatment
- June 15, 2018

It is estimated that about 1 in 13 men and 1 in 16 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer during their lifetime. The Canadian Cancer Society is out with a new report that finds the test isn't happening enough-and half of colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they have spread to other parts of the body. (more...)