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Amazon, Buffett, JP Morgan Health Care Company To Be Based In Boston

Amazon, Buffett, JP Morgan Health Care Company To Be Based In Boston He said it will look for ways to help employees make better choices for their care and give them the best options available. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a Harvard professor. That's almost half the total USA population and the biggest slice of the country's patchwork health insurance market. Neither the companies that offer health coverage nor numerous employees... [Full Article...]

'Are You Dead Sir?'

'Are You Dead Sir?' Mr. Bardwell's father, who accompanied his son to the ER, told The Mercury News Mr. Bardwell had been previously diagnosed with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and had been prescribed Klonopin, which is used to treat seizures. [Full Article...]

WHO Classifies Gaming as a Mental, Addictive Disorder

WHO Classifies Gaming as a Mental, Addictive Disorder The world health organization (WHO) has included in the new, 11th version of the global classification of diseases (ICD-11) gambling. Gaming disorder is one of many mental health conditions that the WHO that have been changed - they have been simplified and diagnostic descriptions have been added. [Full Article...]

Invasive plant found in Virginia can cause severe burns, blindness

Invasive plant found in Virginia can cause severe burns, blindness Ever hear the one about the big plant that can potentially cause blindness and third degree burns? This can blind people if it gets in an eye. If you encounter the plant, don't touch it. The US Department of Agriculture's website shows it has also been found in MI and IL. The plant species, which belongs to the carrot family, not just poses a threat to the skin but also impacts the environme... [Full Article...]

Type 2 diabetes after 60 may be sign of pancreatic cancer

Type 2 diabetes after 60 may be sign of pancreatic cancer Thompson Charitable Fund. That's the deadliest form of cancer, with just an 8 percent overall five-year survival rate. 'Importantly, here we show that the association of recent-onset diabetes with pancreatic cancer is observed in African Americans and Latinos, two understudied minority populations'. [Full Article...]

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost Opponents welcomed the extra spending but said claims that Britain would get an economic lift from leaving the European Union were false. Tax rises? Borrowing? What's plan B? The NHS has been struggling to cope with funding shortages in recent years, particularly during the flu-ridden winter months. [Full Article...]

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder Dr Joan Harvey, a spokeswoman for the British Psychological Society, said that the new classification may cause unnecessary concern among parents. Much like gambling addiction , gaming addiction has similar traits with people giving ever-more time to gaming and the pursuit of achievements and awards at the expense of other activities. [Full Article...]

Video Game Addiction is Real Disease

Due to be published today, the WHO's International Classification of Diseases ( ICD ) will now include " Gaming Disorder ". It is concerning to see the " gaming disorder " proposal in this draft despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community. [Full Article...]

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

This document defines all known diseases, disorders, injuries, and related health conditions. Poznyak said the condition leads to "significant distress and impairment in personal, family, social, educational or occupational functioning". There's another related condition that's new to ICD-11: Hazardous gaming . Video games are created to be riveting, the reaction designers hope for is "I coul... [Full Article...]

NHS to treat gaming addiction

NHS to treat gaming addiction Hazardous gaming refers to 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. Still, not all medical officials believe gaming disorder is a stand alone condition. Anthony Bean, a licensed psychologist and executive director at The Telos Project, argues that gam... [Full Article...]

Grandma strangles rabid bobcat with her bare hands

Grandma strangles rabid bobcat with her bare hands As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she chose to strangle it, she says. Seconds after snapping a picture, it attacked. "My five-year-old granddaughter was in the house and I didn't want her coming out", Phillips said. [Full Article...]

Grandma throttles rabid bobcat to death following attack

Grandma throttles rabid bobcat to death following attack If she would have came out it would have killed her", said Phillips. "It came for my face", the 46-year-old told the Athens Banner-Herald. The police report said blood was running down Mealor's face, arms and legs. "It wanted me dead". The local health department was notified of the incident and responded to the scene. Phillips' daughter-in-law Heather Mealor wrote on Facebook that the " k... [Full Article...]

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 Shah, M.D., J.D. "Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal". "However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated", the FDA warned. NY has the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. However, diarrhea for some people may be so severe that they need to ... [Full Article...]

Erectile dysfunction may double heart disease risk

Erectile dysfunction may double heart disease risk According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Public Health, mild to moderate ED affects 10 percent of men per decade of life; for example, 50 percent of men have it by age 50. Dr. Richard Becker, an American Heart Association spokesman, said the study results need confirmation. Several previous studies have already proven that impotence and heart disease may develop through simil... [Full Article...]

Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague

Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague Symptoms of bubonic and pneumonic plague are similar and include headache, fever and chills, and extreme weakness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the USA, the areas where the plague is more common include northern New Mexico, northern Arizona, southern Colorado, California, southern OR and western Nevada. [Full Article...]

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas Ironically, it was the penalty that caused uproar over Obamacare, but its removal was the basis for the states' argument that Obamacare is now unconstitutional: without the mandate being tied to a tax (which is how the Supreme Court defined the penalty), it's no longer based on Congressional authority and now the whole thing needs to be thrown out. [Full Article...]

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths This week's deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain , 61, and style icon Kate Spade , 55, has once again put a spotlight on suicide prevention. Those trends apply to almost every segment of the US population: Suicide rates have increased in 44 states, among all racial and ethnic groups and in every age range except adults older than 75. [Full Article...]

Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare

Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare According to health-policy experts, a court ruling in favor of the suing GOP states and the administration would trigger what one called "immediate chaos" in the law's insurance marketplaces created under the law. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision. But the lawsuit argues that since the mandate can no longer raise any revenue, the ... [Full Article...]

Relay full of life

Relay full of life Luminaria bags are for sale online and at the Relay to place around the track in memory of those who have passed and to honor those who are still fighting the disease or who have survived, sometimes for many years. "Newtown has such a wonderful and supportive close-knit community of survivors and caregivers", he said. That sense of community was present throughout the day, from the moment parti... [Full Article...]

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at age 61

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at age 61 Travel and food superstar Anthony Bourdain died of a reported suicide and was found dead Friday, June 8, according to CNN . The cause of death is apparent suicide . I immediately thought of Eric and his deep friendship with Tony when I heard the news today. He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. [Full Article...]


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