• Locals weigh in on video gaming disease classification proposal
Locals weigh in on video gaming disease classification proposal

Many health experts believe that the official classification of gaming disorder is very important, because it will help and enable doctors and mental health practitioners around the world to diagnose, prevent, and treat the condition, as well as identify the risks associated with the addictive behavior .

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  • Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia
Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia

To make the distinction, Dr. Metzgar says to zero in on the plant's stems and leaves. The plant, which is in the carrot family, cannot only pose a threat to your skin, but it can also impact the environment. When the plant was spotted in NY, the state health department recommended that those exposed to the plant cleanse the affected area with col...

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  • PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding
PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding

She also signalled that the NHS faces a fresh shake-up with ministers preparing to ditch David Cameron's controversial health reforms in a drive against waste and bureaucracy. Sunday's announcement was also tailored to send a positive message to the 48 percent of Britons who voted in 2016 to remain in the European Union - many of whom are still unc...

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  • Grandmother Wrestles Rabid Bobcat, Kills It With Bare Hands
Grandmother Wrestles Rabid Bobcat, Kills It With Bare Hands

She then grabbed the cat by its throat and didn't let go. 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 Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, Oct. 20, 2011. Moments after the thought passed her head, the bobcat pounced o...

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  • Video game addiction now considered a medical condition
Video game addiction now considered a medical condition

The Entertainment Software Association ( ESA ), the trade group for the video game industry, has issued a statement regarding the World Health Organization's new "gaming disorder" disease . People who compulsively play video games could soon be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The WHO was discussing adding gaming addition back in ...

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  • ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended
ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended

Mr Bardwell's basketball coach at West Valley College Scott Eitelgeorge said the young man appeared to be "having a pretty severe anxiety attack" during practice before collapsing on the ground outside. Samuel Bardwell was ultimately treated for dehydration and released . I said, 'Please, dad, can you please take out your phone?. "Yeah that's...

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

The disorder is characterized by an "impaired control over gaming", an "increasing priority given to gaming over other activities", and "the continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences". Saxena said parents and friends of video game enthusiasts should still be mindful of a potentially harmful problem. The ...

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  • 'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition
'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. People don't necessarily have to quit gaming altogether, but they do need to learn to better manage it with parameters, like only gaming with friends during selec...

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  • Heat advisory posted for Monday afternoon
Heat advisory posted for Monday afternoon

Temperatures themselves will reach the upper 90s, the weather service said . " Heat indices were designed for use in the shade with light wind conditions". A cluster of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico has a 20 percent chance of gaining tropical cyclone characteristics over the next few days. A heat advisory may be needed for portions of the...

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  • Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder
Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Dr. Mark Griffiths, who has been researching the concept of video gaming disorder for 30 years, said the new classification would help legitimize the problem and strengthen treatment strategies. With the significant opposition from the medical and scientific community, the World Health Organization should consider the mounting evidence put before...

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  • NHS to treat gaming addiction
NHS to treat gaming addiction

Dr. Levounis said he suspects the American Psychiatric Assocation will elevate gaming disorder to full-recognition status in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Video game addiction will soon become a diagnosable metal health condition, at least in the eyes of leading global health officials. In fact, sh...

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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

As a result, she knew something about the animal's behavior and how to fight back. Until she was sure the creature could not move anymore, Philips kept herself from screaming, lest her granddaughter, who was sleeping inside the house, woke up.

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  • Home Office grants licence for epileptic boy's medicinal cannabis oil
Home Office grants licence for epileptic boy's medicinal cannabis oil

Ms Caldwell says her son's seizures dramatically reduce when he takes the oil, which contains a substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is illegal in the UK. "The Policing Minister [Nick Hurd] met with the family on Monday and since then has been working to reach an urgent solution". Ms Caldwell said she was "over the moon" at the rele...

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  • Foss: More mental health resources needed
Foss: More mental health resources needed

In 2016, Valle said Hopeline received more than 3,400 calls, 25 percent of them are depression cases while others are about relationship issues. As these losses have shown us, we have no idea who is suffering. The CDC is warning health officials in 6 states about an outbreak of hepatitis A among drug users and the homeless, The Hill reported. "...

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  • Kellogg's Honey Smacks Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak Investigation
Kellogg's Honey Smacks Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Cereal buyers can throw the cereal away or return it for a refund. So far, 60 people in five Midwestern states have been ill, and 31 of whom were known to have been hospitalized. NY has reported the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. In most people, symptoms such as fe...

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  • West Nile virus confirmed in LA County
West Nile virus confirmed in LA County

It can affect the nervous system and result in meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death. Despite a lack of rain across Central Texas, the Bell County Public Health District said the type of mosquitos that are capable of carrying West Nile are still abundant.

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  • United Kingdom allows 12-year-old boy with epilepsy to use cannabis oil
United Kingdom allows 12-year-old boy with epilepsy to use cannabis oil

Boy who needs cannabis oil is in hospital with life threating seizures. A family spokesman said the Home Office has released the medicinal cannabis oil, which is now on its way to the hospital. The child, from Castlederg in Co Tyrone, started the treatment in 2016 in the United States, where medical marijuana is legal. Javid said he had use...

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  • UK PM May will announce relaxed rules for non
UK PM May will announce relaxed rules for non

The cap was introduced as part of the Conservative government's plans to curb immigration, when May was the home secretary in 2011. Earlier in the month, Practice Business reported on home secretary Sajid Javid's BBC interview, in which he said he hoped to review the immigration policy with regard to the tier 2 visa cap restricting global doc...

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  • A Plague Case Confirmed In A Kid In Idaho, US
A Plague Case Confirmed In A Kid In Idaho, US

Jeff Doerr, an epidemiologist at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, says that while the disease is still very serious, it doesn't pose the threat it once did, but it is still something to avoid. In the past, we've brought you stories of the plague in cats , dogs and rodents - mainly ground squirrels. Bubonic plague accounts for about 80 percent ...

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  • Do Religious People Live Longer? New Study Says Yes
Do Religious People Live Longer? New Study Says Yes

A similar study also showed a similar albeit smaller effect - with 1096 obituaries from 42 cities showing that the religious tend to die some 3.8 years later than the non-religious . Furthermore, the relationship between religion and a person's lifespan might also depend on the average religiosity of the city in which they live.

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  • Relay For Life of Goochland | Events
Relay For Life of Goochland | Events

With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. Two grls play near an air dancer with the words Relay for Life on its body prior to the event. For her, watching over her many family members who struggled with cancer never felt like a chore. In 2017, the Rutland event raised about $230,000 and Vitagliano said this ye...

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  • Charity, in the name of Kate Spade
Charity, in the name of Kate Spade

She was 55 years old. Ohio, for example, witnessed a 36 percent increase in the number of suicides over the study period. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he told the New York Times . Engaging in exercise after a stressful week at work can be very beneficial and if exercising becomes a regular part of person's l...

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  • As summer approaches, so does the West Nile Virus
As summer approaches, so does the West Nile Virus

Mosquitos become infected when they feed on infected birds and can then spread the virus to other animals. Crystal Tate. "We actually had our first case in June a year ago". Defend: When outdoors, use an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 and reapply according to label directions. Limit outdoor activities between dusk and dawn...

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  • All that food at work is making us unhealthy, study finds
All that food at work is making us unhealthy, study finds

Results were presented at the American Society for Nutrition's annual meeting in Boston. Over 20% of people in the US get food from work at least once a week and the first national study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that such food adds up to a lot of extra calories.

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  • Study Finds Link Between Meds and Depression
Study Finds Link Between Meds and Depression

For this study, researchers looked at 26,000 American adults and their prescription drug use from 2005 to 2014. The study examined drugs that list possible adverse side effects, including depression and suicide, but that does not mean the link always was well-characterized - or that people should stop taking a drug that could be helping them.

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