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

She experienced only occasional itching and burning as the worm slithered under her skin. Next, the lump migrated to the left side of her upper lip, causing her to have lopsided swelling in that area. The parasite is usually found in dogs and other carnivores and finds its way inside them through mosquito bite, as per the Centers for Disea...

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  • Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says
Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says

Because they had many different brains to look at, from several different projects, they were able to compare data from people with advanced Alzheimer's disease, those with moderate or early-stage disease, those with other brain or nerve diseases, and healthy people.

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  • Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care
Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care

Just like plans for large employers, these plans will be customizable to tailor benefit design to small businesses' needs. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that four million Americans will receive coverage through AHP plans, saving them thousands of dollars.

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  • Trudeau: Canada to legalise marijuana on Oct 17
Trudeau: Canada to legalise marijuana on Oct 17

Stocks of marijuana producers, which have rallied in anticipation of legalization, extended gains on Wednesday after the Senate voted on Tuesday to approve adult use of cannabis. Senators also dropped their insistence on amendments to the bill, most notably one that would have authorized provincials and territorial governments to prohibit the home ...

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  • West Nile virus found in Marquette County crow
West Nile virus found in Marquette County crow

There were about five confirmed human cases of West Nile a year ago, so as mosquito-borne illnesses begin to rise this summer, residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to avoid the bites. It is important to protect yourself by avoiding mosquitoes . Wear protective clothing.If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose f...

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  • Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana
Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana

Yesterday, Mr. Javid announced a review into the scheduling of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which will be carried out by the Home Office and Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies. The United Kingdom's Home Office has chose to let 12-year-old Billy Caldwell take cannabis oil for his seizures. She added: "At every stage of thi...

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  • NHS Brexit dividend claim branded 'tosh' by senior Tory
NHS Brexit dividend claim branded 'tosh' by senior Tory

He said: "Nobody believes she's going to find this money from a so-called Brexit dividend". Councillor Izzi Seecombe, of the Local Government Association, said: "Without essential council services, which help people live healthy lives in their own homes and communities, the NHS can not thrive".

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  • Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families
Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families

The order directs other agencies, including the Pentagon, to take steps to find places to house family units. Gene Hamilton, an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions , told reporters in a call explaining the order that the Flores settlement put the administration in "an untenable" position.

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  • The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace
The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Asking people to embrace yoga for a healthy and peaceful life, Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for future of the world. Sheikh said the Indian Consulate has been in the forefront in promoting yoga in Kingdom for the last three years. Incidentally, this is the fourth time the ...

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  • ‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization
‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Those seeking treatment for compulsive or addictive technology use, including for gaming , have had trouble finding treatment that is covered by insurance. Online and offline "gaming disorder" is grouped with "disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours" in the ICD's 11th edition , the first major revision in almost three decades.

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  • Smoking reaching all-time low with USA adults
Smoking reaching all-time low with USA adults

Approximately 14% of American adults said they were smokers past year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS ). According to The Hill , federal officials are now trying to find ways to regulate the use of e-cigarettes before they become the most appealing smoking option...

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  • Strike a pose for International Yoga Day
Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. But this doesn't bother the spiritual head of the biggest ashram or retreat in Rishikesh, the Indian city on the banks of the holy Ganges river considered the world yoga capital.

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  • WHO Says Playing Video Games Persistently Could Be Bad For Your Health
WHO Says Playing Video Games Persistently Could Be Bad For Your Health

However, Team SoloMid Fortnite Player Ali "Myth" Kabbani looks to have had enough of the joking of the disorder and believes that the issue should be taken seriously by the community. Game addiction however, can result in gamers spending several hours at a time in front of their screens. They should also watch out for any physical or psycholo...

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  • 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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