Medicine


Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia
- June 19, 2018

Besides being a threat to humans, giant hogweed can also impact the environment. Contact with the eyes can cause temporary or permanent blindness. While giant hogweed was often originally planted for ornamental reasons, it can spread if soil containing plant or seeds gets moved or if seeds are carried by wind or a person or animal to a new location. (more...)
"Gaming disorder" now a mental health condition
- June 19, 2018

Having a Gaming addiction has been listed in the World Health Organisations global classification of Diseases for the first time ever meaning governments around the world are expected to add it into their countries health system. This decision by the World Health Organization intends to encourage those whose lives are negatively effected by video games to come forward and seek help. (more...)
Video Game Addiction is Real Disease Video Game Addiction is Real Disease
- June 19, 2018

The WHO said that if gaming takes precedence over daily activities and life interests, then it can be classed as gaming disorder. The behavior is usually evident over a period of at least 12 months for the diagnosis to be assigned, although it may be a shorter period if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe. (more...)
Weather service warns of hot Sunday and Monday in Central New York Weather service warns of hot Sunday and Monday in Central New York
- June 19, 2018

There is also an air-quality alert of code orange, meaning "air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups", the weather service said . Highs near Lake Michigan will be a tad lower, but not by much. Highs in the upper 90s. The heat index will be over 100 degrees from Wisconsin south to Louisiana on Sunday . (more...)
Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack
- June 19, 2018

Bardwell (pictured) suffers from anxiety attacks and takes the drug Klonopin, according to his father. The Mercury News also interviewed West Valley basketball coach Scott Eitelgeorge , who said that Samuel, who stands 6-foot-9, "wasn't looking too good" and appeared to have a particularly severe anxiety attack, having stepped out after just five minutes or so of basketball practice. (more...)
Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder
- June 19, 2018

The concept of video game addiction is nearly as old as gaming itself, but it's only this month that there's been any attempt to formally acknowledge it as a specific mental health problem. The classification is aimed at alerting health professionals and systems to the existence of this condition and ensuring that people suffering from these conditions can get appropriate help. (more...)
Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness
- June 19, 2018

The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. In South Korea and the United States, clinics have sprung up to treat video game addiction, along with community and online support groups. In most cases, all symptoms - including detrimental effects on one's personal life - must be observed over a span of 12 months. About 2.6 billion people around the globe play video games on a regular basis, and while it has been proven that gaming can be beneficial, many ... (more...)
Woman Kills Attacking Rabid Bobcat With Bare Hands Woman Kills Attacking Rabid Bobcat With Bare Hands
- June 18, 2018

She was afraid of calling for help, she said, because her five-year-old granddaughter was in the house. "I knew that was the only way I was getting out of this", she said. She didn't scream during the fight, for fear of waking her grandchild. "I started praying, don't let her come to the door", said Phillips. But he's biting the daylights out of me and I'm thinking, 'I can't let him go. (more...)
World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder
- June 18, 2018

In fact, she urinated on herself while sitting down playing the game. 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 need and the demand for treatment in many parts of the world". (more...)
Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil
- June 18, 2018

The British government on Saturday changed course in a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures. Ms Caldwell says the oil is keeping the boy's seizures at bay and he had been free of seizures for more than 300 days while using it previously. "This is about getting the medication that these children throughout the United Kingdom desperately need to control their epilepsy". (more...)
Kwik Trip’s Del Monte veggie tray recalled as illnesses worsen Kwik Trip’s Del Monte veggie tray recalled as illnesses worsen
- June 18, 2018

One outbreak has been traced to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis where 17 patrons became ill after eating there in mid-May, according to the Minnesota Health Department. In addition, Del Monte is recalling small veggie trays that include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dill dip distributed to IL and IN, the FDA said IN a statement. (more...)
Mental Health and The American Male Mental Health and The American Male
- June 18, 2018

The new data also shows that in 2016, almost 45,000 Americans age 10 and older died by suicide-equaling about 123 people every day. The VA estimates that 20 veterans a day die by suicide. The rate has since been reduced, though it remains higher than the state average, according to data from the state Department of Health. Valle said the DoH is also working to finalize the IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulation) of the Mental Health Bill which was submitted to President Duterte for signing ... (more...)
Kellogg recalls specific boxes of Honey Smacks Kellogg recalls specific boxes of Honey Smacks
- June 18, 2018

Although no one has died because of the outbreak, 24 people have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. The "best if used by" date is on the box top. As of Thursday, 73 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka had been reported from 31 states . Symptoms, which can appear 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, according to the CDC. (more...)
Health officials confirm first human West Nile Virus illnesses of 2018 Health officials confirm first human West Nile Virus illnesses of 2018
- June 18, 2018

It can affect the nervous system and result in meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death. According to the county, an average of 221 annual cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the Department of Public Health's coverage area over the past five years. (more...)
Flavored electronic cigarettes linked to possible cardiovascular disease Flavored electronic cigarettes linked to possible cardiovascular disease
- June 17, 2018

Nitric oxide is a key component that lowers inflammation across the body, prevents clotting, and ensures that blood vessels are flexible enough to withstand greater blood flow. After being exposed to the cells for just 90 minutes, all nine flavors-menthol (mint), acetylpyridine (burnt flavor), vanillin (vanilla), cinnamaldehyde (cinnamon), eugenol (clove), diacetyl (butter), dimethylpyrazine (strawberry), isoamyl acetate (banana) and eucalyptol (spicy cooling)-were unsafe to the epithelial ... (more...)
These 15 US Cities Are Hot Spots for Unvaccinated Kids These 15 US Cities Are Hot Spots for Unvaccinated Kids
- June 17, 2018

In recent years, multiple outbreaks of measles - once considered eliminated by the CDC in 2000 - have popped up. The 12 states are Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota , North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah. (more...)
Home Office releases 'life-saving' cannabis oil to epileptic boy Home Office releases 'life-saving' cannabis oil to epileptic boy
- June 17, 2018

Billy had been receiving medicinal cannabis oil on prescription by his family doctor for over a year, but supplies ran out after the Home Office ordered the doctor to stop prescribing it. His mother Charlotte says he's been having as "life-threatening" seizures, including two overnight. "Billy should never have been put in that position". (more...)
First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County First human case of plague since 1992 found in Elmore County
- June 16, 2018

According to health officials, plague in humans is rare and is spread through a bite from an infected flea. No cases have been reported this year. The scientists observed the genomes of two ancient people who died of the disease 3,800 years ago. How is plague spread to humans? "People can decrease their risk by treating their pets for fleas and avoiding contact with wildlife", said Sarah Correll, CDHD epidemiologist. (more...)
Religious people live 4 years longer Religious people live 4 years longer
- June 16, 2018

Associate psychology professor and co-author of the study, Baldwin Way from Ohio State says that, "The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives". Researchers used data from both studies to determine if volunteering and participating in social groups led to longer lives , the report states. Researchers have found a surprising correlation between longevity and religious faith. (more...)
Columbia Basin Relay for Life to take place in Ephrata this Friday Columbia Basin Relay for Life to take place in Ephrata this Friday
- June 16, 2018

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. The event took place from 7 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday morning. "Relay For Life is a festival-like fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path". (more...)