Medicine


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...)
Combining fat and carbs overloads the brain and makes us overeat Combining fat and carbs overloads the brain and makes us overeat
- June 16, 2018

The study points out foods high in both carbohydrates and fats rarely exist in nature, with the exception of breast milk. In a new study, participants were shown images of food containing mostly fat, food containing mostly sugar, and a combination of the two . (more...)
Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk
- June 16, 2018

The few randomized clinical trials of vitamin D supplementation and colorectal cancer completed thus far have not shown an effect; but study size, supplementation duration, and compliance may have contributed to their null findings . In addition to being at greater risk for cancer, lack of vitamin D also increases risks for osteoporosis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and infectious diseases like tuberculosis and seasonal flu. (more...)
Immigration rules 'to be eased' for NHS staff? Immigration rules 'to be eased' for NHS staff?
- June 16, 2018

Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive at NHS Providers, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the relaxation would be a "huge relief for trusts up and down the country who have been really struggling to fill their doctors and nurses vacancies". (more...)
Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to those affected by mental illness Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to those affected by mental illness
- June 16, 2018

That's one reason why we must remain on the lookout for friends, family members and coworkers who are showing signs of struggling with depression . NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. "Kate was the most handsome woman in the world", said Andy . Mr Gibbons said: “However, it also encourages me to work even harder at raising awareness and helping in any way I can those who have suffered a similar experience.”. (more...)
California added to pre-cut melon salmonella warning California added to pre-cut melon salmonella warning
- June 16, 2018

Cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe as well as fruit salads containing these melons have been recalled from stores in these states, including Walmart, Kroger , Walgreens, Sprouts Farmers Market, Costco and Whole Foods/Amazon. Among 47 people with information available, thirty-one cases (66%) have been hospitalized. The FDA is working with CDC, along with state partners in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and OH to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source to ... (more...)
As summer approaches, so does the West Nile Virus As summer approaches, so does the West Nile Virus
- June 16, 2018

Grayson County Health Department staff says standing water areas like Waterloo Lake are the most popular breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found in Bloomington. "Viruses that are caused by mosquito bites, lots of times they can look a lot like the flu, common flu: Headache, fever, chills", he said. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. (more...)
Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), Versartis, Inc. (VSAR) Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), Versartis, Inc. (VSAR)
- June 15, 2018

It has kept Return on investment (ROI) at 10.40%. Nottingham Advsr holds 0.14% or 31,786 shares. Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership holds 0.08% or 32,334 shares. Let's consider Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX ) stock performance that changed on Wednesday Dated JUNE 13, 2018 . Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Boston Scientific in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. (more...)
Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed in late stages: Cancer Society Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed in late stages: Cancer Society
- June 15, 2018

Last week, a patient had colonoscopy at the age of 20 because she had a father who was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 30 years old. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in Canada, behind lung cancer. The battle has always been to persuade people to take the tests regularly before they show symptoms, Gawalko said. "These simple at-home tests help prevent cancers and cancer deaths", says Dr Smith. (more...)