Medicine


Billionaire trio forms health care firm to be based in Boston
- June 20, 2018

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and Jeff Bezos are among the CEOs thinking of new ways to curb healthcare costs. Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buffett had previously told Yahoo Finance that Ted Combs, one of Berkshire's two investment managers, had been spending most of his time searching for the CEO to run this new company. (more...)
Report finds 450 lives shortened by United Kingdom hospital
- June 20, 2018

The report into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between 1988 and 2000 has been looking at whether some of them had their lives cut short because of fatal overdoses of diamorphine, medical heroin. But the nurses were warned not to take their concerns further. An independent panel found that between 1989 and 2000 at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in southern England, there was an institutionalised regime of prescribing and administering unsafe doses of opioids which ... (more...)
Woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands Woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands
- June 20, 2018

Phillips went back inside to get her phone, then when she stepped back outside, there was a bobcat waiting for her. The authorities discovered that the bobcat was rabid , so they burned the blood that was spilled outside the house. "My son stabbed it four or five times, but it never budged so I knew it was completely dead", Phillips told OnlineAthens. There, she was treated for a broken finger, as well as claw and bite marks to a large part of her upper body, including her chest, arms and ... (more...)
Diabetes after age 50 linked to pancreatic cancer in blacks and Latinos Diabetes after age 50 linked to pancreatic cancer in blacks and Latinos
- June 20, 2018

Thompson Charitable Fund. Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,600 people a year and fewer than one in ten people survive for five years after their diagnosis. The test results of 21 cancer genes were compared to similar results from more than 123,000 patients without pancreatic cancer. "Patients develop Type 2 diabetes at a later age". (more...)
Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend
- June 20, 2018

However, that's still less than the 3.7 percent average rise the NHS has had since 1948. 'The fact that we're no longer sending vast amount of money to the European Union once we leave the European Union and we as a country will be contributing a bit more'. (more...)
‘I wasn't dying today:’ Grandma kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands ‘I wasn't dying today:’ Grandma kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands
- June 19, 2018

Phillips said she grabbed the cat by the neck and started squeezing it. "I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat", the 46-year-old told the Athens Banner-Herald . "I started praying, don't let her come to the door", said Phillips. It also says the attack has left her with limited use of her hands. Wildlife authorities arrived at her house and informed her that the dead bobcat was rabid. (more...)
ESA Issues Statement On WHO ESA Issues Statement On WHO "Gaming Disorder" Diagnosis
- June 19, 2018

A new World Health Organization report says that transgenderism is no longer classified as a mental disorder - but video game addiction apparently is, according to the same report. Overall, the research suggest gaming addiction is very similar to a gambling disorder and substance use disorders - in fact, the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases , listed Gaming Disorder right below the former. (more...)
New research shows vitamin D could lower risk of colorectal cancer New research shows vitamin D could lower risk of colorectal cancer
- June 19, 2018

It was in April this year that Gulf Times reported more than 80% of the Qatari population suffer from low levels of Vitamin D, which is related to several chronic infirmities such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, several inflammatory diseases, and cancer. (more...)
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...)