Medicine

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced that it had finalized its 11th International Classification of Diseases , and much like the draft did in December of previous year, it includes the addition of gaming to its section of addictive disorders. [Full Article...]

A's B's and O's have disappeared - Red Cross seeks the Missing Types

A's B's and O's have disappeared - Red Cross seeks the Missing Types The third annual Vincent Jones Memorial Blood Drive in Eaton will renew the tribute to blood donors that helped a young father battling leukemia live long enough to see the birth of his son. All South Africans can join in by temporarily deleting the As, Bs and Os from their social media handles. "We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an... [Full Article...]

Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer's death

Kate Spade items fly off virtual thrift shop shelves after designer's death One day after the Center for Disease Control declared that suicide was a national problem, another celebrity has died after an apparent suicide. Bourdain's death was also confirmed to be a suicide after his friend and fellow celebrity chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room in France. [Full Article...]

Hirono, Deutch Renew Effort to Strengthen and Expand Social Security

Hirono, Deutch Renew Effort to Strengthen and Expand Social Security However, certain long-term issues persist. President Trump has said he won't cut Social Security or Medicare, and his administration says that a strong economy will bolster both programs. Medicare trustees say the trust fund that covers Medicare Part A, which pays for hospital stays, home health services, nursing homes and hospice care, will run out of money sooner than expected. [Full Article...]

Major Study Finds Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

Major Study Finds Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo It found that Merck pharmaceutical's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) - which famously helped former U.S. president Jimmy Carter stave off advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain - helped lung cancer patients live 4 to 8 months longer than chemo. [Full Article...]

Some teething medicines unsafe for children

Some teething medicines unsafe for children Signs and symptoms include short breath and pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips and nails, as well as fatigue , dizziness, headache and a fast heart rate. Officials reviewed 119 cases of the blood disorder linked to benzocaine between 2009 and 2017, including four deaths, according to the FDA. Cold washcloth, spoon, or chilled teething ring can also soothe the baby's gums. [Full Article...]

‘Cut out booze altogether to avoid risk of cancer’

Kate Allen, WCRF executive director of science and public affairs, said in a blog post. Being overweight is likely to overweight smoking as the biggest risk factor for cancer within decades, according to the report . "While following each individual recommendation is expected to offer cancer protection benefit, the most benefit is to be gained by treating them as an integrated pattern of behav... [Full Article...]

D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4

D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4 After going 18 for 45 overall in the series, including 3 for 20 from three-point range, Curry's flawless 7-for-7 performance in Game 3's third quarter transformed what had been an 11-point lead at halftime into a 25-point rout by the time he went to the bench with 2:20 remaining in the quarter. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom still negotiating with European Union over Brexit backstop , says May's spokeswoman

United Kingdom still negotiating with European Union over Brexit backstop , says May's spokeswoman He also said that any plan for a UK/EU shared customs area is "welcome", though work needed to go on the backstop to prevent checks on the Irish border following Brexit . Britain has just a few weeks before June's European Council summit to agree on a solution which would avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. [Full Article...]

President says first lady is doing 'really well'

President says first lady is doing 'really well' The 2.5-hour procedure was to alleviate pain from pinched nerves and took place at George Washington University Hospital in Washington , D.C., according to the Associated Press . President Donald Trump visited her later Monday and tweeted that the procedure was "successful" and that his wife was in "good spirits". The White House did not offer any additional details on Mrs. [Full Article...]

STD cases drastically climb in California

STD cases drastically climb in California Chlamydia can damage the female reproductive system, reducing or completely blocking their ability to get pregnant in the future. How many cases were reported? Those most commonly affected by chlamydia and gonorrhea are under 30 years old. [Full Article...]

Bone Drug May Treat Hair Loss

Bone Drug May Treat Hair Loss However, both agents have moderate side effects and often produce disappointing hair regrowth results. There are now three options for treating baldness, the drugs minoxidil and finasteride or a hair transplant . The researchers stated that a clinical trial was the next necessary step to assess whether the drug could be safe and effective to use on hair loss patients. [Full Article...]

Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya Both the U.N. and United States have said that the campaign, which forced almost 700,000 Rohingya to flee to safety in Bangladesh, amounted to ethnic cleansing. Government officials have denied the military's complicity in instigating violence against the Rohingya, though pledged on Tuesday to take "harsh" action against any perpetrators of sexual violence. [Full Article...]

14 of world's 20 most polluted cities in India

14 of world's 20 most polluted cities in India The Government has also taken several bold initiatives, including leap-frogging from BS-IV to BS-VI. " WHO estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infectio... [Full Article...]