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World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

The incorporation of "gaming disorder " to ICD-11 has caused backlash across the gaming industry, to the extent of global gaming organizations forming a coalition and releasing a statement on t...

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Smoking in the USA is at an all-time low

Smoking in the USA is at an all-time low

As the report notes, even though cigarette smoking among USA adults has been reduced by more than half since 1964, it still remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the country,...

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International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018

It has become a routine affair since then. The emphasis on these postures and their sequences, such as the famous Sun Salutations, is a recent development, says India specialist Sita Reddy in "Yoga,...

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World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

The hallmark of the disorder is that playing games overtakes other desires, and that it continues or escalates despite negative consequences. According to the symptoms of the condition, a patient ...

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World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual called the International Classification of Diseases , or I.C.D., the United Nations health agency explains the change and why it has (final...

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David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law's death

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law's death

The upcoming 52-week lupus trial will evaluate both the 4-mg and 2-mg dose of the drug, which is also being tested for atopic dermatitis, the article reported. She said they saw similar increases afte...

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Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists

Being Religious Elongates Life Span than Atheists

The study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science today, found that people whose obituary mentioned that they were religious lived, on average, an extra 5.64 years. "In those area...

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Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

Relay For Life of Lyon County reaches milestone year

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. A Twin Falls man is getting ready to walk a marathon during the Relay for Life event on June 22. Autumn Shattuck said this...

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Adults take medicines that can cause depression

Adults take medicines that can cause depression

For the study, the researchers collected and analyzed data from the National Health Examination Survey involving medication use patterns of over 26,000 United States adults from 2005 to 2014. "With ...

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Food at work is usually unhealthy, contributes to bad habits

Food at work is usually unhealthy, contributes to bad habits

According to a new study conducted by researchers in the Division of Nutrition , Physical Activity, and Obesity at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the food people are eating ...

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Human Bubonic Plague Case Treated in Idaho for First Time in Decades

Human Bubonic Plague Case Treated in Idaho for First Time in Decades

The boy is recovering after being treated with antibiotics, KBOI reports . Plague was identified in 2015 and 2016 in ground squirrels in both Elmore and south Ada counties. The most common type...

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One by one, Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying

One by one, Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying

Patrut and his team first noticed the die-off of the trees during a 2005 research study focused on gauging their ages and studying their architectures. "These trees are under pressure by temperatur...

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Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning

Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning

Susheela Biranjia-Hurdoyal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius , said in a statement . Baughn also notes it's important to remember that if you c...

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Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite

It's more common in children than it is adults! Then, she saw a tick on her head. This was brought on through a tick bite . Apart from tick paralysis , the ticks can cause a number of other heat...

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Pre-cut melons linked to Illinois Salmonella outbreak

Pre-cut melons linked to Illinois Salmonella outbreak

Those who reported illness said they had eaten pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon, or a fruit salad mix with melon. So far, 60 people have been infected with the outbreak strain, and 32 of...

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Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

But Justice Department lawyers do argue that with no penalty for not having coverage, the federal government can not make health insurers cover sick consumers or prohibit insurers from charging sick c...

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It shows the growing severity of the issue

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Suicides in Kansas rose 45 percent over the past 17 years, far outpacing the nation as a whole, according to a new federal report that said Kansas had one of the largest increases. Overall, the rate...

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How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

Designer Kate Spade , who was found dead at her NY home in an apparent suicide , suffered from depression and anxiety, her husband says. Spade leaves behind a design legacy that included over ...

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Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer

Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer

It's a terrible part of life for most of us. Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute gave the experimental treatment, which has since been licensed to Gilead Sciences Inc . About 17 p...

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Why did Wynne say she won't be Ontario's premier?

Why did Wynne say she won't be Ontario's premier?

Only the New Democrats can prevent the Progressive Conservatives under Doug Ford from forming government in Ontario next week, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Friday in her most direct pitch yet to Lib...

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No threat to Kerala from Nipah virus, says Indian Medical Association

No threat to Kerala from Nipah virus, says Indian Medical Association

Though tested negative for the virus, Thalassery native Roja (39) died of high fever in Kozhikode Medical College today sending alarm bells across the region which accounted 17 deaths due to NiV, fi...

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Don't Wait Till 50 for Your Colon Cancer Screening

Don't Wait Till 50 for Your Colon Cancer Screening

Richard Wender of the ACS told NPR , noting a sharp increase in deaths from colon and rectal cancers among men and women under age 50. The numbers: this year more than 130,000 people be diagno...

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These 8 incredible things happen to your body once you quit smoking

These 8 incredible things happen to your body once you quit smoking

According to her, the World No Tobacco Day is a chance for governments and the public to take firm action. The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. But i...

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Those who wear glasses are smarter

Those who wear glasses are smarter

Among the findings, the research showed the respondents to be the most intelligent were wearers of glasses . A team led by the University of Edinburgh found significant small signals from 148 gen...

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Obesity hits one in 25 primary school children

Obesity hits one in 25 primary school children

Dr Modi Mwatsama, of the Obesity Health Alliance, said: "This is a superb report that reflects what obesity campaigners have always been saying - the United Kingdom is in the midst of an obesity epi...

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Cast of 'Roseanne' Might Star in a New Series Without Roseanne Barr

Cast of 'Roseanne' Might Star in a New Series Without Roseanne Barr

Announcing the cancellation of Roseanne , ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey piously commented in a statement, " Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with...

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Cockroach milk could be creeping on to the menu

While a little hard to swallow, the unusual milk crystal produced by certain cockroaches has more essential protein and amino acids than just about any other superfood . Nevertheless, several compani...

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Nipah Virus Kills 10, More Than 90 Quarantined

Nipah Virus Kills 10, More Than 90 Quarantined

A case of Nipah Virus is suspected. Moosa (61), had been battling for his life for the past few days in a private hospital here and was on ventilator support, Kozhikode district medical officer ...

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Scientists Say You Should Sleep in Past Noon on the Weekends

Scientists Say You Should Sleep in Past Noon on the Weekends

The study found that people who sleep five hours or less per night including the weekends had higher mortality rates. But channeling your inner cat and sleeping too much can be just as bad for yo...

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Tests show bats are not source of Nipah virus

Tests show bats are not source of Nipah virus

Nipah virus which has claimed at least almost a dozen lives in Kerala did not spread through bats, a report has said. A Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala , western India, has sparked global concerns...

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