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Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

As for male flight attendants, they are more likely to have melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, especially if they were exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke. Cabin crew have the highest average annual effective dose of cosmic ionizing radiation of all USA radiation workers. The analysis looked at the cancer rates in these flight attendants compared to a group of about 2,700 people who had a similar income and educational status but were not flight attendants. Read More »

FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

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United Kingdom -based GW Pharmaceuticals says the solution, taken by mouth, is made from a proprietary strain of cannabis created to maximize a therapeutic component while minimizing components that produce euphoria. Ohio's medical marijuana law allows people with one of 21 medical conditions to buy and use medical marijuana if recommended to them by a physician. Read More »

Herpes Virus May Play Role In Alzheimer’s, Study Says

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Using evidence from postmortem brain tissue from the Mount Sinai Brain Bank, the research team also identified previously unknown gene networks that will both offer new testable hypotheses for understanding Alzheimer's pathology and reveal novel potential targets for new drugs that may arrest Alzheimer's disease progression, and could potentially prevent the disease if administered early enough. Read More »

Moving Lump on Woman's Face? You Guessed It

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Adult females are usually 100-170 mm long by 460-650 µm wide; males are usually 50-70 mm long by 370-450 µm wide. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , these parasites could grow up to a length of one hundred seventy millimeters and have a lifespan of up to five to ten years. Read More »

Florida boy infected with first reported case of mosquito Keystone virus

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But tests for zika came back negative. A University of Florida study recently identified the first known human case of the mosquito-borne Keystone virus . He further explained, "We screened this with all the standard approaches and it literally took a year and a half of sort of dogged laboratory work to figure out what this virus was". Read More »

Your guide to Theresa May's NHS funding plans

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Much ado has been made about Theresa May's announcement this Monday that the National Health Service (NHS) will be receiving £20 billion by 2023. Mrs May is under fire for claiming that a spending boost worth around £20bn extra per year by 2024 will be part-paid for by a " Brexit dividend ", despite economists saying that leaving the European Union will have a significant negative impact on the public finances. Read More »

Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

Our good friend Laura Ingraham had it right when she said during a segment on her show, "The Ingraham Angle", "We can't house kids the same way we house adult criminals, obviously, and sadly, you violate our laws, you're running afoul of the USA criminal system, and criminals are separated from their children all the time". Read More »

Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

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Modi called yoga as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. Yoga was also performed on board the Japanese naval ship JS Ise and on the Indian Navy's INS Sahyadri taking part in military exercises in the western Pacific, the Indian Navy said. Read More »

Study finds method to detect cancer in diabetic patients

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The majority of the diabetes patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with diabetes less than three years before the cancer diagnosis. The prevalence of diabetes among patients with pancreatic cancer are unusually high in comparison with other types of cancer. Read More »

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

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The inclusion of gaming disorder in ICD-11, adds WHO, follows the development of treatment programmes for people with health conditions identical to those characteristic of gaming disorder in many parts of the world. "Increased frequency and intensity" of gaming has been cited as a predominant attribute of the disorder. Removing the mental health label from trans identity is a powerful and important signifier of acceptance, advocates and mental health professionals say. Read More »

Smoking Hits New Low; About 14% of U.S. Adults Light Up

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But just how safe are these trendy e-cigs? Researchers announced Tuesday the amount of adults smoking cigarettes in the USA has reached its lowest point since the first statistics were released in 1965. Smoking was practically allowed in almost every location from airplanes, offices, restaurants, and even in hospital settings. The decline is linked to an understanding that smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. Read More »

CVS Now Delivers Prescriptions & Other Items To Your Home

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TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 773,204 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $62,877,000 after acquiring an additional 206,136 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Loop Capital set a $68.00 price objective on CVS Health and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on CVS shares. Read More »

International Yoga Day 2018

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He said the proposal for a International Day for Yoga at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it. Adding that yoga has become the biggest mass movement "in the quest for good health and wellbeing", the prime minister said India should be honoured to be the "guardians of the great practice". Read More »

World Health Organization Officially Recognizes ‘Gaming Disorder’

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With the classification being so new, it is unknown if any of the factors or aspects will be altered as time goes on, especially with mental health professionals expressing their views on both sides of the disorder . The IDC is seen as a standardised list of diseases and other medical conditions that medical professionals can use as reference and is followed around the world. Read More »

World Sickle Cell Disease Day

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Al-Kadhem extended heartfelt thanks and appreciation to HRH Premier for his unwavering interest in sickle cell patients in Bahrain. The Governor said this in commemoration of the World Sickle Cell Day , noting that advancement in science has brought hope to sufferers of the diseases even as efforts need to be harmonised in deploying new techniques of treatments. Read More »

Donald Trump promises to 'sign something' to keep immigrant families together

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Hammering home the need to combat smugglers who he said "game the system", Trump accused the media of helping human traffickers. The " something " will be an executive order , Trump said at a meeting with GOP lawmakers at the White House , and he will sign it before departing for Minnesota, where he is scheduled to speak at a rally Wednesday evening. Read More »

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient…

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Samuel's face was out of the shot, but it appeared that he tried to lift his head up, which prompted Keegstra to tell him, "There, so you picked your head up". Now don't try and tell me you can't move. The mistreatment is obviously about race because she wouldn't be allowed to treat all patients like that, the father added. Read More »

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO

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Ali "Myth" Kabbani of Team SoloMid has lashed out at those mocking the new " Gaming Disorder " classification by the World Health Organization . As per the definition by World Health Organization , this mental disorder is "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests". Read More »

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture

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Dr. Atul Gawande has been named CEO of the health care company founded by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B ), Amazon ( AMZN ), and JPMorgan ( JPM ) in an effort to push down health care costs. "All felt that better care can be delivered and that rising costs can be checked". In 2010, Berkshire vice chairman Charlie Munger wrote a $20,000 check to The New Yorker after Gawande published an article about health care in Texas. Read More »

Recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer

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In their study on African-American and Latino adults, researchers found the number of cases of the cancer among diabetics diagnosed in middle age is more than double the number of those diagnosed in earlier life. As it is, about 80 percent of patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at a late stage. Of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, over 50% were diagnosed with diabetes in the three years leading up to that point. Read More »

Taxes will hike 'a bit' to fund NHS, confirms PM

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The prime minister said over the weekend it'll come from the highly-contested " Brexit dividend" and hinted at increased borrowing and tax. The NHS has been struggling to cope with funding shortages in recent years, particularly during the flu-ridden winter months. Read More »

Fearless woman strangles and kills rabid bobcat

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She snapped a photo of the cat and it 'took two steps and was on top of me.it came for my face'. "As he starts towards me, I threw my phone and he went mid-air and just about knocked me down", she said. The battle left Phillips with broken fingers on both hands and bruises and cuts on her body. Her 5-year-old granddaughter was sleeping inside her home during the life-or-death struggle in her front yard. Read More »

World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

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However, she warns that video gaming addiction affects just a small percentage of the world's population - but adds that "it must be recognised" early, as it can "last a year before diagnosis". Maybe more consumers will push back against video game makers who design their products to be addictive with the same sort of uproar we've seen about tobacco and opioids. Read More »

Vitamin D might protect against colon cancer

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One more interesting finding of the study was a quite strong connection between lower risk of this type of cancer in women and higher blood levels of vitamin D. They concluded that vitamin D does indeed appear to provide protection against colon cancer, particularly for women. Good sources of vitamin D include fortified foods such as milk and yogurt as well as eggs, fatty fish such as salmon, trout, tuna and halibut, calf's liver, soy, and portobello mushrooms. Read More »

Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia

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The light-sensitive skin reaction causes dark painful blisters that form within 48 hours, and result in scars that can last anywhere from a few months to six years. It's important to know how to recognize giant hogweed if you are in a state where it might grow, and what to do if you find it. Photo of giant hogweed burn - 5 days to 5 months after initial exposure Photo credit: Bob Kleinberg / New York Department of Environmental Conservation . Read More »

Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition

The AP notes that The American Psychiatric Association still does not label Gaming Disorder as a mental health condition. "Increased frequency and intensity" of gaming has been cited as a predominant attribute of the disorder. In May 2019, ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly for adoption by member states and be effective in January 2022. Bowden-Jones said gaming addictions were usually best treated with psychological therapies but that some medicines might also work. Read More »

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

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In fact, she urinated on herself while sitting down playing the game. As video games like Fortnite have become a ubiquitous social phenomenon for teenagers, there's growing concern in the medical community about video game addiction. World Health Organization said in December 2017 that it would be adding the disorder. The highly-influential IDC is a gold standard for diagnostic classification, as it helps doctors around the world track trends of diseases and mental disorders. Read More »

Grandmother Wrestles Rabid Bobcat, Kills It With Bare Hands

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Phillips knows something about bobcats because her father-in-law was once a bobcat trapper. "There was no way I was going to die", she told the Athens Banner-Herald, explaining that adrenaline kicked in when she was suddenly thrust into the life-and-death struggle. Read More »

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal recalled for salmonella concerns

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The Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018. The Center for Disease Control says to throw the cereal away or return it for a refund. NY has reported the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. Symptoms of the illness include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps, and appear within 12 and 72 hours of consumption of salmonella bacteria. Read More »

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Kern for 2018

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In addition to those who develop more serious illness, people infected with West Nile virus may develop mild symptoms that include fever, headache, nausea, body aches, and a mild skin rash. There are no vaccines for most mosquito-borne illness so the best prevention is to avoid mosquito bites. "The mosquito that can transmit Zika really doesn't breed in those larger swampy conditions". Read More »