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Gaming addiction classed as mental disorder

Gaming addiction classed as mental disorder The United Nations health agency defines gaming disorder as a pattern of behavior where a person loses control over how much they play digital games, to the point where they prioritize gaming above other activities. It's a question you may have asked yourself when you were younger, or may be asking about your own kids now - how much video game time is too much? Additional criteria for a diag... [Full Article...]

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost

NHS to be given £20 billion funding boost During the 2016 referendum campaign on European Union membership, the pro-Brexit camp claimed that Britain was sending 350 million pounds a week to the European Union and should spend that money on the NHS instead. "I want to make sure that as see as we see this £2 billion in additional money coming to Scotland that those who work in our health service, who have been telling us that they need th... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization considers 'Gaming Disorder' a unique mental health condition

World Health Organization considers 'Gaming Disorder' a unique mental health condition The increased risk may be from the frequency of gaming , from the amount of time spent on these activities, from the neglect of other activities and priorities, from risky behaviours associated with gaming or its context, from the adverse consequences of gaming, or from the combination of these. [Full Article...]

Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts

Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts Personal Stories From Three Generations, ' Willow Smith shocked her mother by revealing that her first experience of sexual education was "obviously walking in on you and Daddy [ Will Smith ] - that was the first introduction to sex ". [Full Article...]

Salmonella Prompts Precut Melon Recall in 8 States

Salmonella Prompts Precut Melon Recall in 8 States Due to the possibility that products shipped between April 17 and June 7 could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers. The melon products have been recalled. The CDC notes that a preliminary investigation has centered on Caito Foods LLC, which is the distributor of the melons that have been confirmed as contaminated. [Full Article...]

Trump administration would gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions

Trump administration would gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions That would mean insurers would no longer be subject to "guaranteed issue" (a requirement that they sell policies to anybody, regardless of medical status) or "community rating" (a prohibition on charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions). [Full Article...]

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths On Tuesday, acclaimed fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged in her NY apartment. His suicide death has people sharing their memories from that night. So far this year, 27 people have taken their lives. "We learn the signs of stroke and we learn what skin cancer looks like", said Keltz. Sometimes when a famous person is in the news after committing suicide, there's a tendency for peo... [Full Article...]

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. All of them reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with one or both of them. "If you have recently eaten pre-cut melon from a Walmart store and experience diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider". The CDC says this particular salmonella outbreak could mean m... [Full Article...]

'Tobacco Breaks Hearts' main theme for World No Tobacco Day

'Tobacco Breaks Hearts' main theme for World No Tobacco Day Most of the 2,700-odd people who will die in the next 24 hours in India due to cancer caused by smoking and other tobacco products tried to quit but failed and were living their last days with a feeling of being powerless over their habit. [Full Article...]

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull Mycoplasma bovis , bacteria that can cause mastitis, pneumonia, and other diseases in cattle, was first identified in the country in July and has since spread to at least 37 farms. The full cost of eradication over 10 years is projected to be $886 million. Around 24,000 cows have already been killed in recent months. Some experts fear the decision will come at a huge cost. [Full Article...]

Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats Jose, the senior-most official in Kozhikode , told the AFP news agency. "Situation in Gujarat is well under control". Officers of the health, animal husbandry and forest departments have taken samples of the dead bats for further investigation. [Full Article...]

You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays A cohort of 43,880 subjects was followed for 13 years through record?linkages. That's a rate of about six deaths per 1,000 people per year. By comparison, the world mortality rate in 2010 was almost eight in 1,000. Lack of sleep can have dire consequences for your health. Researchers say that older people need less sleep and they also sleep more during the week. [Full Article...]

Nine killed in police firing on protesters in Tamil Nadu

Nine killed in police firing on protesters in Tamil Nadu Police units have been rushed from Madurai and Virudhunagar to bring the situation under control. Tuticorin witnessed several protests by locals and others against the Sterlite Copper plant and its proposed expansion. The Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangam (Traders Association) has called for an indefinite shutdown across Thoothukudi. "This government's lackadaisical ways have led to the deaths of inno... [Full Article...]

Uefa members rail against Gianni Infantino's plan for new Club World Cup

Uefa members rail against Gianni Infantino's plan for new Club World Cup The first edition of FIFA's proposal is due to take place in 2021 and consists of a 24-team competition held every four years, during the second half of June. The three other European clubs would be selected from a group including Chelsea , Manchester City , Arsenal , Atletico Madrid , Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Benfica, and Borussia Dortmund. [Full Article...]

How accessible is Avengers: Infinity War for casual audiences?

How accessible is Avengers: Infinity War for casual audiences? According to executive producer Nate Moore , the filmmakers behind the picture knew all along that T'Challa would perish in Infinity War , but that doesn't mean they won't be able to continue on with a sequel to Ryan Coogler's smash hit. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city The WHO is anxious about the disease reaching the city of Mbandaka with a population of about 1 million people, which would make the outbreak far harder to tackle. Until now, all the confirmed Ebola cases were reported from Bikoro health zone, which is also in Equateur Province but at a distance of almost 150 km from Mbandaka. [Full Article...]

STDs reach all-time high in California

STDs reach all-time high in California But California isn't alone; STDs have been on the rise over the past five years across the U.S. As the Times explains, "Experts blame the increases on falling condom use, fewer public health clinics and people having more sexual partners linked to dating apps". [Full Article...]

Hero cop says any dad would do what he did — Surabaya bombing

Hero cop says any dad would do what he did — Surabaya bombing Co-ordinated suicide bombings at three churches were carried out on Sunday by a family of six that included girls aged eight and 12. On Sunday night, a bomb in the Wonocolo low-priced housing complex in Sidoarjo exploded prematurely, killing a woman and her 17-year-old child, police said. [Full Article...]

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson engaged to ex-footballer

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson engaged to ex-footballer Her announcement post on Instagram shows her ring-spotting hand affectionately holding her boyfriend's with a dessert dish providing the ideal background for the heartmelting photo. I'm happy. I'm very very happy. Henson and Hayden were first spotted together in 2015 but the actress officially confirmed their romance last December. [Full Article...]

Ebola: WHO Director General Arrives Kinshasa To Assess Needs For Curtailment

Ebola: WHO Director General Arrives Kinshasa To Assess Needs For Curtailment The main jobs are checking to see how many people are infected and where; whether there have been past cases that went unreported; making sure people know how to bury the dead safely; and testing and treating people with suspected infections. [Full Article...]


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