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CVS Pharmacy Prescription Delivery Now Available from All Locations Nationwide CVS Pharmacy Prescription Delivery Now Available from All Locations Nationwide
- June 21, 2018

Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 101,252 shares in the company, valued at $6,276,611.48. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in shares of CVS Health by 7,225.3% during the fourth quarter. (more...)
Theresa May tells taxpayers to expect to pay more to fund NHS Theresa May tells taxpayers to expect to pay more to fund NHS
- June 21, 2018

Historically, every year since the NHS was created, the amount of money it receives over the top of inflation has increased by 3.7%. The health service in Northern Ireland is set to benefit from around £600m extra funding a year in real terms by 2023. (more...)
Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture
- June 21, 2018

Berkshire, Amazon and JP Morgan Chase announced in January that they would form a healthcare company aimed at cutting costs for their United States employees. The three execs from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase say they know they're in for a tough challenge, but Gawande has their confidence. (more...)
Yoga strikes a chord in China as thousands mark yoga day Yoga strikes a chord in China as thousands mark yoga day
- June 21, 2018

In a world of excess, yoga promises restraint and balance. "In a distracted world, yoga helps focus", Modi said in another video released on Twitter this week. Keeping the security in mind, almost 3,000 security personnel were deployed and around 60 CCTV cameras were installed at the venue. Mr. Modi arrived at the Friday at around 6.30 am and addressed the people before performing asanas with them. (more...)
'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition 'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition
- June 21, 2018

It certainly looks like the disorder is being described by people who are not entirely familiar with video games. What are your thoughts on " gaming disorder" being included as a mental health condition? Bowden-Jones said gaming addictions were usually best treated with psychological therapies but that some medicines might also work. (more...)
Organization observes World Sickle Cell Day in Columbus Organization observes World Sickle Cell Day in Columbus
- June 21, 2018

In his words: "in addition, my book "Unveiling Sickle Cell Anaemia " was borne out of my personal health experiences, in addition to my experiences as a medical laboratory professional, as a caregiver". In a recent study conducted by the Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation and researchers from Clarke International University, 68.7 per cent of people interviewed said they can not marry a person with sickle cell disease. (more...)
Google AI can predict when you will die Google AI can predict when you will die
- June 21, 2018

This was significantly better than the hospital's traditional predictive model (the augmented Early Warning Score), which predicted mortality with 85 and 86 percent accuracy respectively. Because Google's AI took more into account than the hospital's usual system of assessment, it was able to make a more accurate prediction as a result. (more...)
Amazon, Buffett, JP Morgan Health Care Company To Be Based In Boston Amazon, Buffett, JP Morgan Health Care Company To Be Based In Boston
- June 20, 2018

The Boston-based venture will target the cost of serving the companies' employees and will operate free from profit-making incentives, the three companies, which employ more than 1 million people, said in a joint statement. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will assume the position on July 9. "I have devoted my public health career to building scalable solutions for better health care delivery that are saving lives, reducing suffering, and eliminating wasteful spending ... (more...)
Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO
- June 20, 2018

It was harmless fun, and it's easy to argue that it still is, but the World Health Organization ( WHO ) now believes that gaming can actually become an addiction. doing it at night alone in their room. Games are often created to compel people to keep playing and in some cases, to keep spending money. Jen MacLean is the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). (more...)
Exercise caution, Type 2 diabetes may be a sign of pancreatic cancer Exercise caution, Type 2 diabetes may be a sign of pancreatic cancer
- June 20, 2018

Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,600 people a year and fewer than one in ten people survive for five years after their diagnosis. The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are weight loss, fatigue and pain in the abdomen region while its major risk factors include obesity, smoking, old age as well as the family history. (more...)
NHS spending boost will increase burden of taxation,… NHS spending boost will increase burden of taxation,…
- June 20, 2018

Under the plans, the NHS budget, which now stands at £114 billion, will increase by an average of 3.4 percent a year. The claim was controversial because the figure of 350 million pounds did not take into account Britain's sizeable rebate or the payments that were flowing back from the European Union to Britain, so it was widely seen as overstating Britain's contribution to the bloc. (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

She went to take a picture of the bobcat but said she knew something wasn't right when started coming closer. She says her son stabbed the bobcat as deputies arrived. She says she was struggling not to scream. The cat took two steps and was on top of me ... She is also undergoing treatment for rabies after the bobcat tested positive for the deadly virus. (more...)
Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder
- June 19, 2018

This has caused a lot of upset throughout the video game industry, with worldwide organisations banding together to release a statement against the recognised addiction . "The pattern of gaming [behavior] may be continuous or episodic and recurrent", a report added. "After consulting with experts across the world, and reviewing evidence in an exhaustive manner, we decided that this condition should be added", Shekhar Saxena, director of the WHO's department of mental health and ... (more...)
Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of developing breast cancer Higher levels of vitamin D may lower risk of developing breast cancer
- June 19, 2018

Current recommendations for vitamin D supplementation are based exclusively on studies showing conclusively that it does preserve bone health. Vitamin D levels in blood were measured during study visits. People with blood vitamin D levels above the recommended concentrations had a 22% lower risk of getting colorectal cancer, although it's unclear what the optimal level of vitamin D might be for reducing the risk. (more...)
Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spotted in Virginia Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spotted in Virginia
- June 19, 2018

Tips for identifying giant hogweed can be found here. He said a previous property owner planted it as an ornamental. An American university says an enormous plant, which causes horrific blisters, could have the potential to blind people. At least 30 plants were found at a site in Clarke County. Other plants, such as wild parsnip , are also seen in OH and have similar effects. The toxic reaction can begin as soon as 15 minutes after coming into contact with the toxic photochemicals, so you ... (more...)
World Health Organisation Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder World Health Organisation Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder
- June 19, 2018

It is concerning to see the " gaming disorder " proposal in this draft despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community. "It enables us to understand so much about what makes people get sick and die, and to take action to prevent suffering and save lives", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said as the ICD was published. (more...)
Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector
- June 19, 2018

The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatising too many young video players. The ICD identifies about 55,000 separate injuries, diseases, conditions and causes of death, and is widely used as a benchmark for diagnoses and health insurance. (more...)
A hot, hazy and humid Sunday in West Michigan A hot, hazy and humid Sunday in West Michigan
- June 19, 2018

The excessive heat warning is in effect due in part to the heat index , which Friedlein said comes from three big factors - temperature, moisture in the air and "the combined feeling on the human body". As we experience "feels like" temperatures of more than 100 degrees in MI this week, here is quick explanation on what the heat index is and how to read it. (more...)
White Doctor Fired After Video Shows Her Mocking Black Patient’s Serious Condition White Doctor Fired After Video Shows Her Mocking Black Patient’s Serious Condition
- June 19, 2018

The 6-foot-9 basketball player had run out of medication to treat his anxiety, his father Donald Bardwell told the news outlet. Samuel Bardwell , 20, a college athlete, collapsed at basketball practice with an apparent anxiety attack. (more...)
'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness
- June 19, 2018

The ICD defines gaming disorder as an "impaired control", meaning that increasing priority is given to gaming. We are therefore concerned to see "gaming disorder" still contained in the latest version of the WHO's ICD-11 despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community. (more...)
Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition Video game addiction is now being recognised as a mental health condition
- June 18, 2018

A major venture for the World Health Organization is creating and maintaining the International Classification of Diseases , which is a grading system that assists in identifying a wide range of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, and much more. (more...)
Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia
- June 18, 2018

She believes if she hadn't killed the rabid animal, it would have killed her. "My five-year-old granddaughter was in the house and I didn't want her coming out". She is also undergoing treatment for rabies after the bobcat tested positive for the deadly virus. A crowdfunding page for her medical expenses has been set up by a cousin. (more...)
Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana
- June 18, 2018

A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case. She said her son's seizures, all of which pose a risk of death, resurfaced on Tuesday after the drug was seized. "This is about getting the medication that these children throughout the United Kingdom desperately need to control their epilepsy". (more...)
Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression Simon Says: Why my mom had the best advice about depression
- June 18, 2018

Suicide is a global problem, as well. Although suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, there are many additional opportunities for prevention. Seek help, right away. "In many of these states, residents would be shocked to learn that they have the highest gun suicide rates in the nation, the most common type of gun death we see across America", Rand said. (more...)
Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Cereal | WDAN Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Cereal | WDAN
- June 18, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is now advising consumers to throw away any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal regardless of size or "best by if used" dates. The product was sold by retailers in the United States, including Guam and Saipan. Symptoms, which can appear 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, according to the CDC. (more...)
First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County
- June 18, 2018

Most individuals who are infected with the virus will not experience any illness. "By working together with the community, we will continue to reduce the risk of West Nile virus and keep our community safe and healthy". Those symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph nodes. "The announcement of the first human case of West Nile virus in San Gabriel Valley should serve as a reminder to residents to take steps to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate ... (more...)
Flavored vapes may have the same effect on cells as cigarettes Flavored vapes may have the same effect on cells as cigarettes
- June 17, 2018

Earlier this year, a study of 70,000 people suggested that using an e-cigarette daily could double the risk of heart attack . The new study was published online June 14 in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology . (more...)
Billy Caldwell to be given access to cannabis oil Billy Caldwell to be given access to cannabis oil
- June 17, 2018

Caldwell was hospitalised on Friday suffering from several seizures. She said doctors in Canada and Northern Ireland who were familiar with Billy's case have described her son's situation as life-threatening. In the 21st century we need to have a more humane policy, not panic measures. His mother Charlotte Caldwell had said the Home Office would be held accountable if he died. (more...)
Idaho child recovering from plague Idaho child recovering from plague
- June 16, 2018

The case serves as a reminder to recreationists in southern Idaho that plague is unsafe to people and pets , but with proper awareness, precautions, and prompt treatment when needed, plague should not discourage you from enjoying the Idaho outdoors. (more...)
Religious people often out live says study Religious people often out live says study
- June 16, 2018

Other studies have shown that sociability contributes to a longer life , but researchers said it could only partly explain why religious people live longer than atheists. Researchers assessed obituaries to calculate whether religious affiliations boost longevity. "The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives", said Baldwin Way, an associate professor at Ohio State. (more...)