Medicine

First marijuana-derived drug approved, will target severe epilepsy

First marijuana-derived drug approved, will target severe epilepsy Not only is the first marijuana-derived drug approved by the FDA , but the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome. "Marketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations can keep patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases". [Full Article...]

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus In 2017, MS had 63 cases of West Nile. Both reports are roughly one month earlier than the first case of West Nile in 2017, according to ABC News . "The DuPage County Health Department monitors West Nile virus (WNV) activity weekly by collecting and testing mosquitoes in 30 traps located throughout the county", public information officer Don Bolger said in an email . [Full Article...]

Viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's disease

Viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's disease The research team created computer models that mapped the genes that were disrupted or activated during the progression of Alzheimer's . Two strains of human herpesvirus-human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) -are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's , researchers from the Icahn School of... [Full Article...]

Shifting lump on woman’s face was a worm crawling under her skin

Shifting lump on woman’s face was a worm crawling under her skin The bump was first noticed below her left eye, then it moved above her left eye and then to her upper lip. After five days, the lump had moved on the top of her left eyelid, below her eyebrow. They typically choose cats, dogs , wolves, coyotes, foxes and sea lions to live inside. Transmission to humans is rare. They can, however, literally crawl under one's skin. [Full Article...]

New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s The researchers believe that their findings align with other current research in the Alzheimer's field on the role of innate immunity in the disease, particularly recent findings that beta-amyloid protein-the culprit behind the plaques that build up in the Alzheimer's-affected brain-may accumulate as part of a defense against infections. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Unveils Association Health Plans Final Rule

Trump Administration Unveils Association Health Plans Final Rule The company showed signs of improvement in the first quarter of this year, earning a $2.8 million underwriting profit in NY. Currently, federal regulations require that members of AHPs be in the same industry and that they be involved in the day-to-day decision-making of a business, and only about one-half of small businesses offer employer-sponsored health insurance. [Full Article...]

Mosquito infected with West Nile Virus collected in Dauphin County

Mosquito infected with West Nile Virus collected in Dauphin County West Nile is transmitted from birds via bites by the Culex pipiens mosquito. In 2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 63 counties reported WNV positive results in mosquito batches, birds or humans. Remove any standing water in pots, containers, pool covers, tires, wheelbarrows, wading pools, roof gutters and other containers that hold water. The Centers for Disease Control an... [Full Article...]

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO The ICD is used by medical practitioners around the world to diagnose conditions and by researchers to categorise conditions. Continuing the same damaging gaming behavior despite negative consequences such as deterioration of personal, family, social, educational, occupational interactions and responsibilities. [Full Article...]

May confirms NHS boost will come from tax rises

May confirms NHS boost will come from tax rises 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. Mr Hunt said: "This long-term plan and historic funding boost is a fitting birthday present for our most loved institution". Analysis published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (... [Full Article...]

The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning

The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Addressing the gathering at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the world". Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before... [Full Article...]

Smoking Rates Are at All Time Low

Smoking Rates Are at All Time Low There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a general decline and the new figures show it's continuing, said K. Less credit is given to e-cigarettes, which have been marketed as a means to curb tobacco smoking but pose unknown health risks and attract more nonsmoking youths than adult smokers. [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018 Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action. a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. But this doesn't bother the spiritual head of the biggest ashram or retreat in Rishikesh, the Indian city on th... [Full Article...]

Video game addiction officially added to World Health Organization disease list

Video game addiction officially added to World Health Organization disease list The latest catalogue also includes new chapters on video gaming and recognises gaming disorder as a pathological condition, considered addictive in the same way as cocaine. He guessed that the percentage of video game players with a compulsive problem was likely to be extremely small - much less than 1% - and that many such people would likely have other underlying problems, like depression, bip... [Full Article...]

"Break the Silence, Let's Care" — Sickle Cell Disease

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". "This plan should entails early diagnosis with newborn screening, while the main target should be the mothers who are AS genotype carrier". What are the market opportunities and threats face... [Full Article...]

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company He said in a statement Wednesday that he has devoted his career in public health to building solutions for better care delivery. Gawande , who is also a bestselling author, practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a professor at the Harvard T.H. [Full Article...]

World Health Organisation deems 'gaming addiction' a mental health disorder

World Health Organisation deems 'gaming addiction' a mental health disorder 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. Cam Adair said before he went to counseling, he was unable to stop playing video games. "Video gaming is being done by children". The video gaming industry is fighting back ... [Full Article...]

The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely

The plant giant hogweed burns skin severely Not only does the Giant Hogweed result in severe painful blisters and varying skin reactions, but when the sap comes in contact with a person's eyes, there are possible chances of blindness, as per the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . [Full Article...]

£20bn NHS boost details 'won't be revealed until budget', says Jeremy Hunt

£20bn NHS boost details 'won't be revealed until budget', says Jeremy Hunt The Scottish and Welsh governments will receive an extra £2bn and £1.2bn respectively, with hundreds of millions more allocated for health spending in Northern Ireland. "We remain deeply concerned about the impact of Brexit on the NHS and need a commitment that any post-Brexit trade deals the United Kingdom enters into must not open up our NHS to privatisation or endanger public health initiativ... [Full Article...]

WILD ATTACK: Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat with bare hands

WILD ATTACK: Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat with bare hands The bobcat bit and scratched but Phillips wrapped her hands around its neck and didn't let go. 'I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat' . She then began struggling for her life but trying not to scream. According to authorities, the bobcat was rabid and Phillips will now have to undergo a series of expensive and painful shots. [Full Article...]

It’s official: Excessive gaming is now recognized as a health disorder

It’s official: Excessive gaming is now recognized as a health disorder It has listed and defined gaming disorder as a condition warranting further research in the 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), citing an increase in the development of treatment programmes across the world. [Full Article...]


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