Medical

Laser pointer leaves boy with hole in his eye

Normally macular holes are treatable, though the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. A nine-year-old boy was left almost bli...


Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

A pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior in which the user loses sense of self-control over the situation. In 2015, Pew Research Center reported a...


Smoking hits new low in US

Healthy People 2020, the USA government's timeline to achieve specific public health measures, seeks to lower the adult smoking figure to 12 percent. Survey r...


Transgenderism no longer a mental illness

The WHO announced the change along the newest version of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-11), an international guideline for diagnosing disease...


Light drinkers have low mortality, cancer risk

Very heavy drinkers (three or more drinks each day) had the highest risk of dying early or developing cancer at 21 per cent. But the average amount of alcohol...


Trump administration to propose "association health plans"

Republicans have praised the new rule as providing cheaper health insurance options to those who can not afford Obamacare plans or who do not want them. Republi...


CVS rolls out same-day prescription delivery in DC

The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Tuesday, January 30. The Company serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, managed c...


Shadow Health Secretary: NHS Cash Boost "Not Enough Money"

What do the experts think? Tory chairwoman of the Commons Health Committee Sarah Wollaston branded talk of a Brexit bonanza "tosh" as she said voters were be...


Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm

The 32-year-old woman from Russian Federation first noticed a nodule below her left eye, and snapped a selfie to document it. Unsurprisingly, she went to the do...


U.K. reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

The move was prompted by the outcry over the case of Mrs Caldwell's 12-year-old son Billy - who suffered from 100 seizures a day - and other children denied ...


Billionaire trio forms health care firm to be based in Boston

Gawande is an healthcare expert. In January , the CEOs of Berkshire Hathaway Inc . Warren Buffett has run his diverse holding company for the most part w...


PM Modi Addresses Thousands In Dehradun On Yoga Day | Read

Meanwhile, the police personnel present at Indo-Tibetan Border also performed Yoga in the cold desert of Ladakh at an altitude of 18,000 feet. The manner whic...


New York health department to call for marijuana legalization

Another barrier to legalized pot in NY went up in smoke Monday after the state's health commissioner said he will recommend NY allow adults to consume marijua...


World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

It doesn't exactly come as a surprise to find it there. Others include a man in South Korea who died after playing video games for 86 hours, and a series ...


Recurring pain can be first sign of sickle cell disease

It remains a major killer of infants and children in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 50-90 percent of infants bor...


Marriage is (literally) good for the heart

Married people are more than 40 per cent less likely to suffer or die from heart disease than those who are not, according to a study. While the study wasn'...


Gosport Hospital: More than 450 people had lives shortened by opioid handouts

Between 1988 and 2000, her actions were said to have exhibited a "disregard for human life" that the inquiry found had likely led to an additional 200 patients ...


Google AI can predict when people will die with 95% accuracy

A recent report suggests that Google is expanding its AI services to the medical domain, with the machines making disquieting predictions. Here the answers to...


Doctor suspended for berating basketball player suffering from anxiety attack

The Daily Mail reports 20-year-old West Valley college student Samuel Bardwell was rushed to El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos , California , after su...


Study Finds Opioid Treatment Medications Underutilized

But a study out Monday finds that just 3 in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-...


World Health Organization ‘gaming disorder’ classification opens door for treatment

The group says the games have an educational, therapeutic, and recreational value that's widely recognised. "And the very fact that we did not put gaming disor...


Mosquitos collected in Central El Paso test positive for West Nile

A Chicago woman has become the first human case of West Nile virus announced this year in IL. No cases were reported from Grant County, though West Nile virus w...


Compulsive video-game playing now qualifies as a mental health condition

World Health Organization officials say statistics, mainly from East and South Asian countries, show only a very small two to three percent of people are ...


Atul Gawande picked as CEO of Amazon, Berkshire health care company

He is also well known for his books and writing in the New Yorker about the US health-care system. The new health care company being formed by Amazon's Je...


Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat to death with her bare hands

Her home is in the middle of soybean fields, so she never expected to encounter a bobcat . "I strangled it to death", she said . Phillips went back inside...


Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia

He said a previous property owner planted it as an ornamental. Giant Hogweed is said to be a member of the carrot family, and it can grow more than 14 feet....


Diabetes Mellitus may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer

In pancreatic cancer with diabetes, 52.3 percent of cases developed diabetes in the 36 months preceding the pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The study spanned two...


'Gaming Disorder' classified as a mental health health disorder

Transgenderism is no longer classified as a mental disorder, according to the World Health Organization - but video game addiction is, according to a new re...


Five things you should know about the Prime Minister's NHS funding pledge

May will pledge to increase the NHS budget by 20 billion pounds ($26.6 billion) a year, or 384 million pounds a week, after Brexit , according to front-page ...


WILD ATTACK: Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat with bare hands

Phillips noticed the bobcat was a few steps from her. Phillips says she grew up in the country, where her father-in-law was once a trapper of bobcats. These a...


'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition

The World Health Organisation's latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of...


'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness

The disorder is defined as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior ('digital gaming" or "video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the Int...


Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

However, some have questioned whether gaming disorder needs to be recognized as its own condition, and not dealt with as a symptom of mental disorders such as...


Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

The bobcat bit and scratched but Phillips wrapped her hands around its neck and didn't let go. "I grabbed it by the shoulders and pushed it back away from me ...


Salmonella Outbreak in US Linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks, Leaves 73 Ill

The company advised customers they should make contact for a full refund. Twenty-four people have been hospitalized. Today, the FDA says it is launching an ...