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New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer's New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer's
- June 26, 2018

Brains riddled with Alzheimer's disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers discovered. The research offers compelling evidence for the idea that viruses might be involved in Alzheimer's , particularly two types of herpes that infect most people as infants and then lie dormant for years. (more...)
FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first United States drug made from marijuana FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first United States drug made from marijuana
- June 26, 2018

Both cause uncontrolled daily seizures and put patients at high risk for other physical and intellectual disabilities, injury and early death. GW Pharma's Epidiolex has shown promise in epilepsy-related disorders. "We are just scratching the surface of what could be a range of cannabis-based medications". A GW Pharmaceuticals spokeswoman said the company would not immediately announce a price for the drug, which it expects to launch in the fall. (more...)
Doctors remove moving lump from a Russian woman’s face Doctors remove moving lump from a Russian woman’s face
- June 23, 2018

She experienced only occasional itching and burning as the worm slithered under her skin. Ten days after that, a lump resurfaced on her upper lip, causing massive swelling. This organism usually finds it hard for breeding when human beings become the host through mosquito bites . That's because humans aren't its preferred host - it usually lives in carnivores, such as cats, dogs , wolves, coyotes, foxes and sea lions. (more...)
Strike a pose for International Yoga Day Strike a pose for International Yoga Day
- June 23, 2018

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way. His book "Raja Yoga" lays the foundations for a modern and worldwide yoga. In his address, the Prime Minister said from Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga was everywhere. "Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving", he said. (more...)
Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
- June 23, 2018

That wasn't unusual. Since 1980, other researchers have linked a variety of bacteria and viruses, including another type of herpes that causes cold sores, to an increased risk of Alzheimer's. "We saw a key virus, HHV-6A, regulating the expression of quite a few Alzheimer's risk genes and genes known to regulate the processing of amyloid, a key ingredient in Alzheimer's neuropathology". (more...)
Oscar Health aims to expand into six new markets Oscar Health aims to expand into six new markets
- June 22, 2018

As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. (more...)
West Nile Virus Discovered in Grant County West Nile Virus Discovered in Grant County
- June 22, 2018

Experts have isolated the virus from the Culex modestus mosquito that lives around ponds. A mosquito sample collected in Grant County last week tested positive for West Nile Virus, making it the first positive sample in the state of Washington this year, according to the Grant County Health District . (more...)
WHO Classifies Gaming as a Mental, Addictive Disorder WHO Classifies Gaming as a Mental, Addictive Disorder
- June 22, 2018

But the problem arises when the gaming becomes addictive, and the person has lost control over it. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual called the International Classification of Diseases, or I.C.D., the United Nations health agency explains the change and why it has (finally) removed the transgender mental disorder classification. (more...)
Thousands celebrate International Day of Yoga Thousands celebrate International Day of Yoga
- June 21, 2018

The 67-year-old leader, who lobbied for global recognition of Yoga Day in 2014, landed in Dehradun , Uttarakhand late Wednesday, but was up early to take his position on a bright orange yoga mat. The Rajpath looked grand as old and young, dressed in colourful attire, rolled out their mats and performed various asanas . Keeping the security in mind, almost 3,000 security personnel were deployed and around 60 CCTV cameras were installed at the venue. (more...)
World Health Organization officially classifies gaming disorder World Health Organization officially classifies gaming disorder
- June 21, 2018

According to the document, under the gaming disorder refers to a pattern of behavior in which the patient prefers video games over any other interests and daily activities. Geneva: Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new United Nations categorisation. (more...)
Doctor caught on camera mocking patient suffering anxiety attack Doctor caught on camera mocking patient suffering anxiety attack
- June 21, 2018

Mr. Bardwell's father, who accompanied his son to the ER, told The Mercury News Mr. Bardwell had been previously diagnosed with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and had been prescribed Klonopin, which is used to treat seizures. The video , which Donald Bardwell posted to Facebook , has been viewed 4.5 million times and shared 110,000 times. I said, 'Please, dad, can you please take out your phone? "You want us to wheel you to your house in the gurney?" the doctor quips, ... (more...)
Gaming Disorder Is Now a Mental Health Condition Gaming Disorder Is Now a Mental Health Condition
- June 20, 2018

Director of WHO's Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Shekhar Saxena, describes some of the warning signs of addictive Gaming behavior . We want to hear from our readers about gaming disorders and whether they have been affected by this issue. Much like gambling addiction, gaming addiction has similar traits with people giving ever-more time to gaming and the pursuit of achievements and awards at the expense of other activities. (more...)
Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness
- June 20, 2018

Hogweed is in the carrot family and can grow 14 feet or taller. Virginia Cooperative Extension officials believe a previous landowner planted the hogweed that has been found east of Berryville. The site advises to "call your healthcare provider for any severe reactions or if sap has gotten into your eyes". Apply sunscreen to the affected areas. (more...)
World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder World Health Organization classifies compulsive playing of video games as a mental disorder
- June 20, 2018

The new International Classification of Diseases (ICD ), ICD-11 , was revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO ) on Monday , with changes to gender incongruence, the addition of gaming disorders, and better tracking of antimicrobial resistance. (more...)
£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
- June 20, 2018

Campaigners have said Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to boost NHS coffers by £20 billion a year will be insufficient to meet patients' needs, following years of underfunding. Because the scale of our ambition for our NHS is greater still. During the 2016 referendum campaign Brexiteers, including Boris Johnson, travelled around the country in a Vote Leave bus emblazoned with the slogan: "We send the European Union £350 million a week, let's fund our NHS instead". (more...)
Grandmother kills bobcat with bare hands after it attacks her Grandmother kills bobcat with bare hands after it attacks her
- June 19, 2018

Last Thursday, Phillips says she walked outside her Hart County , Georgia home and saw a bobcat under her SUV. After that her son came with a gun and knife and went bludgeoning the animal, which of course lay motion less. It wasn't until the next day that she found out the bobcat tested positive for rabies, and she had her first round of rabies shots. Phillips refused to release the beast until her son showed up and stabbed the animal 'four or five times '. (more...)
"Gaming disorder" now a mental health condition
- June 19, 2018

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 Internet) or offline", and was officially added to theClassification of Diseases on Monday , June 18th. (more...)
World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder
- June 19, 2018

The behavior has to be serious enough that it gets in the way of family, social, education or occupational parts of one's life and normally emerges over a period of a year, though it can come sooner. For instance, some people working on stroke have always been pushing for it to be moved from circulatory diseases, where it has been for 6 decades, into neurological disease, where it now sits in ICD-11. (more...)
Charity, in the name of Kate Spade Charity, in the name of Kate Spade
- June 17, 2018

Research suggests that people can not remain acutely suicidal for much more than an hour, and that half of those who do commit suicide take the final decision less than ten minutes before killing themselves. Last week, a source told ET that Kate "tried desperately to hide" her struggle with depression . He also posted a pic on Instagram of the two of them during Christmas one year, noting how amusing his sister-in-law was, and how easily she could make people laugh. (more...)
Black Death: Idaho boy is struck down with plague Black Death: Idaho boy is struck down with plague
- June 16, 2018

However, the officials don't yet know if the kid contracted the disease in Idaho or in or where the young fellow went recently on a trip. It's mostly transmitted through rodents and fleas, but humans can also be infected, too. Clean up areas near your home where rodents can live, such as woodpiles and lots with tall grasses and weeds. The disease was later spread from urban rats to rural rodent populations , and a small number of cases have since emerged in rural areas, according to the ... (more...)

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