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Still, not all medical officials believe gaming disorder is a stand-alone condition. "The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe".
  • How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

    How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

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    Mental health experts with the CDC say suicide is rarely caused by a single factor. NY saw a roughly 30 percent jump since 1999, mirroring the nationwide rate for the same period, according to the agency, which examined state-level trends in suicide rates from that year through 2016.
  • Outbreaks in 36 States Linked to Backyard Poultry

    Outbreaks in 36 States Linked to Backyard Poultry

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 60 cases from five states, one of them being IL. The outbreak has been connected to pre-cut melon purchased at any Illinois Walmart. People between the ages of 23 and 87 across the state were reported ill. Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seven days.
  • Google honors Apgar score inventor Dr. Virginia Apgar

    Google honors Apgar score inventor Dr. Virginia Apgar

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    She lost her elder sibling to tuberculosis, and seeing her brother suffering from childhood illness made Apgar choose medicine. Before attending this university herself, she also studied physiology, chemistry, and zoology . She is best known as the inventor of the 'Apgar score , ' a method to summarise the birth of newborns. It soon became clear that a baby with a poor rating could be resuscitated, by oxygen and warming, to a good score in around five minutes.
  • It shows the growing severity of the issue

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    Schuchat and Deborah Stone , the lead author of the C.D.C. analysis, stressed that other factors were critical to preventing suicide . Among people ages 15 to 34, suicide is the second-leading cause of death . "None of this is surprising information, which is not to trivialize its importance". "Research for many years and across social and health science fields has demonstrated a strong relationship between economic downturns and an increase in deaths due to suicide", Sarah Burgard an ...
  • Breast Cancer Study: Chemo Not Required

    Breast Cancer Study: Chemo Not Required

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    Findings of the past have indicated that women who met these criteria and scored below ten on the index test could safely skip chemotherapy without raising their rate of recurrence, however, those above 25 would nearly always be advised to use chemotherapy as a necessary treatment to lower risk of recurrence.
  • Medicare, Social Security running out of money faster than expected

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    That's the amount the Social Security's trustees said tax income alone could cover. The U.S.is now closer to the insolvency of the Social Security than to the attacks of September 11. Democrats want to expand the safety net by spending more on health care and education. The Congressional Budget Office said in April that federal deficits and debt would soar in the coming decade, following passage of the tax overhaul and legislation to increase military and domestic spending.
  • Trial first to show immunotherapy benefit in prostate cancer

    Trial first to show immunotherapy benefit in prostate cancer

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    The drugs alter the body's immune system that focuses directly on tackling cancer. It has already been shown to be highly effective in tackling other forms of the disease, including skin and lung cancer. "One of the major challenges with immunotherapy is that we don't have many reliable tests to pick out who will benefit", added Professor Paul Workman, chief executive of The ICR.
  • 'Miracle cure' saves breast cancer patient with only months to live

    'Miracle cure' saves breast cancer patient with only months to live

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    Some study leaders consult for breast cancer drugmakers or for the company that makes the gene test. "I spoke to four people about her case, including one of the doctors associated with the Tailorx trial ", said Dr Ramesh Sarin, senior consultant surgical oncology at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
  • Miss America competition is getting a major makeover

    Miss America competition is getting a major makeover

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    The Miss America competition will no longer have the swimsuit or evening gown portions of the program, the organization announced Tuesday . In 1948, Waring says , it was all about appearance - in bathing suit and evening gown - and the "talent" competition, which could be singing or dancing or, in Waring's case, playing the vibes.
  • Billions of T-cells clear woman’s breast cancer in study

    Billions of T-cells clear woman’s breast cancer in study

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    He said: This is a remarkable and extremely promising result, but we need to see this effect repeated in other patients before giving hope of a new immunotherapy for incurable metastatic breast cancer. Jennifer Ashton said on "Good Morning America". The study did note that these findings may not apply to premenopausal women. The study enrolled 10,273 women, of whom 9719 with follow-up data were included in the main analysis set; 6711 women (69%) had an intermediate recurrence score of ...
  • Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade

    Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade

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    Wynne, who first entered politics as a school trustee in 2000, said at the beginning of the campaign that she believed her party could turn the tide. "If I think there is a really strong chance the Conservatives would get in, then I would tend to be more strategic and vote Liberal", Keatinge said.
  • State steps up vigil against Nipah virus

    State steps up vigil against Nipah virus

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    Schools in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts will remain closed till June 12 as a precautionary measure against Nipah virus , reported India Today . The concerned people were reportedly in the contact list of those who have fallen victims to the deadly virus. A 39-year-old woman, Roja, who had shown symptoms of nipah infection, died on Saturday morning, causing a scare about a second outbreak.
  • 'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill

    'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill

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    It could one day save millions of lives, if doctors can use it for cancer screening on patients that show no symptoms. One of the issues is the blood-brain barrier that protects the brain. He said: "Far too many cancers are picked up too late, when it is no longer possible to operate and the chances of survival and slim". The non-invasive DNA blood test isn't yet ready to use in practice, but the test would enable cancers to be detected in the early stages, before symptoms begin, when ...
  • LatestNews - 5 dead in U.S. lettuce E.coli outbreak

    LatestNews - 5 dead in U.S. lettuce E.coli outbreak

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    Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Ostroff wrote. Sixty-eight percent of ill people are female. Of those three cases, two developed a potentially fatal condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome that sometimes leads to kidney failure. Some food safety experts thought the outbreak would be declared over by now, but it hasn't. Officials also noted that some of the individuals who became ill never actually consumed the contaminated lettuce but were in close contact with someone else who had done so.
  • Death toll rises to 5 in US tainted lettuce outbreak

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    Since lettuce has a 21-day shelf life, it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the area remains in restaurants, stores or people's homes, the CDC said. Health officials said there are now 197 cases across 35 states. Most new cases involve people who became sick two or three weeks ago, when the tainted lettuce was still available for sale.
  • World No Tobacco Day

    World No Tobacco Day

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    In Indonesia, around 76 per cent of males aged above 15 years smoke cigarettes making it the country with most number of smokers , and around 315 million smokers reside within China. The WHO FCTC, which came into force in 2005, calls on its Parties to take several measures to reduce demand and supply for tobacco products. The assertion was the result of a Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in affiliation with the Ministry of ...