• Atul Gawande to head Amazon-Hathaway-Morgan health venture
Atul Gawande to head Amazon-Hathaway-Morgan health venture

Beginning July 9, Gawande will serve as CEO of the new venture, which will be headquartered in Boston and, the billionaires say, "will operate as an independent entity that is free form profit-making incentives and constraints". Gawande indicated in a letter to friends and colleagues that he will keep many of his roles, and will continue his wo...

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  • Strike a pose for International Yoga Day
Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Yoga has now become a bridge between India and China to bring the people of the two countries together, Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale said today as he along with large number of Chinese yoga enthusiasts participated in a colourful yoga event here on the fourth International Yoga Day.

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  • Video game addiction is now considered a medical condition
Video game addiction is now considered a medical condition

The main symptoms of the disease include disturbed control, the inability to stop playing, exclusion from the surrounding reality, and so on. "A key principle in this revision was to simplify the coding structure and electronic tooling - this will allow health care professionals to more easily and completely record conditions", said Dr.

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  • NGO Set To Tackle Sickle Cell Disease
NGO Set To Tackle Sickle Cell Disease

The World Sickle Cell Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 in order to increase awareness about the sickle-cell disease and its cure. Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives. " There is no better time to create awareness than as they are growing up they are also advancing in knowledge ".

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  • 24-Hour Warning? Google's 'Medical Brain' Can Predict Odds on Death
24-Hour Warning? Google's 'Medical Brain' Can Predict Odds on Death

A new algorithm then uses information like patient's vitals, medical history and even PDF's, charts, and hand-written notes from doctors to make its predictions. Google has a new algorithm that can quickly sift through thousands of digital documents in a patient's health record to find important information, Bloomberg reported.

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  • WHO Now Recognizes 'Gaming Disorder' As A Mental Health Condition
WHO Now Recognizes 'Gaming Disorder' As A Mental Health Condition

The ICD identifies some 55,000 separate injuries, diseases, conditions and causes of death, and is widely used as a benchmark for diagnoses and health insurance. Obviously games companies have a vested interest in not equating video games with drink, drugs, and gambling but they are right in that there is both a lack of consensus and detailed stu...

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  • Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture
Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture

The venture will be geared toward employees of the three companies, rather than healthcare consumers overall in the USA, though Dimon said that potentially, all Americans could benefit. Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan collectively employ more than 1 million people. Gawande, 52, rose to prominence among healthcare policy experts with a 2009 New Y...

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  • Rabid bobcat attacks grandmother. She throttles it to death
Rabid bobcat attacks grandmother. She throttles it to death

She walked inside to grab her iPhone to take a picture of the sticker, and with the camera app open, walked outside to find a bobcat staring at her. But, worst of all, she must get a painful and expensive series of shots to ensure she doesn't contract rabies from the bobcat. Phillips' cousin, Amy Leann Mize, launched a crowdfunding campaign on ...

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  • Suffering from diabetes? It could be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer
Suffering from diabetes? It could be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer

Moreover, diabetes is both a risk factor for and a effect of pancreatic cancer. The researchers from the Southern California University have discovered that type 2 diabetes had a link to over twofold higher risk of pancreatic cancer in Latinos and African Americans.

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  • May pledges £20b extra for healthcare post-Brexit
May pledges £20b extra for healthcare post-Brexit

However, that's still less than the 3.7 percent average rise the NHS has had since 1948. The PM said to ensure the NHS is "there when we need it" taxpayers across the nation will have to contribute "a bit more", without elaborating on the details.

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  • Woman strangles bobcat with bare hands in front yard in Georgia
Woman strangles bobcat with bare hands in front yard in Georgia

As it happens, she said her father-in-law used to be a bobcat trapper. As a result, she knew something about the animal's behavior and how to fight back. Phillips is being treated for the rabies infection, treatments that cost almost $10,000 per shot, and she needs 10 of those. Now, Phillips is having to undergo rounds of vaccines to protect her ...

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  • Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization
Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

The new catalogue, which still needs to be approved by United Nations member countries, so-called "gender incongruence" is now listed under "conditions related to sexual health", instead of "mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders".

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  • Higher Levels of Vitamin D May Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Reveals Study
Higher Levels of Vitamin D May Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Reveals Study

Lappe's 2007 study on bone health and vitamin D blood levels found, in a secondary analysis, that women who took vitamin D and calcium supplementation for four years had a 60% lower risk of all-type cancer than women who took placebos. 'In the past, substantial differences between assays made it hard to integrate vitamin D data from different stu...

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  • Risky giant hogweed found in Virginia; can cause blindness, severe burns
Risky giant hogweed found in Virginia; can cause blindness, severe burns

Other symptoms include painful blisters and exposed skin can remain sensitive to sunlight for many years after exposure. Contact with the eyes can cause temporary or permanent blindness. The New York State Department of Health also recommends applying sunscreen to the affected areas, since this can prevent further reactions if you're stuck outsid...

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  • 'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness
'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness

The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has classified gaming as an addiction in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11. However, she warns that video gaming addiction affects just a small percentage of the world's population - but adds that "it must be recognised" early, as it can "last a year before diagnosis".

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  • Video games 'as addictive as cocaine or gambling'
Video games 'as addictive as cocaine or gambling'

This latest version, ICD-11, is completely electronic for the first time, in an effort to make it more accessible to doctors and other health workers around the world. "The studies suggest that when these individuals are engrossed in Internet games, certain pathways in their brains are triggered in the same direct and intense way that a drug addi...

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  • Heat Advisory for eastern Hampden County Monday
Heat Advisory for eastern Hampden County Monday

Another very important factor to keep in mind is that overnight low temperatures in the " Chicago Heat Island" will probably not drop below 80 degrees both Saturday and Sunday night, allowing little or no relief from the incessant heat. This stretch of heat shows little relief at night, especially in numerous urban areas, such as Chicago and NY....

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  • 'Are You Dead Sir?'
'Are You Dead Sir?'

Bardwell was attending his first summer basketball session at West Valley College on Monday night when he began experiencing some health problems. Keegstra also was seen on the cellphone video angrily telling Bardwell he's "the least sick of all the people who are here who are dying".

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  • World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder
World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

The previously signaled move takes the policy one step closer to official recognition in the wake of a successful Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show in Los Angeles last week. More than 2 billion people worldwide regularly play games. But the WHO's concerns dovetail with more fears about addiction to other aspects of technology, such...

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  • Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector
Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector

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.

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