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Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer

Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer The study looked at patterns in an existing dataset, so it's hard to say whether coffee is responsible for a longer life or if it is just associated with one. It's another piece of good news for coffee lovers, and it gets even better. This included ground coffee, instant coffee as well as decaffeinated coffee. [Full Article...]

Drug stocks hit by Amazon health push, while tech steadies Wall St

Drug stocks hit by Amazon health push, while tech steadies Wall St Amazon is acquiring PillPack , an online pharmacy licensed to sell prescription drugs in all US states, excluding Hawaii. " PillPack makes it simple for any customer to take the right medication at the right time, and feel healthier", said TJ Parker, co-founder and CEO of PillPack . [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes in Benton County test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Benton County test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes become infected by biting infected birds. About 80 percent of people who are infected will not show any symptoms. Three Connecticut residents were diagnosed and hospitalized due to West Nile infection. West Nile as a mosquito-borne virus that can cause severe illness including encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and can sometimes result in long-term complications and death. [Full Article...]

Flight Attendants at Elevated Risk of Several Forms of Cancer

Flight Attendants at Elevated Risk of Several Forms of Cancer Fiering, who was not involved in the study but conducts research on flight attendants, said he found the higher rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer among women in the study "striking" - "especially to see a close to four-fold increase in non-melanoma skin cancer; that is substantial", he said. [Full Article...]

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition Building on some of those ideas, PillPack set out to help people who use multiple prescriptions better manage the process. It expects to complete the deal in the second half of the year. who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience, ' Parker said in a statement. PillPack says it holds pharmacy licenses in all 50 states, meaning Amazon could become the de facto pharmacy delivery service ... [Full Article...]

Pharmacist allegedly refused to fill AZ woman's prescription for miscarriage drug

Pharmacist allegedly refused to fill AZ woman's prescription for miscarriage drug She also left a one-star review on the Walgreen location's Yelp page. Arizona State Board of Pharmacy executive director Kam Gandhi said the agency hasn't spoken to Ms Arteaga or the pharmacist yet, but will aim to do a full investigation. [Full Article...]

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug- and it may spark DEA rescheduling In one study of 120 children and young adults with Dravet syndrome, cannabidiol reduced the median frequency of convulsive seizures to 5.9 a month from 12.4 before treatment, while patients getting a placebo saw minimal reductions, according to results published past year in the New England Journal of Medicine. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug The drug is the "first pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, plant-based cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid lacking the high associated with marijuana, and the first in a new category of anti-epileptic drugs", according to a statement Monday from GW Pharmaceuticals , the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that makes Epidiolex. [Full Article...]

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says In a study published Thursday in the journal Neuron , researchers say they've found strong evidence to suggest that two strains of the human herpes virus - 6A and 7 - may contribute to the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions. [Full Article...]

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day Messages regarding importance of yoga for mental and physical health were given to people. People gathered at a sprawling forest research institute - snakes and monkeys were removed in advance - before dawn for the communal session involving the yoga-mad premier, an AFP reporter at the scene said. [Full Article...]

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

The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning Mr. Modi said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. [Full Article...]

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem It means you're unlikely to claim any disability benefits because you game a lot, because you're all a balanced lot who play games in a healthy way. The WHO said characteristics of gaming disorder include a loss of control and escalation of gaming behavior despite negative consequences, such as an impact on personal relationships and occupations. [Full Article...]

"Gaming Disorder" Is A Mental Health Condition, WHO Declares

About gaming disorder, the World Health Organization says it affects only a "small proportion of people", and that the characteristics denoting the condition must be present in someone for at least 12 months before it can be officially diagnosed as a disorder. [Full Article...]

Gaming disorder added to WHO's list of mental health conditions

Gaming disorder added to WHO's list of mental health conditions The World Health Organisation (WHO ) has categorised excessive gaming as an official disorder, adding it to its latest draft of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD ) - and the games industry is, unsurprisingly, unimpressed. [Full Article...]

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

Shadow Health Secretary: NHS Cash Boost Critics say taxes and borrowing will have to rise in order to deliver the pledge, but no detail on how it will be paid for is expected before November's budget. May's speech evoked a discredited claim by the pro-Brexit campaign in Britain's 2016 European Union membership referendum that leaving would save the country 350 million pounds a week, and that the money could be spent on health care inste... [Full Article...]

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories

Digging into the terminology a little bit reveals that playing the odd 20-minute game of Federation Internationale de Football Association or plugging an hour into Zelda each weekend is not going to be detrimental to your health. And yet, that hasn't spotted the larger game industry from coming forward to criticize the diagnosis. The new ICD edition also includes chapters on traditional medici... [Full Article...]

Compulsive video-game playing now a mental health condition

World Health Organization accepted the proposal that Gaming Disorder should be listed as a new issue based on scientific evidence. Dr Joan Harvey, a spokeswoman for the British Psychological Society, said that the new classification may cause unnecessary concern among parents. [Full Article...]

David Spade Donates $100K to Mental Health Group After Kate's Death

David Spade Donates $100K to Mental Health Group After Kate's Death Mary and Vic Ojakian - CaliforniaMary and Vic Ojakian are regular attendees of their chapter's campus and community walks and the California State Capitol Day, have testified on several legislative bills supported by AFSP, and were key contributors to the K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention. [Full Article...]

In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect

In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect Health professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk for developing depression. This study does not prove medications with depression as a potential side effect actually cause the disorder or increase suicidal risk. Roane cautioned, however, "that while a medication may contribute to depression, stopping th... [Full Article...]

Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992

Case of plague confirmed in Idaho child; first there since 1992 The plague is caused by a bacteria, the Yersinia Pestis , which is carried by rodent animals. As for plague cases in Idaho, there have been only two confirmed plague cases since 1990. You are advised to stay away from rodents and to wear insect repellent. While the CDC reports that pneumonic plague hasn't been documented in the US since 1924, it can still be found in developing countries. [Full Article...]


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