Canada's Trudeau says cannabis will become legal in mid-October

The Senate voted last night 52 to 29, with two abstentions, to pass the Trudeau government's Bill C-45 and lift the 95-year-old prohibition on cannabis. Although Colorado doesn't allow cannabis delivery ( a bill that would've okayed it died in the st... More..

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First human West Nile virus case reported in IL
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

First human West Nile virus case reported in IL

The first case of the West Nile virus in IL this year is now confirmed. The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed today the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois f... Av...More..

Trump to sign new order on immigrant family separations at USA border
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Trump to sign new order on immigrant family separations at USA border

Republicans said they were uncertain if either House measure would have enough votes to pass. Trump told House Republicans on Tuesday night he would support either of the bills . Vice President Mike Pence adde...More..

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

In his address, the Prime Minister said from Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga was everywhere. While many powers in the world divide us, yoga unites us. Followin...More..

What is gaming disorder? Do you need to worry?
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

What is gaming disorder? Do you need to worry?

But she adds, while "recognition is a very good first step", prevention is also key. From playing " Fortnite " in their own homes for hours, to wandering city streets collecting Pokemon on their phones - many...More..

In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low

In the mid-1960s, about 42 percent of adults smoked cigarettes. K. Michael Cummings, from the Tobacco Research Program at the Medical University of SC, stated that everything is pointing in the right direct...More..

Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality

The researchers found that the participants who were classed as lifetime light alcohol drinkers had the lowest combined risk of mortality or developing cancer. Although, cancer risk increases with each additi...More..

CVS will deliver your prescription at home
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

CVS will deliver your prescription at home

Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 6,045 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $438,000 after acquiring an additional 657 shares during the last quarter. The company had revenue of $45.69 bi...More..

May confirms NHS boost will come from tax rises
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

May confirms NHS boost will come from tax rises

The government's proposal estimates that the NHS England budget would increase by 3.4 per cent, per year on average over the next five years. Tory chairwoman of the Commons Health Committee Sarah Wollaston ...More..

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is reviewing the use of medicinal cannabis
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is reviewing the use of medicinal cannabis

It comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday that there would be a review into the medical use of cannabis. It followed the confiscation at Heathrow of the cannabis oil which Ms Caldwell ...More..

Dr. Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare venture
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dr. Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare venture

The new organization is meant to come up with ways to address the health care costs for the companies' employees, though its founders have indicated they hope that it comes up with solutions that could be sprea...More..

International Yoga Day 2018
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

International Yoga Day 2018

Yesterday, while greeting yoga enthusiasts across the world, the prime minister had said that this exercise is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind. "On the contrary, if...More..

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Video games are built on the same types of algorithms that make other types of games and media addictive, including smartphones and social media. The updated ICD is scheduled to be presented to WHO member sta...More..

Uganda: Sickle Cell Disease -
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Uganda: Sickle Cell Disease - "Break the Silence, Let's Care"

This year, approximately 300,000 babies around the world will be born with sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited, chronic blood disorder which can cause severe pain, stroke, organ failure, and other compl...More..

Indian-American Surgeon Appointed CEO Of Amazon-JP Morgan Venture
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Indian-American Surgeon Appointed CEO Of Amazon-JP Morgan Venture

Atul Gawande will become the yet-to-be-named company's Chief Executive Officer, starting July 9. "We are delighted that this venture will reside in Boston, and look forward to transforming medicine through col...More..

Google's Latest AI Algorithm Can Predict the Likelihood of Death
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Google's Latest AI Algorithm Can Predict the Likelihood of Death

The AI was 95 percent accurate at predicting patient mortality based on data from the University of California, San Francisco health system and 93 percent accurate using data from the University of Chicago Me...More..

'Gaming disorder' will soon be classified as a mental health condition
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

In its latest revision to a disease categorisation manual, copied to the Ghana News Agency, it confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video pl...More..

Grandmother Kills Bobcat with her Bare Hands in Georgia
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Grandmother Kills Bobcat with her Bare Hands in Georgia

Phillips went back inside to get her phone, then when she stepped back outside, there was a bobcat waiting for her. "As soon as it took the first step, I was in trouble and I knew it", she explained to CBS 46...More..

Critics scoff at United Kingdom govt claim of Brexit spending dividend
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Critics scoff at United Kingdom govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

Labour is pledging a 5 per cent increase this year and we are being honest with how we will pay for it. The PM said to ensure the NHS is "there when we need it" taxpayers across the nation will have to contri...More..

United States woman fights off rabid bobcat, strangling it with bare hands
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

United States woman fights off rabid bobcat, strangling it with bare hands

Last Thursday, Phillips says she walked outside her Hart County , Georgia home and saw a bobcat under her SUV. She says her son stabbed the bobcat as deputies arrived. After strangling the cat and finding ...More..

World Health Organisation classifies gaming as addiction
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

World Health Organisation classifies gaming as addiction

You can expect to hear a lot about the addictive nature of video games over the next few days, because the World Health Organisation has just published the latest draft of its updated International Classif...More..

Vitamin D may be the
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vitamin D may be the "cure" from cancer

The current recommendation for daily vitamin D intake is 400 IU for infants and 600 IU for people ages 1 to 70. There have only been a handful of randomized clinical trials on vitamin D supplements and colo...More..

Noxious weed alert: Giant hogweed spotted in Virginia
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Noxious weed alert: Giant hogweed spotted in Virginia

About 30 giant hogweed ( Heracleum mantegazzianum ) plants have been identified on an undisclosed property in eastern Clarke County, according to extension agent Mark Sutphin, who works in the Winchester offi...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Still, not all medical officials believe gaming disorder is a stand-alone condition. WHO experts said the recognition of gaming as a harmful behaviour was based on evidence collected over a decade from count...More..

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness

Impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context). Psychiatrist Richard Graham, who led the launch of the UK's first technology addiction service specifically ...More..

National Weather Service: Williamsburg heat index could reach 105 degrees Tuesday | Williamsburg
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

National Weather Service: Williamsburg heat index could reach 105 degrees Tuesday | Williamsburg

With the heat index potentially rising to 102 degrees on Monday and with the high temperature expected to reach 94 degrees, those who work outside are at risk of heat-related illnesses, the National Weat...More..

Doctor suspended after video of tense stand-off with patient goes viral
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Doctor suspended after video of tense stand-off with patient goes viral

You are breathing just fine". Now don't try to tell me you can't move. 'You want us to wheel you to your house in a gurney?' Keegstra is heard saying on the video. The hospital said in its release that a pat...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions

Finally, this behavior needs to lead to significant distress and impairment in somebody's personal life, family dynamics, social relationships or occupational functioning. It's also worth mentioning that even w...More..

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

Dr. Levounis said he suspects the American Psychiatric Assocation will elevate gaming disorder to full-recognition status in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But ...More..

U.S. woman fights off rabid bobcat, strangling it with bare hands
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

U.S. woman fights off rabid bobcat, strangling it with bare hands

Phillips said the almost 40-pound bobcat then landed on her chest and charged at her face. "When it got to [the] pole, it leaped on me.I grabbed it by the shoulders and pushed it back away from me.and I took it...More..