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Smoking is at its lowest level ever, but rural residents smoke far more than their city cousins do, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The report covers data from 2006 to 2017 and mentions than in 2006, 21 percent of the adult population were smoking cigarettes.
  • UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

    UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

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    This translates to a 3.4% year-on-year annual funding increase, amid reports that health secretary Jeremy Hunt had asked for a 4% rise. She said the story behind its foundation, where surgeon William Marsden found a dying girl on the steps of St Andrew Church, in Holborn in 1828 underpinned the NHS's approach.
  • Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

    Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

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    Dr Mark Griffiths, who has been researching the concept of video gaming disorder for 30 years, said the new classification would help legitimise the problem and strengthen treatment strategies. While there are exceptions for extreme cases, the World Health Organization seems generally cautious here. "People need to understand this doesn't mean every child who spends hours in their room playing games is an addict, otherwise medics are going to be flooded with requests for help", she said.
  • Heat Advisory for eastern Hampden County Monday

    Heat Advisory for eastern Hampden County Monday

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    An excessive heat warning is still in effect for Cook County, according to the National Weather Service . "We will very, very slowly tonight cool off into the 80s", meteorologist Ben Deubelbeiss said . Wind on the lakeshore kept things cool downtown Saturday, but that won't be the case Sunday - all of Chicago is expected to feel record-breaking heat all day and night, with a 20 degree spike along Lake Michigan.
  • Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy has supply returned after Home Office u-turn

    Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy has supply returned after Home Office u-turn

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    Billy Caldwell, from Castlederg, was admitted to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London yesterday when his seizures intensified, according to a statement from his family. 'Despite the best and honest efforts of the NHS, frontline doctors are fighting Billy's condition with both hands tied behind their back because the only medication that will be effective is the cannabis oil'.
  • Work snacks add up to almost 1,300 calories a week, study finds

    Work snacks add up to almost 1,300 calories a week, study finds

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    Findings from the new research were presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting during Nutrition 2018 held in Boston on June 11. Listing calories, and nutritional content, on vending machine and cafeteria items could also help deter employees from eating some unhealthier items.
  • Several Commonly Prescribed Drugs Trigger Depression and Suicidal Risk

    Several Commonly Prescribed Drugs Trigger Depression and Suicidal Risk

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    During the study, the proportion of adults taking at least one prescription with suicidal symptoms as a potential side effect also increased, from about 17 percent in the beginning to nearly 24 percent by the end. When people took three or more drugs without depression as a known side effect, however, they didn't appear to have an increased risk of depression.
  • Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

    Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

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    According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Public Health, mild to moderate ED affects 10 percent of men per decade of life; for example, 50 percent of men have it by age 50. Participants with ED were more likely to have diabetes mellitus; a family history of CHD; and to use β-blocker, antihypertensive, lipid-lowering, and antidepressant medications.
  • Child in Idaho Has Plague

    Child in Idaho Has Plague

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    It said that in 2015 and 2016, the disease was discovered in ground squirrels in Elmore County as well as nearby Ada County. Health officials stress that person-to-person transmission is extremely rare and this case was not a risk to others.
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

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    Among people age 10 to 34, suicide was the No. 2 cause of death in 2016, coming just after deaths from unintentional injuries. Suicide accounted for almost 45,000 deaths in 2016 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) reports that suicide rates have increased in almost every state over the past two decades with half of states seeing suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.
  • Mother issues warning after MS girl diagnosed with ‘tick paralysis’

    Mother issues warning after MS girl diagnosed with ‘tick paralysis’

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    To prevent tick bites , experts urge anyone spending time in wooded or grassy areas to wear insect repellant, socks, hats, long trousers, and long sleeves. Some cases in livestock have been caused by the American dog tick, found east of Saskatchewan. Kailyn Kirk, 5, who is recovering from a case of tick paralysis.
  • Trump administration won't defend key parts of Affordable Care Act

    Trump administration won't defend key parts of Affordable Care Act

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    A Trump administration decision not to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act in a lawsuit seeking to dismantle it could cause chaos and deprive Americans of coverage, local politicians, providers and insurers said on Friday. "Initial filings for 2019 plans have shown that, while rates are higher due to the zeroing out of the individual mandate penalty , the market is more steady for most consumers than in previous years, with insurance providers stepping in to serve more ...
  • Trump Sides With Texas, Won't Defend Obamacare in Court

    Trump Sides With Texas, Won't Defend Obamacare in Court

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    The Justice Department thus claims that the individual mandate is unconstitutional as of January 1. America's Health Insurance Plans, a major lobby for insurers, said in a statement that although premiums for next year will increase because the individual mandate penalty for not carrying insurance is being zeroed out in 2019, the market has been stabilizing.
  • Blood test may identify pregnant women at risk of premature birth

    Blood test may identify pregnant women at risk of premature birth

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    Recent research from the U.S. has shown that the number of premature births climbed to 9.93pc in 2017, up from 9.86 in 2016, making it the third consecutive annual increase after steady declines over the previous seven years. The findings indicated that cfRNA corresponding to a set of placental genes might provide an accurate estimate of fetal development and gestational age throughout pregnancy.
  • PG Relay for Life walking on new grounds this weekend

    PG Relay for Life walking on new grounds this weekend

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    During opening ceremonies, emcee Rick Zimmerman welcomed Lola McMurter to the stage. Forty teams joined together on June 1-2 at the Southington High School, all with different stories and inspirations, with the common goal of supporting ACS, the nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.