• Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

    Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

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    The Indian Consulate General here said YO1 is a "large Indian investment" in NY and will contribute to wellness of New Yorkers. From the LAC to icy heights of Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) at the world's highest battlefield of Siachen to the mountains and plains, the security forces guarding borders and fighting terrorists performed yoga across Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Herpes viruses in brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

    Herpes viruses in brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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    New research by a team of scientists in Waterford has identified a unique combination of nutrients that they say slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease . But even if questions remain, the research offered strong support for a long-controversial hypothesis that viruses might be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
  • In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low

    In US, cigarette smoking reaches new low

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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.
  • International Yoga Day 2018

    International Yoga Day 2018

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    In China, which has close to 11,000 officially recognised yoga schools- underlining the wide following for yoga in the country- the annual worldwide yoga commemoration has taken on a life of its own: besides Indian embassy and consulate-backed activities, local governments and yoga schools have also seized on the event to hold their own yoga demonstrations.
  • "Gaming Disorder" Is A Mental Health Condition, WHO Declares

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    On Monday, June 18th, the World Health Organization officially added " Gaming Disorder " to their 11th " Classification of Diseases " listing, and ignited a vast debate among community members in regards to its severity. One, that the gaming behaviour takes precedence over other activities to the extent that other activities are pushed to the periphery. Despite what is - admittedly - a pretty even-handed handling of the situation, gaming organisations from around the world have ...
  • Recurring pain can be first sign of sickle cell disease

    Recurring pain can be first sign of sickle cell disease

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    ASH has made conquering SCD around the world a top priority and is leading efforts to translate research into cutting-edge therapies and cures, increase access to care, educate health care providers, and encourage policymakers to make strides in universal screening and care efforts.
  • Trump will reportedly support bill reversing child separation policy

    Trump will reportedly support bill reversing child separation policy

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    The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two bills created to end family separations formally and deal with other immigration issues. "There will not be a grandfathering of existing cases", Kenneth Wolfe, spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families, part of HHS, told The Times .
  • Gaming addiction is now a mental health problem

    Gaming addiction is now a mental health problem

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    Having the condition officially described by the World Health Organization will help facilitate such academic investigations, and could have the added benefit of leveraging insurance companies to cover therapeutic interventions. Those of us who game, however, have probably indulged ourselves on a binge of The Sims (or whatever your guilty pleasure is). So-called "shooter games" such as " Fortnite " - described on the support website Game Quitters as the "hottest game in the world" - ...
  • World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

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    The disorder affects no more than 3 percent of gamers, the Associated Press reported , with some estimates as low as one percent. The WHO released the latest edition of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), the 11th such revision of the popular diagnostic manual.
  • 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.