Medical

TSA allows travel with drug derived from marijuana

TSA allows travel with drug derived from marijuana All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on bags and checked luggage. In 2018, however, the Farm Bill, legalized hemp products, clearing the way for CBD lotions, pills, edibles and oil to hit the market. The FDA , too, has reported on evidence of cannabinoids being effective in treating rare forms of epilepsy. The FDA approved Epidiolex , a cannabis-derived anti-seizure medic... [Full Article...]

High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Also known as young-onset Alzheimer's disease, past studies have shown specific genetic mutations are a likely cause of the condition which around 200,000 people in the US are estimated to have. "This has resulted in the underinvolvement of patients with [early-onset Alzheimer's disease] in recent [Alzheimer's disease] studies, leading to missed opportunities and several unanswered questions", Ish... [Full Article...]

E-cigarette flavorings pose risk to heart

E-cigarette flavorings pose risk to heart Experts discovered blood cells exposed to e-liquid start to exhibit "significantly increased levels" of DNA damage and cell death. According to researchers, cigarette smoking causes one of every three deaths that result from cardiovascular disease . [Full Article...]

NH man bitten by rabid bat hiding in iPad case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) says rabies is a preventable viral disease that's transmitted via the bite of a rabid animal and most rabies cases involve wild animals, such as bats, foxes, and raccoons. "He said 'I would like you to go to the hospital right away. Waste no time, '" Syvertson recalled to the outlet. Fish and game management later confirmed the bat did in fac... [Full Article...]

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO The move was first reported a year ago but has now been ratified. Originally, the motion regarding gaming disorder had been drafted back in January 2018, submitted for inclusion in a revised version of the "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems". [Full Article...]

Kent health alert over cases of measles

Kent health alert over cases of measles You do not need additional MMR vaccines if you and your children have all had two MMR vaccines. "If in doubt about your own protection or that of your children and you want more information, contact your GP practice or speak to the school nurse". [Full Article...]

"Burn-out now an official illness", says World Health Organization

It does, however, for the first time recognize video gaming as an addiction , listing it alongside gambling and drugs like cocaine. The WHO notes that burnout is to be used specifically "in the occupational context" and that it "should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life". [Full Article...]

Burnout from work is an official diagnoses, according to World Health Organization

Burnout from work is an official diagnoses, according to World Health Organization The Entertainment Software Association, who previously said video games aren't addictive in response to the WHO's initial claim, is now providing further pushback in lieu of this week's unanimous vote declaring gaming addiction a disease. [Full Article...]


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