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WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:19:40 GMT

Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.


New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:53:35 GMT

New research suggests that diabetes drugs might be an effective treatment for people with Alzheimer's.


'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:08:26 GMT

Warning signs have been posted in theaters across the United States for fans with photosensitive epilepsy. The animated movie contains scenes of flashing lights.


Two powerful lessons CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield learned from horses

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:46:06 GMT

Horses are healers. I didn't know that when I fell in love with them.


Wall Street worker becomes adult fiction writer

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:01:24 GMT

In December 2015, Chris Babu suddenly became very ill.


Equine-assisted therapy may help autism, PTSD and pain. Why isn't it used more?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:01:38 GMT

Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2 years.


Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC study finds

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:56:33 GMT

Among US teens, sex and drugs are on the decline but suicide ideation and bullying are not, according to a new report from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.


The radio man without a voice

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:51:26 GMT

After 30 years of radio broadcasting, newsman Jamie Dupree lost his voice to an unusual condition that causes his tongue to dart out of his mouth.


NY doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:30:50 GMT

New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe the drugs to their patients, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation.


India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:40:48 GMT

India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government.


He usually doesn't speak. But he had this powerful message for his graduating class

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:07:29 GMT

Be unexpected. That was the graduation message from a teen who usually chooses not to speak.


She often harbored suicidal thoughts. Now, this teen is using technology to fight them

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:03:25 GMT

For almost half her life, Amanda Southworth has been battling demons.


It's Pride Month. What you need to know

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:43:27 GMT

If you've noticed more rainbow flags and people wearing colorful clothes than usual this month, you're not imagining things.


Opting out of vaccines leaves US 'hot spots' vulnerable for outbreaks

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:24:04 GMT

A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination.


How far would you go to be able to smile?

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:30:07 GMT

Kevin Portillo practices smiling every day at home.


When you go from hungry to 'hangry'

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:04 GMT

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you're hungry?


Calls to suicide prevention hotline spiked after celebrity deaths

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:14:29 GMT

After the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls and texts to crisis hotlines spiked dramatically.


How to save a melting Antarctica

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:33:38 GMT

Sea levels will rise and all coastal countries could be seriously threatened by flooding if nothing is done to stop the massive melt of sea ice in Antarctica, according to nine award-winning scientists who have spent decades studying the icy continent and the waters around it.


The healthiest way to break a fast

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:51:46 GMT

For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset.


Back from the brink of suicide, they want to save others

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:20:53 GMT

They are survivors from all walks of life. The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shook them. They are now speaking up to save more lives. "People have been through unimaginable things in their life and have come out the other side."


Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:28:16 GMT

The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.


FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:51:43 GMT

Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live."


Doctors saw immigrant kids separated from their parents. Now they're trying to stop it.

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:01:43 GMT

The toddler pounded her fists on the play mat, sobbing, with no parent to comfort her.


Indian Prime Minister's morning fitness routine

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:39:45 GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his passion for yoga, routinely promoting the health benefits of the ancient Indian practice.


Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:50:19 GMT

For the first time, scientists use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to determine if a heart condition-related genetic variant in a patient poses real risk or not to that patient's health.


Steep drop in cancer-causing infections in England due to HPV vaccine

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:01:16 GMT

The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds.


Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:02:51 GMT

Rajni Devi liked school and had big dreams. She was not going to end up like so many other girls in India: married off as a child bride.


He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:22:34 GMT

Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges.


Salmonella outbreak in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:14:11 GMT

A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.


Why eating at work can add on the pounds

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:22:24 GMT

It's so hard to pass up the pastries at the early morning meeting, the birthday cake for a teammate, the doughnuts in the break room, and many of us just aren't.


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