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  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:21:28 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

  • Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC says

    Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC says

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:32:41 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:32:41 GMT
    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. (Source: CNN)Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. (Source: CNN)

    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017.

    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017.

  • Arizona researchers say kissing leads to longer life

    Arizona researchers say kissing leads to longer life

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:04:34 GMT
    (Source: Pexels Stock)(Source: Pexels Stock)

    A kiss is more than just a kiss. It could actually help you live longer.

    A kiss is more than just a kiss. It could actually help you live longer.

  • Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:09:27 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:52 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:52:21 GMT
    (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...

    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

  • The monsoon can have unwelcome effects on your health

    The monsoon can have unwelcome effects on your health

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:48:01 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:11:24 GMT

    The monsoon is showing some signs of life as early as Friday, and the changeover from a dry heat to muggy air with clouds can have an impact on our health.

    The monsoon is showing some signs of life as early as Friday, and the changeover from a dry heat to muggy air with clouds can have an impact on our health.

  • Suicide awareness after Spade, Bourdain: Organizations providing help in Arizona

    Suicide awareness after Spade, Bourdain: Organizations providing help in Arizona

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:01:43 GMT

    The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought awareness to the issue of suicide. 

    The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought awareness to the issue of suicide. 

  • Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

    Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:47:54 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:11:52 GMT
    Nelson Rosales Santos, 49, was scheduled to be deported to Honduras on Monday. (Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement)Nelson Rosales Santos, 49, was scheduled to be deported to Honduras on Monday. (Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

    Supporters of immigrant scheduled for kidney transplant protest decision to deport him.

    Supporters of immigrant scheduled for kidney transplant protest decision to deport him.

  • Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:07:55 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:29:07 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...(HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...

    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Doctor sees woman on TV show, diagnoses her with cancer

    Doctor sees woman on TV show, diagnoses her with cancer

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-06-14 13:22:31 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:17:29 GMT
    Nicole McGuinness feels 'thankful' after a doctor several states away from where she lives caught a tumor on her neck as he watched her on TV. (Source: WNCT/CNN)Nicole McGuinness feels 'thankful' after a doctor several states away from where she lives caught a tumor on her neck as he watched her on TV. (Source: WNCT/CNN)

    It was the second cancer diagnosis in two years for the North Carolina woman, who found out she had a brain tumor last year.

    It was the second cancer diagnosis in two years for the North Carolina woman, who found out she had a brain tumor last year.

  • Study: Kitchen towels are risk factor for home-based food poisoning

    Study: Kitchen towels are risk factor for home-based food poisoning

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-13 15:55:30 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-06-13 18:56:48 GMT

    According to researchers, 49 percent of the kitchen towels collected in the study had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size. 

    According to researchers, 49 percent of the kitchen towels collected in the study had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size. 

  • Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:41:22 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:41:07 GMT
    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. (Source: CNN)New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. (Source: CNN)

    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

  • New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo

    New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo

    Monday, June 11 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:32:18 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:45:38 GMT

    The World Health Organization rushed 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo. 

    The World Health Organization rushed 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo. 

  • Researchers, advocates say suicide has been growing problem for years

    Researchers, advocates say suicide has been growing problem for years

    Monday, June 11 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-06-11 14:57:21 GMT
    Regina Gillis lost her 24-year-old son to suicide on May 2, 2016. (Source: Regina Gillis)Regina Gillis lost her 24-year-old son to suicide on May 2, 2016. (Source: Regina Gillis)

    The Centers for Disease Control says that suicide isn't just now becoming a problem, rather that it is an ongoing and growing epidemic.

    The Centers for Disease Control says that suicide isn't just now becoming a problem, rather that it is an ongoing and growing epidemic.

  • Carondelet hospitals host Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive

    Carondelet hospitals host Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive

    Monday, May 28 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-28 22:21:01 GMT
    Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross hospitals are leading the annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. Donations can be dropped off through June 8 at any Carondelet Health Network hospital. (Source: Carondelet Health Network)Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross hospitals are leading the annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. Donations can be dropped off through June 8 at any Carondelet Health Network hospital. (Source: Carondelet Health Network)
    Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross hospitals are leading the annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. Donations can be dropped off through June 8 at any Carondelet Health Network hospital. (Source: Carondelet Health Network)Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross hospitals are leading the annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. Donations can be dropped off through June 8 at any Carondelet Health Network hospital. (Source: Carondelet Health Network)

    The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive runs through Friday, June 8, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, a member of the Feeding America network. 

    The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive runs through Friday, June 8, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, a member of the Feeding America network. 

  • GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    Friday, June 8 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-06-08 07:21:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 9 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-06-09 04:32:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...

    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Suicide calls show dramatic increase following Bourdain/Spade suicides

    Suicide calls show dramatic increase following Bourdain/Spade suicides

    Friday, June 8 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-09 01:12:34 GMT

    The number of people calling the La Frontera suicide hotline in Tucson has increased from 10 to 15 an hour to one every minute in the past 48 hours. 

    The number of people calling the La Frontera suicide hotline in Tucson has increased from 10 to 15 an hour to one every minute in the past 48 hours. 

  • Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

    Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-06-06 15:30:30 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-08 11:53:35 GMT
    Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Source: CNN)Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that would expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

    President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that would expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:19:41 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-08 09:41:29 GMT
    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. (Source: CNN)The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. (Source: CNN)

    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast.

    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast.

  • APNewsBreak: Long waits under VA's private health program

    APNewsBreak: Long waits under VA's private health program

    Monday, June 4 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-06-04 17:39:31 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-06-07 12:43:50 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors faulted for failing to provide care within 30 days as promised, faulty data and poor...
    APNewsBreak: Program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors faulted for failing to provide care within 30 days as promised, faulty data and poor record-keeping cited.
  • Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

    Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

    Sunday, June 3 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-06-03 11:38:31 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-07 02:32:53 GMT

    The largest study ever done of breast cancer treatment finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the cancer.

    The largest study ever done of breast cancer treatment finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the cancer.

  • BrainSavers® class aims to ward off Alzheimer's disease

    BrainSavers® class aims to ward off Alzheimer's disease

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-05-30 14:19:32 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-06 19:17:39 GMT
    BrainSavers® classes are part of a 12-week course focusing on brain healthy activities like physical exercise, stress reduction, cognitive exercises, educational material, socialization, even the best foods for your brain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)BrainSavers® classes are part of a 12-week course focusing on brain healthy activities like physical exercise, stress reduction, cognitive exercises, educational material, socialization, even the best foods for your brain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    As we get older, we focus just as much time on keeping our brains healthy as we do the rest of our body. To help us do that, a group here in the Valley is offering "brainsaver" classes.

    As we get older, we focus just as much time on keeping our brains healthy as we do the rest of our body. To help us do that, a group here in the Valley is offering "brainsaver" classes.

  • 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

    5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

    Friday, June 1 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-01 15:37:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-06-06 14:53:15 GMT
    (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce foo...(Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce foo...
    Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five.
    Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five.
  • Drug Court ceremony honors graduates' work to get sober

    Drug Court ceremony honors graduates' work to get sober

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-06-06 14:21:58 GMT
    Rhonnah Houlihan (Source: KOLD News 13)Rhonnah Houlihan (Source: KOLD News 13)
    Rhonnah Houlihan (Source: KOLD News 13)Rhonnah Houlihan (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Eighteen graduates are moving on from the Superior Court's Drug Court and the Pima County Attorney's Office Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program.

    Eighteen graduates are moving on from the Superior Court's Drug Court and the Pima County Attorney's Office Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program.

  • Don't burn your kids: Run the garden hose first

    Don't burn your kids: Run the garden hose first

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:08:19 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:08:19 GMT
    On a hot summer’s day, the sun’s rays can heat the water inside a garden hose to 140 degrees. (Source: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue)On a hot summer’s day, the sun’s rays can heat the water inside a garden hose to 140 degrees. (Source: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue)

    On a hot summer’s day, the sun’s rays can heat the water inside a garden hose to 140 degrees.

    On a hot summer’s day, the sun’s rays can heat the water inside a garden hose to 140 degrees.

  • Recall issued for opioid overdose antidote Naloxone

    Recall issued for opioid overdose antidote Naloxone

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-05 11:07:46 GMT
    Naloxone (Source: Bath Twp. Police)Naloxone (Source: Bath Twp. Police)
    Naloxone (Source: Bath Twp. Police)Naloxone (Source: Bath Twp. Police)

    The manufacturer of the life-saving opioid antidote Naloxone issued a voluntary recall due to the potential presence of embedded or loose matter on the syringe plunger.

    The manufacturer of the life-saving opioid antidote Naloxone issued a voluntary recall due to the potential presence of embedded or loose matter on the syringe plunger.

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  • Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:10:52 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:23:20 GMT
    As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

  • GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:20:35 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:23:13 GMT
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.
  • Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:07:55 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:29:07 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...(HealthCare.gov via AP). FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of t...

    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

    The Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court, including widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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