Nigeria:Low Quality Healthcare Increasing Cost Burden - Report
[This Day] Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank Group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Oregon Works: New technologies present challenges, opportunities for health care workforce
Technology is causing disruption in most every industry. Health care is no exception. “We are headed for a tsunami, changing the very nature of health care,” said California-based health care futurist Joe Flower, whose clients have included the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Virtual and augmented reality are being used to train doctors, artificial in telligence has the potential to transform diagnostic medicine, 3D printing is being used to create prosthetic limbs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

How Oregon Works: New technologies present challenges, opportunities for health care workforce
Technology is causing disruption in most every industry. Health care is no exception. “We are headed for a tsunami, changing the very nature of health care,” said California-based health care futurist Joe Flower, whose clients have included the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Virtual and augmented reality are being used to train doctors, artificial in telligence has the potential to transform diagnostic medicine, 3D printing is being used to create prosthetic limbs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Why Air Conditioning Is a Life-Saver — and a Danger
Extreme heat recently melted roads in the U.K.; hit a record-shattering 120°F in Chino, Calif.; and led to more than 70 deaths in Quebec. These cases illustrate a vexing paradox for scientists and policymakers: air conditioning keeps people cool and saves lives but is also one of the biggest contributors to global warming. Two new reports underscore the scale of the challenge. On July 16, Sustainable Energy for All, an NGO that is dedicated to clean energy and is affiliated with the U.N. and World Bank, said that 1.1 billion people across the globe lack access to adequate cooling. And a May analysis from the Internatio...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate Source Type: news

World Hepatitis Day - July 28, 2018
World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on July 28 with the goal of promoting awareness and inspiring action to prevent and treat viral hepatitis. The World Health Organization's (WHO's) theme of this year's World Hepatitis Day is " Test. Treat. Hepatitis " to underscore the urgent need to scale up testing and treatment activities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Earlier Dinner May Lower Risk Of Some Cancers, Study Says
(CNN) — People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before going to sleep — have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. “The mechanisms are not clear,” said Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain and lead author of a new study on the topic. “What we know from experimental studies is that we are conditioned to function in different parts of the day. We — not only humans but all living organisms — have develope...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Local TV Source Type: news

5 Things you should be doing to maintain your health
(Natural News) In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as not just the absence of disease, but also as the overall state of well-being. Many people live as if health is the goal when health should be a part of their daily lifestyle. Instead of fighting disease when it’s already there, people can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
July 17, 2018When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?In April 2017, 60 militia members attacked a hospital in Cinq, a city in the Kasai district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels set fire to a surgical suite, trapping 35 patients inside, and then torched most of the hospital. They sexually assaulted women and girls with sticks and firearms, including a woman who had just given birth hours before.The details of this attack are horrifying. More than 100 people died, including 90 patients and two health workers.B...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Study: Herbal plants found to treat tuberculosis naturally
(Natural News) A major issue facing the medical community today is the rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, which hampers current efforts to end the deadly disease globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that while the incidences of tuberculosis have been decreasing by around two percent each year, all effort must be made in exploring every... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is gaming disorder?
The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what its classification may mean for gamers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- TPOXX (tecovirimat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat smallpox. Though the contagious and often-deadly viral disease was considered eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980, there... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Drug, Tecovirimat (TPOXX), Approved to Treat Smallpox
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- TPOXX (tecovirimat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat smallpox. Though the contagious and often-deadly viral disease was considered eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Uganda:No Zika Virus Here, Government Tells WHO
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has disputed travel guidelines by World Health Organisation (WHO), advising pregnant women against travelling to Uganda, classified as Zika-infected country with a potential of passing birth defects to an unborn baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malaria Responsible for 50% Deaths in Borno - WHO
[Leadership] Maiduguri -The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that malaria is responsible for more than 50 percent recorded deaths in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How many people die from tuberculosis every year?
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The estimates for global tuberculosis deaths by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) differ considerably for a dozen countries, according to a study led by ISGlobal. The results highlight the need to improve the modeling approaches in these countries in order to understand the true burden of the disease and design adequate health policies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves TPOXX (tecovirimat) as the First Drug for the Treatment of Smallpox
July 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved TPOXX (tecovirimat), the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox. Though the World Health Organization declared smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

J & J Hit with $4.7B Verdict in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder &m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Epidemiology of suicide and the psychiatric perspective - Bachmann S.
Suicide is a worldwide phenomenon. This review is based on a literature search of the World Health Organization (WHO) databases and PubMed. According to the WHO, in 2015, about 800,000 suicides were documented worldwide, and globally 78% of all completed s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right
There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO, Adamawa Move Against Cholera in High-Risk Councils
[Guardian] Maiduguri -World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, says the global agency in collaboration with the state government has taken a vaccination campaign to very prone councils in the wake of the recent cholera outbreak in Adamawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ’ s Face
The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump’s face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Making THE (transport, health and environment) link
This report highlights how transport impacts on the environment and health. It argues that sustainable transport policy can make a contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment: examining transitions in suicidal behaviors among pregnant women in Per ú - Levey EJ, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Zhong QY, Williams MA, Gelaye B.
The goals of this research were to characterize suicidal behavior among a cohort of pregnant Peruvian women and identify risk factors for transitions between behaviors. The World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview suicide ques... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - WHO Begins Vaccination Exercise in Adamawa
[Premium Times] In response to the cholera outbreak in Adamawa State, the World Health Organisation has began the first round of the two-phase oral vaccination (OCV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 2018 (IPS)Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its youth, with parents shying off from the subject and policymakers largely equivocal. The result is that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josephine Kibaru and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

WHO classifies compulsive sexual behavior as mental health condition
For the first time, compulsive sexual behavior -- commonly called sex addiction -- is classified as a mental health disorder on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases list -- a decision not without controversy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about infant feeding guidelines, as US opposes breastfeeding resolution
The World Health Organization advocates for a "breast is best" feeding policy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The WHO breastfeeding resolution behind the debate
An international resolution promoting breastfeeding was at the center of negotiations between delegates from the United States and other countries during this year's meeting of the World Health Assembly (the decision-making body of the World Health Organization), held in the spring. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Source Type: news

Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths
Deaths attributed to asbestos exposure — within the United States and worldwide — have been significantly underestimated, according to the latest study by the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). Asbestos is killing more people than anyone thought. Based on the most extensive study to date, occupational asbestos-related diseases killed 39,275 people within the U.S. and 222,321 people throughout the world in 2016. Both figures were more than double the commonly used estimates that stem from various governmental and nongovernmental health agencies. “The asbestos burden is worse than peopl...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Nestle SA Abbott Laboratories Source Type: news

Global Health: In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria
But the infection is surging elsewhere, particularly in the Americas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Malaria Paraguay Mosquitoes Venezuela Maduro, Nicolas World Health Organization Source Type: news

Vaccine maker PaxVax tackles the unmet need posed by chikungunya virus
Transmitted by the same mosquitoes that spread Zika virus and dengue fever, the chikungunya virus is named for an African word meaning “to become contorted.” People infected with the alphavirus are afflicted with lasting joint pain that causes their backs to hunch over, according to the World Health Organization. The virus, which has cropped up in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, has no vaccine. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends that people traveling to countries with chikungunya virus use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants. But Nima Farzan thinks a v...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals National Institutes of Health (NIH) paxvax Source Type: news

Mauritius:MRA Launches Its Annual Blood Donation Campaign
[Government of Mauritius] Blood is one intrinsic element that connects each of us, regardless of transcending race, language, religion and nationality. The theme Blood connects us all retained by the World Health Organization reflects the importance of blood in not just saving lives but also connecting each of us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission has proposed six recommendations to address the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a report published online June 1 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa:Low Quality Healthcare Is Increasing the Burden of Illness and Health Costs Globally
[WHO] Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Be 24 Months Free of Polio in August - WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio free by August 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared 'largely contained' by the World Health Organization. Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, continuing to monitor Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus, and tested the experimental drug remdesivir. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Psychedelic ayahuasca works against severe depression
"Leon" is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Obesity Big Problem Fuelling NCDs
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is increasing throughout the world at an alarming rate, accounting for over 70 per cent of all deaths globally, the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) reports indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says
A new study provides more good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death — virtually regardless of how much you drink and whether or not it’s caffeinated, concludes a paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. “We observed an inverse association for coffee drinking with mortality, including among participants who reported drinking at least one cup per day, up to eight or more cups per day, as well as those drinking filtered, instant and decaffeinated coffee,” said Dr. Erikka Loftfield, the study’s lead investigator and a research fellow at th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

One billion people have experienced a traumatic dental injury - Richards D.
Data sourcesPubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases. Websites of scientific societies of dental traumatology, paediatric dentistry, endodontics, oral-maxillofacial surgery and World Health Organization and the US Centres for Disease Con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stigma and attitude of mental health help-seeking among a sample of working versus non-working egyptian women - Zalat MM, Mortada EM, El Seifi OS.
This study was conducted to assess the level of mental health difference between working and non-working women, to explore their stigma and attitude toward seeking psychological help for mental-health problems. World Health Organization's Self-reporting qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Africa:Being Transgender No Longer Classified As Mental Disorder
[Namibian] AS the LGBT community and allies celebrate June as pride month, the World Health Organisation has announced that being transgender is no longer classified as a mental disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mind: Endless Gaming May Be a Bad Habit. That Doesn ’ t Make It a Mental Illness.
The World Health Organization has made “ internet gaming ” a diagnosable disorder. But many experts aren ’ t even sure it exists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Computer and Video Games Psychology and Psychologists Addiction (Psychology) World Health Organization Source Type: news

World Health Organization adds extension code for 'aging-related' via ICD-11
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) A joint proposal to classify ageing as a disease submitted to the World Health Organization's ICD-11 Task Force by researchers at the Biogerontology Research Foundation and the International Longevity Alliance has resulted in the implementation of an extension code for 'Aging-Related' (XT9T). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news