How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. (PreventEpidemics.org) Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control […]

World Health Organization launches Physical Activity Plan

World Health Organization launches Physical Activity Plan

As countries around the world begin implementing the newly launched World Health Organization Physical Activity Plan 15 percent of adults and adolescents won’t suffer from physical inactivity. WHO is launching an advocacy campaign to promote physical activity, Let’s Be Active: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday. The WHO Let’s Be Active brochure, states there are four main points […]

What makes things truly addictive, according to science

What makes things truly addictive, according to science

CHICAGO — Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the […]

Compulsive video gaming is a mental health condition, World Health Organization says

Compulsive video gaming is a mental health condition, World Health Organization says

Compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, according to the World Health Organization. The organization released the latest version of its disease classification manual on Monday and it included a definition for “gaming disorder” which has gamers, parents and even casual video game players discussing the news. Here’s what you need […]

Atul Gawande, CEO?

Atul Gawande, CEO?

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Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

(2nd UPDATE) ‘Help is finally here,’ says Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal sponsor of the landmark measure that provides affordable and accessible mental health services Published 11:34 AM, June 21, 2018 Updated 5:27 PM, June 21, 2018 MENTAL HEALTH. The Department of Health reports that one in 5 Filipino adults has some form of […]

World Health Organization Stops Classifying Transgender People as Mentally Ill

World Health Organization Stops Classifying Transgender People as Mentally Ill

The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill. The United Nations health agency announced Monday in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that “gender incongruence” — the organization’s term for people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth — has been moved out […]

World Health Organization removes gender dysphoria from list of mental disorders

World Health Organization removes gender dysphoria from list of mental disorders

June 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it no longer considers gender dysphoria to be a mental disorder, choosing instead to classify it as “gender incongruence.” The revision is made in the latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD) which establishes standardized diagnosis coding for medical professionals. The WHO paradoxically […]

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can […]

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