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‘Gaming disorder’ has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization — here’s what that means
The classification is meant to help clinical professionals define the point at which playing video games becomes problematic. That could help individuals who feel they are struggling with gaming get treatment. However, defining gaming as a mental health condition is still controversial.
A little-known, rare, and extremely deadly virus has killed at least 17 people in India — here’s what to know about Nipah virus
Nipah is a newly emerging deadly virus that can jump from bats to other species, including humans. It can be transmitted from person to person and has killed between 40% and 75% of infected people in most outbreaks so far.
India is home to the most polluted cities in the world. Living with air pollution is a harsh reality for Indians in cities like Delhi and Jaipur, many of whom have resorted to wearing surgical masks and protesting in the street for cleaner air.
The world’s leading health organization says banning one type of fat could save half a million lives every year
Banning trans fats (or trans fatty acids) would eliminate a good proportion of cardiovascular disease deaths. The use of these products leads to about 500,000 cardiovascular disease deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
A new Ebola outbreak has infected 32 people — and the White House official in charge of responses to global pandemics just left
An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sickened 32, with 18 deaths reported so far. The same day the outbreak was announced, the White House official in charge of global pandemic response stepped down. He is not being replaced.
A mysterious ‘Disease X’ could be the next pandemic to kill millions of people — here’s how worried you should be
Disease X represents the unknown disease that's quite likely to cause the next pandemic.
At least 684 cases and 57 deaths from an outbreak of the plague have been confirmed in Madagascar, with numbers expected to continue rising.
The sexually-transmitted infection infects roughly 78 million people each year.
We're about halfway through an election that will decide who will be the leader of the World Health Organization.
"We are not downgrading the importance of Zika, by placing this as a longer program of work, we are sending the message that Zika is here to stay."