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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

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...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:52 AM EDT

3 Corporate Titans Pick Gawande to Lead Boston-Based Firm

3 Corporate Titans Pick Gawande to Lead Boston-Based Firm

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:29 AM EDT

Doctor Discusses Summer Protection and Long-Term Health

Doctor Discusses Summer Protection and Long-Term Health

With summer upon us, people are looking for protection against the sun, bugs and other harmful things. Robert Brown, doctor and author of "Toxic Home/Conscious Home: A Mindful Approach to Wellness at...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:59 PM EDT

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:09 PM EDT

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:02 AM EDT

Helping Families Transition in Summer

Helping Families Transition in Summer

Summer is a time of transition for many families and it doesn't always mean a smooth adjustment. For some members of the family there is excitement for new beginnings and for others, there is nervousness and...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:13 AM EDT

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Health Officials Warn of Overdose Spike in Waltham

Health Officials Warn of Overdose Spike in Waltham<br />

Public Health officials in Waltham, Massachusetts are warning residents about a recent spike in drug overdoses in the city.

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

New Call for Blood Donors and Search for Missing Blood Types

New Call for Blood Donors and Search for Missing Blood Types

The American Red Cross says the number of blood donors has dropped by a little more than 1 million since 2009. The agency points out that just 3 percent of the United States’ population is now donating and...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Compulsive Video-Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

Compulsive Video-Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

For video game addicts, it might soon be "game over." In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as...

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