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Video game addiction is a real condition, WHO says. Here's what that means.

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How 'Helicopter' Parenting Impedes a Child's Development

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overcontrolling moms and dads — so-called “helicopter” parents — can stunt their children’s emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler makes may undermine a child’s ability to manage their emotions and behavior on their own, explained Nicole Perry, lead author of a new study. “We found that overcontrolling parenting at ...

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'It was either me or the cat': Georgia woman kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

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“Gaming disorder” recognized as a mental health condition by World Health Organization

GENEVA — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a ...

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'Are you dead, sir?': Video shows ER doctor mocking patient who said he couldn't breathe

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Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, WHO says, but psychiatrists don't agree

Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 7:54 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 The World Health Organization on Monday classified “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition, giving mental health professionals a basis for setting up treatment programs for the addictive behavior. But it was almost immediately contested by a leading professional group.  WHO will include “gaming disorder” in the 11th edition of its ...

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Giant hogweed: What to know about huge weed that can cause third-degree burns, blindness

David Robinson Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 6:10 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 The giant hogweed, which can cause third-degree burns and blindness, has popped up in new spots across the country as New York authorities pushed efforts to eradicate the noxious plant. Some Mid-Atlantic communities recently found spreading of the huge weed that can top 14 feet, just as New Yorkers returned to hiking, camping ...

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'Are you dying, sir?' ER doctor suspended after video shows her mocking patient

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ‘Are you dying, sir?’ ER doctor suspended after video shows her mocking patient  KCCI Des Moines Doctor suspended for taunting patient  Enid News & Eagle Videocast: Storms & Cooler Air  WISN Milwaukee Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms, Length, and Treatment – American Addiction Centers  American Addiction Centers ‘Are you dead, sir?’ doctor asks patient in video that led to her removal ...

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