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Public event will put focus on young people and mental health

Brandy-Williams said. Mental Health has always been a topic of low discussion. Dr McNamara emphasised the importance of proactively working on health and having social supports to maintain positive mental health in the longer term. Deaths from intentional self-harm occur among males at a rate more than three times greater than that for females. The Accra Psychiatric Hospital Medical Health Director worriedly said despite the mental disorders facing quite a number of the population, mental ...

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Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone density

The authors said in the paper that they believed the results mean that there is "no justification" for further trials of vitamin D on musculoskeletal outcomes as there is no longer any ambiguity about its benefits. Bolland suggests doctors and health officials now recommending the vitamin to older patients as a way to prevent osteoporosis or brittle bones should stop.

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Birds are getting drunk on fermented berries and crashing into cars

Residents of Gilbert, Minnesota , have been phoning police about birds who seem to be intoxicated. "That explains all the birds bouncing off my window lately!" Also, younger birds' livers can not handle the fermented berries as well as older birds.

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AM Nick wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now

She said that among the contributing factors that have contributed to late diagnosis was due to fear among the sufferers or that, more commonly, the presence of the lump on the breasts is not felt by the patient. Patients should bring their insurance information, driver's license or picture ID and a health care provider's orders and should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment to check-in with staff and complete the appropriate paperwork.

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Waco Wave Pool Closes After Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Surfer

But the "brain-eating amoeba" infections can also occur in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools or heated and contaminated tap water, hot springs, geothermal drinking water, and water heaters. The resort has since remained closed pending the test results from the Center for Disease Control. The CDC says people are typically infected when they go diving or swimming in warm freshwater places like lakes and rivers.

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Texas immunologist wins Nobel Prize for groundbreaking cancer treatment

Allison and Honjo have "revolutionised cancer treatment " and " fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed", the five-strong panel continued. Two immunologists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their revolutionary research into cancer treatment. The discovery of a protein called PD-1 by Honjo and his team has led to the development of Opdivo, a drug used against lung cancer and melanoma which enhances patients' immunity in fighting cancer.