Volume V, Issue 25

June 18, 2018
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Most of the media coverage surrounding the event has focused on the addition of 'Gaming Disorder' to the list of mental health issues. The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe.
Antidepressant use and the climbing rate of the suicide
In a June 17, 2018 KevinMD post, Martha Rose nberg discusses two troubling and possibly connected trends: the  rapid increase in antidepressant use and the climbing rate of suicide. 

Big Pharma and their government lackeys may be behind another health crisis in America, hot on the heels of the opioid epidemic.
Florida's obesity rate may be higher than originally thought, new study finds
A 6.15.18 article on MedicalXpress.com reveals disturbing news about the state's obesity rate: Florida's rate may be higher than originally thought. A widely used national health survey puts the overall obesity rate in the state at 27.8 percent; but a new study based on an analysis of a robust clinical data repository shows a rate of 37.1 percent--nearly 10 percentage points higher. The findings by researchers from University of Florida Health, Florida Hospital in Orlando and the Tampa-based nonprofit Obesity Action Coalition were reported 6.15.18 in the journal Obesity Science and Practice.
"There is an urgency to address and understand true rates of obesity because there's a lot of other health-related issues that are coupled with it," said Stephanie Filipp, the study's lead author and a University of Florida College of Medicine statistician.



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