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Pope Francis: Health Of All Is A ‘Common Good’

"A healthy society is one that takes care of everyone's health." Pope Francis calls health of all a 'common good' Sep 09, 2020 The Associated Press, VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis arrived at his weekly general audience wearing a face mask and used hand sanitizer before appealing for the faithful to look out for the health of others as well as themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Francis took off the mask as his car pulled into the San...

Tom Seaver, 75, Lewy Body Dementia

“Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our National Pastime." Sep 2, 2020 | NY Post –  Tom Seaver, who wears the crown as the undisputed greatest Mets player of all time, has died after battling various illnesses. The Hall of Fame, which announced the former pitcher’s death, said the 75-year-old Seaver died Monday in his sleep of complications from Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver had retired from public life in March 2019, his...

Covid-19 Got You Down? You Have Lots Of Company

"New research shows U.S. adults who experience common symptoms of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of delaying medical care and not receiving non-COVID-19 medical care amidst the pandemic." Anxiety and depression are associated with medical care avoidance during the pandemic September 3, 2020 University of Toronto – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been empirical and anecdotal reports of declines in both emergency and ambulatory medical visits. However, little research has been conducted...

Kanye’s Bizarre WH Bid Raises Mental Health Questions

"West's attention-grabbing presidential bid is ... dogged by repeated questions about the campaign's tactics the candidate's mental health."  CNN reports rapper's publicity stunt as political news while conceding he may have mental health problems CNN Politics – Kanye West is on the ballot in Minnesota and Tennessee but just missed the filing deadline in Wisconsin. Missouri said his petition lacked more than 3,400 valid signatures, but he's gone to court in a last-ditch attempt to...

Vigilante Justice: “Where Anger Becomes Unhealthy”

"Healthy anger, as a response to injustice or unfairness, can motivate one to act in a productive manner ... Where the anger becomes unhealthy is if our fantasies of vigilante justice and revenge-seeking eat up our cognitive space to the point where we have no room for anything else. It becomes unhealthy ... if I actually follow through on my superpower wishes." – Mark Schiffman, Psy.D. Vigilante calls before Kenosha attack "I just killed somebody." – Kyle Rittenhouse Aug...

What A Fitbit Does To Your Brain

"Our study shows that, overall, self-measurements are more problematic than beneficial ... " Fitness watches generate insecurity and anxiousness, study says by University of Copenhagen August 4, 2020 Medical Xpress – Is my heart beating slightly fast? Is a heart attack coming? I didn't sleep as much as I thought I had last night—is that bad for my heart? Health apps and fitness watches can shed considerable light on how our bodies work and make recommendations for a healthy...

“Gov. Newsom Is NOT The Head Of Our Church”: California Pastor

"There is no power given to the government to make those calls against us." | CA pastor defies Gov. Newsom's new restrictions Pastor John MacArthur speaks out against coronavirus restrictions. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

Baptist Preacher Promptly Fired After ‘Coming Out As Transgender’

Baptist pastor ‘shocked’ after being fired for transgender reveal | Fox News – A pastor in Canada was fired for "theological reasons," her church said, after coming out as transgender in an online sermon. The Rev. Junia "June" Joplin, who is originally from North Carolina, surprised some in June with the announcement at Lorne Park Baptist Church in Mississauga, Ontario, during a service held online due to the coronavirus lockdown. "I want you to hear me when...

Adored Russian Figureskater, 20, Dead In Apparent Suicide

“Words can not describe how I feel right now, I am devastated and sick to my core about the sad and sudden passing of Katia.” – Skating partner Harley Windsor Epilepsy, depression eyed in death of Russian skater New York Post – The heartbreaking details surrounding the death of Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya have started to emerge. Alexandrovskaya died in Moscow on Friday after falling from a sixth-floor window, according to her coach Andrei Khekalo. The 20-year-old, who...

This Happened When I Ate Brain Foods For A Week

It's peak season for blueberries, a great reason to revisit the benefits of brain-boosting foods Fast Company – We know that there is a strong connection between your physical health and work performance. I thought I was doing pretty well. I consider myself a pretty healthy person: I try to run one half marathon a year, and exercise four or five times a week. But like most people, I have my unhealthy habits. After using the sleep...

‘Unfit To Be Executed’? Ailing Killer Gets Lethal Injection

"Purkey's lawyers had argued his condition had deteriorated so severely that he didn't understand why he was being executed." US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed. Wesley Ira Purkey, 68, was put to death...

Late Saints Owner’s Mental Competency Records Remain Sealed In Sex Abuse Inquiry

'Right to privacy remains sacred' Judge denies media request to unseal files on Saints owner July 15, 2020 AP – A judge has denied a request by news organizations including The Associated Press to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. The news outlets argued public interest in the 2015 case had been heightened...

Elvis Presley’s Grandson, 27, Suicides

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27. Presley's representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that she was "heartbroken" after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough. He is the grandson of the late Elvis Presley. TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, California. "She is...

‘Vigilantes’ Pushing More Black Americans Into Therapy

“To be a Negro in this country ... is to be in a rage almost all the time.” "Police and vigilante killings might bring up a host of emotions" Therapists share the top concerns they’re hearing from Black Americans July 1, 2020 Self – If you’re a Black person living in America, there’s a strong chance that systemic racism and police violence aren’t foreign concepts. Police brutality has been a public health issue for decades, and victims like...

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