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Pope Trusts The Almighty, Shuns The Mask

"When the clergy hold themselves above the rules, we call that clericalism, a sin that you have loudly denounced."  Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism ROME (AP) — A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting. Francis shunned a...

Whitey Ford Dies Of Alzheimer’s

Oct 9, 2020 ESPN – Whitey Ford, a Hall of Famer for the New York Yankees who won more World Series games than any other pitcher, died at the age of 91, the Yankees announced Friday. A family member told The Associated Press on Friday that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night. Ford had suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's disease in recent years. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Friday that Ford died, with his...

Cuomo Threatens To Shut Churches

"Cuomo said religious leaders would have to agree to follow existing rules and become 'a full partner in the enforcement of the rules.'" "We’ll close the institutions down" Oct 5, 2020 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Monday the state could move to shut down religious institutions that do not agree to comply with restrictions on mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo said state officials would take over enforcement of mandates such as building capacity limits,...

Animal Lovers Happier Than Others In Times Of Pandemic

Having a pet – or even being a birdwatcher – is linked to better mental outlook during virus crisis | Sep 25, 2020 | University of York, UK – Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period. (23 March - 1 June,...

Mosquito Bites May Cause Stroke: Study

Sep 18, 2020 | University of Liverpool – A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in The Lancet Neurology has found. University of Liverpool researchers and Brazilian collaborators have been investigating the link between neurological disease and infection with the viruses Zika and chikungunya. These viruses, which mostly circulate in the tropics, cause large outbreaks of rash and fever in places like Brazil and India. Zika is...

Age-Related Dementia is REVERSIBLE

"Over 6 months of follow-up, investigators noted that participants in the intervention group were able to improve their lifestyle and had higher cognition scores than those in the control group." Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline |  Sep, 10, 2020 Wiley – Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia. In the study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 119 individuals...

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...

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