“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...
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...
"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...
'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...
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.
“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...
June 27, 2020
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge.
The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy.
A report by the sheriff’s office said Toles was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move after several warnings by deputies that he had to leave or be...
“We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas, the heart, the liver, the brain ... "
Risk of never fully recovering after coronavirus ‘very real,’ scientists say
June 26, 2020
Reuters – Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease...
New York Covid-19 orders unfairly targeted houses of worship, federal judge rules |
Fox News – A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions.
U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven...
Kiick was a vital member of the 1972 Dolphins team that went 17-0 and won Super Bowl VII and repeated as champs the following year by winning Super Bowl VIII.
ESPN – Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has died, the team announced Saturday. He was 73.
Kiick had been living in an assisted living home for the past few years. His daughter, Allie Kiick, a professional tennis player, said he had Alzheimer's disease.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation at Boston University will study how football affected Sturm's brain.
June 19, 2020
Fox News – Denver Broncos great Jerry Sturm, who helped the FBI turn in a guy who wanted him to throw a game, died Wednesday. He was 83.
Sturm was an offensive lineman and two-time Pro Bowler for the Broncos. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Sturm was named one of the 100...
ICUs Become A ‘Delirium Factory’ For COVID Patients
Liz Szabo, June 3, 2020
Kaiser Health News – Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from COVID-19, but also to protect patients’ brains.
Although COVID-19 is best known for damaging the lungs, it also increases the risk of life-threatening brain injuries — from mental confusion to hallucinations, seizures, coma, stroke and paralysis. The virus may invade the brain, as well as starve the organ of oxygen by damaging...
Fox News – Dean Pugliese, 15, died from heroin toxicity and kratom toxicity, a detective wrote in an arrest report.
Swatara Township, PA police have charged Jennifer Pugliese, 49, with homicide and child endangerment nearly 11 months after the teen was found dead in her apartment last July, PennLive.com reports.
The suspect was the dead boy's mom. ...
Worst Mom Ever?
Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son’s overdose death
May 28, 2020
New York Post – A Pennsylvania mother shared drugs...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show.
Cruz had multiple mental issues, including a fascination with violence, weapons and death, but was eventually mainstreamed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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