Seniors With Anxiety Frequently Don’t Get Help. Here’s Why.

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – Anxiety is the most common psychological disorder affecting adults in the U.S. In older people, it’s associated with considerable distress as well as ill health, diminished quality of life, and elevated rates of disability. Yet, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, influential panel of experts, suggested last year that adults be screened for anxiety, it left out one group — people 65 and older. The major reason the task...

Will Trump be forced to do a ‘perp walk’?

If indicted, the former president must appear in person at a lower Manhattan criminal court, where standard protocol says he'd be fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken.

Bruce Willis’ Frontotemporal Dementia Is Not Your Grandpa’s Dementia

Medscape Neurology – When I read the news that Bruce Willis had disclosed his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), I was reminded that all of us are at risk for spending our final epoch lost in a neurologic swamp. What is remarkable about the swamp that we call FTD is that it's a somewhat rare and unusual type of dementia. We tend to characterize dementia as the erosion of memory, but FTD is more characterized by...

Rick Scott demands answers on NIH funding that went to Wuhan Institute of Virology

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is demanding answers from HHS on how federal grant funding found its way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Exotic cat rescued from a tree in Ohio tests positive for cocaine

A serval named Amiry was rescued from a tree in Cincinnati and tested positive for cocaine.

Raccoon Dogs Latest Scapegoat for COVID Origins

(Headline USA) Officials are scrambling to find an alternate explanation for the origins of COVID, as increasing evidence points to a lab leak from Wuhan, China, with the newest diversionary culprit being raccoon dogs. Genetic material collected at a Chinese market near where the first human cases of COVID-19 were identified show raccoon dog DNA comingled with the virus, suggesting the pandemic may have originated from animals, not a lab, international experts claimed. Other experts have...

Is everything alright with Whoopi?

DAILYMAIL.COM – Whoopi Goldberg has a reputation for causing quite the stir by expressing her often-controversial opinions on her daytime talk show The View, but the actress-turned-TV host has recently been kicking up a stink online for a very different reason: her habit of breaking wind live on-air. Now, after the 67-year-old sparked a frenzy among viewers with her latest gassy interruption, doctors have revealed exactly what might be causing her on-air flatulence - detailing...

Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industry

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in their state. Industry groups including Maine Lobstermen's Association are suing the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California for defamation, arguing in a lawsuit filed Monday that their prized catch shouldn't be on a "red list" published by Seafood Watch, a...

NY diocese facing flood of lawsuits files for bankruptcy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany became the latest diocese in New York to seek bankruptcy protection Wednesday as it faces hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger announced the Chapter 11 filing after months of negotiations between the upstate New York diocese and lawyers representing plaintiffs over a potential settlement. The Albany diocese, like others in the state, is dealing with a deluge of lawsuits dating to when...

Wyoming landscape littered with frozen carcasses

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department estimated that approximately 200 so-called American antelope have died since mid-February, centered around the southern end of the Mesa south of Pinedale.

Rep. Luna demands Capitol Police charge Jane Fonda for suggesting the ‘murder’ of pro-lifers

Far-left actress Jane Fonda suggested 'murder' as a solution to combating anti-abortion laws in the U.S., leading 'The View' co-host Joy Behar to quickly claim she was joking.

When will Medicare cover medical marijuana?

NERD WALLET – Many older adults are using medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, but experts say that conflicting laws, unclear safety standards and complicated rulemaking processes mean it could be years before Medicare may cover the drug. One in five Medicare recipients currently uses medical marijuana, according to an April 2022 poll by the Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center, an organization that provides Medicare guidance and information. And nearly a quarter have...

Florida surgeon general wrong on vaccines and bad at his job, CDC and FDA say

ARS TECHNICA – At the height of the pandemic, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis repeatedly promoted COVID-19 vaccines, saying correctly that "they're safe, they're effective," and they "are saving lives." With hundreds of millions of shots given worldwide at this point, the extensive international data on the vaccines' safety and efficacy have strongly and consistently backed DeSantis' statements. The vaccines are estimated to have saved over 14 million lives in 185 countries just in the pandemic's first...

Joe Pepitone, Rowdy Star When the Yankees Faded, Dies at 82

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Joe Pepitone, who won three Gold Gloves at first base and played in two World Series for the Yankees but who may be best remembered for his hair and his high jinks, has died at his home in Kansas City, Mo. He was 82. His son Bill confirmed the death. He said his sister, Cara Pepitone, who had lived with their father, had found him dead on Monday morning. The...
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