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MIND HEALTH

5 Surprising Causes of Memory Loss

If you have difficulty remembering things, your mind may make the leap to Alzheimer’s disease — but that’s not the only cause of memory loss.

Anne Heche Is Brain Dead

Anne Heche remains in critical condition as police continue to investigate her car crash.

Bobby Crimo: Stoner, Wannabe Rapper, Product Of Failed Parenting

Confessed Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo III admitted to cops three years ago that he was a depressed teenage drug user when quizzed about threatening to “kill everyone” in his family, newly released documents show ...

Single Brain Scan Can Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Quickly; 98% Accurate

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON – A new machine learning algorithm can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from a single MRI brain scan, using a standard MRI machine available in most hospitals. New research breakthrough uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact that it can identify the disease at an early stage when it can be...

One-Week Break From Social Media Improves Health

Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety.

Fitness May Reduce Dementia Risk 33%

A recent study finds further evidence that fitness might reduce dementia risk.

Grand Ole Opry Legend, 89, Dies Of Dementia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with "Waterloo" and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89. The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson's death in a news release. Jackson, a guitarist, performed on the Opry beginning in 1956 and was still appearing on the show in 2010....

This Early Dementia Sign Is Becoming Far Too Common

AP – Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip. People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they're diagnosed, according to a study published last year in medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers linked health records for more than 80,000 Medicare beneficiaries to credit bureau data and found that...

‘Religious’ Exemptions Add Legal Thorns to Looming Vaccine Mandates

With workplace vaccine mandates in the offing, opponents are turning to a tried-and-true recourse for avoiding a covid-19 shot: the claim that vaccination interferes with religious beliefs.

Evangelical Church Installs Transgender Bishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday. The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada. "My call is ... to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before," Rohrer told worshippers. "But mostly, if you'll let...

What Constitutes A “Sincerely Held” Religious Exemption To A Vaccine Mandate?

CBS NEWS – Sweeping new vaccine mandates could force millions of vaccine holdouts to become inoculated against COVID-19, but individuals with earnest religious beliefs or disabilities that interfere with inoculation may still be exempt from getting jabbed. It is new territory for many employers navigating the issue, given how risky a proposition it is to allow unvaccinated employees to mingle with, and possibly infect, colleagues in the workplace. Many large corporations already require COVID-19 vaccination to...

Death Row Inmate Seeks ‘Laying On Of Hands’

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate set to be executed today for killing a convenience store worker more than 17 years ago in a robbery that garnered $1.25 is asking that his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him as he dies by lethal injection. The request by John Henry Ramirez, 37, is the latest clash between death row inmates and prison officials in Texas and other states over the presence...

Religious Exemptions For Vaccine Mandates

NBC NEWS – Religious exemptions could prove to be the latest legal battlefield of the pandemic, as Americans opposed to the coronavirus vaccines try to find ways around employer and government vaccination mandates. Some evangelical pastors are reportedly providing religious exemption documents to members of their churches, and right-wing forums are sharing strategies to skirt vaccination requirements. Religious freedom groups are sending threatening letters to states, schools and employers and preparing legal challenges to fight...

Top US Priest Caught Cruising Gay Bars, Exposing Catholic Culture War

(THE CONVERSATION) It had all the hallmarks of a sensationalist tabloid sting. On July 21, 2021, an article appeared alleging that a senior U.S. priest, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, had used the hook-up app Grindr, with data from the app placing him at a number of gay bars. Burrill, the now former General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, promptly resigned. But the report was not published by an outlet that many Americans would...
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