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Conference asks ‘What If’ the church confronted the opioid crisis

Methodist News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 09:03
Constant media coverage of opioid epidemic makes it seem hopeless, but churches in West Virginia are offering hope instead.

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

Senior Medical News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 08:00
New research shows that light and moderate exercise benefits the brain both immediately and in the long run, providing a person is active frequently.

Flood victims savor 'God moments'

Methodist News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:47
Disaster response teams are making progress with flood relief in the northern central U.S., but some areas may still get more water if snow melts too fast.

UMCOR grants aid initial cyclone response

Methodist News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:32
United Methodist Committee on Relief provides short-term grants, but reaching the affected areas remains difficult.

Questions about task force ricocheting around church

Methodist News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:04
Group investigating possible voting improprieties during 2019 General Conference are all members of Commission on General Conference.

Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health

Senior Medical News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:00
A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.'

This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis

Senior Medical News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research.

Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

Methodist News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:48
The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk

Senior Medical News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00
New observational research in a large cohort has found a strong link between leisurely physical activity — even in low amounts — and a lower death risk.

Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Methodist News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:10
Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.

New York, New Jersey conferences confer on GC2019

Methodist News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:02
Inaugural conference special sessions address concerns over pain, distrust caused by denomination-wide vote.

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Methodist News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:14
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Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease

Senior Medical News - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 01:00
Dry and damaged skin can be uncomfortable but, according to a new study, it might also increase the risk of some age-related chronic diseases.

Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

Methodist News - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 15:28
General Conference organizers have named a 12-member task force to look into potential voting irregularities at the special session.

Denials, charges fly in GC2019 voting credentials review

Methodist News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:04
One delegate named as a possible ineligible voter contends he was a duly elected reserve, but he is not listed on General Conference attendance records.

Turning to God in the middle of a disaster

Methodist News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:40
United Methodist executive’s near drowning in Brazil was not his worst brush with mortality.

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link

Senior Medical News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:00
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment.

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Senior Medical News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:00
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.

GC2019 voting credentials under review

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:30
After an in-depth review, it’s possible “a very limited number” of ineligible people obtained credentials to vote.

Better report cards for 2 UM seminaries

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:49
Accrediting agencies lift sanctions after finding improvements at Saint Paul and Claremont.
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