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Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison

Methodist News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 18:25
Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime leader of Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church, was sentenced on a wire fraud charge.

United Methodists killed in Congo massacre

Methodist News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:11
Seven United Methodists from two families were among at least 25 killed in the latest violence in this East Congo territory, according to the Beni District superintendent.

Grappling with postponed General Conference

Methodist News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:20
Organizers of The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body have decided not to reopen the petition process but have set a timeline for dealing with postponement.

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Methodist News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:24
Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.

COVID-19 is top church story of 2020

Methodist News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 11:04
The church response to the COVID-19 pandemic was voted the top United Methodist news story of 2020 by conference communicators in the U.S., Africa, Europe and the Philippines and UM News staff.

Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Methodist News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 11:07
Travel bans and fears of contracting COVID-19 complicated the service of United Methodist missionaries in 2020.

Migrants looking to Biden for immigration reform

Methodist News - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:05
President-elect Biden promised immigration reform during his presidential campaign. Migrants are writing to him asking that he keep those promises.

Reaping a whirlwind: We ignore truth at our peril

Methodist News - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:14
While heeding our baptismal vow to resist evil, we must also recognize our need to repent.

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:00
A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways.

What to know about eye floaters

Senior Medical News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.

How do the breasts change with age and why?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00
As a person gets older, their breasts naturally change shape and size, and they often develop lumps. In this article, we look at how aging affects the breasts, including possible changes and when to see a doctor.

Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia'

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:00
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition

Senior Medical News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.

Why do women have less sex as they age?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00
Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not all down to health-related factors.

Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?

Senior Medical News - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:00
New research presents the results of a 16-year follow-up to 'one of the largest and most rigorous' studies on the link between alcohol use and mortality.

Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'

Senior Medical News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:00
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'

Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:00
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.

Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Senior Medical News - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 01:00
A new study paper focuses on developing a clearer picture of how and why cognitive decline occurs, and how doctors could treat it in a personalized way.

Exercise may increase lifespan 'regardless of past activity levels'

Senior Medical News - Sat, 06/29/2019 - 01:00
New research finds that becoming more active significantly lowers a person's death risk, regardless of how active they have been in the past.

Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Senior Medical News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:00
A new study suggests that electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
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