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Moving beyond protests to stamp out racism

Methodist News - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:36
Amid protests and prayer vigils, United Methodists are joining the long-term struggle against oppression and toward reconciliation.

Different vacation Bible school coming this summer

Methodist News - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 09:21
Many churches are opting for a virtual vacation Bible school for the safety and health of children and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pastor connects through protest hymn

Methodist News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:37
Sparked by the death of George Floyd and others, the Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson shares his own anguished song and finds an internet audience.

Church aids flood survivors in Congo

Methodist News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:32
Donations from Switzerland Methodist Church, Wespath also help pastors and their families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Statements against racism

Methodist News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:17
Since protests against police brutality and violence triggered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, United Methodist bishops and others have been speaking out.

United Methodists preach, protest and decry racism

Methodist News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:28
Many United Methodists participated in protests in support of Black Lives Matter, calling for an end to police brutality and violence against people of color after the death of George Floyd in police custody.

The risk the white church must take to address racism

Methodist News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 12:43
“The single greatest obstacle for the white church’s response to racism isn’t silence, it’s being lukewarm. It’s being shallow and timid in how we address racism in the church,” writes The Rev. Eric Mayle.

Collection rates plunge as COVID-19 rises

Methodist News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:37
Giving to general church ministries plummeted in April as the denomination focused on slowing the disease and supporting local churches.

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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