Category Archives: health issues

No civilized country should stand for this

The Guardian reports that in one Western nation the most common form of death for a particular group of people up to the age of 44 is suicide. “The text said my cousin Gabe had died – he had committed … Continue reading

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They are former football players. They are in their 40s and 50s. But their brains make it appear they are in their 80s or 90s.

The Hamilton Spectator and a team of researchers at McMaster University spent two years studying the brains of almost two-dozen retired Canadian Football League players. The story demands your attention, no matter your opinion on football. The findings will make … Continue reading

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Former football player, TV analyst: “I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain.”

The New York Times reports that a former football player has quit as a TV analyst for that sport. He says his conscience will no longer allow him to support the game. “I take full ownership of my alignment with … Continue reading

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Iceland is NOT requiring women carrying a fetus with Down syndrome to have an abortion, but…

CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is close to eliminating Down syndrome in that country. But that seemingly good news is, in fact, controversial. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast … Continue reading

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He’s the smartest guy in the NFL. And he’s quitting the game. At 26.

If you needed a reminder that the No Future League, uh, the National Football League, has a major problem on its hands — and is still struggling to figure it out — consider what the league’s smartest player has done. … Continue reading

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Terrible health news for Sen. John McCain (3x UPDATED)

3rd UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. EDT: From President Obama: John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017 … Continue reading

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She used her death from breast cancer as a guide to help other women

The Japan Times has the story. “Some patients may be disappointed by Mao’s death, but I want them to know there are many patients who overcome the disease,” said the staff member, who was treated for breast cancer 13 years … Continue reading

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