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Study: Moderate exercise helps prevent depression

April 26, 2022, 6:02am Health

A new review from researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that those who exercise are less likely to develop depression, even if they exercise less than the recommended amount. Read story

In numerous cases, mild cognitive impairment is found to be caused by something completely aside from Alzheimer's, such as obstructive sleep apnea or memory-hurting medications, depression or other disorders like Parkinson's disease. Vascular problems such as undetected strokes can be a cause, as can a vitamin B-12 deficiency or mood disorders.

Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s

In numerous cases, mild cognitive impairment is found to be caused by something completely aside from Alzheimer's, such as obstructive sleep apnea or memory-hurting medications, depression or other disorders like Parkinson's disease. Vascular problems such as undetected strokes can be a cause, as can a vitamin B-12 deficiency or mood disorders.

April 26, 2022, 6:02am Health

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People shop for decorations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 2. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan, a month of fasting during which observants abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.

Ramadan can be time of struggle

People shop for decorations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 2. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan, a month of fasting during which observants abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.

April 26, 2022, 6:00am Churches & Religion

When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins, a battle rages in Habiba Khanom’s mind: If she goes without food or drink, is she doing it for God or because of her anorexia? Deep down she knows the answer, and it saddens her. Read story

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 25, 2022.

Pass urgent COVID funding or more will die, White House says

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 25, 2022.

April 25, 2022, 3:21pm Health

For much of the past two years, America has been first in line for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Now, as drugmakers develop the next generation of therapies, the White House is warning that if Congress doesn’t act urgently the U.S. will have to take a number. Read story

Anti-vaccine ideology gains ground as lawmakers seek to erode rules for kids’ shots

April 25, 2022, 8:03am Health

Not long ago, Kansas showed strong bipartisan support for vaccines as a tool to support a robust public health system. Read story

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Department of Justice on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Fact check: Gaetz says increasing cases are driving up insulin costs. He’s wrong

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Department of Justice on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

April 25, 2022, 8:01am Health

At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. Read story

Residents wearing masks line up for mass COVID testing in Chaoyang District on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Beijing.

Beijing locks down some areas as COVID-19 cases mount

Residents wearing masks line up for mass COVID testing in Chaoyang District on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Beijing.

April 25, 2022, 7:58am Health

China’s capital, Beijing, began mass testing of more than 3 million people on Monday and restricted residents in one part of the city to their compounds, sparking worries of a wider Shanghai-style lockdown. Read story

FILE - A man jogs past a sign about crisis counseling on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Aug. 3, 2021.  People in crisis and those trying to help them will have a new three-digit number, 988, to reach the national suicide prevention network starting in July. Federal health officials on Monday are announcing more than $280 million to smooth the transition from the current 10-digit number.

A new crisis hotline, 988, is coming this summer. Is Washington ready?

FILE - A man jogs past a sign about crisis counseling on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Aug. 3, 2021.  People in crisis and those trying to help them will have a new three-digit number, 988, to reach the national suicide prevention network starting in July. Federal health officials on Monday are announcing more than $280 million to smooth the transition from the current 10-digit number.

April 25, 2022, 7:35am Health

A green light blinks quietly on an office phone monitor. A volunteer named Mark McAllister quickly transfers the call to his direct line. A soft voice comes through his headset: "I've been feeling a little bit sad lately." Read story