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Televangelist Jim Bakker back in court over COVID-19 cure claims

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Branson televangelist Jim Bakker has asked a St. Louis appeals court to reinstate a free-speech lawsuit against Arkansas and California officials investigating a fake COVID-19 cure. Attorney Derek Ankrom of Springfield represented ...

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Ethics: How technology and medicine has changed the context of death

Every living thing eventually dies. It is not just the inevitability of death but the nature of our awareness of it that does so much to determine the meaning of human existence. ...

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KC Chiefs lineman returns after year of serving in medical field

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Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, announced last weekend that he will return to the football field this fall. He made national headlines last season when he ...

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Cancer screenings plummeted in 2020. Now it’s too late for many

At Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Teresa Ruvalcaba was suffering on a cold January night. For months, she had tried to avoid thinking about the inflammation blooming in her chest, but the pain ...

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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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Canadian physicians sign petition against ‘dying’ bill

Canadian doctors are organizing to oppose a new medically assisted suicide bill. As of this week, over 1,100 physicians have signed a petition opposing the “dying” bill, saying the proposed legislation changes the ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Museum of the Bible focuses on theme of the Bible and healing

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Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting these solutions. “Bible and Healing” ...

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Syrian newborn flown to Israel for life-saving heart surgery

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Israel has again become a life-saver after a 10-day old Syrian baby born to refugees in Cyprus was airlifted to Tel Aviv Thursday to receive potentially life-saving treatment for his severe heart ...

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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

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The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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How you can help find a solution to COVID-19

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The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense ...

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Successful coronavirus drug from Israel being tested in United States

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A promising new coronavirus drug from Israel is being tested in the United States for the first time. The trial comes after Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a biotech company based in Haifa, reported that ...

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Israel announces coronavirus vaccine within weeks

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Israel has announced their scientists are just weeks away from releasing the world’s first vaccine against the deadly coronavirus. The Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) spent four years creating a vaccine against the ...

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Psychologists resign citing over-diagnosis of childhood gender issues

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Thirty-five leading British psychologists have resigned from government “gender” clinics in the last three years it has been revealed, with many expressing concern over gender transitioning of children. They claim children are ...

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Missouri city bans gay conversion therapy for minors

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The Columbia, Mo., City Council voted unanimously earlier this week to ban on “gay conversion therapy” for minors. The vote came after testimony from a doctor, a parent and several people who ...

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Israeli breakthrough: Tracking molecular changes in the brain

In another ground-breaking advancement in medicine, Israeli scientists have successfully transformed a MRI camera into a device can detect brain disease by recording molecular changes in brain tissue. Professor Aviv Mezer, and ...

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Judge shuts down Kansas’ telemedicine abortions

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A Kansas judge has reversed an earlier court ruling and now says that a clinic cannot provide telemedicine abortions.  The process takes place when a doctor guides a patient via video conference ...

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Young cancer patient credits Trump policy for recovery

A young woman credits the “Right to Try” law in helping her battle cancer and thanked President Trump for backing the legislation.  Her appearance at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference brought her onstage with ...

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Baby born without skin struggles for life in Texas

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A Texas couple is desperate for answers as doctors struggle to put together a care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals ...

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Dreams by dying patients should be respected says doctor

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The dreams of patients at Hospice Buffalo in New York are providing insight into what people see and experience in the weeks and days before they pass away. Pittsburg’s KDKA-TV reports that ...

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Is ‘screen time’ causing more ADHD in kids?

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Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say ...

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When someone you love is sick: ministering to the chronically ill

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Christians get high marks when it comes to ministering in crises. But when it comes to meeting the long-term needs of the chronically ill, most say they feel they’ve failed. Sure, their ...

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