Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-6-24-2022.pdf http://www.wsj.com/articles/key-excerpts-from-supreme-courts-abortion-ruling-overturning-roe-v-wade-11656092052 Key Excerpts From Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade High court strikes down 1973 decision establishing constitutional right to abortion Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the legal fate of abortion is left up to individual states. WSJ’s Jennifer Calfas explains where abortion access in the U.S. … Continue reading Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

Fertility crisis in developed countries not limited to Japan

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-06-21/the-fertility-crisis-started-in-japan-but-it-won-t-stay-there? The Fertility Crisis Started in Japan, But It Won’t Stay There A declining population and plummeting fertility rate isn’t a unique Japanese phenomenon. All rich countries will contend with this crisis.  A wealth problem?Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images By Gearoid Reidy June 21, 2022, 3:00 PM EDT Gearoid Reidy is a Bloomberg News senior editor covering … Continue reading Fertility crisis in developed countries not limited to Japan

Two different viewpoints about the merits of QR code menus

Altho I understand the cost savings and perceived health benefits to scanning for a menu rather than handling a piece of paper, I must agree that we are not yet at the point where everyone has and knows how to use a smartphone. Until they are more widely owned and used, restaurants must continue to … Continue reading Two different viewpoints about the merits of QR code menus

Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities

http://www.wsj.com/articles/violent-crime-rural-america-homicides-pandemic-increase-11654864251 Rural America Reels From Violent Crime. ‘People Lost Their Ever-Lovin’ Minds.’ Murder rates didn’t soar only in cities during the pandemic; small-town sheriffs and prosecutors are overwhelmed with homicide cases By Dan Frosch, Kris Maher and Zusha Elinson Photographs by Andrea Morales for The Wall Street Journal June 10, 2022 8:34 am ET Local prosecutor Rebecca McCoy used to … Continue reading Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities

Wedding boom unlikely to produce economically needed baby boom

https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-wedding-craze-is-no-baby-boom-whats-at-stake-for-the-economy-51654271224 The Wedding Boom Is Hiding a Troubling Trend for the  Economy By Sabrina Escobar and Teresa Rivas June 3, 2022, 11:47 am EDT First comes love, then comes marriage. The baby carriage is a bit of a question mark. This year will be a banner year for weddings, with some 25% more couples saying … Continue reading Wedding boom unlikely to produce economically needed baby boom

Dying from grief is a real event

https://www.salon.com/2022/06/09/broken-heart-syndrome/ Yes, it is possible to die of a broken heart Intense grief seems to be connected to a condition that causes the heart to inexplicably shut down By NICOLE KARLIS PUBLISHED JUNE 9, 2022 7:08PM (EDT) Two days after Joe Garcia learned that his wife Irma Garcia died in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in … Continue reading Dying from grief is a real event

A small rectal cancer trial has amazing results & offers hope

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/health/rectal-cancer-checkpoint-inhibitor.html A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient The study was small, and experts say it needs to be replicated. But for 18 people with rectal cancer, the outcome led to “happy tears.” <img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2022/06/05/science/05rectal-cancer/merlin_208039353_b72e069e-91b6-4c41-8531-ca52f5fdbd58-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale&quot; alt="Sascha Roth, the first patient in the trial, unexpectedly learned she had rectal cancer in 2018. Her gastroenterologist, … Continue reading A small rectal cancer trial has amazing results & offers hope

Why COVID mask mandates haven’t worked as well when properly worn masks work so well

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/briefing/masks-mandates-us-covid.html? Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference? By David Leonhardt May 31, 2022 Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the U.S., and deaths are starting to rise, too. In response, many people are understandably asking what the country can do to minimize the virus’s toll in the weeks … Continue reading Why COVID mask mandates haven’t worked as well when properly worn masks work so well

Diabetes drug helps patients lose never-before-seen amounts of weight

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/06/04/diabetes-drug-could-game-changer-obesity-new-study-shows/7490446001/ Diabetes drug helps patients lose never-before-seen amounts of weight, new study shows USA Today · by Karen Weintraub A new study of the type 2 diabetes drug tirzepatide found it also resulted in dramatic weight loss, offering hope for those struggling with obesity. | USA TODAY Show Caption Hide Caption More patients getting second weight loss … Continue reading Diabetes drug helps patients lose never-before-seen amounts of weight

Sex in later years can be totally fantastic

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/03/how-to-have-fantastic-sex-in-old-age Keep talking, try toys and trust yourself: how to have fantastic sex in old age It’s important to share with your partner what you do and don’t like. Photograph: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto Just because you’re getting on a bit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting some. You just might have to work on a few … Continue reading Sex in later years can be totally fantastic

Reminder about how to use AirPods Pro as a hearing aid substitute

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-apple-airpods-pro-as-hearing-aids How to use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids By Olivia Tambini last updated April 07, 2022 Use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids and you've got yourself a discrete way of amplifying the sound of the person you're chatting with (Image: © Future) Did you know that you can use your Apple AirPods Pro … Continue reading Reminder about how to use AirPods Pro as a hearing aid substitute