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    Pope Francis is going the hospital for surgery on his intestine, two years after he had 33 centimeters (13 inches) of his colon removed because of an inflammation and narrowing of the large intestine. He left the Vatican shortly after 11 a.m. The Vatican said Francis, 86, would be put under general anesthesia and would be hospitalized for several days. Earlier Wednesday, the pontiff presided over his weekly general audience. The 86-year-old pope spent three days at the hospital in late March. Initially, the Vatican said he had gone in for scheduled tests, but the pontiff later revealed he had felt pain in his chest and was rushed to the hospital, where bronchitis was diagnosed. He was put on intravenous antibiotics and was released April 1, quipping that he was “still alive.”

      Aviation experts are citing a loss of oxygen as a possible theory for why an unresponsive business jet flew over the nation’s capital Sunday before crashing in rural Virginia. Investigators are just beginning to look for answers. The Cessna Citation took off from Elizabethton, Tennessee, and headed for Long Island’s MacArthur Airport. Once over Long Island, it turned around and flew a straight path over Washington, D.C. before crashing in a mountainous part of Virginia. Federal investigators said Monday that the pilot and three passengers were killed.

      Millions of Americans have admitted to not taking their medication as prescribed in order to save money. Most adults between the ages of 18 and 64 took some form of prescription medication in the past year. It has been found that roughly 8% (9.2 million) have skipped doses, delayed prescript…

      FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In 2021, 8.2 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 years taking prescription medications reported not taking medication as prescribed due to cost, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

      Thinning hair is a burden that a lot of men have to deal with as they grow older. While there is certainly no shame in it happening, there are ways to take care of thinning hair that have huge benefits.


      Dev Shah is the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 14-year-old from Largo, Florida, had his spelling career interrupted by the pandemic, then didn't make it out of his regional bee last year. He was brimming with confidence in his final opportunity, asking precise questions about obscure Greek roots. His winning word was “psammophile,” and his root knowledge made it a layup. Dev takes home the winner's trophy and more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. Charlotte Walsh, a 14-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, was the runner-up.

      Even though most of us get to sleep every day, it is surprisingly difficult to get a good night's sleep as we age. Here are a few habits you can add to your routine to try and get the most out of your time in bed.

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