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A COVID-19 patient receives treatment in the ICU of the Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

Jan. 24, 2021 8:47 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year. In Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar, the...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli arrives at federal court in New York. A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive's Martin Shkreli's second request to be let out of prison early, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, showing skepticism about his claim in court papers that mental health issues have weakened his immune system and made him more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli loses 2nd bid for early prison release

Jan. 19, 2021 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — That’s another no for the “Pharma Bro.” A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive’s Martin Shkreli’s second request to be let out of prison early, showing skepticism about his claim in court papers that mental health issues have...

In this image provided by Kensington Palace shows a video call on Jan. 13, 2021 with Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, bottom of screen, and, top row from left, Carly Kennard and Jules Lockett, both of London Ambulance Service, Conal Devitt of Formby Primary Care Network and Manal Sadik, Associate Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Widening Participation at Guys and St. Thomas Hospital. Center row from left, Phil Spencer from Cleveland Police, Tony Collins, Just 'B' volunteer helpline call handler and CEO of North Yorkshire Hospice Care, and Caroline Francis, Just 'B' helpline support worker and nurse at North Yorkshire Hospice Care. The royal pair spoke with frontline workers and counsellors about the mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis for those working on the frontline, and why it is vital that they are able to reach out for support at such a critical time. (Kensington Palace via AP)

Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workers

Jan. 16, 2021 10:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who are being exposed to extraordinary levels of trauma and death as coronavirus cases soar. William, a former search and rescue helicopter pilot, told emergency...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo residents Ken Fishman, 81, left, and Esther Wallach, 82, right, hold hands as they wait in line for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla. An ongoing study suggests that older American adults are showing resilience and perseverance despite struggles with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

Jan. 15, 2021 5:39 PM EST

Since the pandemic’s descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk — older Americans, some of them medically vulnerable, figuring out how to navigate life in a COVID-saturated, increasingly isolated world. That’s one type of health — physical. When it comes to...

Family of man fatally shot by Texas officer call for arrest

Jan. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EST

BELTON Texas (AP) — Family members of a Black man fatally shot by a Killeen, Texas, police officer who was responding to a mental health call are calling for the officer to be arrested and charged for the shooting. Patrick Lynn Warren, 52, was shot Sunday by Officer Reynaldo Contreras, who was responding...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. An appeals court granted a stay of execution Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, for Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in 2004. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP, File)

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Jan. 13, 2021 4:40 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate. Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. after...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. An appeals court granted a stay of execution Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, for Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in 2004. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP, File)

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Jan. 13, 2021 2:11 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate. Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. after...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, New Orleans City Councilperson Jason Williams arrives at the Clerk of Criminal District Courts to qualify for the Orleans Parish DA race in New Orleans, La. Jason Williams takes the oath of office as the city’s new district attorney on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 facing budget challenges, a pandemic-related backlog of cases and high expectations from criminal justice reform advocates who rallied around his campaign — despite his indictment on federal tax charges. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP, File)

For New Orleans' new prosecutor, high hopes, a legal cloud

Jan. 11, 2021 2:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans city council member took the oath of office as the city’s new district attorney Monday, facing a pandemic-related backlog of cases and high expectations from criminal justice reform advocates who rallied around him — despite his indictment on federal tax...

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault, left, and center Al Horford exchange fist-bumps prior to an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

NBA updates mental health policies amid ongoing pandemic

Jan. 6, 2021 2:37 PM EST

The NBA is urging teams to make increased commitments toward providing mental health resources to players and staff, releasing updated guidelines Wednesday to reflect the challenge of playing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league told teams they should establish “education and awareness...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, a worker gives instructions to motorists at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles.  The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A pandemic shift in finances: Prioritize, simplify, save

Jan. 6, 2021 10:49 AM EST

The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money. “I’m not going to spend money like that anymore,” my millennial daughter told me recently, talking about past shopping sprees on handbags,...