Married cancer patients are more likely to live longer than those who are unmarried, according to a comprehensive new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on Monday.
"Even after adjusting for known confounders, unmarried patients are at significantly higher risk of presentation with metastatic cancer, undertreatment, and death resulting from their cancer," noted the conclusion of the study presented in an abstract in the Journal.
According to the abstract, the study highlights the "potentially significant impact that social support can have on cancer detection, treatment, and survival." And some experts have even dubbed the effect of marriage on cancer as equal to or more powerful than chemotherapy. more >>
A defiant Pennsylvania pastor who fought with his church over gay marriage has been fired by his congregation for officiating the wedding of a same-sex couple at the home of a local mayor last month.
The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer, the former pastor of a Church of the Brethren parish, told the centredaily.com that he was fired for marrying a same-sex couple at the home of State College, Pa., Mayor Elizabeth Goreham in August.
"It's true, but I can't give out any more information," Smeltzer confirmed in the report while saying "a few things have to play out" before he could speak more about what happened, including identifying the small church where he pastored. more >>
In a video that has gone viral on the Internet, a priest at an outdoor New York wedding scolds the event's photographers from distracting from the ceremony's holiness, saying "this is not about photography, this is about God."
The video, uploaded to YouTube by Michael Borriello earlier this week, shows an awkward interaction between an unnamed Episcopalian priest and photographers at the wedding of Rob and Noelle Ruehle last weekend in New York. In the middle of the ceremony, the priest turns away from the couple, directing his attention to the photographers clicking away on their cameras behind the clergyman at the altar. "Please, sirs, leave," the priest says sternly to the photographers.
When the cameramen ask the priest where he expects them to go, the priest responds: "Anywhere other than here. This is a solemn assembly not a photography session. Please move or I will stop." more >>
Kordell Stewart is speaking out after previews of his estranged wife Porsha Stewart, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, questioning him surfaced.
Porsha learned on Twitter that her estranged former NFL playing husband Kordell was divorcing her last March. However, the former is publicly opening up about her feelings concerning her estranged spouse in a teaser for the new season of the show.
"Kordell didn't necessarily want me physically," Stewart said in a preview clip of the show featured on the Bravo TV website. "And that made me wonder, what does he want?" more >>
Sanya Richards-Ross seems like she has it all: gold medals, a happy marriage, her own television show and business all before the age of 30. However, the decorated Olympian will be the first to say that her journey has not been easy and after two recent surgeries she is relying on God to keep her on track for the 2016 Olympic Games.
At only 28-years-old Sanya Richards-Ross is a track and field athlete with three Olympic Gold medals under her belt after participating in three consecutive Olympic Games where she ran the 400m and 4x100m relay. Although her team, skill and vigorous training played a major part in her earning two gold medals during the 2012 London Olympics, it is God whom she credits as the key to her success.
"I would say my faith plays the biggest role in my success," Richards-Ross told The Christian Post. "If I weren't an avid Christian and believed that God was always working in my life, I don't think I would have had that moment in 2012." more >>
A Tennessee pastor says he didn't intend to start a controversy when he put a message on his church's marquee last weekend that said, "Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine."
Many people have interpreted the message, which refers to God and Joseph, to be a statement about gay and lesbian parents. But Bill Campbell, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Nashville, told CP that wasn't his intention.
"For me it was a very simple statement affirming families and children who are in situations where they have multiple parents or there's a divorce or a death, where there's family strain, that type of thing, to affirm that they are daughters and sons of God, and using the example of Jesus in that regard," he said. more >>