The Daily Populous

Sunday January 2nd, 2022 day edition

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A Seattle Kraken fan is being praised as a hero — and awarded $10,000 — after helping the assistant equipment manager of the Vancouver Canucks identify a cancerous mole on his neck in the middle of a game.

The incident occurred on Oct. 23, in the Kraken's first-ever home game in Seattle.

Popovici, 22, is originally from Canada and said the mole caught her eye because she is soon to be a medical student.

Popovici then held up a note on her phone to the plexiglass behind the Canucks bench, alerting Hamilton and telling him the mole could possibly be cancerous.

The Canucks had posted a callout on Twitter on Saturday trying to find the fan who alerted Hamilton to the mole on the back of his neck.

According to Popovici, she was a Canucks fan growing up but has thrown her support behind the Kraken since moving to Seattle.

He says he got the mole removed half an hour before a game, and subsequent screenings were negative for anything cancerous. »

​Moscow warns Finland and Sweden against joining Nato amid rising tensions

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​Moscow warns Finland and Sweden against joining Nato amid rising tensions.

Moscow has warned Finland and Sweden against joining Nato amid rising tensions between Russia and the western military alliance.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the two countries in October and praised their willingness to work with the alliance amid Russia’s “aggressive posturing”. »

Study finds abrupt decline in the prevalence of cognitive impairment among older Americans

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To put this into perspective, if the prevalence of cognitive impairment had remained at the 2008 levels, an additional 1.13 million older Americans would have experienced cognitive impairment in 2017.

We were astonished to see the prevalence of cognitive impairment decrease so sharply over such a short period of time.

"Our finding from this study of over 5 million older Americans is definitely a very welcome, 'good news story' indicating a steep decline in the prevalence of cognitive impairment among older Americans," said Fuller-Thomson. »

France introduces free birth control for all women under 25

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Contraception including the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches and other methods will be free for women aged 25 and under in France from January 1, 2021.

Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from Saturday, expanding a scheme targeting under-18s to ensure young women don't stop taking contraception because they cannot afford it.

France announced the extension to women under 25 in September, saying surveys showed a decline in the use of contraception mainly for financial reasons. »

Progressives warn inaction on student debt could hurt Democrats in midterms

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Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted, that "forcing millions to start paying student loans again" will cost Democrats the midterms.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said it would be "delusional" to believe that Democrats can get reelected without taking action on student debt.

"I think one of the best things that Democrats can do to secure midterms would be to cancel student debt," Abrams told ABC News. »