Q&A: When the Cat Needs a Painkiller

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. We once had to have an elderly cat euthanized because of painful arthritis. The vet said there were no good long-term analgesics for cats. Why? A. The treatment of pain in cats is more problematic than it is in people, or even in dogs, in part because it has been hard…

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Mini-Vows: A One-Way Ticket. Destination? A Life Together.

Barbara DeBolt Roy and Robert Ford Greene were married Jan. 25 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in Naples, Fla. Mary Elizabeth Beadle, a friend of the couple who was ordained by the New Seminary Church, officiated. Ms. Roy, 85, is retired as the founder and president of a chain of children’s care centers…

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Mini-Vows: In Each Other’s Corner From the Beginning

Suzanne Lynn Grossman and JB Sugar were married Jan. 26 at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, Vt. Rabbi Jan Salzman officiated. The bride, who is 42 and will be taking her husband’s name, works in Shelburne handling content-driven marketing programs for a variety of publications at the Meredith Corporation, the media company. She graduated…

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Does Society Need Andrew Dice Clay?

“I get it, girls. It’s rape.” Andrew Dice Clay was contemplating Harvey Weinstein while pacing the stage at the Laugh Factory on New Year’s weekend, a 320-person club inside the Tropicana in Las Vegas, a casino with $10 tables and zero inferiority complex about it. “But for guys in here 50 or 60 years old,…

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Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line; not in my crowded subway commute; not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday. Apparently, that makes me a traitor to my generation. I learned this during a…

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Stuff and Things: The Secret World of Amazon’s Power Reviewers

A U.P.S. driver once said the house set his delivery record: 32 packages in one day. There have been bigger days since, and the burden is now spread across three carriers. Most of it falls to the local postal carriers. They used to make the rounds in a sedan until the sheer volume of packages…

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Medical News Today: How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers have found that a bacterium largely responsible for gum disease also contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A bacterium involved in gum disease boosts Alzheimer’s toxicity. According to data from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 8.52 percent of adults between 20 and 64 years of age…

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Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for…

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