Medical News Today: Mental health conditions on the rise among US students

As more and more people discuss mental health issues in public forums, it seems to be lifting some of the stigma surrounding the topic. New research reveals that the number of students seeking help for mental health problems has risen considerably between 2009 and 2015. Anxiety, depression, and panic attacks are on the rise among…

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Personal Health: Confused by Nutrition Research? Sloppy Science May Be to Blame

Confused about what to eat and drink to protect your health? I’m not surprised. For example, after decades of research-supported dietary advice to reduce saturated fats to minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke, along comes a new observational study of 136,384 people in 21 countries linking consumption of full-fat (read saturated) dairy foods…

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Midlife Crisis in Men: How to Help?

The midlife crisis is an expression so firmly incorporated into our speech that we already consider it to be normal for most adults. It is commonly believed that the midlife crisis mostly concerns men. However, this is not quite so. Women also tend to experience psychological discomfort between 35-40. However, psychological problems associated with this…

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Medical News Today: Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb

In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can…

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Ashna Reddy, Brett van Zuiden

Ashna Dodla Reddy and Brett Caesar van Zuiden were married Oct. 27 at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India, by an officiant from the Subregistrar Office of Marriages in Malakpet, Hyderabad. Mrs. Reddy van Zuiden, 28, is the head of home services at Opendoor, a San Francisco-based real estate technology start-up company. She graduated from…

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Alexandra Stathis, Brian Tsao

Alexandra Hyde Stathis and Brian Liam Tsao were married Oct. 27. April K. Chu, a friend of the couple who is an affiliate of the American Marriage Ministries, officiated at the Ocean Course, a golf club in Kiawah Island, S.C. Mrs. Tsao, 29, is an account director at Taylor, a public relations and marketing agency…

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Margaretta Mitchell, Sim Warkov

Margaretta K. Mitchell and Seymour Warkov are to be married Oct. 28. Judge Tara M. Flanagan of the Alameda County Superior Court is to officiate at the bride’s home in Berkeley, Calif. The bride, a photographer, and the groom, a poet, met in 1998 through a college classmate of Ms. Mitchell, who had met Mr.…

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Eric Wilcox, Matthew Warshauer

Eric David Wilcox and Matthew Chauncey Warshauer were married Oct. 27 in Los Angeles. Dr. Charles M. Wiener, who was ordained by the Church of Spiritual Humanism and is also the godfather of Mr. Warshauer, officiated at Valentine, an events space. Mr. Wilcox (left), 36, is a senior designer at Marmol Radziner, an architecture firm…

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