Medical News Today: What to know about the Moro reflex?

The Moro reflex, or startle reflex, refers to an involuntary motor response that infants develop shortly after birth. A Moro reflex may involve the infant suddenly splaying their arms and moving their legs before bringing their arms in front of their body. Doctors often check for the Moro reflex during the first few postdelivery examinations.…

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Robert Moir, 58, Dies; His Research Changed Views on Alzheimer’s

Robert D. Moir, a Harvard scientist whose radical theories of the brain plaques in Alzheimer’s defied conventional views of the disease, but whose research ultimately led to important proposals for how to treat it, died on Friday at a hospice in Milton, Mass. He was 58. His wife, Julie Alperen, said the cause was glioblastoma,…

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Medical News Today: What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

Sleep and depression can affect each other. Being excessively tired can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being, while someone experiencing depression may have trouble sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), when a person struggles with a sleep disorder, their symptoms of depression are more likely to be severe. This article…

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Sutter Health to Pay $575 Million to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

Sutter Health, the large hospital system in Northern California, said Friday that it had agreed to pay $575 million to settle claims of anti-competitive behavior brought by the California state attorney general as well as unions and employers. In addition to the settlement amount — which will go to compensate employers, unions and the state…

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Love Letter: A Subway Crush Remembered

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] There is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for the sudden death of a loved one. Survivors are often plagued with unanswered questions and unimaginable grief. In this week’s Modern Love essay, writer Zoe Fishman, who met and married…

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A Bar Revered for Its Old-Fashioned Charm and Witty Murals

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. At the Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel on 76th and Madison, a little girl in a red dress with a white lace collar stands by the grand piano, and,…

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Vienna Ballet Academy Removes Leader’s Power After Abuse Scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, the managing director of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had endangered the well-being of its students. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care,” the commission, which…

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The Chicken to Crave

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Are you feeling a little spent, a little stuffy, a little too ready to relax this Christmas? I’ve been under the weather, not gravely so, but I am going through tissues at a maniacal pace, rewatching “The Crown,” and then Googling the royal family on my phone. (I…

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Follow Every Step of a Major Midcentury Modern Renovation

When Justin and Samantha Barnes first saw the little midcentury pavilion in Weston, Conn., they knew it would make a fantastic weekend retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with its wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors was set on a wooded two-acre lot with views of a pond. The couple, who own an advertising agency and live…

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The Subway Crush Who Crushed Me

We met on the subway on a Saturday morning nearly 14 years ago. Our meeting had been a long time coming. He had been my subway crush for four years. I had met him once or twice at those early 20s apartment parties in New York, the kind with opened bags of tortilla chips on…

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