Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Women with an aggressive type of breast cancer lived longer if they received immunotherapy plus chemotherapy, rather than chemo alone, a major study has found. The results are expected to change the standard of care for women like those in the clinical trial, who had advanced cases of “triple-negative” breast cancer. That form of the…

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Mini-Vows: Differences Aside, Bipartisan Love in Washington

Katherina Dimenstein and Michael Timothy Berman were married Oct. 20 at Succotash, a restaurant in Washington. Adam Reny, a Universal Life minister, officiated, with Kelsey Spooner assisting. Both are friends of the couple. The bride, 30, is the chief of staff in Washington to Representative David Schweikert, Republican of Arizona. She graduated from Iowa State…

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Encounters: Kiernan Shipka Gets a Tarot Card Reading. It’s Mostly Good News.

“I worry a lot,” said the actress Kiernan Shipka, with a nervous laugh. “I’m a catastrophizer by nature.” Ms. Shipka was perched on the edge of a red velvet sofa in the well-appointed Upper East Side sitting room of David Scoroposki, an astrologer. The room was all crown moldings, gilded mirrors and porcelain dog figurines.…

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postscript: Remembering the Marvelous, Maddening Mario Buatta

When Mario Buatta drew his last breath at 9:12 p.m. on Oct. 15 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the celebrated interior designer, 82, known for his exuberantly colorful work, riotous persona and matching sobriquet, the Prince of Chintz, seemed at peace. At his side were his family and two stalwart friends: Emily Evans Eerdmans, with whom he…

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The Sound of ‘Housewives’ Everywhere

On the wall of Russell Howard’s home studio in Marina del Rey, Calif., hangs a plaque from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers commending him for having altered the bedrock of the entertainment landscape by planting, through his company Signature Tracks, more music on American television than almost anybody else in 2016. Picture…

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Coffee Cake with Butter Cream

Anyone who loves coffee with cream and cinnamon, you will love this cake. Moreover, it is prepared very simply. Sweets are loved by both adults and children. A homemade cake, cooked with the addition of love, attention and care, is always better than the purchased one. Ingredients for Cake Flour: 230 gr. Eggs: 3 pcs.…

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Advice From Health Care’s Power Users

Image People who spend a lot of time in the health care system have some advice for the rest of us.CreditSaul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images If the health care system seems confusing to you, you are not alone. In a large recent survey of the most seriously ill people in America, we learned that…

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Medical News Today: Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically…

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The ‘Sugar Dater’

In an article published earlier this week, Chandler Fowles, 25, told of being scammed last spring by a man she met on SeekingArrangement.com, a dating website dedicated to connecting “sugar daddies” and “sugar babies.” He had promised her and a female friend $2,500 for sex and to cover the cost of a hotel room, pretended…

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