Food additive may influence how well flu vaccines work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines. The study conducted in mice, presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, Fla., April 7 at 9 a.m., offers up a new potential factor in vaccine effectiveness. Tert-butylhydroquinone, or…


Roxanne Bras, Stephen Petraeus

Roxanne Elizabeth Bras and Stephen Howell Petraeus were married April 6 in Cambridge, Mass. The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan, a United Church of Christ minister, performed the ceremony at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Mrs. Petraeus, 32, is an associate of McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm in Boston. She graduated magna cum…


Jessie Toback, Noah Rothman

Jessie Allyn Toback and Noah Rothman were married April 6 at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Rabbi Ronne Friedman officiated. The couple met in 2006 at Franklin & Marshall College, from which they graduated. Mrs. Rothman, 31, is a second-grade teacher at Birch Wathen Lenox, a private school in New York. She…


Making It Into the Boston Marathon, Finally

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. In 2017, I interviewed a few people who had technically qualified for the Boston Marathon but didn’t make it into the race.…


Hot Topic Is Still Hot

On a recent afternoon, the Hot Topic store at the King of Prussia Mall, outside of Philadelphia, teemed with teenagers, 20-somethings and stroller-pushing parents. The shoppers sifted through racks of “Harry Potter” plush dolls, “Riverdale” sweaters and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” jewelry, seeking the perfect physical manifestation of their — or their child’s — fandom. Demitri…


Medical News Today: Looking for beauty in your DNA

What is the genetic basis for facial attractiveness? A new study investigates. Scientists are exploring the genes behind facial beauty. Few would argue that being considered attractive is a social advantage. Studies have shown that people who are deemed attractive are more likely to get better jobs, perform better academically, and make more money. One…


Psst. Kid. Wanna Teach Some Yoga?

Kalli Ridley had just finished yoga class and was feeling calm when her favorite instructor approached her with a smile and told her she would make a great teacher. “It was like they saw something special in me,” Ms. Ridley said. But becoming a teacher at the CorePower Yoga studio in Minneapolis, where Ms. Ridley…


What You Need to Know About Candida Auris

A mysterious and dangerous fungal infection called Candida auris has emerged around the world. It is resistant to many antifungal medications, placing it among a growing number of germs that have evolved defenses against common medicines. Here are some basic facts about it. What is Candida auris? Candida auris is a fungus that, when it…


Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War


Bacteria are rebelling. They’re turning the tide against antibiotics by outsmarting our wonder drugs. This video explores the surprising reasons.