St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

We have the holiday sweets you need: Irish cream poundcake (above), chocolate Guinness cake and all the recipes in the collection below.

Mini-Vows: There Were No Other Fish in Their Sea

Katherine Meifung Tsui and James Michael Dalphond were married March 14 at Boston City Hall. Maureen Feeney, a justice of the peace in Boston, officiated. On March 16, the couple took part in a celebration ceremony at the New England Aquarium, also in Boston. Mark Sherman, a friend of the bride and groom, led the…

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How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood

Nicole Eisenberg’s older son has wanted to be a star of the stage since he was a toddler, she said. He took voice, dance and drama lessons and attended the renowned Stagedoor Manor summer camp for half a dozen years, but she was anxious that might not be enough to get him into the best…

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Medical News Today: Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. With its incidence rates continuing to rise, researchers are looking for ways to spot it early on. A new laser device may be able to do so instantly. A cost-effective new laser probe may soon be the best way to check for melanoma. «With skin cancer, there’s…

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Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

New research in mouse models shows that stress hormones can help breast cancer grow, spread, and diversify, which makes it harder to treat. A study in mice sheds light on the mechanisms through which stress can contribute to the spread of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. In…

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Testosterone slows prostate cancer recurrence in low-risk patients

In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. This may call into question the general applicability of Nobel-Prize winning hormonal prostate treatment. The work is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. Background Doctors have long…

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In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open-heart surgery in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The study found that one year after the procedure, the rate of death, stroke, or rehospitalization was significantly lower with TAVR than with surgery. The results were presented during the late-breaking…

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Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes

LAS VEGAS, NV -Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense…

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