Medical News Today: How to make kefir more healthful using sound

Kefir has shot to fame over recent years for its potential health benefits. Using sound technology, Russian scientists believe they have found a way to increase some of these benefits. Scientists are learning how to boost the benefits of kefir. Kefir, which is a fermented milk-based drink, is made using kefir grains. Originating in the…

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Medical News Today: Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition. iCBT enables people with depression to manage their symptoms using a cell phone or tablet. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of therapy that helps change people’s…

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Michelle Barras, Alexander Rosenberg

Michelle Shana Barras and Alexander Austin Rosenberg are to be married Dec. 16 at the Liberty Warehouse, an events space in Brooklyn. Rabbi Michael Feshbach is to officiate. Ms. Barras, 30, works in Manhattan as a senior compliance officer for Pomona Capital, a private equity firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University. She…

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Amanda Smith, Kyle Sullivan

Amanda Theresa Smith and Kyle Louis Sullivan were married Dec. 15 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in New York. The Rev. Mario Julian, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Sullivan, who is 32 and works in San Francisco, leads consumer public relations for North America at Airbnb, the technology company that connects…

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Malavika Rao, Ryan Budhu

Malavika Abhay Rao and Ryan Dave Budhu were married Dec. 13 in Brooklyn. Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, for whom the groom serves as a law clerk, officiated in her chambers. The couple is to have a Hindu ceremony Dec. 22 the…

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Ali Perry, Michael Yohai

Ali Brooke Perry and Michael Zagoory Yohai were married Dec. 15 at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, N.J. Rabbi Jennifer Krause officiated. The bride, 31, is a supervising producer at “The Dr. Oz Show” in New York, where she has won two Emmy Awards as part of a team, one for producing…

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Emily Benson, Douglas Miller Jr.

Emily Lusk Benson and Douglas Jesse Miller Jr. were married Dec. 15 at the Cosmos Club, a social club in Washington. Todd E. Edelman, an associate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, officiated. Ms. Benson, 30, is a program associate working on public relations at the Antiquities Coalition in Washington, a…

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Catriona Love, David Olstein

Dr. Catriona Stewart Love and David Warren Olstein were married Dec. 15 at the Green Building in Brooklyn. John P. Griffith, a friend of the bride who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Dr. Love, 33, is a veterinarian at Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group in Manhattan. She graduated from the University…

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Alyssa Principato, Daniel Bell

Alyssa Leigh Principato and Daniel Benjamin Bell were married Dec. 14 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa. Marian Johnson who was ordained by the Universal Brotherhood Movement, officiated. The couple met at East Stroudsburg University, from which they graduated. Mrs. Bell, 29, is an academy program manager in Center Valley, Pa., for Aesculap,…

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Jo Ann Zino, Christopher DiMaio

Jo Ann Zino and Dr. Christopher John DiMaio were married Dec. 15 at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Plainview, N.Y. The Rev. Valentine Rebello, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated. Mrs. DiMaio, 40, is a senior business development manager focusing on global financial services and financial technology industries at the New York law firm…

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