Medical News Today: There’s more to blinking than meets the eye

According to an unusual and innovative recent study, blinking is a visual clue that influences our everyday conversations. How long a blink lasts might alter the course of a discussion. Blinking may play more of a role in our lives than one might think. On average, most people blink more than 13,000 times each day.…

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Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body

The maker of Kotex tampons has voluntarily recalled several lots of its product because of a defect that caused them to unravel upon removal, leaving pieces inside consumers’ bodies, the company said. The company, Kimberly-Clark, said in a statement that the defect has caused an unknown number of consumers to seek medical attention to remove…

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Why Do Men Date Bitches & What to Learn from Them?

Society still sticks to the opinion that men prefer a bitch rather than a quiet woman who will smile affably in any situation and agree with everything the man offers. By the way, psychologists are in no hurry to support this statement and urge ladies to think properly, before starting to develop such quality as…

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Congo Says Baby Girl Is Youngest Survivor of Ebola Outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — Congo’s Health Ministry says a newborn baby called Benedicte is the youngest survivor of what is now the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry posted a photograph of the infant on Twitter this past week showing her surrounded by caregivers who had watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks. The baby,…

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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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