Medical News Today: Magnetic stimulation may reduce the impact of concussion

Mild traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term cognitive issues. According to research in mice, a new, low-intensity form of magnetic stimulation could be the first effective treatment for these injuries. Current research points to a possible new therapy for brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be mild or severe, but each case…

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Tony Awards Red Carpet: Dresses to Impress, and the Men Wore Them Well

Billy Porter has been shutting down red carpets all year, cutting through seas of traditional gowns and tuxes in gender-bending, head-turning garments. In January, he owned the Oscars’ red carpet in an enormous, perfectly tailored tuxedo gown. In May, at the Met Gala, he wore a bodysuit dripping in gold with massive golden wings, and…

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Suiting Up Hockey’s Stars, One Stitch At a Time

MONTREAL — It’s a ritual broadcast widely every year during the N.H.L. playoffs: powerful hockey players in their power suits entering the arena. And for decades, one bantam-sized tailor has outfitted more than his share of hulking hockey stars. Giovanni Vacca, 86, stands about 5-foot-5 and sports a black suit, V-neck sweater and dress shirt.…

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Chickenpox Vaccine May Protect Against Shingles Years Later

The chickenpox vaccine not only protects against chickenpox: A new study has found it also lowers the risk for shingles. Shingles, sometimes called herpes zoster, is a painful nerve infection and rash that can occur after recovery from a case of chickenpox or after immunization with the vaccine. It is more common in older people…

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Getting Dressed for the Tonys With Cynthia Erivo

“Something is missing,” said Cynthia Erivo, the Tony-award winning actress, as she judiciously eyed her reflection in the airy studio of Chris Gelinas, a designer. She was wearing a dress adorned from one shoulder to the next with hundreds of ostrich feathers, some of which were shipped to California and hand dipped in a delightful…

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Emily Bona-Cohen, Dylan Harmon-Donovan

Emily Sabina Bona-Cohen and Dylan Justice Harmon-Donovan were married June 8 at RGNY, a winery in Riverhead, N.Y. Julie T. Riederer, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Bona-Cohen, 36, is a product insights lead at HBO in Manhattan, where she conducts research studies focusing on…

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Medical News Today: Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of…

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Medical News Today: New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline

Overall mortality rates continue to decline, according to the most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. Cancer mortality has declined, but certain demographic groups are more at risk than others. This report, which appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, was a joint effort among the National Cancer…

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In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’

BAGHDAD — If people remember anything about the Iraq Museum, it is most likely the televised images of it being looted in 2003 as American troops watched from their tanks. Statues too heavy to move were knocked from their pedestals, their 3,000- and 4,000-year-old shoulders bashed to powder. Some lost their eyes or one side…

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Roma Bhatia, Immo Lehmann

Roma Bhatia and Helge Immo Lehmann were married June 8 at the Plummer House in Rochester, Minn. Ronur Murali Bhattar, a Hindu priest, officiated. The bride, 28, and groom, 33, are third-year resident physicians in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In July, the bride will begin a general medicine fellowship at…

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