Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

In the medical world, there is an ongoing debate about the extent to which regularly screening for breast cancer actually improves a person’s chances of survival if cancer is detected. New research tries to settle that debate. Screening for breast cancer brings important benefits, new research concludes. Breast cancer is the most common type of…

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Get a Handle On Your Pots and Pans

Image Pots and pans by Great Jones. The full collection retails for $395 and includes the Dutch oven, a stainless steel stock pot, a stainless sauce pot, a stainless deep saute and a ceramic nonstick skillet. The Dutch oven, called The Dutchess, retails for $145 and comes in five colors: Blueberry, Broccoli, Earl Grey, Mustard…

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The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

Armistice Day was first celebrated in 1919, a year after the armistice that ended the long and terrible first World War, taking effect at precisely 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954, to honor all those who had served, but also perhaps to acknowledge that the “war to end all…

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Personal Health: Too Much Caffeine May Stress the Heart

As my brother neared the end of a smooth, swift recovery from open-heart surgery to bypass an 80-percent blockage in his heart’s most important artery recently, he reverted to a longstanding habit of downing many cups a day of strong coffee. I objected, but he insisted that the caffeine doesn’t affect him, meaning it doesn’t…

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The Instagrammers Next Door, Plugging Brands for Peanuts (or Shampoo)

By now you have probably heard of influencers, that group of internet-famous people who have more than a million social media followers and can make big money by plugging various brands. And you may have even heard of microinfluencers, who do the same thing for a still sizable but somewhat smaller social media audience —…

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In China, Desperate Patients Smuggle Drugs. Or Make Their Own.

JINZHOU, China — Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder onto a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale. He made sure the amount was just right before he poured it into a clear capsule. When you’re making cancer drugs at home, the measurements must…

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5 Worst First Date Ideas

Many people think that the ideal way to get to know a person is to stroll along the street and drink a cocktail or coffee. It sounds boring, but a simple date gives the optimal time to understand if people are interested in one another. In addition, the risk of getting into an embarrassing situation…

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Medical News Today: Could blue light reduce blood pressure?

Exposure to blue light may help combat hypertension, according to a recent study. If the findings are replicated in a larger sample, blue light could provide a cost-effective and side effect-free intervention. Blue light may be the future of blood pressure treatment. The results of an investigation into the effects of blue light on high…

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Ioanna Kefalas, Alexander Niejelow

Ioanna Thomas Kefalas and Alexander Nicholas Mark Niejelow were married Nov. 10 at New World Symphony hall in Miami Beach. Shaun Donovan, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Until 2017, Mrs. Niejelow, 34, worked as the adviser to Mr. Donovan who was the director of the White House Office of Management…

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Evan Giesemann, Ryan Daniels

Evan Michael Giesemann and Ryan Daniels were married Nov. 10 at the City Winery in Washington. Kiana Hebron, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Mr. Giesemann (left), 28, works in Washington as a senior legislative assistant for Representative Mark Pocan, Democratic of Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with honors and is currently pursuing…

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