Greece, 10 Years Into Economic Crisis, Counts the Cost to Mental Health

ATHENS — Greece’s decade-long economic crisis has taken a heavy toll: Hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost, incomes were slashed and taxes were raised. Hopes for the future were dashed. For Anna, 68, the crisis had particularly devastating consequences. Her husband, a retired bus driver, killed himself in a park two years ago at…

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Medical News Today: Are we facing a Parkinson’s pandemic?

According to one new study paper, evidence is emerging that Parkinson’s disease is becoming a pandemic. The authors discuss their concerns and the challenges ahead. Parkinson’s is on the rise, but can we slow its march? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition. Primarily affecting the motor regions of the central nervous system, symptoms tend to…

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Offers a Tour of a Lost New York

If you ask even a longtime New Yorker for directions to Minetta Lane, you will likely be met with a blank stare. The quaint one-way street, nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village between Sixth Avenue and Macdougal Street, is only a few blocks from the wonderfully frenetic Washington Square Park, but it remains…

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Medical News Today: UV light could reduce hospital-acquired infections

A new study shows that ultraviolet disinfection technology eliminates up to 97.7 percent of pathogens in the operating room. Using this light wavelength might help defeat superbugs. Could light help lower the risk of dangerous infections in hospitals? The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, examined the effects of a type of…

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Shaina Watrous, Joseph Barrett

Shaina Roet Watrous and Joseph Walzer Barrett were married Feb. 2 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court, a friend of the groom’s family, officiated. The couple met at Princeton, from which they each graduated. Ms. Watrous, 28, is a third-year law student at N.Y.U. In…

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Alexandra Delfiner, Ian Bomberg

Dr. Alexandra Sarah Delfiner and Ian Matthew Bomberg were married Feb. 2 at the Brooklyn Winery. Rabbi Jonathan Pearl officiated. Dr. Delfiner, 31, is a pediatric dentist practicing in Midland Park, N.J., and Orangeburg, N.Y. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a dental degree from Columbia. She is a…

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Sarah Stapleton, Trevor Rees

Sarah Fulton Stapleton and William Trevor Rees were married Feb. 2 at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan. The Rev. Elizabeth Garnsey, an Episcopal priest, officiated. Mrs. Rees, 35, is the clinical supervisor of the Wakefield campus of the Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She graduated from Harvard…

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Blythe Roberts, Ian McNerney

Anne Blythe Roberts and Ian John McNerney were married Feb. 2 at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla. The Rev. James R. Harlan, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. McNerney, who is 27 and known as Blythe, is an interior designer in Washington and a founder of Gatopard, a linen and tabletop…

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Melanie Adelson, Benjamin Klebanoff

Melanie Rae Adelson and Benjamin Klebanoff were married Feb. 2 at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel in Miami. Rabbi Judith Siegal officiated. Ms. Adelson, 32, is an underwriting counsel for Ambridge Partners, a transactional insurance underwriting firm in New York. She graduated with great distinction from McGill University in Montreal, from which she also received…

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No overall increased risk of cancer in children born after fertility treatment

Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in the general population or who were naturally conceived by subfertile women. The study of 47,690…

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