In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor

HEEVAN, Kashmir — Saja Begum was cooking dinner when her son walked into the kitchen with a stricken look on his face. “Mom,” he said. “I have been bitten by a snake. I am going to die.” Ms. Begum could not call an ambulance: The Indian government had shut down Kashmir’s cellular network. She then…

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Jimmy Carter Needed Stitches After Falling at His Home

Former President Jimmy Carter required stitches after falling at his Plains, Ga., home on Sunday, the Carter Center said. The center said that Mr. Carter, the oldest living former president in United States history, “feels fine” and looked forward to attending the opening ceremony of a Habitat for Humanity project in Nashville on Sunday evening.…

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Philippine Leader Rodrigo Duterte Says He Has Neuromuscular Disease

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has revealed that he has a neuromuscular disease that has led to a slew of medical problems, including making his eye droop. Mr. Duterte, who was in Russia for a state visit, told the Filipino community there on Saturday night that he has myasthenia gravis, a chronic…

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Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem

Nir Eyal does not for a second regret writing Silicon Valley’s tech engagement how-to, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” even as he now has a new book out on how to free ourselves of that same addiction. In his original manual for building enthralling smartphone apps, Mr. Eyal laid out the tricks “to subtly…

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Medical News Today: Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may…

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‘Slop It On!’: Unicorn Spit Beguiles the Etsy Crowd

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — “There’s no such thing as perfect,” said Michelle Nicole, wearing a light-up unicorn headband and standing behind a white table with rainbow-colored balloons arching above her. On a balmy morning not long ago, in an art studio about 10 minutes outside Kansas City, 120 attendees from as far away as Canada…

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The Phones Are Alive, With the Sounds of Katie Couric

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Beyond a thicket of dahlias, Katie Couric climbed through a tangle of vines to pick a squat little eggplant. Each week during the summer in this beach hamlet, she takes inventory of her vegetable garden, and on a mid-September Saturday, the patch of soil was s bursting with shishitos, jalapeños, and…

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Rebecca Tanenbaum, William Lacey IV

Rebecca Jonas Tanenbaum and William Henry Lacey IV were married Oct. 5 at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C. Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York officiated. Mrs. Lacey, 37, is the founder and owner of Mise En Place Public Relations, a communications…

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Johanna Paine, Andrew Buchan

Johanna Adams Paine and Dr. Andrew John Buchan were married Oct. 5. Maureen Abi Ghanem, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated at the home of the groom’s parents in Sharon, Conn. The bride, 32, is the mission effectiveness coordinator in Little Rock, Ark., at Heifer International,…

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