Put Off by Venice’s Crowds? Try the Oasis Next Door

The website of the city of Venice provides high water advisories to help people avoid flooded areas. Now it also forecasts another kind of flood: tourist inundations. It uses a scale of 1 to 20 stick figures, the kind found on the doors of men’s bathrooms. A recent April day could have been worse: 15…

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Children’s Safety on Wheels

A 13-year-old patient recently talked to me about the amount of time he spends playing video games (plenty) and about his weight (heavier than he wants, and on the rise). I asked about exercise, and he told me proudly that he rides his bike a lot, now that the weather is good. And then, of…

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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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