More colorectal cancer cases are being diagnosed in younger patients

The incidence of colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years of age has increased in the United States since 1970. A new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, found that the proportion of adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer under age 50 in the United States has…

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School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms, Stanford study finds

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. The study, which will be published online July 21 in Pediatrics, is among the first to comprehensively examine school readiness in young children…

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Plasticizer interaction with the heart

IMAGE: New preclinical research finds acute exposure to MEHP, a common plasticizer used in medical equipment, increases risk for alternans and arrhythmias, disruptions in heart rhythm. The images above show changes… view more  Credit: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Plasticizer Interaction with the Heart, Volume: 12, Issue: 7, DOI: (10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007294) Calling an ambulance during an emergency, emailing…

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Start-Up Says It’s Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently.

The colorful ads on Facebook and Instagram promise a fantastic bargain: “Stop overpaying for contact lenses. Get 30 contacts delivered to your door for ONLY $1.” Captions like “wow” and “what a steal” splash across images of teal containers and lenses perched on fingertips, urging consumers to act fast. This social media marketing has been…

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The Very Best Things to Cook This Week

Good morning. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the water lately, in a spot east of Long Island where the tide brings in cold ocean water twice a day, vodka-clear, to wash away our sins. It’s been quiet under the hot sun as red-tailed hawks patrol an empty shoreline, scaring away the terns,…

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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Common gene explains why some drugs fail

New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual’s genotype may explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier this year, a…

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Can we blame procrastination on our genes?

People often assume that procrastination is a choice and that the personality trait — which sees people delay necessary tasks — is a sign of laziness. However, new research suggests that genes may play a role. A new study explores the genetic roots of procrastination. Previous research has associated both biological and psychological factors with…

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Alexandra Stevenson, Henry Frelinghuysen

Alexandra Wolf Stevenson and Henry Osborne Havemeyer Frelinghuysen II were married July 20 in Southampton, N.Y. The Rev. W. Patrick Edwards, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at St. Andrew’s Dune Church. Mrs. Frelinghuysen, 33, is a middle-school language arts teacher at the Windward School, a private school in White Plains for children with language-learning…

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Victoria Frost, Benjamin Boyd

Victoria Anne Frost and Benjamin James Boyd are to be married July 21 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. The Rev. Keith Douglas Boyd, the father of the groom who was ordained by the Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, is to perform the ceremony. The bride, 23, works in sales at Rendia, a health care start-up…

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Laura Jaffee, Charles Weisman

Laura Beatrice Jaffee and Charles Harris Weisman were married July 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Rabbi Michael Friedman officiated. Mrs. Weisman, 29, is a director of business development at Status Labs, a digital marketing firm in New York. She graduated from Barnard College. She is the daughter of Nancy E. Siegel of…

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