Natalie Knight, Matthew Ellison

Natalie Jane Knight and Matthew Brandon Ellison are to be married Jan. 19 at the Cedar Room in Charleston, S.C. Patrick Michael Duffy, a retired judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, for whom the bride clerked from 2017-18, is to officiate. The bride and groom, both 31, each…

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Marli Scharlin, Miles Bergner

Marli Scharlin and Miles Northup Bergner are to be married Jan. 19 at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. Rabbi Rachel Timoner is to officiate. The bride, 26, and groom 25, met at Brown, from which they graduated. The bride is a creative director and producer at Eko, an interactive entertainment company in New York.…

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Racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new UCL-led study in the UK. Asian people with dementia are less likely to receive anti-dementia drugs, and take them for shorter periods, according to the findings published…

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Strongly ‘handed’ squirrels less good at learning

Squirrels that strongly favour their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests. Just as humans are usually left- or right-handed, many animals favour one side of their body for certain tasks. The strength of this preference varies, with some individuals happy to use either side, while others strongly favour…

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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into…

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Jennifer Klein, Thomas Burrow

Jennifer Allison Klein and Thomas Joseph Burrow were married Jan. 13 at San Francisco City Hall. Sarah Oswald, who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mrs. Burrow, 27, is an associate specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the New York…

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Lauren Coward, Michael Craig

Lauren Catharine Coward and Michael Lawrence Craig were married Jan. 18 at 501 Union, an events space in Brooklyn. Pierce Kline, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Mrs. Craig, 29, is the e-commerce manager for Jenny Yoo, a company specializing in bridesmaid and wedding dresses in…

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Sophia Skupien, Conor O’Reilly

Sophia McLane Skupien and Conor O’Reilly were married Jan. 18 at Newman University Church in Dublin. The Rev. Patrick O’Donoghue, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. In February, the bride, 28, will begin working as a management consultant at Deloitte in Dublin, after transferring from the firm’s Londnon office. She graduated magna cum laude…

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Ruchika Budhraja, Drew Hodel

Ruchika Budhraja and Drew John Hodel were married Jan. 19 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif. Sujata Seth, the bride’s aunt and a Universal Life minister, officiated. Ms. Budhraja, 38, is a policy communications manager at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif. She graduated from Yale. She is a daughter of Dr.…

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