The Checkup: Why Is Children’s Masturbation Such a Secret?

I first came across the word, naturally, by reading ahead of my grade level; at age 10, I was ostentatiously reading my father’s copy of Margaret Mead’s “Coming of Age in Samoa,” the book that had convinced him to become an anthropologist. I asked my mother, what is masturbation? And I remember her answer: “Touching…

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Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining

Image The risk of getting a hospital-acquired infection is decreasing. In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers surveyed almost 200 hospitals caring for about 12,000 patients across the country in 2011 and again in 2015, reviewing medical records to find cases of health care-associated infection. They found that in 2015,…

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Podcasts Are Getting Newsier. Here Are 8 New Ones Worth a Listen.

They were called audioblogs when they started out. They were casual and rambling, the aural equivalent of the diarylike entries posted on WordPress or LiveJournal in the 1990s. Last decade podcasts became more polished and professional, not to mention profitable — but they stayed away from daily news for the most part. That changed last…

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8 Foods Rich in Collagen

The fight against skin aging is added to the daily routine of most women. But one often overlooks the fact that the youth of a person does not depend on creams at all. Elastic and glowing skin depends on collagen as one of the most important proteins in the body. It is contained in connective…

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Police to Auction Off an Inmate’s Designer Sneakers

LONDON — A young Briton sentenced to six years in jail for a weapons charge after firing a gun at a blue Jaguar will lose more than his freedom. The police in Gloucestershire, in southwestern England, plan to auction off some of his most precious possessions: designer sneakers. The luxury footwear collection — 55 pairs…

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Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia…

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Medical News Today: Who is most likely to experience ‘hangxiety?’

New research has found that very shy people are more likely to have anxiety, possibly at debilitating levels, during a hangover. The findings also suggest that for these people, «hangxiety» might signal a higher risk of alcohol dependence. Some people may experience debilitating anxiety after a night of heavy drinking. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), a…

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Emily Clonts, Juan Mazzini

Emily Ann Clonts and Juan Ignacio Mazzini were married Dec. 8 at Cypress Grove Estate House, an events space in Orlando, Fla. A. Kurt Ardaman, a notary public who is a friend of the Clonts family, officiated. The couple met at Princeton, from which each graduated, he magna cum laude. Mrs. Mazzini, 28, works in…

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Hannah Levinson, Jonathan Cross

Hannah Louise Levinson and Jonathan Brandon Burke Cross were married Dec. 8 at the Cosmos Club in Washington. The Rev. Dr. Bruce B. Lawrence, an Episcopal priest, officiated. Mrs. Cross, 30, is a health care law associate in the Washington office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, a law firm. She graduated from the University…

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Yu-Ann Wang, Vikram Madan

Yu-Ann Wang and Vikram Madan were married Dec. 7 at San Francisco City Hall. Regina N. Bediako, a friend of the couple who was appointed a deputy marriage commissioner in San Francisco for the event, officiated. On Dec. 15, the couple is to have both a Hindu ceremony, led by a Hindu priest, and a…

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