The Checkup: For a Child’s Cough, the Best Medicine Is No Medicine

Parents are often disappointed or even a little bit upset when I tell them there’s no medicine to help their coughing, sneezing, drippy-nosed children feel better. There’s nothing that works, I say, and medicines can have bad side effects. We don’t recommend any of the cough and cold medications for children under 6. But after…

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Personal Health: Need a Flu Shot? Get It Now

If you’ve waited until now to get your flu shot, your procrastination may actually pay off, though you’d be unwise to delay getting the vaccine any longer. Although there are some cases of flu in October and November in the United States, flu season here doesn’t usually get going full speed until December, peaking in…

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As Nigerian Fashion Booms, Women Lead Its Coverage

Image From left, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Chioma Onwutalobi, Betty Irabor and Tewa Onasanya.CreditFom left, Yagazie Emezi for The New York Times, Lauren Fleishman for The New York Times, Yagazie Emezi for The New York Times, Sophia Spring for The New York Times It’s not easy running a fashion magazine in Nigeria. Printing presses are few, and…

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Medical News Today: How to eat healthfully: Double your portion size

According to a recent study, larger portions of food might not be so bad for us after all. The findings add to our understanding of the psychology of healthful eating. Portion control is important, and a new study provides a positive spin. If somebody gives us a huge bowl of candy, we are likely to…

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6 Reasons to Get Suspicious When Your Boyfriend Talks about His Ex

Discussing the guy’s ex with him is embarrassing, but such a conversation will help you better understand each other and build trust. It is foolish to pretend that past experiences do not matter. However, the way your boyfriend talks about the ex-girlfriend may suggest if he is dragging the old problems into his new relationship.…

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Katelyn Polantz, Jared Soares

Katelyn Jo Polantz and Jared Thomas Soares were married Nov. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Bernard Karmanocky, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Polantz, 31, is a senior writer at CNN, covering justice and law in Washington. She graduated from the University of…

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Sarah Berkley, Jonathan Abelson

Sarah Rose Berkley and Dr. Jonathan Simon Abelson were married Nov. 3 at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Cantor emeritus Mark Biddelman officiated. The bride, 34, is a consultant for NFP, a benefits consulting firm in New York. She graduated cum laude from Tulane and received a master’s degree in public health…

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Simone Lopes, Jeffrey Morris Jr.

Simone Maria Lopes and Jeffrey Albert Morris Jr. were married Nov. 3 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. Andrew Morris, a brother of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Mrs. Morris, 32, is a Los Angeles-based artist specializing in oil painting. She graduated from the University…

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