Fecal microbiota transplants successfully treat patients with C. diff

A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) infection. Published in EClinical Medicine, results from the first licenced English stool bank, which supplies FMT treatment to patients in the NHS, have shown that in 78% of cases the…

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Amy Saul, Jason Mollengarden

Amy Brooke Saul and Jason Lawrence Mollengarden were married March 14 at the Biltmore Ballrooms, an events space in Atlanta. J. Stephen Schuster, a judge on the Superior Court of Cobb County in Marietta, Ga., officiated, with Rabbi Samantha Trief taking part in the ceremony. Ms. Saul, 34, is a partner in Boyd Collar Nolen…

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Perri Birnbach, Nicholas Newburger

Perri Lauren Birnbach and Nicholas Avery Newburger were married March 14 at the 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach. Rabbi Steven Moskowitz officiated. Mrs. Newburger, 30, is an assistant director in the office of career services at Cardozo Law School in New York, from which she received a law degree. Until last year she…

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Julia Pucci, Matthew Dudley

Julia Claire Pucci and Matthew Christopher Dudley were married March 14 at the home of the bride’s parents in Water Mill, N.Y. Rabbi Laurie Gold officiated. The couple met at Yale, from which the bride, 28, graduated and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Italian language and literature. The groom, 27, is pursuing a…

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Karen Dubbin, Reed Goodwin

Karen Ruth Dubbin and Reed Alexander Goodwin were married March 14 at the Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. Eric Dubbin, a Universal Life minister and an uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride, 30, is a biomaterials engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., where she focuses on bioprinting for tissue…

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe

Countries across the world have imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This list, pulled from official government reports and the United States State Department, will be updated as new measures are announced. Americas Argentina Starting March 17, Argentina is halting all flights from Europe and the United States for at least…

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Trump Is Tested for Coronavirus, and Experts Ask: What Took So Long?

After hosting a gathering with guests later found to be infected with the coronavirus, President Trump refrained from getting tested, let alone from self-quarantine, even as administration officials urged Americans to adopt stern new precautions. Mr. Trump finally underwent testing for the virus on Saturday morning and was reported to be negative on Saturday evening.…

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How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date, nearly 15 percent of patients over 80 have died. For those under 50, the death rate was well below 1…

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Spain Imposes Nationwide Lockdown to Fight Coronavirus

MADRID — Faced with a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, Spain on Saturday became the second country in Europe to impose sweeping restrictions on the public, telling everyone to stay indoors, with limited exceptions. The government said people could leave their homes to buy food, to go to work if they cannot work remotely, to…

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