Justine Roach, Hrishikesh Desai

Justine Victoria Roach and Hrishikesh Padmanabh Desai were married March 21 at the home of Ms. Roach’s parents in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rabbi Laura Geller officiated at a ceremony incorporating Jewish and Hindu wedding traditions. The couple had planned to wed at the Ojai Valley Inn, a resort in Ojai, Calif., before the Centers for…

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Alex Fishman, Anthony Shirk

Alex Ethan Fishman and Anthony Richard Shirk were married March 21 at their home in New York. Rabbi Gary Katz officiated. On Nov. 8, the couple is to have a celebratory ceremony led by Rabbi Matthew L. Green at the Roundhouse, an events space in Beacon, N.Y. Mr. Fishman (left), 29, is a senior innovation…

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The Lancet: Prostate cancer study finds molecular imaging could transform management of patients with aggressive cancer

Results from a randomised controlled trial involving 300 prostate cancer patients find that a molecular imaging technique is more accurate than conventional medical imaging and recommends the scans be introduced into routine clinical practice. A medical imaging technique known as PSMA PET/CT that provides detailed body scans while detecting levels of a molecule associated with…

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New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer

Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers at the University of Birmingham identify a key mechanism that drives the clearance of damaged mitochondria. A team in the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences are well-versed at investigating…

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Where Are All the Face Masks for Coronavirus?

The short supply of masks in particular is dire. Why is there a shortage of protective masks? The coronavirus is transmitted by droplets from coughing or contaminated surfaces, so properly applied protective gear can go a long way toward keeping doctors safe. At minimum, doctors should be wearing gloves, gowns, eye gear and masks. But…

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The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?

The medical director of the intensive care unit had to choose which patients’ lives would be supported by ventilators and other equipment. Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 2012, and the main generators were about to fail. Dr. Laura Evans would be left with only six power outlets…

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Christian Siriano and Dov Charney Are Making Masks and Medical Supplies Now

ImageTourists and New Yorkers both on March 14, at the World Trade Center in New York City.Credit…Elizabeth Bick for The New York Times Last week the American fashion industry went dark as stores and factories closed, both voluntarily and by government decree, to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Yet by this weekend,…

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The Hottest Parties in Town Are Now Online

On Friday night there was one place in the country where you could take part in a social gathering and not be afraid of spreading or contracting the coronavirus. Over 4,000 people were in attendance, including headliners like Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Naomi Campbell, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I., Queen Latifah and Tracee Ellis…

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Americans Coping With the Coronavirus Are Clogging Toilets

Many Americans seem to be following the recommendations of public health officials to clean and sterilize countertops, doorknobs, faucets and other frequently touched surfaces in their homes. The problem? Many are then tossing the disinfectant wipes, paper towels and other paper products they used into the toilet. The result has been a coast-to-coast surge in…

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Freezers Sell Out as Consumers Stock Up

The calls come every five minutes, Chris Rouse said, all asking for the same thing: a small chest freezer. That’s a problem for Mr. Rouse, an appliance salesman in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. He has no more to sell. “As far as I know, everyone’s sold out,” said Mr. Rouse, who has worked at…

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