Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

An innovative approach uses a biocompatible material to encapsulate probiotic bacteria and combines them with antibiotics to tackle treatment-resistant infections. A new approach for battling treatment-resistant bacteria proved successful in petri dish experiments. Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die…

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A Push for Safer Fertilizer in Europe Carries a Whiff of Russian Intrigue

BRUSSELS — The trade group Safer Phosphates would seem to have a pitch-perfect message for an environmentally conscious European Union. It advocates cleaner soil and healthier food, with a website showing pristine fields of wheat. It is also supporting legislation that would place tighter regulations on fertilizer. But the group is not run by environmentalists.…

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Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — Congolese rebels have killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack in the center of the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Congo’s military said Sunday. The violence threatened to again force the suspension of efforts to contain the virus. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

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Phone Snubbing Can Destroy Relationships

Phone snubbing is a social phenomenon which is spreading so that many feel there must be a special word for it. The obvious choice is “phubbing” (Millennials will be long remembered for coining new words like “bae” or “fomo”) as an instantly recognized hybrid word. To cross the t’s it means that somebody pays more…

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Matthew Rimi, Geoffrey von Barton III

Matthew Louis Rimi and Geoffrey Scott von Barton III were married Oct. 20 at the Park Hyatt, a hotel in New York. The Rev. Louis Olivieri, who was ordained by the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, officiated, Mr. Rimi (left), 31, works in New York as a legal marketing and business development practitioner for Hogan Lovells,…

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Elizabeth Petkanics, Andrew Van Tassel

Elizabeth Anne Petkanics and Andrew Arthur Van Tassel were married Oct. 20 at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Anne Sundberg, the groom’s aunt who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Mrs. Van Tassel, 29, is a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University in Manhattan.…

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Patricia Abad-Santos, Luis Nuñez

Patricia Grace Abad-Santos and Luis Vincent Nuñez were married Oct. 20 in Manhattan. The Rev. Daniel R. Corrou performed the ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier. Ms. Abad-Santos, 30, is a group partner in Universal McCann, an advertising agency in Manhattan, where she spearheads digital media strategy for Johnson & Johnson.…

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Emily Ollis, Jason Mlynek

Emily Claire Ollis and Jason Edward Mlynek were married Oct. 19 at Calamigos Ranch, an events space in Malibu, Calif. The Rev. Bradley L. Reed, a minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church, officiated. Mrs. Mlynek, 26, is the marketing manager at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a commercial fiction imprint of Penguin Random House, where she leads…

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Kristina Rios, Anthony Acevedo

Kristina Hortencia Rios and Anthony Charles Acevedo were married Oct. 19 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier I. The Rev. Charlotte Worsley, a Christian minister ordained by Joy Church, officiated. Mrs. Rios-Acevedo, 39, is a Bronx-based freelance photographer. She graduated from Baruch College. She is the daughter of Nelson Rios of the Bronx and the late…

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