At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

IMAGE: Many parents still believe “folklore strategies ” or use vitamins or supplements for cold prevention that are not scientifically supported. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay…

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Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who…

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In Paris, the Hunt for Real Emotion

PARIS — When, at 12, Grayson Perry began covertly dressing in women’s clothes, he assumed in his innocence that the impulse must have something to do with wanting to be a member of the opposite sex. For decades he pursued his cross-dressing adventures, first in private and then very publicly as a Turner Prize-winning artist…

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Cara Willenbrock, Piotr Osmenda

Cara Adele Willenbrock and Piotr Osmenda were married Jan. 18 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a staff member of the city clerk’s office, officiated. The bride, 30, is the creative director at the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit business coalition. She graduated from the University of Missouri. She is the daughter…

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Rachel Looff, Ashley Ruderman

Rachel Elizabeth Looff and Ashley Lynn Ruderman were married Jan. 19 at Limestone Hall in the Historic Courthouse in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Ellen Riggle, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Ms. Looff (left), 27, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky. She graduated…

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