Medical News Today: Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. A recent study charts brain changes linked to bullying. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, between one and three students in the United States report being bullied at…

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Jia Zhang, Eric Finkelstein

Jia Zhang and Eric Ross Finkelstein were married Jan. 4 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. A staff member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated. The couple met at the Rhode Island School of Design, from which each graduated. Ms. Zhang, 37, is a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Spatial Research. She…

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Martha Shulman, Robert Israel

Martha Rose Shulman and Robert Alan Israel were married Jan. 5 at their home in Los Angeles. The bride’s sister, Melodie Bryant, who was ordained through the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. Ms. Shulman, 68, is the daughter of the late Carol R. Shulman and the late writer Max Shulman, who lived in Westport, Conn. The…

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Elizabeth Rothman, Lee Taglin

Elizabeth Emery Rothman and Lee Miller Taglin were married Dec. 31 at the home of the bride’s parents in Los Angeles. Oona L. Curley, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met during a musical theater workshop while at Brown, from which both graduated. Ms.…

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Maura Whang, Deegan McClung

Maura Carey Whang and Deegan Ross McClung were married Jan. 5 at the Marigny Opera House, an arts and events space in New Orleans. Paola J. Martinez, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Whang, 36, is a candidate for a master’s degree in historic preservation…

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