To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it would begin testing and approving generic versions of the drug. Agency officials said they hoped to drive down insulin prices by encouraging makers of generic drugs to enter the market, increasing competition. At the moment,…

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A Milk Giant Goes Broke as Americans Reject Old Staples

When Samuel E. Dean Sr. founded his milk company at a processing facility in Illinois, milkmen still delivered pints to homes all over the United States and children dutifully drank three glasses a day. That was 1925. Nearly a century later, milk is quickly going out of fashion and Dean Foods — which is now…

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The T List: What to Wear, Read and Try This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. We hope you’ll join us for the ride. (Sign up here, if you haven’t already, and you can reach us at tlist@nytimes.com.) Eat This A Venezuelan Artist’s Favorite Arepas…

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New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

Nearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant infections, public health officials said on Wednesday, an alarming problem that New York state underscored by revealing that it had found one particularly new and virulent fungus in 64 hospitals and 103 nursing homes. The numbers show just how widespread drug resistant…

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George Kent and the Bow Tie of History

Amid all the debate and various through-the-mirror interpretations of Day 1 of the public impeachment inquiry, all the grandstanding, pundit-ing and parsing of testimony, there was one surprising point of fascination among the viewing public: the bow tie worn by George P. Kent, the State Department official in charge of Ukraine. A lot of people…

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How Darren Criss Overcame His Fear of Gym Bros

The actor Darren Criss, 32, has a lot to say about grooming, diet, fitness and, most important, sleep. Mr. Criss, a San Francisco native who lives in Los Angeles, is so obsessed with sleep that he times it to REM cycles. He has also started a men’s grooming site, the Motley, with the siblings Matthew…

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Medical News Today: Why is my tattoo itchy?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and its job is to protect the body from invaders. When a person has a tattoo, the needle breaks the skin’s barrier. In response, the skin begins its healing process. This healing process can result in itching, redness, swelling, and other symptoms as the skin repairs…

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Tina Turner and Oprah (Who?) Stop Traffic on Broadway

It’s not everyday that Oprah Winfrey is upstaged, but that’s what happened last Thursday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for the opening night of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” About 15 minutes before curtain time, a black stretch Range Rover pulled up to the theater and out came Ms. Winfrey and Tina Turner. “Ti-na! Ti-na!” the…

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Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?

If you’re going to fly for nearly 20 hours through multiple time zones dressed in a pair of kangaroo-themed pajamas, jolting in and out of sleep in contravention of your normal circadian rhythm, you should take it easy on the medication. No one wants to go crazy in a metal tube 40,000 feet above the…

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How to Succeed in Coach Without Sacrificing Self-Care

ImageThe Marie Claire Power Trip is a 36-hour, invite-only networking conference for women that kicks off with a flight from Newark to San Francisco.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times The women gathered inside a roped-off area at Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines staffers, all of them women, handed out bag tags and boarding passes. When…

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