E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women’s guts

IMAGE: A microscopic image of the bacteria Escherichia coli. view more  Credit: Veronika L. Tchesnokova/UW Medicine A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. This is of clinical concern because disease-causing E. coli bacteria can transfer…

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PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women

IMAGE: Single pills (brand name Truvada) containing two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine (TFC) and tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate (TDF) used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. view more  Credit: NIAID In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among 427 young African women and adolescent girls, 95% initiated the HIV prevention strategy, and…

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Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn’t work

IMAGE: Pictured here: W. Vaughn McCall. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 23, 2019) — When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when…

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The Most Versatile Summer Salad

LONDON — When you hear “summer salad,” I bet the first thing that comes to mind isn’t a bunch of vegetables cooked within an inch of their lives and left to hang out so their juices meld and their flavors turn hearty and complex. These kinds of techniques are usually left to robust meaty stews or…

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19 Deaths in Costa Rica Tied to Tainted Alcohol, Officials Say

Nineteen people in Costa Rica died from tainted alcohol over the past two months, according to health officials, who have issued a national alert and confiscated around 30,000 bottles of alcohol. The deaths in June and July span the country, and most likely were caused by methanol poisoning, according to a statement the country’s health…

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In SoHo, Fresh Fruits and the Tarts They Inspire

For Daniel Soares, a fourth-generation Balducci, the idea of a produce pop-up takes his family connection full circle. “My great-great grandfather, Louis Balducci, started with a pushcart,” said Mr. Soares, whose family has run Balducci’s food markets for generations in New York. “This pop-up is today’s equivalent.” Mr. Soares’s six-week project is named for his…

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Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.

CHINCHINIM, Goa, India — Seven young men sprinted down paths, darting behind houses and vaulting low walls. Each one carried a long-handled net. From yards, alleys and streets the din of canine outrage filled the air, announcing the invasion of the neighborhood. Some dogs hid, others retreated a bit before resuming their chorus of barking.…

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Medical News Today: Top 10 evidence based supplements for anxiety

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Would You Pay $495 for a Salad Bowl?

At nearly $500 for the salad bowl, you’d think Alice Waters would handpick and rinse the lettuces for you herself. But no, she only inspired the new bowl for the Permanent Collection online shop. It’s a beautiful piece, fairly shallow and 13 1/4 inches across, with an alluring natural pattern. Ms. Waters selected redwood for…

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