Orbiting, Another Thing for Online Daters to Worry About

If you’ve dated in the age of social media — particularly now that you’ve pivoted from posting the occasional status update to running 24/7 multiplatform documentaries of your existence — chances are you’ve been watched, liked and followed by a crush, a lover or an ex. Prying eyes on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter can be…

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Medical News Today: Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes.…

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Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

When Lonesome George, the only survivor of the Pinta Island tortoises of the Galápagos, died in 2012, the news landed with a blow. Rationally, people had time to prepare for the reality that George would one day fade away, and with him, an entire lineage. He had lived for a century or more, a common…

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Bites: In London, a Simple Approach and a Complex Finish

London’s Covent Garden district is not short of restaurants. Lots of them are links in British and international chains (anyone for Shake Shack?), but there are plenty of excellent independents too. One of the newest is Cora Pearl, named after a woman whose dates were 1835-86 and whose occupation Wikipedia gives as “courtesan.” A sister…

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Medical News Today: A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Doctors may find it hard to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before the obvious symptoms set in, and many of the current tests for it are expensive and complicated. However, researchers recently devised a blood test that could accurately detect this condition. Recent research aimed to develop an accurate blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. According to the…

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The Pour: From 2018, Indelible Messages From the Past

It’s a privilege and necessity of my job to drink many wines over the course of a year. All have a story to tell, sometimes dull, other times fascinating. Some are simply unforgettable. The wines that stay with me are not always the best or the most profound. Sometimes the surprise of a discovery can…

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U.N. AIDS Agency Is in ‘State of Crisis’ and Needs New Leader, Report Says

GENEVA — Independent experts investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the United Nations agency fighting AIDS have called for the appointment of new leadership, saying in a damning report that its executive director tolerated harassment and bullying in a toxic organizational culture. The agency, U.N.AIDS, was “in a state of crisis that threatens its vital…

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Laura Harrier Talks BlacKkKlansman, Cocktails, and Red Carpet Style

It’s been a big day for Laura Harrier. The actress woke up to news of her recent film, BlacKkKlansman, being nominated for a Golden Globe, then zoomed through the NADA art fair in Miami, ending up at Casa Casuarina—a.k.a. the infamous Versace Mansion—for Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series Finale. What can we expect from the Louis…

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Medical News Today: Pictures and symptoms of common STDs

Understanding symptoms and seeing pictures of STDs can help people identify the signs and encourage them to see a doctor. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are on the rise. In 2017, researchers saw an increase in STDs for the fourth year in a row, and the highest ever rates of…

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Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme

Six Michigan doctors have been charged with insurance fraud and unnecessarily prescribing opioids to patients in a $464 million scheme, according to court documents filed this week by federal prosecutors. The 56-count indictment, filed on Tuesday and made public on Thursday, named Dr. Rajendra Bothra, 77, of Bloomfield Hills, who owned and operated the Pain…

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