Medical Errors May Increase Around Daylight Saving Time in the Spring

Health care workers may make more mistakes in the days following the switch to daylight saving time in the spring. The Mayo Clinic Health System encourages voluntary reporting of any patient safety-related incidents caused by defective systems, equipment failure or human error. Researchers used this data to study errors over eight years in the seven…

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Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman’s Heart Risks

A shorter reproductive life span — the time between menarche and menopause — may be linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. An analysis, published in JAMA Cardiology, pooled data from 12 studies that included 307,855 women who were healthy at menopause. They found that compared with an average reproductive life span of 36…

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A September Wine Romance

It wasn’t much of a summer, I’m afraid. The empty ballparks, the missing actors and musicians, the fraught travel, the social distancing — little was there to divert attention momentarily from the pitiless price of the Covid-19 pandemic and the destruction caused by climate change. At least fresh summer fruits and vegetables were bountiful. But…

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Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript ‘They Are Our Best Defense’: Redfield Renews Call to Wear Masks Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told senators that if all Americans wore masks, the coronavirus could be controlled in six to 12 weeks. Today, and…

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What Can I Say to the ‘QAnon Mom’ Next Door?

For four years, my family has been great friends with the family next door. Their kids are the same age as ours, I became close with the mother, our husbands even work together. But during quarantine, my friend started sharing conspiracy theories about the trafficking of children. She believes “PizzaGate” is real and that Hollywood…

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The Resurrection of Imitation of Christ

Amanda Demme/Courtesy of the Subject Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. When Imitation of Christ began showing in 2000, the press immediately latched on to the sexiest talking points. There was the memorable name, with its hint of sacrilege. The site-specific shows that verged on performance art:…

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Moderna Shares the Blueprint for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

The biotech company Moderna released a 135-page document on Thursday that spells out the details of how it is conducting the late-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine, and how safety and efficacy will be determined. The document suggests that the first analysis of the trial data may not be conducted until late December, and that…

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Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

When researchers in China were analyzing hospital data of patients with Covid-19, they noticed an odd trend: Very few of the sick patients regularly wore glasses. In one hospital in Suizhou, China, 276 patients were admitted over a 47 day period, but only 16 patients — less than 6 percent — had myopia or nearsightedness…

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Fall’s Almost Here. Can We Still Go Apple Picking?

Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds. While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic…

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Private Tutors, Pop-Up Schools or Nothing at All: How Employers Are Helping Parents

ImageLilly and Dylan Taylor attend remote school at their mother’s empty office in Portland, Ore. Her company, Kinesis, hired a teacher, Katie Peters, right, to help employees’ children learn while their parents work from home. Credit…Leah Nash for The New York Times Parents who are doing several jobs at once during the pandemic — employee, teacher…

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