Coffee May Lower Risk of Gallstones

Drinking coffee has been tied to a range of health benefits. Here’s another to add to the list: It may reduce the risk for gallstones. Danish researchers did a two-part study. In the first, the observational part of the study, they followed 104,493 men and women for eight years. They had data on their coffee…

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6 Signs You’re Too Dependent on your Partner

Psychologists warn that you can very quickly cross the line between “I” and “we”, get dissolved in a relationship completely and forget about your own ambitions, dreams and desires. “What’s wrong with that?” you may ask. Unfortunately, most of these stories end in tears – at some point, a man just gets bored with such…

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Jameela Jamil Does Her Own Makeup — Sometimes in a Car

If the actress Jameela Jamil seems to be all over your feed lately, it’s because she is not content with just being a pretty face. A star of “The Good Place,” which is back for its final season on Sept. 26, Ms. Jamil, 33, has also become an advocate for “body neutrality,” even taking on…

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For Sale: Elegant Country Homes, Downton Abbey-Adjacent

LONDON — As “Downton Abbey” moves from the television screen to movie theaters, the real-life setting of the period drama is bracing for a renewed surge of interest. Highclere Castle, the grand English country house in Hampshire that is used as the fictional home of the Crawley family, has drawn hundreds of thousands of paying…

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Is Everyone Doing Chemo Without Me?

By the time most of the women at the breast cancer support group meeting had introduced themselves, I realized mine was far from the saddest story in the room. Of the dozen women, four wore colorful scarves or cute slouchy knitted hats to cover their bald heads. “Hi everyone. My name is Jen. I’m 45,…

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Kraft Heinz: Two Food Giants That Haven’t Gone So Well Together

The 2015 merger between Kraft and Heinz created one of the largest food companies in the world. It had $28 billion in combined annual revenues and controlled dozens of food and beverage brands that for generations were staples of American households, including Heinz ketchup, Kraft cheese, Oscar Mayer meats and Planters nuts. These days, however,…

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How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States

The question is often whispered, the questioners sheepish. But increasingly, parents at the Central Park playground where Dr. Elizabeth A. Comen takes her young children have been asking her: “Do you vaccinate your kids?” Dr. Comen, an oncologist who has treated patients for cancers related to the human papillomavirus that a vaccine can now prevent,…

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A German Court Defines Hangovers as an Illness

Last night’s Oktoberfest party went late, and your brain now feels as fragile as antique pottery on a bumpy flight. So you reach for an “anti-hangover” supplement and grumble about how sick you feel. On Monday, a German court, ruling on claims made by a company that sells such supplements, defined a hangover like that…

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Health Experts Fight Ebola in Congo, and Each Other

[Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.] In the urgent struggle to stop the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, doctors are rolling out powerful vaccines and lifesaving antiviral drugs, but the year-old outbreak, mired in violence among warring militias, is now caught between expert…

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