The Treasure Behind the Wall

Alex Bolen, the chief executive of Oscar de la Renta, planned to have his new store in Paris open around this week, just in time for the couture shows. He planned to have a presence in the city even if he didn’t have a show. He had it all figured out. Then, last summer, in…

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The New Health Care: Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic

Sometimes the seemingly small things in life can be major stressors. Nobody likes sitting in traffic, for example. According to one study, commuting is one of the least pleasant things we do. But it’s not just an annoying time waster — there’s a case that it’s a public health issue. According to analysis by the…

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Personal Health: When Cancer Meets the Internet

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr. Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best. A generation ago, patients were largely dependent upon the physicians they consulted as to how best to deal with a…

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A New Designer Is Named to Reinvent Lanvin

The restructuring of Lanvin, the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence and one built on the premise of classic femininity and strength, is finally complete. On Monday, the brand’s new owner, the Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, and its new chief executive, Jean-Philippe Hecquet, named their new creative director: Bruno Sialelli, a relative unknown from…

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New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 — apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where only a fraction of the disease remains. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are…

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Mouse studies show ‘inhibition’ theory of autism wrong

A detailed study of four mouse models of autism challenges the most common assumption about what goes wrong in brain circuits to cause disease symptoms. The major hypothesis today — one supported by many animal studies — has been that neurons in the autistic brain receive too little inhibition or too much excitation, which causes…

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How concussions may lead to epilepsy

VIDEO: This is video with a 3D reconstructed confocal image of reactive astrogliosis in the cortex of a mouse following diffuse traumatic brain injury. GFP — green; GFAP — red; Dapi — blue. view more  Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic…

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Implantable device curbs seizures and improves cognition in epileptic rats

IMAGE: GDNF releasing cells reduce epilepsy induced cell death. In a normal hippocampus (A) no overt sign of cell death can be observed, whereas many dying cells (stained in green) are… view more  A protein-secreting device implanted into the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months, finds preclinical research published in…

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Mice pass on brain benefits of enriched upbringing to offspring

IMAGE: Figure 1. Ocular dominance (OD)-plasticity is preserved in primary visual cortex (V1) of old enriched environment (EE)-mice view more  Mice growing up in a basic cage maintain lifelong visual cortex plasticity if their parents were raised in an environment that promoted social interaction and physical and mental stimulation, according to a multigenerational study published in…

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Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

VIDEO: Cleveland Clinic study finds delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding view more  Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Cleveland: While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12…

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