The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.

When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more pernicious, is how research is published and used in supporting future work. A recent study in Psychological Medicine examined how four of these types of biases…

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Personal Health: Heart Disease in a Heart-Healthy Life

“When a very fit 73-year-old with a family history of heart disease reports several episodes of exertional chest pain, you don’t dillydally,” Dr. Heller told me. Dr. Hammoud said his decision to send Jeff for surgery rather than stenting was endorsed by interventional cardiologists, the doctors who insert stents. They reviewed Jeff’s angiogram and agreed…

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Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure

Almost two million Americans have severe heart failure, and for them even mundane tasks can be extraordinarily difficult. With blood flow impeded throughout their bodies, patients may become breathless simply walking across a room or up stairs. Some must sleep sitting up to avoid gasping for air. Drugs may help to control the symptoms, but…

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Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient

Several years ago, a casting director working on a commercial for the NovoLog FlexPen, a dial-a-dose insulin injector from Novo Nordisk, called a friend and urged her to try out. The friend, Vivicca Whitsett, a compliance administrator at a brokerage firm in Los Angeles and a stand-up comic, was game. Her audition went well, but…

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Cardi B, Leopard Print Enthusiast, Wears Head-to-Toe at Dolce & Gabbana

Cardi B has made her return to Fashion Week after touching down in Milan. The rapper, who had quite an eventful New York Fashion Week, sat front row at the Dolce & Gabbana show in head-to-toe, eye-popping leopard print. Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Advertisement — Continue Reading Below Cardi topped off her outfit…

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Fashion Review: Safe Mode in Milan

Advertisement Fashion Review Image Versace, spring 2019.CreditCreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times Sept. 23, 2018 MILAN — In the upper gallery of the Museo delle Culture in Milan, a giant paisley patchwork tree grew bulbous textile blooms and sent its roots snaking over beanbag chairs and up the sides of walls. Women in long…

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Glitter Leads the Accessories Parade

MILAN — Milan has always given good razzle dazzle when it comes to accessories. Nevertheless, the collections on display over the past week here suggest that Italian designers feel their customers are in need of a little more sparkle in their lives — without compromising on comfort. At René Caovilla, for example, a brand that…

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