36 Hours in Santo Domingo

Walking the vibrant streets of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital, can be frustrating for the beach-seeking tourist — you’re tantalized by the sight of the sea but the best beaches, with that quintessential stretch of pristine sand, are miles away. But history, culture and nature abound in this cosmopolitan Caribbean city, where Christopher Columbus landed…

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Goes From Racy to ‘Real’

The director calls action and the merriment unfolds as four young women sip drinks by the pool, cavort on downy beds, muse about their futures and sprint along Hollywood Boulevard in pursuit of a vanished mystery bag. That pretty much sums up the doings in “Hollywood Dreams,” a 12-minute video produced by the Authentic Brands…

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Thanks for the Piece of Plastic?

Three friends gave me a gift card for my birthday several months ago. When I tried to use it recently, the balance showed zero. But that wasn’t possible; the card had never left my wallet. The store manager discovered that one of my friends (who purchased the card) went back to the store with her…

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Harnessing the microbiome to improve stroke recovery

Supplementing the body’s short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. Short chain fatty acid supplementation may be a non-invasive addition to stroke rehabilitation therapies. The gut microbiome influences brain health, including how the brain recovers from stroke. Short chain fatty acids, a fermentation product from…

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Operating room reproductive hazards for female surgeons

What The Study Did: Researchers in this review article discuss occupational reproductive hazards for female surgeons in the operating room, including radiation exposure, surgical smoke, working conditions and physical demands, sharps injuries, anesthetic gases and the use of toxic agents. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors: Matilda…

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Few people consider religious affiliation of hospital they choose

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 2, 2020) — A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn’t want religious doctrine dictating their healthcare choices, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published last week today…

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Rhythmicity of cluster headache

London, UK: A prospective study recently published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, extends the idea behind cluster headache chronicity. The study, entitled «Temporal changes of circadian rhythmicity in cluster headache», was first-authored by Dr. Mi Ji Lee, from the Department of Neurology, Neuroscience Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan…

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Taking the measure of glycans

When Lorna De Leoz invited laboratories to participate in her glycomics study, she hoped for 20 responses. Instead, she was deluged by emails from around the world. De Leoz, at the time a research chemist at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, or NIST, was planning a study on how pharmaceutical and academic laboratories…

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Bystander CPR less likely for people living in Hispanic neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA—People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Duke University of School of Medicine reported in the journal Circulation. This same group also had a lower likelihood of survival. Most…

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