Ask Well: Does Coenzyme Q10 Reduce Statin-Related Muscle Aches?

Q. Does coenzyme Q10 help to reduce muscular issues and other negative side effects associated with statins? And if so, should doctors give this information to patients when statins are prescribed? A. Coenzyme Q10, a popular dietary supplement marketed as CoQ10 “to promote heart health,” probably does not reduce statin-induced muscle problems. In 1957, researchers…

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Why Is This Happening: Content for Humans About the Content of Humans

This hunch — that maybe genes and genres share more than some etymological roots — resulted in a number of strange and illuminating projects, mostly for demonstration purposes, including one that created playlists of songs that are unusually popular in a given country relative to the rest of the world, called “The Sounds of Places.” There…

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Modern Love: Neighbor Bro Smashes My Romantic Fantasy

When I signed the lease on my Brooklyn apartment, I met my landlord in the lobby of her condo in Queens, where she appeared in hot pink fuzzy pants and shower sandals and smelling of fried fish, her hair twisted up in a turban. “Are you sure you can afford it?” she asked as I…

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Tamara Mellon Is Offering Complimentary Mammograms

This Breast Cancer Awareness month, luxury shoe designer Tamara Mellon is giving back in a major way. In an effort to make sure women prioritize their health, Mellon’s launching the #LoveYourMellons campaign. In it, Mellon captures women of different races and backgrounds posing topless to show off, well, their «mellons.» In one photo, a woman…

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Farm-to-Table Fashion: Boots That Work From Day to Night

The term «farm-to-table» is typically referenced in terms of restaurants, yet we prefer to think of it under a new guise as we consider fall fashion. Modern shoppers are realizing the eco and economic benefits of buying high-quality items they’ll be able to wear a multitude of ways—AKA to the farm and the table. After…

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14 Gifts for Every Type of Boss

1 of 14 Courtesy For the always caffeinated boss Ember Travel Mug nordstrom.com $149.95 This futuristic coffee mug comes with an app that regulates the temperature of their beverage.  Advertisement — Continue Reading Below 2 of 14 Courtesy For the boss that’s always cold H&M Jacquard-Weave Throw hm.com $34.99 A leopard throw might not match her…

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Dr. Bernard J. Carroll, ‘Conscience of Psychiatry,’ Dies at 77

“He was the conscience of psychiatry,” Dr. Frances said, “and he spawned a generation of future consciences along the way.” Bernard James Carroll was born on Nov. 21, 1940, in Sydney, Australia, one of seven children to William Carroll, an accountant, and Alice Maude (Webber) Carroll, who worked in the household. The family moved to…

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Hungry City: Khao Man Gai, Rich, Heady and as Good as Its Rice

Their plates are full of dark meat, all thigh and drumsticks. Here the chicken is submerged and simmered in a broth steeped with cilantro, garlic, ginger and pandan leaves, which lend a flavor that’s half-fragrance, half-cloudy memory. Spongy panels of skin cling to the meat; the texture is intentionally slippery. I liked their grilled chicken…

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Medical News Today: Which foods are high in arginine?

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Some research suggests that arginine may benefit health, for example by relieving chest pain, improving erectile dysfunction, and reducing high blood pressure. The human body produces arginine, and children…

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Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Within the Defense Department, one agency’s recent project sounds futuristic: millions of insects carrying viruses descend upon crops and then genetically modify them to withstand droughts, floods and foreign attacks, ensuring a permanently secure food supply. But in a warning published Thursday in the journal Science, a group of independent scientists and lawyers objected to…

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