We Beat Sleep Apnea. It Should Be Easier for You to Do It, Too.

Both of us have sleep apnea, and both of us receive treatment that makes a world of difference. It could make a big difference in your life, too. Sleep apnea is quite common, with estimates that it affects up to 17 percent of men and 9 percent of women ages 50 to 70, and 10…

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The 10 Best Los Angeles Dishes of 2019

LOS ANGELES — Throughout my first year as a restaurant critic living in Los Angeles, zigzagging across the city in my car, I kept a running list of delicious things I wanted to tell you about. There was the sheer, oversize tortilla sobaquera that I had at El Ruso in Boyle Heights just the other…

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Marie Claire Editor Departing for Health Start-Up

Hearst Magazines announced today that Anne Fulenwider, the editor in chief of Marie Claire, would leave her post at the end of the year. Aya Kanai, the chief fashion director of Hearst, has been named the new editor of the women’s magazine, and will start in January. Ms. Fulenwider has been the top editor at…

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TikTok’s Biggest Hits of the Year — and Its Predictions for 2020

TikTok has released the TikTok 100, a year-in-review list that names the top videos, genres, creators and memes that shaped the fastest-growing platform of the past year. The list highlights popular TikToks in topic areas like beauty and style, sports, pets and dance trends. The most viral videos on the app included a science experiment…

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When Drug Side Effects Pose Real Dangers

About a month ago, I took myself off a medication without first contacting the doctor who prescribed it, a step I have often cautioned others never to do. A neurologist had put me on the anticonvulsant drug Keppra as a preventive in case a seizure had caused an otherwise unexplained fall on my head and…

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Even a Little Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

Even moderate alcohol consumption may increase the risk for cancer. Japanese scientists compared the drinking habits of 63,232 cancer patients in Japan with those of an equal number of healthy controls. All reported their average daily alcohol intake and the number of years they had been drinking. After controlling for smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and…

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Aspirin may no longer be effective as cardiovascular treatment

A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, found that the widespread use of statins and cancer screening technology may have altered the benefits of aspirin use. Researchers concluded that aspirin no longer provides a net benefit as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Nearly half of adults 70 years and…

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Isolated, vulnerable, and apathetic

Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as their own health status. In Russia’s first study to examine transgender people as an at-risk social group for HIV transmission, demographers attribute these high infection rates to the community’s social stigmatization…

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Study reveals increased cannabis use in individuals with depression

The prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression in 2017. The findings, which are published in Addiction, come from a survey-based study of 728,691 persons aged 12 years or older. «Perception…

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