Birth Defects Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

People born with birth defects have a higher risk for cancer throughout life, researchers report. It has been generally known that major birth defects are associated with an increased risk for cancer in childhood. Now new research suggests that the risk persists, at a lower rate, into adulthood. Researchers used birth and health records from…

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Portraits of Nurses, By the Designer Rebecca Moses

“There’s nothing fashionable — ever — about being in a hospital,” said Linda Valentino, the vice president and chief nursing officer at Mount Sinai Health System. But as of Dec. 1, Mount Sinai’s soaring 11-story Guggenheim Pavilion (designed by I.M. Pei) on upper Fifth Avenue in Manhattan has been bedecked with large-scale portraits of 46…

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This is How Brandon Maxwell Does Sweatpants

Brandon Maxwell is a fashion outsider. Kind of. Beyond an A-list clientele that boasts every style star from Michelle Obama to Sarah Paulson, the self-proclaimed homebody grew up working in his grandmother’s clothing shop and dutifully watching his mother put on lipstick while he «sat in awe as a young gay kid from Texas who…

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Are Cities Safe During a Covid-19 Outbreak?

In editorials published in the spring on the Brookings website and in NextCity, a nonprofit news organization, Dr. Loh and her co-authors have argued that some of the very traits that can make cities more dangerous during a pandemic, like population density, can also make them more advantageous should a pandemic take hold. Populous urban…

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The Most Tender Short Ribs, the Most Satisfying Soup

I threw together a batch that night, following the classic technique I use for beef shins: searing the beef in a pot and cooking down an aromatic base of onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, scallions and dried chiles in the browned drippings. Then, I toast a bouquet of spices: a cinnamon stick, star anise, fennel and…

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Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So

Even when Dr. Crayton was president of the academy, in 2015 and 2016, she felt out of step with its other leaders. “I have heard that behind my back they called me an angry Black woman, because I raised questions,” she said. Her nominations of Black dietitians for leadership roles, she added, were frequently snubbed.…

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Gabriela Hearst Is Chloé’s New Creative Director

And just like that, Chloé has a new creative director. Today, December 7, Chloé’s chief executive officer Riccardo Bellini announced that Gabriela Hearst will be taking the reins as its new creative director, effective immediately. The New York-based, Uruguayan designer’s new role as creative director comes on the heels of Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s departure, announced just…

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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: Highly Popular but Little Known

It’s time to dig in. In the Northeast, the cold and dark of winter are arriving, made even chillier by the unrelenting Covid-19 pandemic. The holidays, at least, will be festive in 2020’s own peculiar way. I don’t know about you, but I am grateful for the new set of ingredients that comes with the…

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Among Sparkling Wines, the Other Half Lives Pretty Well

As usual, I suggested three wines. They were: Ferrari Trento Brut Metodo Classico NV, Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut 2014 and Recaredo Corpinnat Terrers Brut Nature 2014. Each comes from a different place and is made with different grapes. The Ferrari is from Trento, an appellation reserved for sparkling wines within the Trentino-Alto Adige region…

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Scandal Dogs China’s ‘King of Vaccines,’ Partner to AstraZeneca

Oversight has been weak, contributing to a spate of scandals over substandard vaccines. While the government after each incident has vowed to do more to clean up the industry, regulators have rarely provided much information about what went wrong. Companies have often emerged unscathed after making an apology or paying a fine, and in nearly…

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