When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star

Celebrity culture, in the first decade of this century, took the form of a kind of misogynistic death cult. Somewhere in Hollywood, Lindsay Lohan was falling out of an S.U.V. Tara Reid was falling out of a club nearby. It was open season on drunk girls. Flashbulbs alighted on their smeared mascara and slackened jaws.…

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Level up your Thanksgiving potatoes with this simple ingredient (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2019 — Making delicious roasted potatoes is all about finding the right texture and consistency. Here at Reactions, we were inspired to give it a go after seeing J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s delicious recipe on Serious Eats. Today, we’ll use chemistry (are you surprised?) to create the roasted potatoes of your dreams. Get…

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Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors identified

A research team led by Dr. Claudia Kleinman, an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, together with Dr. Nada Jabado, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and Dr. Michael Taylor, of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), discovered that several types of highly aggressive and,…

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Study suggests women may be undertreated for obstructive sleep apnea

Boston, MA — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been considered a predominantly male disease. While more women have been diagnosed with OSA in recent years, the numbers remain disproportionate, with 3-to-5 times more men than women receiving an OSA diagnosis. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Yale School of Medicine set out to understand…

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Rapamycin may slow skin aging, Drexel study reports

The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin, according to a study from Drexel University College of Medicine researchers published…

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Canadians dying at a higher rate in areas with more air pollution

Air pollution — even at levels below national and international air quality guidelines — is associated with an increased risk of deaths in Canada, according to new UBC research. The study, published today in a Health Effects Institute (HEI) report, is the largest and most comprehensive so far to look at the relationship between air…

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Airline food study 2019-20

NEW YORK, NY (November 25, 2019). The Thanksgiving holiday season is traditionally the busiest travel time of the year, and 2019 is expected to be busier than ever before. There will be more than 31.6 million passengers in the air, according to trade group Airlines for America. Knowing the «best» and «worst» choices is a…

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Search for the source of antibodies would help treat allergies

Researchers of Sechenov University together with their colleagues from Russia and Austria summarised everything known about cells producing group E antibodies. These molecules are responsible for most of the allergic reactions, including such dangerous diseases as asthma, Quincke’s edema and anaphylaxis. Studying them and deepening our understanding of how to manage these reactions would help…

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Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at an increased risk for suicide…

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Geriatricians, internists, and cardiologists surveyed about deprescribing

As you grow older, you’re more likely to develop health conditions that require taking multiple medications—some of which you may take for a long time. Many older people also take over-the-counter (or «OTC») medications, vitamins, or supplements as part of routine care. As a result, older adults have a higher risk of overmedication, also known…

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