The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

“If you ask every single child in the United States, what are you most afraid of going to the pediatrician, the answer is needle pokes,” said Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, the medical director of pain medicine and palliative care at Children’s Minnesota. The pain and fear around childhood vaccinations, he said, contributes to the development of…

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The Goal at Weiss Watch Company? To Look ‘American’

On a typical weekday, Cameron Weiss spends as many as eight hours huddled over a weathered wooden bench, working with tiny tweezers and screwdrivers, methodically making timepieces by hand. Most of the mechanical models he creates take more than 60 hours to produce and will be sold by retailers like Barneys New York and Mr…

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A Visit to Seiko’s Mountain Retreat

SHIZUKUISHI, Japan — Tucked in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture, more than two hours north of Tokyo by bullet train, is the small town of Shizukuishi, known to watch fans as the cradle of mechanical watchmaking in Japan. That’s because it is the home of the studio that makes several brands of Seiko mechanical watches,…

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All the Looks From the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Award season continues with the Critics’ Choice Awards tonight, which will bring back many of last week’s Golden Globes attendees. Here, what everyone, from Lady Gaga to Regina King to Constance Wu, wore on the red carpet of this year’s second big Los Angeles event.

Gin’s Journey in Britain, From ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to a Hipster Drink

LONDON — Ever since European apothecaries began distilling gin and selling it as a cure-all in the 16th century, the juniper-flavored liquor has been revered as a medicine, vilified for fueling public disorder and consumed in a multitude of every-season cocktails. Now, it is stirring up a specialized tourist trade in the homeland of London…

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Chandrika Srivastava, Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Chandrika Srivastava and Nikhil Basu Trivedi were married Jan. 11 in San Francisco. John Pleskach, a deputy marriage commissioner at San Francisco City Hall, officiated. The bride, 28, is a staff product manager at Tesla, a sustainable energy and automotive company in Fremont, Calif. She graduated from Yale and received a master’s degree in civil…

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Why It Could Be Hard to #MuteRKelly

He has been accused of having sex with minors. At 27, he married a 15-year-old girl. Some women say he runs an emotionally abusive sex cult. But in more than two decades of persistent allegations, the R&B star at the center of them, R. Kelly, has never been convicted of a crime, and in no…

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Medical News Today: Personal income may increase risk of heart disease

Income levels, if they are unstable, can easily turn into a stressor. However, the volatility of personal income could be having a more serious effect on people’s heart health. Does how much money we earn affect cardiovascular health? It is often expected that a person’s income will constantly rise until they reach retirement age. However,…

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Medical News Today: Could pomegranates offer the key to new IBD treatments?

Studies of pomegranates, «the fruit of the gods,» are increasingly revealing why they are so beneficial. Urolithin A, derived from pomegranates, and its synthetic equivalent could help treat inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study. Pomegranates may contain the secret to better gut health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that…

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