Six New Takes on the Spritz to Try Before Summer Ends

Making a spritz, in the classic style, calls to mind the bacari of Venice, those stand-up bars that sling bittersweet amari with prosecco and soda water in sturdy tumblers. Indeed, the drink originated in Venice, when early 20th-century Austrian soldiers began diluting Venetian wines to lower the alcohol content. Today, in cities around the world,…

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China Eases Rules on Cheap Drug Imports to Fight Chronic Diseases

BEIJING — China said it would reduce the penalties for the sale and import of unapproved drugs, effectively giving poor and critically ill patients the green light to get cheaper generic pharmaceuticals from other countries. The move, announced on Monday, could help fill a gaping hole in the country’s overburdened health care system. For years,…

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What is breast implant illness?

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For Newcomers to Sichuan Hot Pot, a Gateway at Da Long Yi

New York is getting crowded with hot pots. The city is not yet in the same league as, say, Chongqing, where the dish is said to have originated and where an association dedicated to keeping track of such things says there are about 50,000 places to eat it. New York, by my count, has a…

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The Deadly Toll of Air Pollution

Air pollution, even at modest levels, is deadly. An international team of researchers used data from 652 cities in 24 countries to correlate levels of particulate matter pollution with day-to-day mortality rates. They measured the concentrations of two microscopic particles of soot, PM 2.5 and PM 10, particles small enough to enter the lungs or…

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Fish Oil Supplements Show No Benefits for Diabetes

Taking fish oil supplements has no benefit in preventing or treating Type 2 diabetes, a large review of randomized clinical trials has found. Some observational studies have suggested a positive effect for the supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and they are widely promoted for diabetes control and prevention. But this new analysis,…

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How Bryan Hearns Designed Normani’s MTV VMAs Performance Outfit in 24 Hours

Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19Getty Images For the first time ever, Normani took the stage at the 2019 MTV VMAs, solo—her last performance was in 2017 with Fifth Harmony before the group took an indefinite hiatus—to perform her new single «Motivation.» Similar to the music video, the stage was transformed into a basketball court, with the former gymnast…

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When Bomb Blasts Are a Job Hazard, This Test Could Help Measure Their Effects

Similar to the way the National Football League is addressing brain injuries among its players by testing their neuropsychological health at the beginning and end of each season, the Pentagon has in recent years ordered all service members to complete cognitive evaluations before combat deployments, as well as after any blast injuries — such as…

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Feeding My Daughter

Sammi trailed a spoon through a bowl of hot cereal at the kitchen counter. At 5, she was eating oat bran with hemp milk, for the protein. She stared into the bowl, drawing lines in it as the cereal got colder and the hour grew later. I kissed her duck-fluff hair and murmured, “have another…

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