Heal Me With Plants

On a recent chilly Wednesday, Lori Bloomberg, a horticultural therapist with NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation center in Manhattan, pushed a cart filled with bright green foliage down the hospital’s hallways, past a row of wheelchairs and into the room of two patients, who were sitting propped up in their beds. Today’s activity: arranging bamboo stalks…

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Unbuttoned: Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?

A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disruption. A drumroll for a hitherto hush-hush, industry-upsetting announcement. Sound familiar? This is not a description of what is happening today at the Apple event in Cupertino, as the company unveils its new video…

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Matter: Why Would an Animal Trade One Body for Another?

As a child growing up in the Netherlands, Hanna ten Brink spent many days lingering by a pond in her family’s garden, fascinated by metamorphosis. Tadpoles hatched from eggs in the pond and swam about, sucking tiny particles of food into their mouths. After a few weeks, the tadpoles lost their tails, sprouted legs and…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Ceiling Fans

The mere mention of ceiling fans may conjure up sweltering summer days, but they can be useful at any time of year, in almost any climate. “Even in wintertime, in a room that has a fire going, a fan on low can keep the heat circulating,” said Michael Cox, the principal of the New York…

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Personal Health: The Risks to Babies of Older Fathers

People are becoming parents at ever-increasing ages, a trend that can have implications for the health of the pregnancy, the babies and the women who birth them. But while most women know that reproductive risks to themselves and their babies rise as they get older, few men past 40 realize that their advancing years may…

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Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection

VIDEO: Green platelets sticking to red blood vessels next to sites of infection by blue bacteria. Pathogenic platelets are the green cells that stick next to the bacteria for a few… view more  Research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that…

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