On Location: A Connecticut Retreat Designed to Attract Houseguests

When Manhattanites Matt Rappoport and Beno Varela began looking for a new home in Connecticut, they had mixed feelings about making the move. Mr. Rappoport, an attorney, was ready to leave his job at a large law firm, and Dr. Varela, a gastroenterologist, had found a practice he planned to join in Hamden, Conn. But…

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Road Tripping With Diana Kennedy

SAN ANTONIO — In a quiet strip mall off highway 85, the British-born author Diana Kennedy stepped out of the car and into a hot parking lot, cursing. Not so long ago, Ms. Kennedy practically lived on the road, traveling the Mexican countryside in her pickup truck to research her cookbooks. But now that she…

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Adolescence: When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Birds aren’t the only creatures migrating in spring. In May, many college students swoop home for the summer, landing with their loads of dirty laundry and cravings for the comforts of home. As glad as we may feel to have our children return to the nest, adding them back into family life is rarely as…

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Doctors can estimate patient adherence by simply asking about medication routine

IMAGE: Researchers used this monitoring system to track when and how often patients took their medications. They compared that information to patient reports about their medication routines. view more  Credit: Alison Phillips AMES, Iowa — A visit to the doctor’s office typically begins with a series of questions, including one about medications. An Iowa State University…

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Insilico to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference

IMAGE: Iraneus Ogu, Africa AI, Blockchain and Longevity Consultant at Insilico Medicine, to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 28-29, 2019. view more  Credit: Insilico Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its…

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UC studies links between air pollution and childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact…

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Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process. In a new paper published online in advance of print, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine expand…

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Summit charts a course to uncover the origins of genetic diseases

IMAGE: The researchers used the new model to accurately identify clusters of gene mutations (spheres), which helped them study the emergence of various genetic diseases. view more  Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can cause disease. In contrast, internal genetic factors can be responsible for…

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