We Live in Packs

SAN FRANCISCO — Men are dogs, some more so than others. There are those, for example, who wear puppy hoods, harnesses, chain collars and tails while out and about. Sometimes they appear in packs. While hardly as mainstream as walking the red carpet with kink-adjacent accouterments, dressing up doggy style has become more visible in…

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Help Desk: No to Pseudoscientific Diets! Yes to Less Stress About Food!

Join me, won’t you, in the diet book drinking game. Here’s how it works: Every time you read the following words, you down a shot of tequila. Ready? YummyVeggiesDetoxGreen smoothieHumanely raised Usually, by the time I’m on Page 10 I’m ready to take off all my clothes and lick the necks of strangers — and…

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Ties: Out to Lunch

My husband’s heart condition is worsening. His diabetes goes uncontrolled, we are losing the house we have lived in for more than 30 years, and dementia prevents him from discussing any of it. I leave him with a health aide and escape for lunch. I stand in line behind a man with thick gray hair…

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Durable, Adaptable Cork

BERLIN — In Berlin, the architectural firm Rundzwei recently completed a residential project called the Korkenzieher Haus, or Corkscrew House. Shaped by strict size regulations, the four-bedroom, four-bath home features a staggered spatial arrangement with a sunken lower level including the master bedroom with direct access to an outdoor lap pool. A sculptural central staircase…

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Cavities? Blame Nurture, Not Nature

Environmental factors are more important than genetics in determining who gets cavities, a new study reports. Australian researchers recruited 250 twin pairs when their mothers were still pregnant. They collected health and demographic data on them at 24 and 36 months’ gestational age, at birth, and at age 18 months. When they were 6 years…

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Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis

Studies have linked psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what? Or could other underlying reasons explain the connection? «Higher BMI may contribute to increased inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less…

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Press invitation: Opening conference of LifeTime in Berlin

Under the title «Understanding Cells to Revolutionize Healthcare», researchers, political decision-makers, industry leaders and prominent figures of the scientific community will gather in Berlin to discuss strategies to better understand how diseases arise and develop in the human body — cell by cell. At the opening conference, the LifeTime consortium will present its vision and…

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NeurExo Sciences and Henry Ford present preclinical data on exosomes at ISEV2019

NeurExo Sciences, LLC (NXS), a biotechnology company focused on the development of exosome therapies and subsidiary of NeuroTrauma Sciences LLC, and Henry Ford Health System, a non-profit organization, today announced the presentation of new data on exosomes at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 Annual Meeting being held April 24-28, 2019 in Kyoto,…

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How does chronic edema impact health-related quality of life?

IMAGE: Lymphatic Research and Biology delivers the latest developments and advances in lymphatic biology and pathology from the world’s leading biomedical investigators. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 26, 2019—Final results of the large, international LIMPRINT study have provided new data on the prevalence of chronic swelling and the devastating…

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University of Maryland first to use unmanned aircraft to deliver kidney for transplant

VIDEO: In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center… view more  Credit: University of Maryland Medical Center/University of Maryland School of Medicine BALTIMORE and COLLEGE PARK, MD — In a first-ever advancement in human medicine…

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