Medical News Today: How reducing air pollution benefits health

A new report details the drastic improvements in health outcomes that occurred as a result of decreasing air pollution across various countries, including the United States. Share on PinterestNew research details the health benefits of pollution-reducing interventions. There is no doubt that air pollution adversely affects health. Some of the studies reported by Medical News…

Details

Call It a Crime of Pasta

BARI DISPATCH The famous pasta-making women of Bari, Italy, are worried that a crackdown on contraband orecchiette pasta could threaten their way of life. ImageAngela Lastella placing her home-made orecchiette outside her home in Bari, Italy.Credit…Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times BARI, Italy — The grandmothers set up shop early. Out of ground-floor kitchens…

Details

Help! I am Allergic to Apples and Was Kicked Off a Plane

Dear Tripped Up, Last year, I went to Africa with my medical school group. I have a life-threatening allergy to apples, and made Emirates aware of this on the phone, before my flight, and by filling out an online medical form. I was assured there would be no apples served in-flight. When I arrived at…

Details

Ancient worm reveals way to destroy toxic cells in Huntington’s disease

Insights from their study may provide a novel therapeutic approach for diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s. Associate Professor Roger Pocock, from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), and colleagues from the University of Cambridge led by Professor David Rubinsztein, found that microRNAs are important in controlling protein aggregates, proteins that have amassed due to…

Details

It Was Red Alert at First Sight

Erica Helene Stockman and Jason Ryan were married Dec. 6 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Steven Dunn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. The bride, 33, is taking her husband’s name. She is an executive assistant at Solve Advisors, a financial technology firm in…

Details

Laughter the Key to a Winning Strategy

Melanie Cleo Graf and Andrew Simeon Gounardes were married Dec. 7 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle, N.Y. The Very Rev. Nicholas Anctil performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Alex Orphanos taking part. The bride, 30, is taking her husband’s name. She is an associate vice president at Prosek Partners, a…

Details

Surgeons Transplant a Testicle From One Brother to His Twin

A 36-year-old man born without testicles received one transplanted from his identical twin brother in a six-hour operation performed on Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia, by an international team of surgeons. The surgery was intended to give the recipient more stable levels of the male hormone testosterone than injections could provide, to make his genitals more…

Details

Holiday Hero Pieces That Bring on the Glamour

The holiday season is prime time for glamour, thanks to the thrill of glitzy nights, the romantic glow of glittering lights, and the brimming potential of an imminent new year. And with the social circuit in full swing, the best part of every party is, admittedly, the excuse to get dressed up. It’s less about…

Details

A Tall Girl’s Guide to Cozy Weather Shopping

As a Tall Girl™, I struggle firsthand when shopping for denim that extends past my ankles, or sweaters that cover my wrists. Dressing for summer is feasible, but cold weather present stylistic, shall we say, shortcomings, for taller women. The U.S. Department of Health determined that the average height for an American woman is 5’4»,…

Details