Five Places to Visit in Houston

From being ranked the Most Charitable City in the country to the Best City for Foodies, once-overlooked Houston has won its fair share of prizes in the last couple of years. But perhaps no prize mattered more to Houstonians than when their Major League Baseball team, the Astros, won the 2017 World Series, thanks in…

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Aubrey Plaza Cracks a Grin at the Batting Cage

“I’ll give it a whirl,” Aubrey Plaza said, edging closer to the plate. “See what happens.” On a pollen-heavy afternoon, Ms. Plaza, a star of “Legion,” the psychedelic drama that began its final season on June 24, had taken a car to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then descended into the basement of the…

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Sneaking Out for a Burger With My Indian Dad

I am an “ABCD” — an “American Born Confused Desi.” It is a label that has followed me throughout my life, one derisively applied to those of us born in America to Indian parents. The term conveys that all of us who are “American born” have no understanding of what it means to truly be…

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How Do You Treat Positional Vertigo?

Q. Please explain positional vertigo. Two of my siblings have woken up in the morning with it. What do you do if you experience it? A. Positional vertigo is a common type of dizziness that can be treated with a simple maneuver. Vertigo is an illusory sensation of motion that is often accompanied by intense…

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Women vs. men — Tactical efficiency in football

IMAGE: In a new project, sport scientists at the German Sport University Cologne have been comparing the soccer-specific tactical performance of male and female players in Europe with the help of… view more  Credit: DSHS (German Sport University Cologne) In modern football, tactics are relevant across all age groups and performance levels. Yet for a long…

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Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has studied a protein that regulates a gene…

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Study connects low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline

Social relationships are essential to aging well; research has shown an association between lack of social engagement and increased risk of dementia. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that higher brain amyloid-β in combination with lower social engagement in elderly men and women was associated with greater cognitive decline over…

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Researchers look to unlock post-traumatic stress disorder puzzle

A team of Penn State and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine researchers is attempting to answer a question that has long puzzled experts: Why do some individuals suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing trauma, and others do not? The research, led by Nanyin Zhang, professor of biomedical engineering and Lloyd & Dorothy…

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Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression

IMAGE: The researchers found that youth who are poor at differentiating their negative emotions are more susceptible to depressive symptoms following stressful life events. Conversely, those who display high NED are… view more  Credit: Lisa Starr and Stephen Dow/University of Rochester Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected…

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