Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Charges Return a Wary Palm Beach to the Tabloids

PALM BEACH, Fla. — In this exclusive, image-conscious retreat where enormous hedges encircle grand mansions and valets park cars at the supermarket, wealthy residents pay vast sums to shield their private lives from view, even as they crave to be seen at the charitable events and black-tie galas that go on almost daily from November…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut. Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential health benefits. These benefits…

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It’s No Secret: Collaborating in Their Artwork and in Life

Through the Years The couple, who live and work in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, were married before 90 guests Aug. 5, 2017 at the Spillian Mansion in the Catskills. “We throw huge parties with wrestlers on the roof, so we wanted this to be more intimate and not as outrageous,” Ms. Catron said. They each made their…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Ghent

Bruges! Everyone who travels to the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium rushes directly to that fabled city, with its medieval core, canals and moules frites. But less than 30 miles to the east, the less-visited city of Ghent packs in every one of those appeals and much else. Politically to the left, eco-friendly and a touch…

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Rites of Passage: There Are No Five Stages of Grief

I got a text message from my father. My first thought: impossible — that old man doesn’t know how to text. My second thought: impossible — my father is dead. My dad died on Sept. 4 — a Tuesday — just a month shy of his 82nd birthday. He was a farmer, just like my…

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My Afterlife on the Body Farm

Most of us hope to be remembered after death for the ways we contributed to society during our lives. I want to keep contributing even after I’m gone. The part of me that proudly checks the organ donor box every time I renew my driver’s license has always been offended at the idea of throwing…

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The Cutest Animal on Instagram Is Possibly in Your Trash Can

ATLANTA — The supplicants came bearing tithes. Salted cashews, a plastic fruit cup, homemade crafts. The guest of honor, a Virginia opossum named Starfish, sat curled atop a pink fleece bomber jacket, spitting out chewed-up almond detritus. The animal appeared indifferent to the point of distraction, beady eyes staring far past the shelves of combat…

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Researchers use health data tools to rapidly detect sepsis in newborns

IMAGE: Aaron J. Masino, PhD, is a machine-learning scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. view more  Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A team of data researchers and physician-scientists tested machine-learning models in…

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Lipid-filled particle may work with immune system to keep fat healthy

NEW YORK, NY (Feb 28, 2019)—Researchers have discovered that fat tissue releases a lipid-filled particle that has a role in immune function and metabolism. The study, in mice, was published online in the journal Science. Why it matters Obesity appears to activate the immune system, contributing to type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and…

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New study links electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults

IMAGE: People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn’t use tobacco products, according to a study published in Tobacco Control. Wheezing is often… view more  Credit: University of Rochester Medical Center Electronic cigarette use («vaping») is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in…

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