Doctors: Rituals of Honor in Hospital Hallways

The double doors of the surgical intensive care unit opened into a hallway crowded with dozens of hospital employees. A hospital bed emerged, and we all fell silent. Most beds roll out of the I.C.U. briskly, en route to radiology or an operating room, whirring with the beeps and blinks of monitors and the quick…

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A California Hospital Filmed Women Without Their Knowledge, Lawsuit Says

Dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge while receiving medical attention — including having surgery and giving birth — at a California hospital, according to a lawsuit filed last week in a state superior court. A lawyer for the women said 1,800 patients may have been filmed. The lawsuit alleges that motion-activated cameras were…

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Skin Deep: Spring Gets Glossy

The insanely shiny lip products of the 1980s and early ’90s are back in a big way. And, happily, the new glosses have also been updated: reformulated to be less sticky, doused with reflective shimmers, infused with nourishing skin care ingredients and reimagined in hybrid formulas that deliver gloss and color in one wallop. “The…

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How to Be Famous Online, According to Rickey Thompson

Rickey Thompson, a 23-year-old who knows how to use social media to his benefit, posted a video captioned, “When someone flirts with me.” In the video, Mr. Thompson delivers a hysterical and relatable monologue about the confidence and awkwardness he feels when someone flirts with him. The video, one of his now famous 21st-century soliloquies,…

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Slight decline in hepatitis C diagnoses in Europe

IMAGE: Overall notification rates were mostly higher in northern and western European countries than in southern European countries. view more  Credit: ECDC European surveillance data show a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31 000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at a high level in…

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Research shows impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds, where mothers also had a low level of education,…

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