On the Runway: It’s Possible Leggings Are the Future. Deal With It.

When did leggings make the leap from garment to cultural lightning rod? For what are essentially stretchy footless tights in a seemingly endless array of patterns and colors, they have been an unexpected source of controversy. The latest uproar came last week, when Maryann White, the mother of four sons, wrote a letter to the…

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The Checkup: How to Minimize Exposures to Hormone Disrupters

“We tend to think hormone disrupters are a mom and baby issue,” said Dr. Leonardo Trasande, the chief of the division of environmental pediatrics at N.Y.U. School of Medicine. “But it literally can be a life and death matter for folks who are not even trying to have a family.” Dr. Trasande is one of…

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Personal Health: Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don’t Bother

Attention all consumers seeking to protect brain health: You can save hundreds of dollars a year and enhance the health of your brain and body by ignoring the myriad unproven claims for anti-dementia supplements and instead focusing on a lifestyle long linked to better mental and physical well-being. How many of these purported brain boosters…

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The Struggling Fashion House Roberto Cavalli Closes Its U.S. Stores

LONDON — The ailing Italian luxury house Roberto Cavalli has shuttered its North American operations, hours after the brand said it was seeking a deal with creditors to stave off a bankruptcy filing and less than a week after the departure of its creative director, Paul Surridge. On Friday, the brand confirmed in an emailed…

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Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family’s Role in Opioid Crisis

The Sacklers had a new plan. It was 2014, and the company the family had controlled for two generations, Purdue Pharma, had been hit with years of investigations and lawsuits over its marketing of the highly addictive opioid painkiller OxyContin, at one point pleading guilty to a federal felony and paying more than $600 million…

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Medical News Today: Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

A new study has investigated oxytocin’s effects on the brain regions that help control eating behavior to explore the possibility of using this hormone as a treatment for obesity. Researchers get to grips with how oxytocin alters our brain’s response to food. Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust,…

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New therapy targets cause of adult-onset muscular dystrophy

IMAGE: Scripps Research graduate student Angel Angelbello and chemistry professor Matthew D. Disney, PhD, report promising data about their RNA-binding myotonic dystrophy type 1 compound in PNAS. view more  Credit: Scripps Research JUPITER, Fla. — April 1, 2019 — People diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 1 have difficulty unclenching muscles due to a genetic defect that…

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A bald gene find­ing

IMAGE: Scottish Deerhound have coarse, longish hair, but every now and then there are hairless individuals in litters. view more  Hairlessness in dogs can be the result of deliberate breeding or, in certain breeds, a defect. A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki describes a gene variant in the SGK3 gene, which causes hairlessness…

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GGC launches EpiSign, a novel clinical test for epigenetic changes

IMAGE: EpiSign uses an Illumina Infinium Methylation EPIC bead chip array to analyze DNA methylation at hundreds of thousands of loci across the genome. view more  (GREENWOOD, SC) April 1, 2019 — Greenwood Diagnostic Laboratories at the Greenwood Genetic Center, in collaboration with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), announce the launch of a new diagnostic test…

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Martin Borch Jensen to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel

IMAGE: Martin Borch Jensen, Co-Founder and CSO of Gordian Biotechnology, to present ‘Bringing aging biology into drug development at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel, Switzerland. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Monday, April 1, 2019 — Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation…

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