It’s Hot. It’s August. It’s … Pumpkin Spice Time?

As a heat wave bears down on parts of the country, what could be better than wrapping your sweaty palms around a steaming pumpkin-flavored latte? If that is not your idea of summer fun, take it up with the coffee and doughnut chain that now goes by the name Dunkin’, which announced on Monday that…

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Dr. John Hansen, Who Made Marrow Transplants Safer, Dies at 76

Dr. John A. Hansen, an immunologist whose pioneering research made bone marrow transplants safer and vastly expanded the pool of potential donors to patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, died on July 31 at his home in Mercer Island, Wash. He was 76. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his wife, Suzanne Hansen, said. As…

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‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

The purveyors of Strawberry Milk, Peach Madness and Froopy (tastes like Froot Loops) e-cigarette pods are having a very good year. After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space.…

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Tiny Love Stories: It Started at Woodstock

The Summer of ’69 We schemed all summer to have an overnight. Miraculously, his father lent us his Volkswagen. My parents provided camping gear. At last the day came: Aug. 15, 1969. We were going to Woodstock. I was 16, Paul 18. It is not that we were so young, though that is true. It’s…

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Priyanka Chopra Came to Talk About Beauty. It Got Political.

When the actress Priyanka Chopra stepped onstage this weekend to speak in Los Angeles at Beautycon, the cosmetic industry’s traveling more-than-a-trade-show event, she might have been prepared to answer questions about her self-care regimens, her husband (the pop star Nick Jonas), the unreasonable standards to which women’s bodies are held or her humanitarian work with…

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Medical News Today: What are the best ways to cut an ingrown toenail?

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17 Practical, Thoughtful, and Downright Sexy Gifts for Your Husband

When buying a gift for your husband, it’s understandable that «thoughtful» ranks high on your list of qualities you’d like out of the present. But ‘thoughtful’ can mean different things to different people. For the lovingly-practical guy, it could be a set of no-nonsense tools. If he’s a film aficionado, he’ll love socks that prove…

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Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

FRANKLIN, N.J. — With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and she can dress a groom, too. Three buttons, a bow tie, and a tuxedo swell over a round white chest. Ms. Russinko uses dips and drips…

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.…

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