What We Learned in 2018: Science

It’s not easy to say that any particular scientific development was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we’d opt for these unforgettable events and findings. A scientist’s use of the Crispr technique set off a global firestorm. Image He Jiankui speaking before the Second International Summit…

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What We Learned in 2018: Health and Medicine

It’s not easy to say that any particular development in health or medicine was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we’d opt for these unforgettable events and findings. We learned many doctors do not disclose financial ties when they publish research. Image From left, Douglas A.…

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Frugal Traveler: Mumbai, a City Both Uplifting and Heartbreaking

Image Fashion Street, always bustling with shoppers, has hundreds of stalls containing anything shoppers might want to buy — dresses, T-shirts, jeans and accessories.CreditPhilippe Calia for The New York Times The profile of the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the world, may have risen when it was showcased…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Anaheim

For 60 years, Mickey Mouse has been the raison d’être for the tourism scene in this sun-drenched Southern California town, home to Disneyland, family-friendly restaurants, affordable chain hotels and sprawling strip malls. But times have changed. Anaheim, with its dry, mild climate, rich immigrant communities and a hearty appetite for both craft beer and sugar-spun…

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Living With Cancer: In Praise of Gentleness

Often I have lain under a sheet on a gurney in a hospital hall, dreading what would happen during some ghastly procedure related to my ovarian cancer. One incident, filtered through a narcotic haze, still haunts me, though it must have occurred more than five years ago. I watched the ceiling roll by as someone…

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Medical News Today: Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health

New research that features in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discovers that a compound present in green leafy vegetables helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice. Green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, contain high concentrations of nitrate, a compound that may keep fatty liver at bay. Nonalcoholic…

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Juul May Get Billions in Deal With One of World’s Largest Tobacco Companies

E-cigarette maker Juul, which has vowed to make cigarettes obsolete, is near to inking a deal to become business partners with Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. The union — which would create an alliance between one of public health’s greatest villains and the start-up that would upend it — entails cigarette giant…

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6 Signs You’re Emotionally Addicted to Your Partner

It happens that in a relationship one of the partners is emotionally dependent, and the other partner is emotionally distracted. The first one complains about the lack of time to be spent with the partner, whereas the other person feels the need for personal space. It is interesting that both aspects of this system have…

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