They Love Trash

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach a snarl of crusty pad thai. “This is to get people to see the trash,” she said, her fingers slick with grease. “We don’t want to be…

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Medical News Today: The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall…

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Medical News Today: Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation

Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. The new research, which…

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Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos

An anti-abortion activist and his associates were ordered to pay as much as $2.2 million in damages to Planned Parenthood on Friday, after a federal jury in San Francisco ruled that he had broken federal and state laws when he secretly recorded workers for the organization. The activist, David R. Daleiden, recorded the videos in…

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Rare genetic variants predispose to sudden cardiac death

BOSTON — Sudden cardiac death affects 220,000 U.S. adults annually, most of whom have no prior symptoms of a heart issue. By identifying rare DNA variants that substantially increase risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have laid the foundation…

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Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease linked to better outcomes

PHILADELPHIA — Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study from Penn Medicine. The findings underscore the need for…

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Her Superhero, Even at Comic Con

Jenny Ann Beaudry and Hans Erik Westin are to be married Nov. 17 at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Jonathan Sumler, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, is to officiate. The bride, 35, will take her husband’s name. She is a director of communications and…

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All In on a New Two-Player Game

Dr. Diana Zhong and Benjamin Goldsmith Morgan were married Nov. 15 on the 41st-floor rooftop lounge of the Cirrus apartments in Seattle. Fidelia E. Shaw, a friend of the couple who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The couple are to have a second ceremony, on Aug. 15, at Paliku…

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Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a “Medicare for all” system by the end of her third year in office…

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Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

In a mortifying mistake destined to be cited by gleeful math teachers everywhere, an Oklahoma judge acknowledged that he was three decimal places off — mistaking thousands for millions — when he originally calculated the amount Johnson & Johnson should pay for its role in the state’s opioids crisis. As a result, Judge Thad Balkman…

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