Vaping Illnesses Climb Upward, Nearing 1,300 With 27 Deaths

The outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping grew by more than 200 cases in a week, now totaling 1299, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. Twenty-seven people have died from vaping-related illnesses, health officials said. The figures mean that 219 new cases and seven new deaths were reported. Cases have…

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Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, Surgeon to Warhol and the Shah, Dies at 98

Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, a New York surgeon who famously treated the shah of Iran and Andy Warhol before becoming a central figure in a widely publicized lawsuit over Warhol’s death after surgery in 1987, died on Oct. 4 in Warren, N.J. He was 98. The death, at a care facility, was confirmed by his daughter Lisa…

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Sarah Ruhl, the Celebrated Playwright, Will Publish a Memoir

In 2010, the playwright Sarah Ruhl had just given birth to twins and was still in the maternity ward when she learned she had Bell’s palsy, a condition that caused paralysis on the left side of her face. Even as she learned to blink again or stop drooling, she still was not able to smile.…

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A Virus in Koala DNA Shows Evolution in Action

Koalas have been running into hard times. They have suffered for years from habitat destruction, dog attacks, automobile accidents. But that’s only the beginning. They are also plagued by chlamydia and cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, and in researching those problems, scientists have found a natural laboratory in which to study one of the hottest…

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How to Make the Cardamom Bun That Took New York

The scent of green cardamom will linger on your clothes for a couple of hours after a visit to Fabrique, the Swedish bakery that opened its first United States outpost nearly five months ago in the meatpacking district of Manhattan. You’ll wish it would never leave. The warming, resinous fragrance of the spice, combined with…

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ELLE and MIT Join Forces For Its Third Annual Fashion Leadership Program

The ever-shifting nature of the fashion and luxury industries is a topic ripe for study. For the third year, ELLE, MIT Sloan Education, and Mindway are collaborating on an academic program where you can do just that. The 2020 program, «Innovation Leadership for Fashion & Luxury Consumer Brands» is now accepting applications. What began in…

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Health Officials Urge Caution in Reducing Opioids for Pain Patients

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday instructed doctors to use more caution when taking chronic pain patients off opioid medications, a response to reports that many have been cutting off prescriptions too quickly, in some cases even dismissing patients from their practice. The Department of Health and Human Services published a guide intended to…

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The Many Faces of Gandhi

In October 1939, about a decade before he was assassinated, Mohandas K. Gandhi issued a warning to his admirers. “Some would like to erect my statue in public places, some others would have my portraits, yet others would proclaim my birthday as a public holiday,” he wrote in response to praises he had received on…

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Victoria’s Secret, Under Siege, Lays Off Employees at Headquarters

Victoria’s Secret is laying off about 15 percent of the brand’s employees at its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters as the beleaguered lingerie chain struggles to reshape its image and the chief executive of its parent company remains under scrutiny for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein. The cuts, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday, involved about…

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