The Greatest Gift to Loved Ones This Covid Winter? Don’t Infect Others

In case you haven’t noticed, the days are getting shorter and, in most parts of the United States, also cooler. Winter will soon descend upon the northern hemisphere along with several vacation-prone and family-centered holidays that may tempt many people to celebrate in ways they have wisely resisted for most of the Covid-19 pandemic. At…

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How Pediatricians Are Fending Off Coronavirus Myths

As a trained physician, I pride myself on thinking sensibly about risks, reading reputable scientific studies, evaluating their quality, and making sound, evidence-based decisions. But I would be lying if I told you that I’m completely immune to Covid scare stories, or never drawn to quick fixes and miracle cures — at least for a…

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Finally, New Jersey Might Be Cooler Than New York

HOBOKEN, N.J. — In the very important, high-stakes fight for tristate area coolness, New Jersey rarely has the upper hand. (The tristate, for those without a Northeast-centric worldview, has traditionally referred to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.) But two weeks ago, New Jersey residents voted to amend the state constitution and legalize recreational marijuana,…

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Heat Waves May Be Bad for Your Pregnancy

Heat waves may lead to poor pregnancy outcomes, a review of studies has found. The analysis, in BMJ, included 70 studies in 24 countries, and found that over all, each one-degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) increase in temperature was associated with a 5 percent increase in preterm birth and a 5 percent increase in stillbirth.…

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Indian Designer Manish Arora’s Downfall

In September, Manish Arora, a fashion designer once described as the “John Galliano of India,” announced that he was creating a pop-up restaurant in Paris, his adopted hometown, for the Holi festival. An Instagram slide show, featuring the brightly colored maximalism that is the Indian designer’s signature, depicted Mr. Arora with assorted friends sampling traditional…

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The GovLab releases recommendations for data-driven response to COVID-19

BROOKLYN, New York, November 16, 2020 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, today released guidance to inform decision-making in the responsible re-use of data — re-purposing data for a use other than that for which it was originally intended —…

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Preventing heart disease should be a priority for people with Type 2 diabetes

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2020 — Even when risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are optimally controlled, adults with Type 2 diabetes still have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. «Previous studies have shown that people…

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Early life risk factors predict higher obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Boston, MA— Early life risk factors in the first 1000 days cumulatively predict higher obesity and cardiometabolic risk in early adolescence, according to new research led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. The study is the first to evaluate the combined influence of early life risk factors with direct measures of adiposity (body mass…

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