How we age

It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments. But how, exactly, do our bodies weather with age, and to what extent do…

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Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study by Jennifer Gordon and Ashley Balsom of University of Regina, Canada, published…

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‘Best’ hospitals should be required to deliver tobacco treatment

A UCLA-led report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine exposes what the authors call a weakness in the high-profile «Best Hospitals Honor Roll» published annually by U.S. News and World Report. The data used to compile the rankings are collected from multiple sources, including outcomes reported to the Joint…

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$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project

ITHACA, N.Y. — A Cornell University scientist is leading a multi-institution team that’s helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project focuses on developing infrastructure to establish an organic industry for grains such…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAdm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, center, arriving to testify before a House subcommittee on July 31.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Health officials sidestep questions about Trump’s timeline for ‘enough vaccines for every American by April.’ As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration…

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All the Looks From the 2020 Virtual Emmys

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Doing the show remotely and without a red carpet didn’t stop celebs from dressing up at home.

U.S. Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timetable

As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration health officials on Sunday delicately sidestepped President Trump’s ambitious declaration last week that a coronavirus vaccine would be available for every American by April. Instead, Adm. Brett P. Giroir, who heads up national testing efforts, and Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and…

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AstraZeneca Releases Blueprints for Virus Vaccine Trial Amid Safety Scrutiny

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA facility in Anagni, Italy, that will assist in the production of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.Credit…Vincenzo Pinto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images After coming under fire for vaccine safety, AstraZeneca releases trial blueprints. AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trial on Saturday, the third…

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A Pointed History of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collar

ImageRuth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court class photo day in 2010.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times In 2014, the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering legal mind and advocate for equal treatment of the sexes who died on Friday, did something that probably none of her male colleagues were ever asked to do: she…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collar: A Pointed History

ImageRuth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court class photo day in 2010.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times In 2014, the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering legal mind and advocate for equal treatment of the sexes who died on Friday, did something that probably none of her male colleagues were ever asked to do: she…

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