Dr. Lisa Schwartz, 55, Is Dead; Warned of Unnecessary Treatments

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, who with her husband devoted her life to warning patients about the dangers of unnecessary medical tests and treatment and excessive diagnoses, died on Nov. 29 in Lebanon, N.H. She was 55. Her husband, Dr. Steven Woloshin, said the cause was cancer. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Woloshin were the directors of the…

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El Espace: The Early Days of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). The other day, Jeff Roth, an editor at the…

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Books News: Curtis Sittenfeld’s Next Short Story Will Be an Audible Original

Curtis Sittenfeld, the best-selling writer of “Prep” and “Eligible,” is the latest to join a growing number of authors partnering with Audible to produce audio-first original stories. Sittenfeld’s short story, “Atomic Marriage,” read by the actress Diane Lane, will be released by the company on Jan. 4. “Atomic Marriage” was not originally written with audio…

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Medical News Today: What are the benefits of seaweed?

Seaweed grows in or near salty waters. There are several types, and they generally contain many healthful minerals that are easy for the body to break down. Adding seaweed to the diet may help with thyroid function, digestive health, and weight loss. Types of seaweed include: nori kelp wakame kombu dulse blue-green algae, such as…

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Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks

The drug maker Actelion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $360 million settlement stemming from an investigation into whether the company illegally funneled kickbacks through a patient-assistance charity, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Actelion, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2017 and makes expensive drugs to treat a rare lung condition, is the latest pharmaceutical…

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Children Move Less Starting at Age 6

Image Most experts believe that physical activity declines as children reach adolescence, but a new study has found that the decline begins as early as age 6. Researchers measured physical activity at ages 6, 8 and 11 in 600 European children wearing arm band activity trackers. After adjusting for body mass index, the scientists found…

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Burberry Goes Grunge for Vivienne Westwood Collaboration

Courtesy of Burberry/David Sims When Riccardo Tisci took over Burberry earlier this year, the luxury brand faced a historic overhaul that saw Tisci’s creative impulse give birth to a new Burberry logo, a buzzy debut collection that combined Tisci’s personal aesthetic with the brand’s trademark nova check, and a 24-hour Instagram-only pop-up shop. Today, for…

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25 Gifts They Won’t Believe Cost Less Than $5

Does the idea of looking at your bank account send you down a stressful spiral, reminding you of last week’s round of $15 Who Do I Think I Am cocktails? Understandable. But don’t let that effect your holiday spirit. Shop our roundup of gifts under $5 that look way fancier than they cost, here.

Mastanamma, India Cooking Granny and YouTube Sensation, Dies at 107

NEW DELHI — Mastanamma got her big break at age 105. After she prepared an especially delicious eggplant curry, her great-grandson suggested that he film her cooking and then post the videos on YouTube. No matter that she was more than 100 years old, suffered from cataracts, wore dentures, cooked outside on an open fire…

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Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down?

More than halfway through the sign-up period for Obamacare health plans, fewer people have enrolled in coverage than during the same stretch last year. Enrollment through the federal website Healthcare.gov, which manages insurance marketplaces in 39 states, is down 11 percent compared to 2017, according to government figures released Thursday. Given President Trump’s assault on…

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