Study shows myocarditis linked to COVID-19 not as common as believed

New Orleans, LA — A study conducted by Richard Vander Heide, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Pathology Research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Marc Halushka, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, suggests myocarditis caused by COVID-19 may be a relatively rare occurrence. Their findings…

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Stronger treatments could cure Chagas disease

Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases have found that a more intensive, less frequent drug regimen with currently available therapeutics could cure the infection that causes Chagas disease, a potentially life-threatening illness affecting up to 300,000 people in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is a single-celled parasitic organism…

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RIT/NTID inventors receive patent for hearing test

A new method for evaluating hearing has received a second patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Work leading to the patent, «Method for Determining Hearing Thresholds in the Absence of Pure-Tone Testing,» was conducted at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The method is used in the NTID…

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World’s first agreed guidance for people with diabetes to exercise safely

A Swansea University academic has helped draw up a landmark agreement amongst international experts, setting out the world’s first standard guidance on how people with diabetes can use modern glucose monitoring devices to help them exercise safely. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals around the world, so they can help people…

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Rebag Launches Designer Watches and Fine Jewelry

Courtesy of Rebag / PAUL DE LUNA Since Rebag’s founding in 2014, the reseller site has built a small empire of gently-used designer used bags, everything from vintage Fendi to one-of-a-kind Hermès Birkins. Earlier this year, they launched a selection of accessories, and now the company is expanding even further by venturing into watches and…

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Cecilia Chiang, Who Brought Authentic Chinese Food to America, Dies at 100

Cecilia Chiang, whose San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin, introduced American diners in the 1960s to the richness and variety of authentic Chinese cuisine, died on Wednesday at her home in San Francisco. She was 100. Her granddaughter Siena Chiang confirmed the death. Ms. Chiang came to the United States from China as a daughter of…

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Listen to Soundscapes from Home

Welcome. I wrote a few weeks ago about the sounds of pigeons undertaking their vigorous morning drills, their wings slapping against my windows. It’s easy, when we’re caught up in a day’s worth of doing and getting done, to ignore the soundtrack that’s always accompanying us, whether furnished by nature or by civilization. So many…

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In the Met Costume Institute’s New Show, Memory Maps Fashion’s Future

Can you cast your mind back for a moment to spring 2019? The stock market was still on its overall climb. “The Avengers: Endgame” was breaking box office records. The consumption cycle was evermore frenetic. Fashion designers were complaining about the impossibility of being creative on an accelerated schedule even as they produced greater and…

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