New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids

PITTSBURGH— Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids — and which might only suffer their side effects — with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques. Physicians already have some clues about which patients…

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Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

IMAGE: Professor Declan Bates. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Mechanical ventilation of children in intensive care units is often necessary, but can damage the lungs of critically ill patients It’s possible to change ventilator settings to reduce the risk of damage without putting child patients at risk, according to engineering researchers at the University of…

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Virginie Viard Takes the Helm of Chanel After Karl Lagerfeld

Image Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld and Hudson Kroenig (Mr. Lagerfeld’s godson) at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in December.CreditLandon Nordeman for The New York Times PARIS — If there was any constant to a Chanel runway show, where the set replicates a vast autumnal forest one season and a…

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After Karl Lagerfeld, What’s Next for Chanel and Fendi?

Karl Lagerfeld’s death leaves a void atop two of fashion’s biggest names, Chanel and Fendi, and signals a potentially seismic shift on the industry’s creative side at a time of heightened flux in the global luxury market. Chanel has already named Virginie Viard, a relatively unknown company insider based in Paris, to continue Mr. Lagerfeld’s…

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Medical News Today: What does a lump in the left breast mean?

Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancersmore often in the left breast than the right. That said, around 80 percent of breast lumps turn out to be noncancerous. A breast lump may appear…

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Burberry Apologizes for Debuting a Hoodie With a Noose Around the Neck

Getty ImagesJohn Phillips/BFC There’s a growing pool of luxury brands that have come under fire for major missteps, including back-to-back blackface controversies from Prada and Gucci. You can now add Burberry to the list. Riccardo Tisci debuted his Burberry autumn/winter 2019 collection at London Fashion Week, and it featured a hoodie with strings that resembled…

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