Rutgers researchers highlight need for more smoking cessation programs in state prisons

Inmates want to quit smoking but don’t have access to smoking cessation programs in state prisons, increasing the risk — especially among black male inmates — of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related diseases, according to Rutgers researchers. In a study published in Health Psychology Open, researchers examined smoking behaviors and characteristics of 169…


Experimental Zika test under development with Texas Biomed and national collaborators

IMAGE: This is Jean Patterson, Ph.D., Texas Biomed Professor. view more  Credit: Texas Biomed San Antonio, Texas (January 28, 2019) — A collaboration of scientists including Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D., of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, is working on a new way to detect Zika virus that will help guide clinicians in their treatment of patients with…


Best Dressed at the 2019 SAG Awards

Lady Gaga in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany and Co. Jewelry

The triple threat wore white (from the Dior haute couture show less than a week ago!), but she looked anything but bridal. With a high slit and low-plunging neckline Gaga wowed with blood red beauty touches.

The Tabloid Myths of Jennifer Aniston and Donald Trump

In a depressing news cycle, the cover of In Touch Weekly’s Jan. 21 issue was a beautiful sight. It was a blast from a less complicated past, with its vintage photograph of a beaming Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt staring out at readers from above the bold headline: “We’re Having a Girl!” For some who…


All the Looks From the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Award season continues with its third big award show: the Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight in Los Angeles. Here, what everyone from Emma Stone and Lady Gaga to Lupita Nyong’o and Constance Wu are wearing on the red carpet. Column gowns, tulle dresses, and suits are among the many statement looks.

On the Way to Auschwitz, I Found ‘Heil Hitler’ Signs for Sale

Once a bazaar and kosher slaughterhouse for Kazimierz, Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Plac Nowy — or “New Square” — is today known for its open-air flea market and food stalls. So on a recent visit, I ordered zapiekanka (a traditional Polish sandwich) and perused the souvenir stands as I waited for the cheese to melt.…


Medical News Today: Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. In addition to lifestyle factors such as physical activity, optimistic personality traits may lower diabetes risk. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical…


Don’t Kiss Your Pet Hedgehogs, C.D.C. Warns

Hedgehog owners should refrain from kissing their small, spiky friends, health officials said on Friday. Since October, 11 people across eight states have been infected with a particular strain of salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, and all but one of those infected said they had contact with a hedgehog. “Don’t kiss…


Medical News Today: Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

New research finds that a structural analog of a compound found in an endangered Chinese fir tree has cancer-fighting properties when combined with an existing cancer drug. Scientists devised a chemical analog of a compound from a rare Chinese tree that, combined with another drug, has cancer-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimate that…