As Measles Surges, ‘Decades of Progress’ Are in Jeopardy

Reported cases of measles worldwide surged by nearly a third last year, partly because parents did not vaccinate their children, health organizations said Thursday. The increase in measles, a highly contagious scourge that had been nearly eradicated in many parts of the world just a few years ago, was “deeply concerning,” the organizations said in…

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Medical News Today: What is an HIV viral load?

Viral load refers to the amount of HIV in a person’s blood. HIV treatments aim to reduce the viral load until the virus is no longer detectable, which mean it is also untransmittable. In this article, we discuss what viral load means for people living with HIV and their partners, the links between viral load…

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Meanwhile: The $0.006 Object in Your Sushi Container Is Doing an Important Job

Image Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist based in San Francisco. You can find her via website and Instagram. More ‘Meanwhile’ Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated column about the big implications of seemingly small things. How Californians Are Breathing in the ‘New Abnormal’ of Epic Fires An illustrated look at the face masks that are now everywhere…

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Dominique Crenn Wins Third Michelin Star, a First for a Woman in America

The chef Dominique Crenn has become the first woman in the United States to receive three stars from the Michelin Guide, its highest rating, for her modernist San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn. The guide’s 2019 stars for the Bay Area were announced Thursday afternoon amid intense speculation that Ms. Crenn, who has already won many…

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15 Denim Jumpsuits You Don’t Need But Will Probably Want Anyway

Unlike most ELLE.com editors, I only own one jumpsuit. For years I was averse to the style, until I met the one: a pair from Karla Welch’s sick collaboration with Levi’s. They’ve since sold out (sorry guys), but my eyes have opened to all the other denim jumpsuits I’ve been missing out on. There’s the…

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El Espace: 8 Books Reshaping Latinx Literature

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). I didn’t have papers for most of my life,…

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This $101 Cashmere Sweater is a Sleeper Hit

Courtesy of retailer When I get dressed in the morning it’s not with the intention of soliciting compliments. Sure, it’s nice when people appreciate the look, but for me it’s not the end all be all. So imagine my surprise when what I thought was a regular shmegular gray cashmere crewneck sweater from the Gap…

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Blacks Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment for Heart Disorder

Image African-Americans are less likely than white people to get the newest stroke-preventing medicines for atrial fibrillation, a new study found. Atrial fibrillation, often called A-fib, is the quivering or irregular heartbeat that increases the risk for stroke and other heart problems. The standard treatment is oral anticoagulants, or blood thinners, to prevent blood clots.…

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Rites of Passage: What Am I if Not Employed?

“You’re so brave,” my friend said when I told her I was going to take some time off after leaving my job as an executive of a hotel chain. “Brave? Really?” I asked, taken aback. Most people, rather than expressing support, wanted to know why I’d made that choice and where I was “going.” When…

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