Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University…

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Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Imagine that 90 percent of all people living with H.I.V. were diagnosed and treated with drugs. Would that be sufficient to end the AIDS epidemic? Scientists tried to answer the question in three enormous studies published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead of simply urging people to get testing and treatment…

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Medical News Today: What to know about eye floaters

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Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is only the second-largest in history, but undoubtedly the most frustrating. Scientists are fairly certain they have the medical tools needed for victory: one vaccine that appears to work about 98 percent of the time, another that has worked well in monkeys, and four therapies…

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Maty Ezraty, Who Spread Her Yoga Methods Globally, Dies at 55

Maty Ezraty, who helped popularize the ancient practice of yoga in the United States and created a rigorous teaching program that trained tens of thousands of yoga instructors around the world, died on July 9 while teaching in Tokyo. She was 55. Her partner, Chuck Miller, said on his Facebook page that she died unexpectedly…

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Jessica Walter Reads ‘At What Age Is Love Enthralling? 82’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When a man 30 years younger confessed his attraction, Sophy Burnham was surprised — even embarrassed. As an octogenarian, Ms. Burnham knew that sensuality does not just disappear with age, yet she still struggled to believe…

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Is Wearing Used Swimwear Gross?

Courtesy Tie-front printed bandeau swimsuit Emilio Pucci net-a-porter.com $530.00 Standing in Beacon’s Closet, a New York-based resale shop, I sifted through racks of old, stained at the pits-Zara tops and vintage—read: flammable—polyester, aimlessly shopping for nothing in mind. I often prowl secondhand stores in hopes of scoring underpriced designer goods, with a strong success rate…

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Billie Eilish Is Now a MCM Model

If you haven’t noticed, Billie Eilish is having a great July and we’re only halfway through the month. After teaming up with her idol Justin Bieber for the «Bad Guy (Remix),» the pop princess is now the face of MCM’s fall/winter 2019 campaign, the first campaign from Dirk Schönberger, MCM’s new global creative director. «For…

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The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist. The new nightly move was prompted by a cascade of wearable gadgets from companies like Fitbit and Apple, which claim that their sensor-laden bracelets and watches can improve our lives by helping us detect health…

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Pierre Cardin: His Mind Has to Travel

Image An installation at the Brooklyn Museum showing a photo of Raquel Welch in a Cardin miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl with a Plexiglas visor, shot by Terry O’Neill in 1970.Creditvia Brooklyn Museum Pierre Cardin has spent a lifetime waging battle, imposing his will and maverick sensibilities on the wayward human form. “When I…

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