A Summertime Quandary: The Cooler Is Full of Melted Ice

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. To keep things in my ice chest cold, should I drain the cold water as the ice melts or leave it in the chest? A. Under most conditions, it is better to keep the cold water in the chest, most scientists, campers, and manufacturers and retailers conclude. Campers have even conducted…

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When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents

There has been a lot of worry about adolescents and social media over the past couple of weeks, with new studies and reports raising questions about mental health and vulnerability, sleep and suicide. I recently wrote about the question of whether the word “addiction” is helpful in understanding our worries about adolescents and their relationships…

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A Pioneering Treatment for Uncontrollable Hunger

When a child is born with a rare disorder that few doctors recognize or know how to manage, it can pay big dividends for parents to be proactive, learn everything they can about the condition, and with expert medical guidance, come up with the best way to treat it. That is the approach Lara C.…

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How Much Does Your Education Level Affect Your Health?

Image New graduates of Fayetteville State University last month in North Carolina. A college degree is linked to higher life expectancy, but does it cause it?CreditTravis Dove for The New York Times Education is associated with better health outcomes, but trying to figure out whether it actually causes better health is tricky. People with at…

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Shopping for Outdoor Sofas

If you’re lucky enough to have a terrace or a sizable deck, what else do you really need? Maybe an outdoor sofa. As Peter Dunham, an interior and textile designer in Los Angeles, put it: “The ideal thing is to have somewhere for a nap outside.” A sofa will also help anchor any outdoor seating…

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If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?

The glaciers are melting, the coral reefs are dying, Miami Beach is slowly going under. Quick, says a voice in your head, go see them before they disappear! You are evil, says another voice. For you are hastening their destruction. To a lot of people who like to travel, these are morally bewildering times. Something…

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On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles

Christiane C. didn’t think anything of it when her 10-year-old daughter and a friend uploaded a video of themselves playing in a backyard pool. “The video is innocent, it’s not a big deal,” said Christiane, who lives in a Rio de Janeiro suburb. A few days later, her daughter shared exciting news: The video had…

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Blueberries May Promote Heart Health

Blueberries may be good for the heart. Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blinded trial with 115 overweight and obese adults aged 50 to 75 who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease. One third of the group ate a cup of freeze-dried blueberries a day, another third a half-cup, and the final third a similar-looking placebo.…

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Medical News Today: Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Researchers already know that menopause affects the heart, but a new study suggests that changes start to take place in the years leading up to this phase. The study findings could change how doctors administer hormone replacement therapy. New research suggests that changes in heart health may occur sooner than scientists previously believed. The older…

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UT Southwestern develops test to predict immunotherapy response in kidney cancer

IMAGE: (l-r): Drs. Xiankai Sun, James Brugarolas, and Alex Bowman with UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a novel imaging test to identify kidney cancer patients most likely to respond to… view more  Credit: UTSW DALLAS — June 3, 2019 — A novel imaging test shows promise for identifying kidney cancer patients most likely to benefit…

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