Thalidomide Use Did Happen Here, These Americans Say

Even though thalidomide did not reach American pharmacy shelves, the drug was distributed to as many as 20,000 patients through two clinical trials run by American companies that were testing it for use in the United States. Now, a group of Americans who say they were affected by the drug are demanding justice and recognition.…

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The Story of Thalidomide in the U.S., Told Through Documents

In July 1962, the Food and Drug Administration sent an urgent message to its field offices with an assignment it said was “one of the most important we have had in a long time.” Overseas, thousands of babies in Germany, England and other countries were being born with severe defects tied to their mothers’ use…

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Cook With Confidence

Good morning. Took a drive with a kid and a dog on Sunday morning, out to where the people drop away and the oystercatchers skim the shoreline, to where it’s quiet but for wind through the spartina, and the slap of the bay against the peat. We walked in companionable silence. I thought about how…

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From White Gloves to Latex, the Doormen of New York

They are the white-gloved sentries, standing guard at New York City’s better addresses, so signature a feature of life here that we tend to forget that in other metropolitan centers like Paris, London, Chicago or Boston uniformed doormen (and, less often, women) barely exist. They form a small army, some 35,000 residential doormen, concierges, porters,…

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Goop Launches an Activewear Line With Proenza Schouler

From the creators of the jade egg (for your yoni) and the $75 candle that smells like, well, Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoni, comes…activewear? Today, Goop introduced its first-ever foray into the designer world with G. Sport, an activewear line designed in collaboration with Proenza Schouler. If this was any other launch, Goop would’ve postponed it due…

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The Medical ID Bracelet That Doesn’t Look Like One

In times of uncertainty, people turn to many places for peace of mind: cooking, exercising, reading the news, multiperson video chats and other virtual gatherings, fresh air. When that uncertainty stems from a global pandemic, the actions we take to protect our bodies and minds may also include washing our hands, social distancing and working…

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The Coronavirus Bailout: What About Stores and Clothing?

ImageThe Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island on Friday.Credit…Al Bello/Getty Images Over the past five days, executives from the largest American clothing brands and department stores have been engaged in urgent late-night phone calls and marathon video conferences in which they game out scenarios for their future in a world with a coronavirus pandemic. In…

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Shopping for Dining Chairs

With more people spending more time at home these days, dining chairs are getting a workout — as seating for meals, but also as improvised places to sit while working or home schooling. In the face of such a multiplicity of demands, durability and comfort are at least as important as style. “Most people don’t…

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Take Steps to Counter the Loneliness of Social Distancing

Two years ago, when Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the former surgeon general of the United States, started researching his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World,” he never anticipated how relevant the topic would be now that it is about to be published. The coronavirus pandemic and resulting advice…

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Heartburn Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures in Children

Proton pump inhibitors — the widely used heartburn drugs — may slightly increase the risk for bone fractures in children, a new study suggests. P.P.I.’s are approved for use in children over a year old for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, the persistent regurgitation of food and stomach acid. Using Swedish government health records, researchers studied…

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