Theater of Dreams: A Tale of Boom and Bust at the Plaza Hotel

THE PLAZAThe Secret Life of America’s Most Famous HotelBy Julie Satow Donald Trump was feeling envious. New York’s foremost narcissist — whose Trump Tower, encased in fool’s gold and bogus bronze, was the very definition of ersatz — hankered for what he regarded as the real estate racket’s crown jewel of social status. There it…

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Are Likes and Followers the Problem With Social Media?

In late April, at F8, Facebook’s annual event for developers, the company’s head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced some updates. Plenty of things would be added to the photo-sharing app: new ways to post Stories, new ways to buy stuff, an updated camera. Some things might also be taken away. Follower counts, Instagram’s main status…

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Does Marathon Running Increase the Risk of Cardiac Arrest?

Q. As a middle-aged male, does marathon running transiently increase my risk for cardiac arrest? A. Marathon running can increase your risk of cardiac arrest in the short term, but it also lowers the overall likelihood that you will experience cardiac arrest or other heart problems, according to science, statistics and sports cardiologists. “In general,…

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Medical News Today: What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment. Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell,…

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Chiaravalloti receives grant to study cognition and hemodynamics after spinal cord injury

IMAGE: Research coordinator Alex Lombard collects physiological data from a study participant with spinal cord injury at Kessler Foundation. view more  East Hanover, N.J., MAY 31, 2019. — Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of the Centers for Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, was awarded a $598,000 grant by the New Jersey Commission…

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Radio-wave therapy proves effective against liver cancer cells

IMAGE:  Left hand image: Patient with metastatic cancer affecting various organs receiving first AM RF EMF systemic targeted treatment. Blue arrows indicate site of tumor with red lesions. Right hand image:… view more  Credit: Wake Forest School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — May 31, 2019 — A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has…

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Certain antidepressants could provide treatment for multiple infectious diseases

Some antidepressants could potentially be used to treat a wide range of diseases caused by bacteria living within cells, according to work by researchers in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and collaborators at other institutions. Research published in the April print edition of the journal Life Science Alliance, shows that antidepressant drugs called…

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Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

Ask just about any parent whether napping has benefits and you’ll likely hear a resounding «yes,» particularly for the child’s mood, energy levels, and school performance. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, published in the journal SLEEP backs up that parental insight. A study of nearly 3,000 fourth,…

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New records show spread of parasitic deer flies across the US

With flattened bodies, grabbing forelegs and deciduous wings, deer keds do not look like your typical fly. These parasites of deer — which occasionally bite humans — are more widely distributed across the U.S. than previously thought, according to Penn State entomologists, who caution that deer keds may transmit disease-causing bacteria. «It was more or…

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