Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

A new observational study finds a link between the consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, and the risk of cancer. Drinks that are 100% made from fruit with no added sugar may have a link to cancer risk, a new study finds. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with…

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36 Hours in Naples, Italy

A city of glorious but tattered beauty, known for its vibrancy and, yes, a frisson of menace, Naples is now humming with visitors. In this Mediterranean capital watched over by the still-kicking Vesuvius volcano, tourist numbers have more than doubled since 2010, crime has dropped (notably, the murder rate is down 44 percent in 2018…

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Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism

When Nicole Thibault had her first child, she imagined traveling everywhere with him. But by age 2, he would become upset by simply passing a restaurant that smelled of garlic. Waiting in line elicited tantrums and crowded places overwhelmed him. Autism was diagnosed within the year. “I thought maybe our family dream of travel wouldn’t…

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Chasing My Shadow as a Cancer Patient in Talk Therapy

Harvard Medical School sends out an email when an esteemed faculty member passes away, and more often than not I delete it without clicking. I feel shame for not taking the time to read about the death of colleague whose life was devoted to medicine or science, but I do think about death a lot…

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Trump’s Assault on Obamacare Could Undermine His Own Health Initiatives

Image President Trump during a signing ceremony Wednesday for an executive order on kidney disease.CreditErik S Lesser/EPA, via Shutterstock In court, the Trump administration is trying to get all of Obamacare erased. But at the White House, President Trump and his health officials are busily using the law to pursue key proposals. Last week, the…

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For Sibling Battles, Be a Sportscaster, Not a Referee

Parents in my psychotherapy practice often ask how to make sibling conflict stop. Understandably, they want the bickering, teasing, aggression and cries of “no fair” to end. But one of the best ways to dial up sibling love is not to squash conflicts, but to learn how to use them. Research supports this, and I’ve…

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An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, the Fashion Brand, Sells a Majority Stake

In 2009 Yael Aflalo, a model turned fashion entrepreneur, opened a vintage clothing resale business she ran part time from the back room of a Los Angeles retail store. Called Reformation, it sold stylish secondhand items or garments made from repurposed materials. In 2013, the brand was scaled into an e-commerce business with a downtown…

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What Should I Put in My Out-of-Office Message?

When Lisette Sand-Freedman, 42, took a four-day family trip to the Dominican Republic in February, she chose her out-of-office email message carefully. “In case of emergency, please call 911” was what rolled into the inboxes of chief marketing officers, publicists and celebrities who were trying to reach Ms. Sand-Freedman, the chief executive of Shadow, a…

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A Tour of the Tour Buses

Summer is high season for concert tours. Bands travel to Instagram fests like Bonnaroo, in the wilds of Tennessee, and old standbys like Glastonbury, in England. And of course there’s always a sweaty bar to play. There are myriad options for getting there (Uber, Mom and Dad’s Subaru, road trip!), but how do the stars…

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Drug companies’ sexually explicit ads reaching too many youngsters

Virtually every day, millions of children and adolescents are being bombarded by sexually explicit direct-to-consumer advertising, despite pharmaceutical CEOs’ claims to the contrary. Leading business ethicist Denis Arnold from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte co-authored the study, «Self-Regulation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Exposure of Children and Adolescents to Erectile Dysfunction Commercials,» published…

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