Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned rogue stem-cell clinics to stop selling unproven treatments that could harm patients. The agency’s latest effort, like most of its previous ones, consisted only of letters to companies and clinics. One letter warned a company making products from umbilical-cord blood that it was violating federal law, and…

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Stephanie Gilmore Is the World’s Greatest Surfer. Pay Her Accordingly.

Apr 3, 2019 Stephanie Gilmore carves her baby pink board against the turquoise waves at Mākaha Beach in Hawaii with a measured force. While other surfers fight the waves, she slices through them in double the time. She emerges from a crowded break, and beachgoers rise from their towels and squint to see who she…

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What to Cook: What to Cook in an Air Fryer

Good morning. It’s gadget week here at NYT Cooking as Melissa Clark weighs in, not super-favorably, on the uses and merits of countertop air fryers. (Me, I’ve got a no-recipe recipe for split-pea soup cooked in an electric pressure cooker.) Melissa went down the air fryer rabbit hole a few months ago, acquiring one after…

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Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin

Consumers whose drug benefits are managed by Express Scripts could see their out-of-pocket costs for insulin limited to $25 a month under a plan announced on Wednesday. The move is aimed at addressing rising anger over the cost of the lifesaving product, whose list price has skyrocketed in recent years. Express Scripts said about 700,000…

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Plan a Careful Budget, Then Get Ready to Splurge

During a 10-day tour of India, Farryn Truen sketched out an ambitious itinerary to visit Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Alwar and Agra, that included a big-ticket item: She and her now-husband, Jake, hired a private driver for their trip. Paying for that meant forgoing activities — there was no hot air balloon ride in…

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Eat: These Date-and-Walnut Bars Are Food for the Gods

At the end of each school year, Margarita Manzke and her seven siblings piled into the family car in Manila, where her father ran a fish-sauce factory, to drive to her mother’s resort in Subic Bay, on the west coast of Luzon, about two hours away. They spent summers there, not swimming and sunbathing like…

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Phys Ed: The Heart of a Swimmer vs. the Heart of a Runner

Do world-class swimmers’ hearts function differently than the hearts of elite runners? A new study finds that the answer may be yes, and the differences, although slight, could be telling and consequential, even for those of us who swim or run at a much less lofty level. Cardiologists and exercise scientists already know that regular…

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How to Raise Vegetable Eaters

Cereal bars with spinach mixed in or veggie-infused tater tots are great at fooling children into eating greens or broccoli or carrots. But experts say that aside from the fact that these products often use only traces of vegetables, this strategy assumes the children can’t like kale or broccoli itself, and relying on such products…

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Trending: When It Comes to Travel Rewards, Younger Travelers Are Being Heard

There is no shortage of generalizations about America’s younger generations, but one that definitely rings true is their desire to travel, and travel often. According to Travelport’s 2018 U.S. Vacation Survey, more than half of millennials (55 percent) were planning on traveling more over the next 12 months, compared to 31 percent from Generation X…

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