Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The multisite international…

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Study analyzes mortality risks among pro athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according to new research. The findings raise important questions about sport-specific differences in disease development and the mechanisms that drive the elevated risk. Such mechanisms…

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Different types of nipples

The appearance of nipples can vary significantly from one person to another. There is no normal nipple and no formal medical description of nipple types. Nipples may be protruding, puffy, hairy, inverted, flat, bumpy, or a combination. Usually, the appearance of nipples makes no difference in how they function, and it poses no risks. Some…

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How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel

It’s a question that the two 52 Places Travelers have fielded from readers and colleagues alike: How do you stay healthy when crisscrossing the world for nearly 365 days? And what do you pack in case you get sick? Each location has its own set of challenges, recommended vaccines and access to pharmacies. There’s a…

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Topshop to Close All of Its US Locations

It’s the end of an era for Topshop, the beloved European retail giant. Today the brand announced it will shutter all of its US Topshop and Topman locations, adding to the 200 UK stores that its parent company, Arcadia Group, has closed over the past three years. According to the BBC, Topshop closing down its…

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No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Last spring, a study set the internet ablaze with sensational headlines promising an early death for those with nontraditional sleep schedules. It wasn’t the conclusion of the study, or its researchers. But in the bombastic world of science reporting, it didn’t really matter. Originally published in the journal Chronobiology International, the study looked at the…

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Giambattista Valli Is Bringing the Drama to H&M

Gareth Cattermole/amfARGetty Images Giambattista Valli has mastered the art of excess. The fashion darling is known for his delectably over-the-top, jaw-dropping designs that have been worn by Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Rihanna, and other A-listers. But thanks to Valli’s new collaboration with H&M, we can all live out our own glamorous, Disney princess fairytale IRL. Pascal…

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