C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative

IMAGE: These are CapaCare trainees during a training session. view more  Credit: Magnus Endal, CapaCare Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world — for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In Norway, that number is just 5 women per 100,000 live births; in the US, it’s 14, according…

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Fashion Review: More Women Than Ever Are Running for President. Do Designers Care?

Image Gabriela Hearst, fall 2019.CreditStefania Curto for The New York Times Last November, when the final season of “House of Cards” premiered with Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the Oval Office as the first female president, Kemal Harris, the wardrobe designer, revealed that she had made most of the president’s outfits herself because she…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Online Dating Scams Cost Americans $143 Million

Love is in the air, but don’t let it cloud your judgment — or it might cost you. Americans looking for love lost at least $143 million to scammers last year, according to reports filed with the Federal Trade Commission. While those reports accounted for only 1.5 percent of all fraud tracked by the agency,…

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One Good Meal: A Florist’s Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Flowers grow seasonally, of course, just like food, which presents a problem in February. “Valentine’s Day falls on…

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Medical News Today: What to know about hemorrhoid surgery

Hemorrhoid surgery removes swollen blood vessels inside or around the anus and rectum. Doctors refer to these swollen vessels as hemorrhoids. There are different surgical options for treating hemorrhoids that cause a person discomfort. Surgeries aim to restrict the blood supply or remove the hemorrhoid. Rubber band ligation is a common example of hemorrhoid surgery.…

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Behavior at Age 6 May Predict Adult Income

A kindergarten boy’s behavior could predict his income as an adult, a new study has found. Kindergarten teachers in the poorest neighborhoods of Montreal rated 920 6-year-old boys using scales measuring inattention, hyperactivity, defiant behavior, aggression and prosociality (the tendency to help someone being hurt, stop quarrels or invite a bystander into a game). Researchers…

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the EDIT: I’m Not Here to Answer Your Black History Month Questions

Welcome to The Edit. Each week in our newsletter, you’ll hear from college students and recent graduates about issues going on in their lives. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. It’s a scene that may sound familiar to many black students. You’re one of few people of color in the room, and…

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ELLE Editorial: Nature Made

Photographed by Cole Sprouse; Styled by Natasha Royt Intricate crochet and macrame—on tank dresses, swinging skirts, and cover-ups—appear at home among the pristine wetlands and rocky coast of Southern California. Dress, $7,500, fringed vest, $10,600, both, Chanel. Opal earring (on her right ear, throughout), Pascale Monvoisin, $340. Earring, Mounser, $225 (for pair). Belt, Altuzarra, $450.…

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Angry Dolls Meet Their Mother

A model in a print Batsheva dress appeared at a microphone on a balcony on West Broadway and solemnly declaimed. “I am doll parts,” she said. “Bad skin. Doll heart.” If you knew these words, you really knew them. This was the rallying cry of an angry slice of a generation: one that had blossomed…

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