Hundreds Get Food Poisoning at Imelda Marcos’s 90th Birthday Party

MANILA — About 260 people were sent to hospitals on Wednesday after they apparently fell ill from food poisoning during the 90th birthday celebration of Imelda R. Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, health workers said. The patients “suffered from vomiting and dizziness,” said Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippine National Red…

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Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise

People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies, according to the latest, large-scale study of workouts, weight loss and their frustrating interaction. The study, which carefully tracked how much people ate and moved after starting to exercise, found that many of them failed to lose or even gained…

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A Look Back at Vintage Swimwear

The swimsuit reflects the underbelly of society: It privileges superficiality, has been used to police cultures and values increasingly irrelevant norms of gender and sexuality. Yet, it survives and lives unstably in the public imagination, vacillating between our collective affection and disdain. Last June, Miss America ended its nearly 100-year-old swimsuit competition. “We are moving…

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Are you sure it’s burning mouth syndrome?

Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as «burning mouth syndrome» (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. BMS is a painful, complex condition associated with a chronic or recurring…

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Neurosciences unlock the secret of the first abstract engravings

IMAGE: Top: Engraving discovered at the Blombos site (South Africa) dating back 75,000 years before the present. Center: Example of visual categories used in the experiment. Bottom: Lateral and inferior views… view more  Long before Lascaux paintings, humans engraved abstract motifs on stones, shells or egg shells. the earliest are 540,000 years old. For the archaeologists…

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B cells off rails early in lupus

New research on the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) provides hints to the origins of the puzzling disorder. The results were published in Nature Immunology. In people with SLE, their B cells — part of the immune system — are abnormally activated. That makes them produce antibodies that react against their own tissues, causing…

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New high blood pressure guidelines could increase detection of gestational hypertension

Gestational hypertension — high blood pressure during pregnancy — can have persisting adverse effects on the health of mothers and their infants. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released clinical guidelines for hypertension in non-pregnant adults, which lowered the blood pressure threshold to diagnose hypertension, compared to…

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Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning

IMAGE: The mTOR pathway is activated by exercise training program, and enhances spinogenesis, neuronal activity and axonal myelination. This illustration summarizes major findings of a paper published on July 3, 2019,… view more  Credit: Kai Chen, Jinan University Muscle memory — it’s not just a saying. Repetitive exercise induces improved learning for motor skills, and researchers…

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Deep Aging Clocks: The emergence of AI-based biomarkers of aging and longevity

IMAGE: Deep Aging Clocks: the emergence of AI-based biomarkers of aging and longevity. view more  July 3, 2019 — There are two kinds of age: chronological age, which is the number of years one has lived, and biological age, which is influenced by our genes, lifestyle, behaviour, the environment and other factors. Biological age is the…

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