Medical News Today: How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Research in mice now shows that a specific cell death mechanism can lead to rheumatoid arthritis. Stopping this mechanism could help prevent this condition from developing, the authors argue. Researchers uncover a key cellular mechanism involved in RA that has potential therapeutic implications. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized mainly by pain…

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Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Humans have been drinking fermented concoctions since the beginning of recorded time. But despite that long relationship with alcohol, we still don’t know what exactly the molecule does to our brains to create a feeling of intoxication. Likewise, though the health harms of heavy drinking are fairly obvious, scientists have struggled to identify what negative…

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He Takes Us to the Underworld in ‘Hadestown.’ And We’re Glad to Go.

You could romanticize it as a balcony, but really it’s an ornate fire escape, painted creamy beige and stretched across the facade of the Walter Kerr Theater. And if you’d glanced up from West 48th Street early one evening this month, you’d have spied a tableau of considerable glamour and grace: André De Shields, in…

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Luxury Gifts for the Grad Who Really Deserves It

These days, #treatyoself applies more to getting an extra topping on froyo than spending serious money on an investment piece. But if your grad has continuously knocked it out of the park all these years, why not give them something a little more? One of these fancy finds should do the trick.

Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

On Tuesday, after the Alabama Senate voted to pass a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state, the actress Busy Philipps felt compelled to take action. “Women deserve compassion and understanding in their personal health choices,” Ms. Philipps, 39, said on Wednesday. “This is something a lot of people experience and go…

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In the Arizona High Desert, Taking the Temperature of a Wine Boom

Driving up Interstate 17 from Scottsdale, the road to Cornville flattens out over arid, vast distances where, seemingly, not much grows beyond cactus. But that vision of Arizona as a sun-baked no-man’s land is far from true. In Northern Arizona’s Yavapai County, the story is, in fact, much colder and wetter. In late March, the…

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Rites of Passage: My Very Brief Career as the World’s Worst Detective

“This is not an easy place to get hired,” said a fellow analyst at the company, an elite, private-sector global intelligence organization. The vetting process was rigorous: an extensive background check, drug testing, fingerprinting, half a dozen interviews and months of waiting. The company recruited highly decorated F.B.I. agents, state and federal prosecutors, and the…

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The Oasis at the End of the Dusty Road

The saga of Castle Hot Springs resort sounds like a Carl Hiaasen novel if he swapped South Florida for Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. The history of the hard-to-access oasis an hour’s drive north of Phoenix has involved a quail-hunting, self-made mogul, Native Americans, new age crystal worshipers, scheming hoteliers and a gun-toting, toothless caretaker who had…

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Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Five years ago, Asher Freeman tried to find a personal trainer knowledgeable about the fitness needs of queer and transgender people. The search came up empty. So Freeman, who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they and them, took college courses in exercise science and became certified as a personal trainer. “It was really…

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Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Cancer is a terrible bedfellow. It tosses and turns, snorting and kicking and snatching more than its share of the covers. It never caresses or croons lullabies, but instead hisses innuendos into the wee hours, turning wakefulness into a wake. No wonder insomnia plagues cancer patients, often sending us to chemical aids. Ten years after…

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