New York Declares the End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near

ALBANY — There was a time when the diagnosis of H.I.V. was a death sentence, when thousands of New Yorkers, primarily gay men, succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses, and the end of the epidemic seemed both medically and mentally impossible. On Wednesday, however, state officials declared that New York is on track to meet its goal…

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Income Drops in Young Adults Tied to Midlife Cognitive Deficits

A decline in income in young adulthood may lead to poorer cognitive ability in middle age. Income reductions are also linked to changes in brain structure that suggest premature aging, researchers report. The study, in Neurology, included 3,287 men and women, ages 23 to 35, whose income was tracked from 1990 to 2010. At the…

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Meet the Chanel Crasher

For the fashion commentariat, the front row used to be everything. But these days, if you have something to say, you’re better off infiltrating the runway itself. That was the thought of Marie Benoliel, a 28-year-old professional gate-crasher who clambered onto the catwalk at the Chanel show in Paris on Monday only to find herself…

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Bernie Sanders Is Hospitalized for Heart Procedure and Cancels Events

Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized and treated for an artery blockage and is canceling his events for the coming days, a campaign official said on Wednesday. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Senator Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” Jeff Weaver, a longtime adviser to Mr. Sanders, said in a statement. “Following medical evaluation and testing…

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A Mysterious Sleeping Disorder That Turns Life Into a Waking Dream

“I don’t know what’s going on,” the 19-year-old exclaimed in a panicked voice as his parents entered the nearly deserted emergency room of a hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. He was a freshman at the university there. A high school friend, now at the university with him, had called them with a strange story. She…

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Medical News Today: What does Xanax feel like?

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TripAdvisor Ends Ticket Sales to Attractions That Breed or Buy Dolphins and Whales

TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions that breed, import or capture whales, dolphins, porpoises and other cetaceans for public display, the company announced on Wednesday. The move will ban sales to attractions and events at parks and aquariums worldwide, including SeaWorld, which has locations in Florida, Texas and California, Loro Parque in Spain…

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Medical News Today: What causes left sided facial numbness?

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These Butterflies Evolved to Eat Poison. How Could That Have Happened?

Monarch butterflies eat only milkweed, a poisonous plant that should kill them. The butterflies thrive on it, even storing milkweed toxins in their bodies as a defense against hungry birds. For decades, scientists have marveled at this adaptation. On Thursday, a team of researchers announced they had pinpointed the key evolutionary steps that led to…

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Stretch marks on the thighs: What to know

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