Eat: When a Meatloaf Is a Work of Art

I ate many great dishes when I was restaurant critic for The New York Times, and many awful ones too. The plates of the dreadful — dumplings that tasted of soap, stuffed squid the texture of rubber, rancid chicken, frozen tomatoes — I can hardly differentiate in my mind. They left me dismayed in the…

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Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression, according to an innovative new study published last month in JAMA Psychiatry. The study involved hundreds of thousands of people and used a type of statistical analysis to establish, for the first time, that physical…

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Beyond ‘Queer’ Fashion

Propped with his style crew against the putty-tone headboard of a lumbering, half-made bed, Nay Campbell was in his element. The setting was a blandly furnished room in the once storied New Yorker Hotel on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen. An Art Deco monument that has seen better days, the hotel, with its pallid interiors…

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Women more likely to have poorer outcomes following aortic surgery

IMAGE: Dr. Jennifer Chung, lead author, was part of a team of researchers who examined three different outcomes of aortic surgery: early death, stroke and a composite of complications. In every… view more  Credit: UHN News New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. Researchers examined three different outcomes: early death, stroke…

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16 longevity scientists have a Valentine’s day message for the world

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 13 — A group of leading scientists devoted to research on the mechanisms of biological aging today announced the formation of the Academy for Health and Lifespan, the first global non-profit group focused on accelerating breakthroughs in the expansion of the human health span. The timing of the announcement aligns with the Valentine’s…

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PTSD alone didn’t increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2019 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking, that are more common in patients with PTSD, may explain the association, according to new research in Journal of the American…

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Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them

IMAGE: A new study of antibiotic prescribing finds that one-third of patients discharged from 48 Michigan hospitals for pneumonia or urinary tract infections received prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic — a… view more  Credit: University of Michigan Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics for their patients, a new study…

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BFU physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria

IMAGE: This is a holder with samples of mycobacterial strains with different antibiotic resistance. view more  Credit: Andrey Zyubin A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis. The new method helps find the bacteria and evaluate their resistance…

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