‘No Lips. No Hands. No Lobsters.’

PARIS — It’s cooled off in France in all sorts of ways. The heat wave that smothered the country finally broke on Monday. The “Yellow Vest” protests that raised the political temperature have mostly fizzled. Les Bleues are out of the World Cup. And in Paris, at the Couture, Daniel Roseberry, a 33-year-old unknown American…

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Reversing the Damage of a Massive Stroke

Strange as it may seem, the massive stroke Ted Baxter suffered in 2005 at age 41, leaving him speechless and paralyzed on his right side, was a blessing in more ways than one. Had the clot, which started in his leg, lodged in his lungs instead of his brain, the doctors told him he would…

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Keeping the Fun in Children’s Sports

A new clinical report on organized sports for children, preadolescents and adolescents from the American Academy of Pediatrics keeps coming back to the question of fun. The report summarizes evidence on the many benefits of sports participation for children, from acquiring motor skills to developing positive self-image, from strong social interactions to higher levels of…

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A Whirlwind, Round-the-World Food Tour of Queens

The $3.50 kebab was supposed to be a stopgap measure, a placeholder for a lunch that would have to wait until after an appointment in Manhattan. Neither the foil-wrapped sandwich nor the dumpy corner shop was much to look at. But the first bite — moist ground lamb laced with onion and a jolt of…

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Shopping for Bar Cabinets

A piece of furniture dedicated solely to drinks might seem like an extravagance. But when it comes to entertaining, a well-functioning bar cabinet can be useful for both host and guests. “It’s a matter of convenience,” said William Sofield, the interior designer who founded Studio Sofield in New York. “I tell everyone, ‘I’ll make you…

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Of Comic Books and Couture

Image Original sketches by Yves Saint Laurent of his comic creation, La Vilaine Lulu. In 1967, Yves Saint Laurent introduced La Vilaine Lulu, the beastly little star of a comic book — or bande dessinée — that he wrote and illustrated. Short and squat with a froggy face, wearing a beribboned boater and a scarlet…

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WVU researcher studies how nursing homes can accommodate obese residents

IMAGE: The stereotype of the thin, frail nursing home resident doesn’t reflect today’s reality. About 30 percent of nursing home residents are obese. Nicholas Castle, chair of the WVU Department of… view more  Credit: WVU About 30 percent of nursing home residents are obese. That can complicate their care. The facility may need to buy them…

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NETRF-funded research may help predict pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) recurrence

IMAGE: Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani finds a clinical marker for non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor metastasis view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Center A group of researchers funded by Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has discovered molecular information that may help predict recurrence of non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), which do not release excess hormones into the bloodstream. In…

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Biomedical sciences researcher gets $3.26 million grant to develop universal flu vaccine

IMAGE: Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University view more  Credit: Georgia State University ATLANTA—Influenza remains a major public health risk, and Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has received a five-year, $3.26 million federal grant to combat this threat by…

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