Medical News Today: What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains tiny blood vessels that…

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W.H.O. Panel Demands a Registry for Human Gene Editing

Image A human embryo modified in China. The W.H.O., with many leading scientists, has declared that similar procedures should be registered and tracked.CreditMark Schiefelbein/Associated Press An influential committee of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” to try to create babies from gene-edited human embryos. The panel called for an…

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How the Patriarchy Got in Our Heads

Image CreditAngie Wang You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard.” — Carol…

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Instagram Wants to Be Your Mall

Image Zara is among the brands that will be shoppable in-app on Instagram. Instagram has introduced a tool designed to shore up its hold on shopping. The company announced today that it will be rolling out an in-app checkout function to users in the United States, a secure and, Instagram hopes, friction-free method for purchasing…

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Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off…

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British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

LONDON — Britain’s National Portrait Gallery said Tuesday that it was not accepting a long-discussed $1.3 million donation from a charitable arm of the Sackler family. The decision, reached by mutual agreement between the gallery and the Britain-based Sackler Trust, is the latest sign of the changing climate in the art world toward the family,…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘Relationships Are Like Shoes’

7 Women and 3,000 Men We met in 1968, when he was Dartmouth’s hockey captain and I was one of seven women on Dartmouth’s testosterone-fueled campus of 3,000 men. I joined Denis’s fraternity to be his brother but fell for him instead. He nicknamed us “Romes and Jules” after the Zeffirelli movie. Even though I…

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10 Things You’ve Gotta See at Banana Republic

Matthew Sprout Niche brands and direct-to-consumer drops might have a buzz factor, but nothing compares to finding a gem from a trusted-and-true retailer. We studied Banana Republic’s spring collection and found all sorts of apparel and accessories perfect for spring. With 40 years under its belt, the brand knows a thing or two about mastering…

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The 52 Places Traveler: In Praise of Pioneer Women and Rocket Scientists

The 52 Places Traveler Huntsville, Ala., and the state of Wyoming are gearing up for anniversaries. One will be an outright celebration, the other, a call to action. March 19, 2019 Image «No Turning Back,» a statue by Veryl Goodnight, outside the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, is a tribute to the early pioneer…

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