36 Hours of New York City Pride

June is Pride month in New York City, a time when it feels like nearly everyone in the five boroughs is a member of the family or a trusted ally. That sense of community will be surpassed this year as New York celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the night in 1969 when…

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How to Survive Pride in New York

Four million people from all over the planet are expected to visit New York in June around WorldPride, which organizers are calling “the Olympics of Gay Pride.” Pride events are taking place all month, with WorldPride 2019’s opening ceremony on June 26th and its closing events on June 30th. If you are among the visitors,…

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The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls

PASADENA, Calif. — In his backyard, Hong Pham tipped a pale, soupy batter onto a piece of cotton stretched over a pot of boiling water, and covered it with a lid. It was the first step in making banh cuon, a Vietnamese sheet noodle steamed on cloth, then rolled with finely minced fillings like pork…

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Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Women who have undergone breast cancer treatment should take measures to prevent heart disease, new research suggests. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer…

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Life Insurance? That Burns, Dad

Thanks to the draft, I served as a combat medic in Vietnam when I was 19. Though I was in many precarious situations (I was shot at and stepped on a land mine that didn’t explode), I came home safe. When I did, my father told me he’d taken a life insurance policy on me…

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Medical News Today: Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

The largest ongoing study of its kind finds that people’s responses to food vary depending on a wide variety of factors. The findings suggest that the future of nutrition lies in personalized dietary advice. New research shows why doctors need to personalize nutritional advice. Despite repeated public awareness campaigns and official dietary recommendations, the obesity…

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The Need for Clinical Trial Navigators

But the problem of low enrollment is often attributed to patient resistance. The reluctance of some patients makes perfect sense to me. Fear about unforeseen side effects escalates when consent forms, like the ones I signed, state that a new regimen cannot cure but might kill patients. People facing a poor prognosis may not want…

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New research provides medical proof vacation is good for your heart

VIDEO: Assistant Professor Bryce Hruska discusses his vacation research, and how taking time away from work can be beneficial for your heart health. view more  We all treasure our vacation time and look forward to that time when we can get away from work. With the arrival of summer comes the prime vacation season and along…

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Cereal grains scientists fight hidden hunger with new approach

IMAGE: Global demand for staple crops like maize, wheat, and rice is on the rise — making these crops ideal targets for improving nutrition through biofortification. Biofortification is the process of… view more  Credit: N. Palacios and V. Govindan After a prolonged decline, global hunger is on the rise—affecting more than 820 million individuals in 2017.…

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