A High-End Building That Seemed Ideal for Young Performers

For Shannon Guse and her children, Ignacio Rosado, 12, and Liliana Rosado, 11, it was the over-the-top amenities that clinched it. The children were adamant: They wanted to live at 400 West 61st Street, a new rental development in Lincoln Square that opened last year, even if it meant bunking in a closet. “Iggy and…

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The Clean Queen Talks Quarantine

Two decades ago, Cheryl Mendelson shocked Americans by informing us that there is a right and a wrong way to use a broom. She did this in a book that was scholarly, opinionated and too big to throw at the cat. To the surprise of many, “Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House,”…

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A Survey of Essential Workers Shows a Political Divide

ImageHelping customers from behind a plastic barrier in a convenience store in Gap Mills, W.Va., this month.Credit…Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald, via Associated Press Democrats and Republicans differ on attitudes toward coronavirus risks and in workplace behaviors meant to reduce them, according to a new survey. This partisanship has the potential to hurt efforts to stop the spread…

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Can Estrogen and Other Sex Hormones Help Men Survive Covid-19?

As the novel coronavirus swept through communities around the world, preying disproportionately on the poor and the vulnerable, one disadvantaged group has demonstrated a remarkable resistance. Women, whether from China, Italy or the U.S., have been less likely to become acutely ill — and far more likely to survive. Which has made doctors wonder: Could…

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Cold-induced urticarial rash — researchers discover new hereditary disease

Skin rash combined with head and joint pain: these are the symptoms which patients with familial (hereditary) cold urticaria develop when exposed to temperatures below 15 °C. Researchers from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new, previously unknown form of this inflammatory skin disorder. In addition to explaining why conventional treatments are ineffective in…

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Loss of smell associated with milder clinical course in COVID-19

Following an earlier study that validated the loss of smell and taste as indicators of SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers at UC San Diego Health report in newly published findings that olfactory impairment suggests the resulting COVID-19 disease is more likely to be mild to moderate, a potential early indicator that could help health care providers determine…

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Nursing research informs response to COVID-19 pandemic

PHILADELPHIA (April 27,2020) — Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), explore how nursing research has been paramount in dealing with the emerging coronavirus pandemic.…

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Connecting the dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. New research from Mayo Clinic indicates that in patients with one specific type of heart disease obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) the heart increases production of the ACE2 RNA transcript and the…

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ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting registration open

Skokie, IL — The International Society for Stem Cell Research has transformed its annual scientific meeting into a virtual experience, bringing the global stem cell community together to share knowledge, collaborate, and network. Registration is now open. The ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting, cosponsored by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), will deliver a comprehensive scientific…

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