Doutzen Kroes Has a New Purpose, and It Has Nothing to Do With the Runway

Jun 6, 2019 Dress, Ralph Lauren. Photographed by Chris Colls; Styled by Ilona Hamer Don’t underestimate the life-changing power of a vacation. “It was love at first sight with the elephants, but also with the Douglas-Hamiltons,” the Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes says of her trip to Kenya. There she visited the Elephant Watch Camp in…

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Putting the Glam in Mammogram

When Shawna Peters, a cybersecurity recruiter in St. Paul, Minn., heard about a V.I.P. night including chair massages and goody bags with mints, lip balms and pedicure accessories, she signed right up. Nevermind that she’d have to get a mammogram to earn those perks. Mammograms are such a literal pain — unless you are the…

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Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Image Hootie and the Blowfish, from left: Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim (Soni) Sonefeld. After a 10-year hiatus, the band is recording again and touring for the 25th anniversary of its breakthrough album, “Cracked Rear View.”CreditBryan Derballa for The New York Times Hootie & the Blowfish remember all the slights. Trent Reznor…

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Medical News Today: Is white meat really more healthful than red meat?

New research challenges the widespread belief that white meat, such as chicken, is better for cholesterol levels than red meat, such as beef, pork, or lamb. A new study suggests that eating poultry is just as bad for our cholesterol levels as eating red meat. A new study breaks some bad news for meat eaters,…

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Can Menopause Ever Be Sexy?

A couple of months ago, Sonsoles Gonzalez, a former Procter & Gamble Company executive, introduced a line of hair-care products she had been working on for several years. The upscale collection, which includes shampoos, hair masks and conditioners, comes packaged in trim boxes of marine blue and goldenrod in a blobby pattern that could call…

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Scientists recreate blood-brain barrier defect outside the body

IMAGE: Organ-Chip recreates the microenvironment that cells require to exhibit an unprecedented level of biological function and to behave like they do in the human body. view more  Credit: Emulate, Inc. LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2019) — Scientists can’t make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That’s the stuff of science fiction. But…

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Henry Ford Stroke Centers earn American Heart Association quality awards

IMAGE: A sign near the entrance of Henry Ford Health System’s Harris Stroke Center. view more  All five of Henry Ford Health System’s hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke recently earned an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® recognition, which recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most effective…

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New study identifies molecular aging ‘midlife crisis’

Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular «programs» that are written early in life and then have to do their job properly for a lifetime. But do they? It’s a question that has intrigued researchers for years. Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and…

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ACR applauds bipartisan legislation to improve prior authorization oversight and use

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the introduction of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans from prior authorization requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care. The bipartisan legislation, which is sponsored by…

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