Coogan’s Is Closing. This Is the New York That We’re Losing

One month ago, to meet the last payroll before the pandemic shut their restaurant, the three owners of Coogan’s in Upper Manhattan got a beverage supplier to take back cases and kegs of beer. Their insurance company would not budge on the quarterly premium, charging the same price to cover the risk of an empty…

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Daily Aspirin Tied to Lower Risk of Various Digestive Cancers

Regular aspirin use has been associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer. Now a review of studies has found that it may reduce the risk for several other digestive tract cancers as well. Researchers pooled data from 113 studies and found that daily aspirin use among people aged 40 to 75 was associated with…

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Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions

ImageCredit…Lilli Carré A new poll conducted by Common Sense Media and Survey Monkey shows, not surprisingly, that most adolescents are worried that the coronavirus will affect their family’s physical or financial health. Further, nearly half of the teenagers surveyed say that they are lonelier than usual, and they fear that they are losing ground academically…

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Dancing With My Mortality

Who would have thought we’d all be living in fear of making a grocery run, picking up a package or accidentally getting closer than six feet to another human? The fear, of course, is that an encounter with the coronavirus will set you on a path that could lead to dying. It’s a path a…

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Coronavirus Is Forcing Medical Research to Speed Up

As scientists race to understand the coronavirus, the process of designing experiments, collecting data and submitting studies to journals for expert review is being compressed drastically. What typically takes many months is happening in weeks, even as some journals are receiving double their normal number of submissions. Science, one of the world’s most selective research…

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Researchers identify link between obesity and sleep loss in worms

Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads to more calorie consumption. But a new study published this week in PLOS Biology found that the direction of this reaction might…

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Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime

Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on «sextortion» — a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors — that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals. «Sextortion is the use of intimate images or videos that have been captured to then extort compliance from…

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SCAI, ACC, and ACEP release consensus on managing AMI patients during COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), along with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have released a consensus statement that provides recommendations for a systematic approach for the care of patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The…

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Engineers design UV stations to aid healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

BINGHAMTON, NY — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second month across the U.S., supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and face shields continue to run low at many hospitals. Researchers at Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science have addressed this problem by designing sterilization…

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Researchers develop new microneedle array combination vaccine delivery system

Philadelphia, April 21, 2020 — In parallel to their current work on a potential coronavirus vaccine, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed a new vaccine delivery system for vaccines using live or attenuated viral vectors: a finger-tip sized patch that contains 400 tiny needles, each just half of one millimeter.…

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