One in 270 births have ‘dual burden’ of prematurity and severe maternal complications

A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a «dual burden» on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. The study, published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal…

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Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein

IMAGE: The aggressiveness of ants in arid environments with scarce food supply helps protect plants against herbivorous arthropods. view more  Credit: Laura Leal Biologists Laura Carolina Leal and Felipe Passos performed a series of experiments in Brazil’s Northeast region — specifically in the interior of Bahia State, where the semiarid Caatinga biome predominates — to determine…

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Timing of spay, neuter tied to higher risk of obesity and orthopedic injuries in dogs

IMAGE: Dogs like Dusty Bottoms helped inform Morris Animal Foundation researchers that spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and nontraumatic orthopedic injuries. view more  Credit: Sean Andersen-Vie, Morris Animal Foundation Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when…

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Study: PFAS move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes

A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist studying the presence of PFAS compounds in new mothers and their babies found that women with gestational diabetes had a «significantly higher» rate of transferring the synthetic chemicals to their fetus. The newly published study in Environment International is among the largest to date in terms of the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about sleep aids

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Netflix Deletes ‘13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene

Netflix has deleted a graphic scene from the first season of “13 Reasons Why” in which a teenage girl kills herself, more than two years after the episode premiered. “We’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” Netflix said in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday. Netflix said the decision had been…

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To Help Smokers Quit, Pay Them

Paying people to stop smoking is a very effective method of getting them to quit, a large review of studies has found. The meta-analysis, in the Cochrane Reviews, covered 33 trials and included more than 21,000 people. The studies were carried out in various settings — primary care clinics, universities, cancer treatment centers and others.…

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Louis Vuitton Lands on the Lower East Side. (What, You Thought Upper?)

Image Life-size green figures, modeled after real models Virgil Abloh has worked with, dot the space.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times On July 12, on the same intersection depicted on the cover of the Beastie Boys album “Paul’s Boutique,” Louis Vuitton arrived on the Lower East Side. “There goes the neighborhood,” said a woman…

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A Billionaires’ Trump Rally in the Hamptons

Trump supporters and billionaire conservationists made for a strange mix Saturday night, at a 30th anniversary gala for the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The crowd at the wooded museum grounds included Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News anchor who is dating Donald Trump Jr., and John Paulson, a hedge fund billionaire…

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