Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped

A large government trial comparing treatments for a life-threatening condition called sepsis is putting participants at risk of organ failure and even death, critics charge, and should be immediately shut down. A detailed analysis of the trial design prepared by senior investigators at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., concluded that…

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Life After the Runway

Sometimes it can seem as if the designers at the top of the industry’s best-known brands are engaged in a never-ending game of musical chairs. For every Karl Lagerfeld, presiding over the design studios at Chanel and Fendi for decades, and Giorgio Armani (ditto), a dozen more have come and gone as creative directors at…

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The Best Sunglasses, Jewelry, and Other Accessories from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019

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Medical News Today: Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD

Researchers have recently identified a mechanism that regulates gut inflammation in inflammatory bowel disorders. The discovery may lead to better treatment and diagnosis of some conditions, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. IBD can reduce quality of life, so finding new treatments for it is vital. Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery…

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What to Cook: The Cooking Habit

Good morning. Top of the week at the end of the month, the high holidays gone and Columbus Day hull-down on the horizon, dawn coming a little later now, sunset earlier. In some precincts: Anxiety’s rising. Fall’s meant to be a new start, just as it was when we were all children off to a…

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Michael Kors Is Reportedly Set to Acquire Versace For $2 Billion

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd is on a mission to strengthen its portfolio of luxury brands and Versace may be the newest addition to the company, according to a Bloomberg report. On the heels of Versace’s Spring 2019 runway show, rumors began to mount early Monday morning, September 24, that Michael Kors is set to acquire…

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What is Emotional Deafness & How to Deal with it?

How many times have you heard stories about husbands who have been asked to nail a shelf for 10 years, but they never seem to hear? It is not about the shelf, but the ability of two people who used to love (or still love) each other, to conduct a dialogue. Let’s try to figure…

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The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.

When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more pernicious, is how research is published and used in supporting future work. A recent study in Psychological Medicine examined how four of these types of biases…

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Personal Health: Heart Disease in a Heart-Healthy Life

“When a very fit 73-year-old with a family history of heart disease reports several episodes of exertional chest pain, you don’t dillydally,” Dr. Heller told me. Dr. Hammoud said his decision to send Jeff for surgery rather than stenting was endorsed by interventional cardiologists, the doctors who insert stents. They reviewed Jeff’s angiogram and agreed…

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