Irene Neuwirth Makes a Flower Necklace Out of Paper

DESIGNER D.I.Y. SERIES Image The Los Angeles jeweler goes outside the box for her latest creation, part of our Designer D.I.Y. series. At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending money and without an occasion to dress up, what can we do to help you pass the time? Styles has started…

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Exercising While Wearing a Mask

Wearing a mask during exercise reduces the risk that we will infect someone else with the novel coronavirus if we unwittingly carry the disease. But wearing a mask also affects how the exercise affects us, according to exercise scientists who have begun to look into the effects of covering your face while working out. Their…

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She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

The 58-year-old woman struggled to get out of her car at the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center just outside Boston. When she finally made it to her feet, she leaned on the trunk of her car as she gasped for air. She was wheezing so loudly that she could hear it as well as…

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This Cajun Corn Dish Screams ‘Summer’

I’m married to a restaurant chef. A competitive chef. An efficient chef. A chef with particular “needs” about how the walk-in is kept and organized, how much food we keep in it and for how long, what time we should all be finished with our prep and getting ready in our stations for dinner service.…

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President of Honduras Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The president of Honduras has announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders infected in the pandemic that has swept the globe and reached into the halls of power of several governments. In a televised statement late Tuesday, President Juan Orlando Hernández said his wife and two of…

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EULAR: Early and intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduces fatigue

Kilchberg/Switzerland: Disease-related, profound fatigue impairs the quality of life of many people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. A Belgian study (1) has now concluded that early intensive treatment combining methotrexate with a bridging scheme of prednisone can reduce the onerous fatigue — this also applies to patients at low risk of a severe course. The…

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C-Path’s Transplant Therapeutics Consortium Letter of Intent accepted by FDA

TUCSON, Ariz., June 17, 2020 — Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that its Transplant Therapeutics Consortium (TTC) has received a positive response to its Letter of Intent (LOI) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detailing the decision to accept the Composite Biomarker Panel (iBox Scoring System) into the Center for Drug Evaluation…

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Two clinical trials use low-dose radiation to treat COVID-19 infections

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Previous studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects. Two clinical trials are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19 infection. For these…

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BU awarded grant to expand mental health, social support to women veterans

(Boston)—Boston University School of Medicine’s (BUSM) Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) has received one of 13 grants (out of 190 initial proposals) from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). The funds will be used to meet the increased demand for promoting well-being and mental health and social support by offering online groups, providing a place for more…

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