Medical News Today: What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis

Doctors use synovial fluid analysis, or synovial joint analysis, to help diagnose the cause of joint pain and to rule out infection. Common causes of joint pain include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, and gout. The test can also help rule out some serious conditions that may require immediate treatment. Many joints contain small amounts of…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Last-Minute Meals

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, delicious recipes you can make on a Tuesday — but actually I also make them on Saturdays. Last weekend, a group of my closest friends came over for dinner, one of those things that miraculously comes together sort of at the last minute. I got to the store…

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A Good Appetite: A Stir-Fry That Brings Out the Best in Green Beans

Green bean season is shorter than my list of ways to prepare them. Before I can cycle through the dozen or so dishes, it’s time to move on to wintry brussels sprouts and cabbage. This green bean dish, however, is good enough to squeeze into the lineup. It’s loosely inspired by Sichuan dry-fried long beans,…

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City Kitchen: Mild Cauliflower Makes for an Easygoing Dinner Partner

I love the versatility of the unassuming cauliflower. In vegetable terms, it’s a blank canvas. That’s not to say it’s flavorless, but cauliflower’s relatively mild personality is ready to be transformed in combination with a vast number of other flavorful ingredients. Its nature is to absorb and comply. One easy and delicious way to prepare…

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Bodice Studio Aims to Take Indian Fashion Worldwide

Ruchika Sachdeva is nervous. The conversations surrounding the current state of the fashion industry—from inclusivity to waste production to whether fashion even matters—have everyone, as the kids would say, shook. Sachdeva, the designer behind Bodice Studio, knows this feeling all to well. After launching her company in 2011, the young designer won the covetable Woolmark…

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Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away from screens. Even a little screen time can be so deeply addictive, some parents believe, that it’s best if a child neither touches nor sees any of these glittering rectangles. These particular parents, after all, deeply understand their allure. But it’s…

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Thanksgiving Is Coming

Good morning. The emails are starting to come in now from friends, the texts, the direct messages, the phone messages left in consideration and in haste: Just checking in about Thanksgiving. Had a couple questions. I imagine you do. We all do, even those of us who traffic in Thanksgiving for a living, who have…

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What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?

Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The study concludes that insomnia is…

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