‘I Am Guilty. I Made Too Many Collections.’

In 2016, the fashion world cheered when it was announced that Bouchra Jarrar, the independent female couturier whose way with a tuxedo has seduced a gaggle of equally independent women, had been named the first female designer to take the helm of the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence since Jeanne Lanvin herself. The…

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Do Our Babies Need to Move More?

In a world that encourages inactivity, even our babies may be moving too little, according to an innovative new study of physical activity patterns during a child’s first year of life. The study, which used tiny activity trackers to monitor babies’ movements, found associations between infants’ squirming, kicking, crawling or stillness and the levels of…

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Treating Regret

They say time is brain: Every minute you’re not treated for a stroke you lose two million brain cells. It’s a piece of medical trivia which, remarkable as it is, hardly captures the devastation that can be wrought on a body that suffers a stroke. My patient — a jogger, a gardener, a grandfather with…

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Is Electricity the Secret to Great Skin?

When Melanie Simon. an aesthetician in Los Angeles, arrives to give facials to clients like Jennifer Aniston and Margot Robbie, she wears heels and looks as if she is attending whatever event she is prepping them for. When she leaves, three hours later, her makeup is melting; her long curly hair is in a topknot;…

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The Nursing Shortage Is Threatening Our Care

A shortage of nurses elevated the misery of a woman in my support group during a recent health crisis, she informed us. Because I participate in a clinical trial, in which I am vigilantly monitored in both Bloomington and Indianapolis hospitals, I was surprised. But I quickly began to realize that her ordeal could not…

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End Your Meal Elegantly With Candied Oranges

When I was a kid, my mother, Madeleine, took me to the original Fauchon, the 130-year-old gourmet grocery store on Place de la Madeleine in Paris. Did she stop to pose for a photo under the enamel plaque of the street name, as I seem to remember? I was not yet 10. The store was…

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What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed nine people and sickened more than 400, and has spread to several other countries. The first case outside of Asia was announced on Tuesday, as federal health officials confirmed that a Washington State man who had recently traveled to China had been hospitalized. Here’s a…

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Potential way to halt blinding macular degeneration identified

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older. Researcher Brad Gelfand, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the UVA School of Engineering, cautions…

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Hopkins news: Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published «Viewpoint» articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans’ ability to regulate body temperature. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., and Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.,…

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Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity

INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at risk for longer delirium duration and higher delirium severity and could potentially lead to new treatments of…

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