Picture imperfect: Eliminating asthma triggers through smartphones

IMAGE: Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge: Healthy Affordable Housing, a national competition to identify innovative ideas to help… view more  Credit: Fannie Mae WASHINGTON — Children’s National is among five awardees sharing $10 million in funding under Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge:…

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The effect of sleep quality on peptic-ulcer relapse in older adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Poor sleep quality can be caused by age-related…

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Report finds California above national average for sexual harassment rates

In the state of California, reported incidences of sexual harassment are 5 percent higher for women and 10 percent higher for men than the national average, report the authors of a joint study produced by the Center for Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the nonprofit…

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Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

IMAGE: Associate professor Jamie Cooper shows graduate student Liana Rodrigues how to take height and weight of a subject for clinical health measures with undergraduate Allison Jones in Cooper’s clinical lab… view more  Athens, Ga. — Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention — daily self-weighing — can help people avoid…

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Scene City: Rupert Murdoch Is a ‘Big Feminist,’ Says His Wife, Jerry Hall

Anyone who doubts Rupert Murdoch’s feminist bona fides hasn’t checked with his wife, Jerry Hall. “He’s a big feminist,” Ms. Hall said Tuesday night at an event to promote the Equal Rights Amendment, which would inscribe gender equality into the Constitution. “He has lots of highly paid women executives, and he always treats women very…

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Dry Cleaning Your Wool Sweaters? Don’t Bother.

There’s a unique thrill to beating the system. Scoffing at the “dry clean only” label on your delicate duds may not be the most exciting rebellion imaginable, but it’s a scheme that pays off on laundry day every week. It has for me: Instead of spending my money at the dry cleaners, I wash most…

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Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

Dr. Leonard L. Bailey, who elicited both admiration and outrage by transplanting the heart of a baboon into a dying infant in 1984, died on May 12 at his home in Redlands, Calif. He was 76. The cause was neck and throat cancer, his son Brooks said. Although Dr. Bailey went on to pioneer human…

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10 Standout Designers from Australian Fashion Week

There must be something in the water down under, because Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has a way of producing some of the best up-and-coming designers. With alma mater brands like Dion Lee and Zimmermann, MBFWA has made Sydney a breeding ground for fresh faces. After transitioning to a resort-only season in 2015 they’ve learned to…

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