Should We Still Go Shopping (Online)?

Every day, since late last week, the emails have been landing in my inbox. “New Sale Markdowns!” “Enjoy an additional 20% off!” “Flash 40% Off Sale!” They are discomfiting and tempting, catnip to boredom and cabin fever. I’d rather look longingly at clothes I am no longer wearing, imagining a time when they are once…

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Who Knew Grocery Shopping Could Be So Stressful?

As much of the world practices social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, trips to the grocery store are one of the few reasons many of us still are allowed to leave the house. But the logistics of shopping for groceries can be daunting. What happens if some key items on my shopping list…

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Finding Support After Calling Off the Wedding

When Jenna Yarema, a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas, had to postpone her March 29 wedding because of the coronavirus pandemic, there was one consolation: Her childhood best friend was supposed to get married two months later and dealing with the exact same issue. “We’ve been going old-school and calling each other,” she said. “I think…

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You Are Your Safest Sex Partner. Betty Dodson Wants to Help.

What does it take to make Gwyneth Paltrow blush? Not much more, it turns out, than some explicit coaching on how to tone her pelvic floor. Her instructor, Betty Dodson, the fine artist turned sex educator and evangelist for female self-stimulation, was preaching the benefits of the Kegel-like exercise that Ms. Dodson maintains can help…

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Senate Passes Aid Package

Here’s what you need to know: The Senate passes a $2 trillion stimulus plan. ImageThe Senate passed emergency coronavirus legislation on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a sweeping, $2 trillion fiscal measure to shore up the United States economy as it weathers the devastation…

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16 Postpartum Swimsuits That Cater to New Moms

Courtesy of Brand Here’s the thing about #mombod, #momlife, or #mom-fill-in-the-blank: There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to the insane, unpredictable, gut-wrenchingly wonderful experience of having a child. The emotional, mental, and physical factors all vary wildly, and I promise—you’re setting yourself up for something bad if you go down the curvy,…

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Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be pangolins, not snakes

As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus’ genome reached controversial conclusions: namely, that snakes are intermediate hosts of the new virus, and that a key coronavirus protein shares «uncanny similarities» with an HIV-1 protein. Now, a study in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research refutes both ideas…

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FDA approves ozanimod, a drug invented at Scripps Research, for multiple sclerosis

LA JOLLA, CA — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ozanimod, an immune-modulating therapy invented at Scripps Research, for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The drug is also in advanced clinical development for adults and children with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In patient studies supporting ozanimod’s…

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Mount Sinai researchers unveil mechanisms to prevent Crohn’s disease

(New York, NY — March 26, 2020) — In a series of four studies published today in Gastroenterology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, Mount Sinai inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) researchers, describe the identification of predictive tools and a new understanding of environmental factors that trigger IBD. «Early identification of individuals at high…

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