Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

IMAGE: Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School view more  Credit: John Soares BOSTON — (June 11, 2019) — Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of…

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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk

Philadelphia, June 11, 2019 — Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potential rewards.…

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Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems

IMAGE: The Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis suggests that evolution shaped men’s and women’s immune systems differently. It also suggests that in modern, industrialized populations, the reduced amount of time women spend pregnant… view more  Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis eight times more than men do. On the other hand, women…

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A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.

A judicial ruling this month that will stop questionable stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Florida is widely seen as a warning to a flourishing industry that has attracted huge numbers of patients, who pay thousands of dollars for unproven, risky procedures. But with little regulatory oversight for the hundreds of clinics operating these lucrative…

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Maine’s New Abortion Law Will Allow Non-Doctors to Perform Procedure

The governor of Maine signed a bill on Monday that will expand access to abortions in the state by allowing health care professionals who are not physicians to perform the procedure. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said in a statement that the measure “will ensure that Maine women, especially those in rural areas, are able…

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Jiggs Kalra, Food Writer Who Elevated Indian Fine Dining, Dies at 72

Jiggs Kalra, a food writer who helped elevate Indian fine dining, and a gastronome who threw the spotlight on little known chefs, making their recipes accessible to generations of home cooks, died on Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 72. His death was announced by his son Zorawar Kalra, a leading Indian…

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‘Tajín Is a Lifestyle’: An Appreciation of the Mexican Seasoning Mix

You can find Tajín served alongside the freshly sliced mango sold on the street in New York City on humid summer afternoons. At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Tajín garnishes esquites, a Mexican snack of stewed corn, served in mini batting helmets, while the cafe Tropicales in Houston dusts its yuca fries with the chile-lime…

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A Coffee-Table Book on Nobu

Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa is one of the best-known Japanese chefs in the world. He has 50 restaurants — from Beverly Hills to Beijing — all of which are surveyed in his latest cookbook, a lavish affair, elegantly photographed and suitable for a food lover with an interest in Mr. Matsuhisa’s particular style of Japanese-fusion cuisine.…

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Fairway Market Opens a Cooking School

Fairway Market has renovated the second floor of its Upper West Side flagship and added a well-equipped cooking school. Laura Licona, the executive chef of the adjoining cafe, is running it and offering a wide variety of classes, covering topics like knife skills, Southern cuisine, Chinese takeout and fresh pasta. Most of the classes are…

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A Taste of the Masters

Is Dad a golfer? Maybe one who dreams of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club? He may never qualify for the green jacket, but you can give him a taste of the Masters with a tub of the pimento cheese that’s served at the club. Ted’s Famous Pimento Cheese is available nationwide…

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