Medical News Today: 7 causes of anal bumps

A variety of factors can cause one or more bumps to form on the anus. The anus is the endpoint of the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. It is where stool exits the body. A person may wish to better understand their symptoms by touching the anus and surrounding area. It is crucial to wash the…

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Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women

The number of women drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol is rising sharply in the United States. That finding was among several troubling conclusions in an analysis of death certificates published Friday by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The analysis looked at deaths nationwide each year from 1999 through 2017 that were reported…

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Trump Administration Says Obamacare Lawsuit Can Wait Until After the Election

ImageA three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, but declined to say what should happen to the rest of the Affordable Care Act. Credit…Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times The Trump administration came into office with its top legislative priority clear: Repeal the…

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Medical News Today: Cardiomyopathy: What to know

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that involves a weakened heart muscle. The condition makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiomyopathy may occur in as many as 1 in 500 people, but it frequently goes undiagnosed. Cardiomyopathy can develop over time,…

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7 Best Foods for Students’ Brain: Boost Your Memory and Concentration

College life is a fascinating experience with new friends, parties, learning new things and joining the community clubs, yet at the same time, there are new responsibilities with the complex assignments and exams. It puts an additional strain on student’s brains as the time schedule is changed all the time and an amount of sleep…

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Love Letter: Prince Harry and Meghan’s Royal Exit

And, in this week’s Modern Love essay, Wayne Scott reflects on the complexity of his open marriage when he and his son make a trip to the hospital — where his wife’s boyfriend is recovering from a motorcycle accident. Some couples avoid conflict, while others tackle their issues … in the shower? After nine years…

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Put These Recipes on Repeat

Hi and welcome to a very special episode of Five Weeknight Dishes: This is my last newsletter before I go on parental leave with my second child. (Surprise!) But you will be in the best of hands, far better than mine. Julia Moskin, one of my colleagues in the Food department, will be writing to…

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A Roast Chicken With Even More Crispy Bits

The meat of a roast chicken is all well and good, but it’s the skin that I really adore. Getting it as crisp and burnished as possible is my goal for every bird; if I can hear it crackle like a potato chip, I know I’ve gotten close. Strategies for achieving this abound. You can…

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A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Episode 24: ‘My Blood’ Producer/Director Samantha StarkReporter Gina Kolata Meet Helen Obando, a shy 16-year-old who likes to dance when her body isn’t ravaged by the debilitating symptoms of sickle cell disease. The genetic blood disorder can cause strokes, organ damage and intense pain that can feel like glass running through her veins. After a…

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Ilana Glazer Is Moved by ‘Slave Play’ and Chanel Miller

Ilana Glazer’s first stand-up special, now streaming on Amazon Prime, has a provocatively unfunny title: “The Planet Is Burning.” But that dark, deadpan phrase also captures something of the millennial ethos that Glazer, 32, and her comedy partner Abbi Jacobson demonstrated in their Comedy Central show “Broad City”: In times of personal and political chaos,…

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