The Coronavirus Bailout: What About Stores and Clothing?

ImageThe Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island on Friday.Credit…Al Bello/Getty Images Over the past five days, executives from the largest American clothing brands and department stores have been engaged in urgent late-night phone calls and marathon video conferences in which they game out scenarios for their future in a world with a coronavirus pandemic. In…

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Shopping for Dining Chairs

With more people spending more time at home these days, dining chairs are getting a workout — as seating for meals, but also as improvised places to sit while working or home schooling. In the face of such a multiplicity of demands, durability and comfort are at least as important as style. “Most people don’t…

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Take Steps to Counter the Loneliness of Social Distancing

Two years ago, when Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the former surgeon general of the United States, started researching his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World,” he never anticipated how relevant the topic would be now that it is about to be published. The coronavirus pandemic and resulting advice…

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Heartburn Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures in Children

Proton pump inhibitors — the widely used heartburn drugs — may slightly increase the risk for bone fractures in children, a new study suggests. P.P.I.’s are approved for use in children over a year old for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, the persistent regurgitation of food and stomach acid. Using Swedish government health records, researchers studied…

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Covid-19, a prominent role for UniTrento in ultrasound diagnosis

The article presents the results of the diagnostic protocol for Covid-19 that Libertario Demi developed with a dozen Italian clinical teams that are working very hard in emergency settings. &laquoFor the first time, the scientific validity of the technique we proposed is accepted. We hope our work can help tackle the pandemic», commented Paolo Giorgini,…

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Interactions between cancer cells and fibroblasts promote metastasis

In order to colonize other organs and grow into metastases, tumor cells that detach from the parent tumor need to manipulate their new microenvironment and create a ‘metastatic niche’. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine* have now discovered that some cancer cells stimulate…

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Underweight diabetic patients in Singapore have increased risk of tuberculosis

SINGAPORE, 24 March 2020 — «‘Persistent cough in underweight patients with diabetes warrants screening for active tuberculosis.» This is the message in the editorial of the December 2019 issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, based on findings from a Singapore-based study that have reported that patients with diabetes and who were…

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New funding to help understand how COVID-19 affects people

The University of Edinburgh has received nearly £5 million to tackle the coronavirus pandemic from the government’s rapid response call. The £4.9 million investment will kickstart a new project that seeks to increase our understanding of Covid-19 and its impact on the body. Dr Kenneth Baillie has secured funding from the Medical Research Council to…

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