Brain imaging predicts PTSD after brain injury

Philadelphia, December 29, 2020 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Treatments and outcomes could potentially be improved if doctors could better predict who would develop PTSD. Now, researchers using…

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A New Source for Alcohol-Free Libations

New alcohol-free libations are flooding the market. There is a demand, and it’s likely to increase in the short term as more people abstain during “Dry January.” But Chris Becker, a former technology consultant who doesn’t drink, has the long term in mind. He started a website, Better Rhodes, six months ago to meet what…

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Green Chutney From a Minneapolis Family Recipe

Chutneys originated in India, but they have become a staple in many other countries. Afghanistan, which neighbors the subcontinent, is one of them. Several years ago, the sisters Sheilla and Yasameen Sajady turned the cilantro chutney made by their mother, Fatima, into a business, selling it locally in the Minneapolis area. (Their mother and father,…

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A Single Bone Rib-Eye Roast for Small Feasts

A standing rib roast is a celebratory choice for a crowd, but in this year of shrunken gatherings, you can go small. A gorgeous block of rib-eye with only a single, massive bone from Heritage Foods can serve four, or two with leftovers. The lush, tender beef raised in Texas is a cross between Akaushi,…

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Take a Culinary Road Trip With ‘The Roads to Rome’

Jarrett Wrisley, who lived in Italy, and Paolo Vitaletti, who is from Falcognano, near Rome, and is a chef and partner at Appia, an Italian restaurant in Bangkok, have written a compelling new travel and recipe book. The result of several trips to Italy, it explores the foods that punctuate the Via Appia, the ancient…

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Caviar and Champagne to Ring In 2021

Still looking for that tin of caviar and bottle of bubbly to bid good riddance to 2020? Pay attention to what Jean-Georges Vongerichten has on offer. A 50-gram (1.76-ounce) tin of Bulgarian osetra caviar with garnishes, enough for two, and a 750-milliliter bottle of Louis Roederer brut Champagne, for $128, make for a worthwhile package.…

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Get Cozy With a Chocolaty Champurrado Mix

Rich and chocolaty champurrado, a Mexican beverage in the atole family, is easy to prepare with a mix from La Monarca Bakery, a chain in the Los Angeles area now selling it nationwide. Serve it with tamales or, for Epiphany, to sip with a circular rosca de reyes (king’s cake). It combines masa harina with…

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An Intimate Send-Off to the Year of Being Together

In Italy, pizza calls for bubbles, whether Lambrusco, beer or Coca-Cola. For a celebration, you could most definitely keep drinking Champagne. It’s a tried-and-true combination, for me at least. Or you dispense with the bubbles imperative and pull out a fine Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino or any other red with lively acidity. Bay…

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Ring Out 2020 With Shots You’ll Actually Enjoy

At this point in 2020, we deserve a shot. But before you reach for the tequila and gird yourself for the next morning, adjust your definition of “shot.” No longer just the domain of hard-hitting, one-note shooters, shots can be complex and enjoyable in both flavor and experience. And these composed shots are to be…

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H. Jack Geiger, Doctor Who Fought Social Ills, Dies at 95

Drawing physicians out of the clinic and into the political fray “was a really signal event,” said Dr. Robert Gould, a pathologist in San Francisco and president of the Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. In an email for this obituary sent in 2012, Dr. Geiger said he was driven in part by…

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