F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered the two remaining medical device companies selling surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop all sales and distribution in the United States. It is the most stringent action the F.D.A. has taken in the lengthy legal and medical battles over vaginal mesh, a…

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Paris’s Cathedral of Imagination and Memory

A busker’s ode to Notre-Dame I’m embarrassed by the thought of it now, nearly 30 years later: me busking in the shadow of Notre-Dame, guitar case open for donations as I belted out Bob Dylan and Neil Young songs. I was awful, yet another contributor to a particular strain of noise pollution that has degraded…

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Unbuttoned: Woven Into the Fabrics of France

There has never been a fashion show inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, or in the piazza splayed in front of it, the way there have been in French cultural landmarks like the Louvre, the Palais de Justice and the National Archives. But there might as well have been. It is embedded on the psychographic style…

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Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Stanford University has cleared Stephen Quake, a bioengineering professor, of any wrongdoing in his interactions with a Chinese researcher who roiled the scientific world by creating the first gene-edited babies. “In evaluating evidence and witness statements, we found that Quake observed proper scientific protocol,” said a letter from the university to Dr. Quake, obtained by…

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Off the Menu: A Caviar Shop With a Tasting Menu, on the Upper East Side

Headliner Marky’s Caviar This Florida company has set up shop in New York. Its gilded new boutique and restaurant offers more than a dozen fish-roe products, mostly farm-raised but a few wild, like American hackleback. Russian osetra from sturgeon broodstock raised in Israel is the top of the line. In addition to caviar, there are…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘Sex Cures Everything’

He Caught My Sneeze Early on, during our morning train commute, I was clutching the pole with one hand and my coffee with the other when I felt a sneeze coming on. “I’m going to sneeze!” I said, concerned for my caffeine. Seeing my distress, he whipped his hand under my nose to catch the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about reactive lymph nodes

When the body fights an infection or injury, lymph nodes sometimes swell. Doctors call this a reactive lymph node. Reactive lymph nodes are not dangerous. Lymph nodes house B and T lymphocytes, which are essential types of white blood cells. These cells help the body fight off infections from bacteria and viruses. Lymph nodes also…

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