Dana-Farber opens Center for the Prevention of Progression clinic

IMAGE: Irene Ghobrial, M.D., director of The Center for the Prevention of Progression at Dana-Farber. view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Thousands of people learn annually — often after a routine blood test — that they have a precursor condition that may develop into a blood cancer such as leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, or multiple myeloma. To…

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Bigger, Saltier, Heavier: Fast Food Since 1986 in 3 Simple Charts

Fast food chains have tried for years to woo health-conscious diners by mixing lighter fare like salads and yogurt with the usual burgers, fried chicken and shakes. But as menus swelled over the past three decades with grilled chicken wraps (McDonald’s) and “fresco” burritos (Taco Bell), many options grew in size and the calories and…

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A Swimmer Saved by What She Lost

COLORADO SPRINGS — The last thing Morgan Stickney remembers from before her lower leg was amputated is lying on a hospital gurney waiting for the anesthesia to take hold. With a debilitating fear racing through her mind, she asked her surgeon to hold her hand. They talked about swimming until she passed out. “It’s the…

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Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — There’s a new war raging in health care, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies against doctors and patient advocates, is being fought over the unlikeliest of substances: human excrement. The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota…

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England to Offer Hospital Patients Free Sanitary Products

LONDON — Beginning this summer, women and girls at hospitals across England will be offered free tampons and other sanitary products, health officials announced on Sunday, in what advocates called “a big step forward” in the effort to end period poverty. The decision by N.H.S. England comes less than a year after the British Medical…

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Fashion Review: The Revenge of the Bourgeoisie

PARIS — On Saturday in Paris the barricades went up at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, as they have every weekend since November, in anticipation of the marching of the “Yellow Vests” and their economic protest. The stretch of avenues from the Tuileries through the Place de la Concorde and the Élysée Palace to the…

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Crystal Fountains Readied for Paris’ Champs-Élysées

Image Ronan, left, and Erwan Bouroullec, with a model of the fountains they have designed for the traffic circle on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.CreditJulien Mignot for The New York Times PARIS — When the colorful, fantastical fountains by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle were unveiled in 1983 beside the Georges Pompidou Center, many…

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In Paris, Zendaya Introduces Her Tommy Hilfiger Collaboration

PARIS — After holding immersive Tommy Now extravaganzas from New York to Los Angeles, London and Shanghai, Tommy Hilfiger rolled into Paris on Saturday night to be host of a runway show in the global capital of fashion for the first time in his five-decade career. “We have taken our see-now, buy-now show concept all…

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Medical News Today: The key to weight loss: ‘Log often, lose more’

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Tracking what you eat more regularly appears to increase weight loss. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease…

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