Novel sleep index, wakefulness may predict if patients able to breathe on their own

IMAGE: Wakefulness may predict if patients able to breathe on their own. view more  Credit: ATS March 1, 2019—Critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep, according…

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Tool reveals molecular causes of disease, including infant cancer

IMAGE: In a demonstration of a tool for revealing molecular differences between diseases, researchers discovered four genes associated with a rare pediatric cancer. The image on the left shows a normal… view more  Princeton University researchers are gaining new insights into the causes and characteristics of diseases by harnessing machine learning to analyze molecular patterns across…

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From 1969 to 2019, a Day at The New York Times

Image TIMES INSIDER The book “A Day in the Life of The New York Times” chronicled 24 hours at the Gray Lady 50 years ago. On its anniversary, we look at how the news organization operates today. Feb. 28, 2019 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into…

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Gap Plans to Spin Off Old Navy After a Dismal Year

Gap, one of the largest operators of mall stores in the United States, said on Thursday that it planned to spin off Old Navy into a separate public company, drawing a line between the family-friendly apparel chain and its classic, more expensive brands. The separate company would contain Gap’s namesake label, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix…

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Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover…

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The Palmy Days of a South Beach Shtetl

MIAMI BEACH — Mitchell Kaplan remembers Lundy’s market with the kosher butcher shop, Friedman’s Bakery and the Art Deco synagogue down the street. He remembers the Yiddish in the air. He remembers the deli-grocery where he picked up a sesame bagel with cream cheese on the way to school. Back then, everyone on South Beach…

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F.D.A. Says Canadian Company, CanaRx, Sells Unsafe Medicines to U.S. Buyers

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said a major Canadian drug distributor was selling unapproved and mislabeled medicines to unsuspecting Americans looking to save money on prescriptions, and warned it to stop. The company, CanaRx, sells many common prescription medicines at a lower cost to hundreds of public and private employer programs in the…

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Of David Hockney and Joni Mitchell Holding Hands

“It was a pretty quiet moment,” Jacob Sousa said this week from his job at the L.A. Louver gallery in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, where David Hockney’s solo exhibition “Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing] … Continued” is on view. “There were only a couple of gallery visitors, and one…

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