New Inflammatory Condition in Children Probably Linked to Coronavirus, Study Finds

The condition, called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, has been reported in about 100 children in New York State, including three who died, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said this week. Cases have been reported in other states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and California, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will soon issue…

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No Cow Necessary: Here’s How to Make Plant-Based Milk

Here’s one thing that’s a lot harder to find in stores these days: alternative milks. Sales of oat milk, for example, recently jumped more than 350 percent as coffee shop regulars, cut off from their baristas, started making their brews at home. Here’s the good news: You don’t need the grocery store milks. I’ve been…

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Coronavirus Testing Used by the White House Could Miss Infections

A rapid coronavirus test used by the White House to screen its staff could miss infections up to 48 percent of the time, according to a study by researchers at N.Y.U. Langone Health. The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, evaluated the accuracy of the test, Abbott ID Now, a machine about the…

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Questions for Your Prospective Therapist, From Your Own Couch

From anxiety and loneliness to trauma and grief, the coronavirus pandemic is rattling our psychological well-being. According to a poll conducted in April by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 54 percent of women and 37 percent of men say the pandemic is worsening their mental health. Concerns about family members getting sick, economic instability and job…

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Everlane Just Restocked Its Choose What You Pay Section

Everlane If you’ve never shopped at Everlane, the «Choose What You Pay» program is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of having a traditional sale section, the direct-to-consumer company offers three prices and shares what each rate covers. The lowest price usually covers production costs, while proceeds from the highest rate will go towards research…

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David Chang Permanently Closes 2 of His Restaurants

On Wednesday, some new cracks appeared as his Momofuku restaurant group announced that it would not reopen Momofuku Nishi, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and Momofuku CCDC, in Washington. “We are so grateful to everyone that made ccdc and nishi what they were,” read a post on the company’s official Instagram page, @momolongplay. CCDC…

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The Easiest, Crunchiest Baked Mac and Cheese

My tween daughter doesn’t miss going out to restaurants with the same urgent sting that my husband and I do. But she does miss us going out to eat — and leaving her with a cool teenage babysitter, the remote control and a big, gooey pan of baked mac and cheese. Her favorite recipe happens…

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Low-Tech Way to Help Some Covid Patients: Flip Them Over

Hospitals across the country are filled with a curious sight these days: patients lying on their bellies. Patients almost always lie on their backs, a position that helps nurses tend to them and allows them to look around if they’re awake. But for many patients, the coronavirus crisis is literally flipping the script. The surprisingly…

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The Extra Burden for Parents of Children With Special Needs

As a developmental pediatrician, I have worked throughout this coronavirus crisis with parents strained by fears about their child’s learning, stresses around anxiety and behavior, and the disruption of school services. For parents of children with special needs, who often carry an extra heavy load managing academics in the best of times, the burden while…

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