No One to Hunker Down With

Three days before the governor of my state issued his stay at home order, the 45-year-old man I’d been dating for a month told me he was self-isolating. “But we saw each other yesterday!” I said. “We ate in a restaurant!” He would have none of it. “Don’t try to use your logic on me,”…

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Her M.R.I. Came Back Normal After a Seizure. Could It Be Covid-19?

“Honey” — the woman could hear fear tightening her husband’s voice as he called out to her — “I think your mother just died.” She ran into the living room. Her 78-year-old mother sat rigid in a chair, her skin gray and lifeless. Her eyes were open but all white, as if she were trying…

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Chanel’s ‘Fashion Watch’ Set the Fashion

PARIS — In the online forums where watch nerds and collectors gather to discuss the industry and grumble about brand marketing and rocketing prices, the Chanel J12 is often referred to as a fashion watch. You know, one of those timepieces more at home in the scented, accessorized and couture-wearing world of its Parisian headquarters…

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It’s Time at Luxury Resale Sites

A few months ago, before nonessential stores were closed, Karen Oberman, a department store personal shopper who lives just north of New York City, bought a timepiece she had admired for a while: a white ceramic and stainless steel Chanel J12 Phantom, a 38-millimeter watch with a skeletonized back. She purchased it through the RealReal,…

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Does ‘participatory budgeting’ lead to political patronage?

Participatory Budgeting began in Brazil in 1988 and then, in 2011, New York City adopted the practice, giving citizens an opportunity to determine priorities for public spending in their communities. A study of the impact of this ongoing experiment in direct democracy was conducted by Professor Thad Calabrese of NYU Wagner. The analysis, just published…

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Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter

A rapid increase in «virtual» visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The findings, published online this week in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, captures the largest experience…

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Cancer patients without insurance or with Medicaid don’t get the same trial benefits

PORTLAND, OR — Cancer patients with no health insurance or those enrolled in Medicaid, the federal low-income health insurance program, see smaller survival benefits from experimental therapies in clinical trials, according to study results published today in JAMA Network Open. The SWOG Cancer Research Network study is the first to examine whether treatment effects from…

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Persistent and worsening insomnia may predict persistent depression in older adults

Older adults with depression may be at much higher risk of remaining depressed if they are experiencing persistent or worsening sleep problems, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, who published their findings online April 30 in the journal Sleep, analyzed data from almost 600 people…

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COVID-19 diagnostic tests highlighted in special report

As the new coronavirus continues to claim lives, the race is on to develop fast, convenient and accurate diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Now, researchers from CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specializing in scientific information solutions, have compiled a special report published in ACS Central Science. Drawing from published journal articles and a…

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