Race Is Used in Many Medical Decision-Making Tools

Unbeknown to most patients, their race is incorporated into numerous medical decision-making tools and formulas that doctors consult to decide treatment for a range of conditions and services, including heart disease, cancer and maternity care, according to a new paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unintended result, the paper concludes,…

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Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation

ROME — When three people in the northern Italian region of Liguria tested positive for the coronavirus last week, they gave their doctors permission to punch into a national server anonymous codes generated by a new contact tracing app on their phones. Moments later, the phones of people who had also voluntarily downloaded the app…

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Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, Who Pinpointed a Mysterious Disease, Dies at 95

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, who in 1967 first identified a disease in children that remains mysterious today and that has recently been in the news in relation to Covid-19, died on June 5 in Tokyo. He was 95. The illness, which produces inflammation around the heart and can be fatal, became known as Kawasaki disease. The…

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Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

As wild insect populations decline and commercial honeybee colonies suffer maladies, farmers are seeking new ways to pollinate their crops. Some hire alternative insects, like blue orchard bees. Others drive huge pollen-spraying rigs, or daub each flower by hand with a paintbrush. In the future, some may blow bubbles. In a study published Wednesday in…

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Rebag Is Getting Into the Re-Accessories Game

Christian VierigGetty Images While some brands are understandably struggling with the devastating impact of coronavirus on business, others are thriving. Namely, Rebag, a luxury retailer specializing in used designer handbags. As customers continue to buy less, more thoughtful, sustainable purchases are becoming more of a priority. According to Thredup’s 2019 resale report, the secondhand industry…

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A Savory Loaf Packed With Cheese and Olives

I’ve eaten my fair share — arguably more than my fair share — of sweet loaf cakes since the start of this pandemic. But not so many savory ones. So, to rectify that, I baked a cheesy olive bread with chopped fresh thyme, and served it, still warm, for breakfast on Wednesday. To make it,…

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ThirdLove Launches The TL Effect to Support Businesses Led by Women of Color

ThirdLove has always strived to make every woman feel confident and celebrated—it’s a mission that’s been the driving force behind their brand since its inception. As brands respond to worldwide demonstrations against the senseless killing of Black people by reflecting on their commitment to diversity, ThirdLove has moved beyond social statements of solidarity. On Wednesday,…

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Saying Goodbye to Sies Marjan

Sies Marjan arrived on the New York fashion scene in 2016 with a blast of color, industry fanfare and an exclusive two-year retail deal with Barneys New York. The creative director was the Dutch designer Sander Lak, a charming onetime member of Dries Van Noten’s design team who named the label after his parents. Joey…

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New Dietary Guidelines Draws Criticism from Health Advocates

Are children who consume prodigious amounts of sugary drinks at higher risk for cardiovascular disease? Can a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes reduce the risk of hip fractures in older adults? Should sweetened yogurts be a part of a healthy diet for toddlers making their first foray into solid food? These and other…

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