Mammogram Centers Must Tell Women if They Have Dense Breasts, F.D.A. Proposes

Centers that provide mammograms to screen for breast cancer will have to tell women whether they have dense breast tissue, which can increase the risk of cancer and mask tumors, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a proposed rule on Wednesday. Dense tissue can hide cancer from X-rays, making mammography less reliable. Women with…

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Mammy Jars Mock Black People. Why Are They Still Collected?

The mammy caricature, perpetuated by racist objects like dolls and ceramics, portrayed black women as subservient.CreditGabe Palmer/Alamy Mammy kitchen items, including jars, salt and pepper shakers, and kitchen bells, grew in popularity during the Jim Crow era.CreditJeffrey Greenberg/UIG, via Getty Images In a Black History Month roiled by tone-deaf scandals in politics and fashion involving…

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3 Ways to Style Sneakers

The hallmark of a great pair of shoes is versatility. You know you’ve got your hands on something special when the same style works for brunch with friends, a day at the office, and a night out. Even better? When it’s super comfortable like a sneaker. Thanks to the growing popularity of the category, it’s…

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The Captionfluencers

Image Bill Mullen, a fashion stylist and illustrator, wants you to know that he used to wear a belt made out of teeth, skulls on every finger and cataracts of crosses, his exotic turnout once spurring a stranger to bellow, “Go for it, space monkey, go for it.” Solange Knowles is touting “Metatronia,» an architecturally…

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The Irish Charm Behind a Huge L.G.B.T. Club in Brooklyn

It was 2 a.m. at a onetime brewery in Brooklyn, and Shangela, a multiseason star from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” swirled and strutted in a glittery red gown, lip-syncing to “Toy,” the bubbly Eurovision winner by Netta. As she executed a flawless death drop, a deafening roar rose from the crowd of 400, a mix of…

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Scene City: ‘Veep’ Toasts Its Final Season

“New York always had wonderful small independent theaters, and we went to them all the time,” Patti Smith, the writer, performer and 1970s icon, said at the Metrograph cinema on Ludlow Street on Thursday night. “The first independent cinemas were, like, 42nd Street theaters where you paid 50 cents,” she added. “You could watch Fellini…

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12 Pairs of Beach Pants That Will Get You Excited for Summer

Courtesy Beach pants are the type of clothing that give you the opportunity to step out of your usual trouser habits and wear what you really want: elastic waist bottoms that are kind of weird. They’re a fancy version of couch sweats, if you will. Zippers are discouraged, zany prints are a must, and hell,…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about antifreeze poisoning

Antifreeze contains chemicals that are toxic if a person ingests them. Antifreeze poisoning can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. People add antifreeze to vehicle radiators to prevent the liquid coolant inside from freezing and overheating. Antifreeze typically contains ethylene glycol, methanol, and propylene glycol. Although the chemicals in antifreeze are relatively nontoxic, the…

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Flu Tied to Heart Failure Worsening

When the number of reported flu cases goes up, so does the number of hospitalizations for heart failure. A study in JAMA Cardiology used data on 451,588 people, ages 35 to 84, in four geographic areas over four flu seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The researchers randomly sampled 2,042 hospitalizations for heart failure and 1,599…

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Air Pollution Tied to Mental Health Issues in Teenagers

Urban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers, researchers report. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of…

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