Model Finn Buchanan Wants to Be One of Fashion’s Good Guys

Finn Buchanan flops into a chair like he’s been on his feet for a year. It’s raining in Paris, and both of us are a little floaty from the grueling thrill of Fashion Month. Buchanan has walked 11 shows in as many days and would have done more, if pesky French labor laws didn’t preclude…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Mugs

For many of us, savoring a cup of coffee is the only way to start the day. But that requires more than carefully choosing the beans and the brewing equipment. You need the right mug. “A good coffee mug is going to enhance your whole experience,” said Emily Davis, the director of education at Counter…

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The New Health Care: Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking?

I’m a pediatrician, and when I see adolescents in my clinic, I ask them if they are drinking alcohol (among other risky activities). Then I counsel them if they answer in the affirmative. I want young people to be safe. But doctors lack the evidence base — we don’t have enough studies — to know…

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The Checkup: Dealing With Aggression in Children

Behavior problems in children, especially aggression and defiance, don’t get a great deal of sympathy, said Dave Anderson, a psychologist who is senior director of national programs at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. “For a child to get better requires just as much empathy and scaffolding as for a child who might…

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Personal Health: A Guide to Sustainable Eating

I suspect most of you already do many things to help preserve the viability of the planet we all call home. Perhaps you recycle glass, plastic and paper and compost organic waste; shop with reusable bags; rely heavily on public transportation or bicycles or, failing that, at least drive fuel-efficient cars. But have you given…

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How can we improve skin care in residential care homes?

Skin problems, ranging from generalized skin dryness to pressure ulcers, are common in older, care-dependent people. Care workers attempting to improve skin health face an array of good practice recommendations. A study led by Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin is now investigating whether the sundry treatment standards currently in use ought to be replaced by a…

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Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function

Boston, MA — A person’s ability to maintain independence and to physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy aging. But few studies have examined how a person’s diet may allow some aging people to maintain physical function — basic everyday tasks like bathing, getting dressed, carrying groceries or walking up a flight…

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Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments

IMAGE: Cortical and subcortical motor neurones (red) and affective neurones (green). view more  Wyss Center, Geneva, Switzerland — A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression.…

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Specific criteria needed for different types of myeloma

IMAGE: Drs. Won S. Lee and Gurmukh Singh. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (April 8, 2019) — When our plasma cells start producing a single cancer-causing protein rather than an array of antibody-like proteins to protect us, it’s one of two arms of the Y-shaped protein that’s likely to blame.…

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