These Armenian Flatbreads Stuffed With Greens Are the Perfect Snack

Rusana Sayadyan threw down a ball of dough the size of a tangerine and rolled it out into a big, floppy disc, lifting the edges to spin it around. Thirteen years ago, she was an apprentice at a bakery in Armenia, learning to make jingalov hats — the football-shaped flatbreads stuffed with a dozen varieties…

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Medical News Today: New Year’s resolutions: How to boost success rates

Do we make New Year’s resolutions just to ignore them? Are they merely promises doomed to fail? In this feature, we ask whether, statistically speaking, these resolutions work, and what increases the chances of success. Share on PinterestHow can we make a success of this year’s resolutions? New Year’s resolutions are an ancient tradition that…

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Heart attack discovery could give hope to people not able to be treated

Heart disease remains the largest killer in Australia and around the world. A new study has shown that a protein therapy- recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) — could improve outcomes following heart attack. After a heart attack, scar tissue forms and this negatively affects heart function. Now, researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical…

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Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine

Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient disease, is the leading infectious cause of death globally, yet the world’s only licensed TB vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), was developed a century ago. Given to infants via a needle placed just under the skin, BCG protects babies from a form of the disease called disseminated TB but is far less…

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Tumor DNA platform scopes out and classifies colorectal cancer

A new machine learning platform can identify patients with colorectal cancer and helps predict their disease severity and survival, according to a study involving samples from thousands of subjects. The noninvasive method adds to recent advances in technologies that analyze circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and could help spot colorectal cancers in at-risk patients at earlier…

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Bone analysis suggests small T. rexes were not a separate genus; they were kids

Settling a decades-long debate about whether small Tyrannosaurus rex specimens represent a separate genus or rather just «kids» of their kind, a new examination of thinly sliced bones from two specimens at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Illinois suggests the latter. The specimens were juveniles that had not yet experienced a major growth…

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F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors but Menthol

The Trump administration is expected to announce later this week that it will ban mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges popular with teenagers, but allow menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market. Flavored liquid nicotine used in open tank systems can continue to be sold, administration officials said, an important concession to vape…

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Ringing in the New Year (With Rings)

When Douglas Parr proposed to Nadine Christensen a year ago, the two knew almost immediately that they would get married in their home in Brisbane, Australia and that they would get married on New Year’s Eve 2019. The end of the year and the start of the new one marks the end of what has…

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