Confirm or Deny: Danny DeVito

Maureen Dowd: Matilda was actually a spoiled brat. Danny DeVito: Deny. It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia. I vehemently deny that. The best cheese steak in Philly is Tony Luke’s. O.K., yes, confirm. You serve rum ham at Christmas? I serve rum ham whenever I can. Michelle Pfeiffer is a better Catwoman than Anne Hathaway.…

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Under the Influence of a ‘Super Bloom’

“At the beginning of the year, if you told me this is what we were going to be dealing with, I would have called you crazy,” said Steve Manos, the mayor of Lake Elsinore, a small town in Southern California. He was taking a brief reprieve from dealing with the biggest crisis of his short…

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Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Traumatic memories can severely affect a person’s quality of life when they become intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety and continue to cause distress. For this reason, scientists are now looking into ways of weakening such memories and lessening their impact. Is it possible to ‘treat’ traumatic memories? People who experience traumatic events may find…

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Medical News Today: Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. As the cost of healthcare rises, could prescription vegetables save money? Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received…

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Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit

NEW ORLEANS—In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. The results of the study will be presented on Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. «Bisphosphonate drugs…

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CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea

NEW ORLEANS—When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. This finding of a new study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine…

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For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches

NEW ORLEANS—For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. «If you suffer from migraine headaches and are…

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Obesity may play role in reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

NEW ORLEANS—Obesity may play a role in reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Earlier studies have shown that type 1 diabetes is associated with menstrual irregularities and lower rates of…

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Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity

NEW ORLEANS—Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Previous studies have suggested that later timing of eating and sleeping are related to obesity, said lead author Adnin Zaman, M.D., of the…

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Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies

NEW ORLEANS—Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. Results of what the researchers called «the most up-to-date and most comprehensive clinical review of endocrine effects of long-term opioid use» are being presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s…

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