A Chef Who Brings Fashion to the Kitchen

Name: Roze Traore Age: 28 Hometown: Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Seattle. Now Lives: In a one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side. Claim to Fame: Mr. Traore is a private chef and occasional model who is about to open his first pop-up restaurant in Manhattan. In addition to stints at the restaurant…

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The Work Diary of a Hairdresser So Coveted, She Travels by Private Jet

Jayne Matthews thinks that most hairstylists are doing it wrong: “A person takes a pair of scissors and cuts the ends, maybe gives the hair some layers, but in general it’s like a big, shaped block on the head that needs to be blown into a manageable style.” Ms. Matthews — the co-owner of two…

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The practice of meditation leaves marks in the brain

A new study conducted at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca shows that the subjective feeling of well-being experienced by many people with the practice of meditation is correlated with specific changes in the brain. The research, which appeared in Brain and Cognition, examined the effects of the technique known as Transcendental Meditation (TM), which…

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Guidelines for thyroid surgery published in Annals of Surgery

February 21, 2020 — The first set of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of thyroid disease — developed by an expert panel assembled by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) — was published today by Annals of Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The guidelines provide…

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Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers

HAMILTON, ON — New research from McMaster Children’s Hospital shows that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health problem. Researchers found that teen mothers have a much higher prevalence of mental health challenges than mothers aged 21 and older and teens who aren’t parents. Almost 40% of young moms have…

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Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk

A Polygenic Risk Score — a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients — has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lead author Jonathan Mosley, MD, PhD, assistant…

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Despite burdens most pediatricians very supportive of national vaccination program

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2020) — Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Vaccine For…

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Study detects abnormally low levels of a key protein in brains of young men with autism

BOSTON — Using cutting-edge imaging technology, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shown that the brains of young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have low levels of a protein that appears to play a role in inflammation and metabolism. This surprising discovery, which published online today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry provides an…

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