NIH awards will advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

IMAGE: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of bacteria that cause gonorrhea. view more  Credit: NIAID The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centers (CRCs) focused on developing vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The grants, totaling $41.6 million over…

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Art Review: ‘Camp’ at the Met, as Rich as It Is Frustrating

In March 2018 the designer Rei Kawakubo held a Comme des Garçons show in Paris dedicated to the subject of camp, and sparked by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp.’” Ms. Kawakubo, who is famous for issuing one-sentence koans to elucidate her work (or make it even more mysterious), was rendered uncharacteristically verbose by…

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Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

Starting in July, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products from Walmart or Sam’s Club stores in the United States Walmart Inc. announced on Wednesday that it would be raising the minimum age for buying the products on July 1, making it the latest retailer to make…

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Max Azria, Designer Who Sold Couture for Less, Has Died

Max Azria, a fashion designer whose BCBG Max Azria line became a global powerhouse by offering chic apparel for considerably less than many of his competitors, died on Monday in Houston. A family member said the cause was lung cancer, but added that Mr. Azria’s family did not want to release other details about his…

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This Is How Rita Ora Got Ready for the 2019 Met Gala

Camp, by definition, is big, bold, exuberant, extra. In accordance with this year’s Met Gala 2019 theme, Rita Ora was gilded in Marc Jacobs gold, and adorned in 280 carats worth of Lorraine Schwartz bling. Count it up. Ora gave us an exclusive look at her Met Gala prep, from her ode to old Hollywood…

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Medical News Today: How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

There are steps that people can take to significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, and exercising often are three very effective preventative measures. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), over 9% of the population of the United States are living with diabetes. In 2015, the…

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Gloria Schiff, Fashion Editor and Glamorous Twin Model, Dies at 90

Gloria Schiff, a fashion editor at Vogue, a philanthropist and one half of a pair of glamorous twins in midcentury New York society, died on May 2 at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. Pilar Crespi Robert, her niece, said the cause was complications of congestive heart failure. Ms. Schiff and her sister Consuelo…

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Watch the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Show Live

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The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 show is about to begin. Catch all the action, from start to finish, below.