6 Reasons Older Men Make Better Partners

After 20, you suddenly realize that men of 30-40 years cease to be perceived as middle-aged and can be quite attractive. The confidence, strength, and charm that an adult person has can rarely be seen in guys of your age. But the very idea of being with him seems frighteningly strange. One of the main…

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Yes, Virginia, There Was a Vegan Fashion Week

LOS ANGELES — Mena Suvari, the actress known for both “American Woman” and “American Beauty,” was in the front row at last week’s first Vegan Fashion Week at the California Market Center, wearing a black textured patent-something cap with matching jacket and pants by Enda, along with “leather” shoes by a brand that bore the…

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Eat: A Very American Mango Pie, Inspired by Indian Aunties

A few days before Thanksgiving, I visited my friend Hrishikesh Hirway at his home in Los Angeles. The first thing I noticed was the unusual group of ingredients sitting on his kitchen counter: a container of Cool Whip, a premade graham-cracker crust and a can of Alphonso mango purée. No matter how I tried to…

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Phys Ed: Can You Get Too Much Exercise? What the Heart Tells Us

Many middle-aged marathon runners and other endurance athletes are familiar with concerns from their loved ones — and occasionally their physicians — that they might be exercising too much and straining or harming their hearts. For all of them, a large-scale study published recently in JAMA Cardiology should be mollifying. It finds that middle-aged men…

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Made for Next to Nothing. Worn by You?

Image Inside the house of an Indian family. A new report from the University of California, Berkeley, focuses on the exploited home workers who help make the country the world’s second largest manufacturer and exporter of fashion garments.CreditFredo de Luna/VW Pics — UIG, via Getty Images Ever since the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, Western…

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Medical News Today: Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

New research finds that treatment with biologic drugs reduces coronary plaque buildup among people with severe psoriasis. An immunosuppressant drug for psoriasis can also improve heart artery health for those with the skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in the United States and approximately 125 million worldwide.…

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Intense IV blood sugar control doesn’t improve stroke outcomes

HONOLULU, Feb. 6, 2019 — Intravenous (IV) insulin did not improve stroke outcomes compared to standard blood sugar (glucose) control using insulin shots — answering a worldwide debate about the best way to control glucose in stroke patients. These primary late-breaking findings were presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world…

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Ambulance nitroglycerin patch to lower blood pressure did not improve stroke outcomes

HONOLULU, Feb. 6, 2019 — Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with a nitroglycerin patch for suspected stroke didn’t lessen post-stroke disability, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Two…

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Cilostazol-combo antiplatelet therapy reduced risk for recurrent stroke

HONOLULU, Feb. 6, 2019 — Stroke survivors taking a combination of the blood thinner cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel had a lower risk of ischemic stroke recurrence than those who received aspirin or clopidogrel alone, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for…

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