Welcoming a Grandchild, Right in the Delivery Room

When my granddaughter was born, my own role was very clear: Keep a packed bag handy. Head for Brooklyn as soon as my daughter, Emma, called to say she was on the way to the hospital with her husband. Move into their apartment for the duration to walk and feed Pearl, their sweet ancient Labrador.…

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‘Like The Camera Wasn’t Even There’: Capturing Nude Cooks

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On an 80-degree Saturday in early January, the photographer Jason Henry showed up at a home near Tampa, Fla., on an assignment for The Times’s Food section and found one of his subjects, Jayson McMullen,…

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In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

Hospitals in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province have been making urgent pleas to the Chinese people for three weeks as the new coronavirus ripples through the country: Send more protective gear. Supplies are close — and yet frustratingly out of reach. Medical supplies donated to the Red Cross Society of China’s Wuhan branch sit in…

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Brain measurements can reveal success of alcohol risk messages

Risky drinking is a significant problem for youth and young adults, and mass media messages—such as TV commercials—are frequently used in campaigns aimed at warning them about alcohol use. But how these videos effectively increase awareness of risky drinking, or if they reduce alcohol use in an audience, is not always clear. A new study…

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Certain factors linked with discontinuing breast cancer therapy

For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, long-term endocrine therapy can greatly reduce the risk of recurrence. Many women, especially those in underserved populations, do not continue treatment, however. A new Psycho-Oncology study uncovers some of the factors that may be involved. In the study of 1,231 women who completed questionnaires, 59% reported at least…

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An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away

CLEVELAND, Ohio (February 19, 2020)—A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause…

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SMA Plain community carrier screening program yields impactful results

STRASBURG, PA- The Clinic for Special Children (CSC) has completed its Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Prevention Readiness program. The program, launched in 2018, offered free carrier testing with the goal of identifying Plain (Amish or Mennonite) individuals and couples who are SMA carriers. SMA is the most common genetic cause of infant death worldwide and…

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Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that mothers—but not fathers—who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were more likely…

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