Premature Birth Raises Risk of Kidney Disease

Premature birth increases the risk for chronic kidney disease later in life, a new study reports. Researchers used a database of 4,186,615 singleton live births in Sweden from 1973 to 2014, following the people into mid-adulthood. The analysis, in BMJ, found 4,305 cases of chronic kidney disease. Birth before 37 weeks of gestation was associated…

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Nordstrom to Add Two Mini Stores in Its New York Expansion

Nordstrom waited decades to expand in Manhattan, but now it’s making up for lost time. It introduced its men’s store last year and is opening a seven-story flagship store this fall. And the upscale department-store chain has more up its cuffed sleeves. In September, it will open two small Nordstrom outposts in New York, in…

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These Compression Socks Are My New Flight Must-Have

Comrad Companion Compression Sock Comrad comradsocks.com Like everyone, my vision of compression socks wasn’t a pretty one. They were aesthetically offensive, always paired with horrid open-toe sandals, worn exclusively by old people and on and on the generalizations went. Then, Comrad’s millennial-version came into my life, and I’ve realized I had been very unfair. First…

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Matter: Denisovan Jawbone Discovered in a Cave in Tibet

In 1980, a Buddhist monk in Tibet entered a sacred cave to pray. On the floor, he found half of a human jawbone, studded with two teeth. A team of scientists on Wednesday reported that the fossil belonged to a 160,000-year-old Denisovan, a member of a lineage of mysterious, Neanderthal-like humans that disappeared about 50,000…

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What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak a pad or liner. Spotting…

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Massachusetts Bets on a Vegas Casino

Image Encore Boston Harbor casino and resort is across the Mystic River from the city, in Everett, Mass. CreditEncore Boston Harbor With 671 guest rooms, a 210,000 square-foot casino, more than 3,000 slot machines, a 37,000 square-foot ballroom, a 21,000 square-foot waterfront lawn and more than a dozen restaurants and bars, everything about the Encore Boston…

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The Edit: Was My Study Abroad Experience ‘Authentic’ Enough?

On any given morning, I’m on my bike: zipping around tight corners and down cobblestone alleyways, dodging tourists while simultaneously trying to not fall into canals on my way to school in Amsterdam’s city center. Like any good Amsterdammer, I’m a pro at swerving and dodging, racing a tram and cursing out the pedicabs that…

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So You Want to Blow Out Your Brooklyn Brownstone

Elizabeth Roberts lives in a four-story townhouse in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn that is light filled and lovely but not, strictly speaking, an “Elizabeth Roberts townhouse.” The entire ground floor hasn’t been turned into a glamorous kitchen with a marble-topped island the size of small car, for instance. Ms. Roberts’s kitchen is on…

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