On the Runway: At New York Fashion Week, Where to See and Be Seen

Fashion may be a sprawling global industry but in many ways it can feel a lot like a high school, with its own cliques, pecking order, hangouts — and cafeteria. For years, the last role has been played in Paris by L’Avenue, a brasserie on Avenue Montaigne cater-corner from Dior’s warren of dove gray salons…

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The New Health Care: Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better

Image A school official taking a pupil’s temperature as school reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 amid an Ebola epidemic. Nigeria’s successful containment of the outbreak was a public health success.CreditAkintunde Akinleye/Reuters In so many domains, life is improving across the world. It doesn’t always feel that way. In surveys, Americans overwhelmingly believe that world…

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The Checkup: The Challenge of Managing Other People’s Pain

I believe my mother thought that needing to medicate her own discomfort would be a kind of moral and physical weakness. This applied only to herself; if I told her that I was hurting, or that one of her grandchildren was in pain, she would have been anxious for something to help. She felt our…

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Personal Health: Time to Put Fluffy and Fido on a Diet?

Humans are not the only residents of the United States who are getting fatter every year. So, unsurprisingly, are our furry friends — the dogs and cats that share our lives and, too often, our tendency to overeat. Unlike their owners, however, the family dog or cat cannot open the refrigerator or gain access to…

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Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Rates in Younger People

The risk of developing obesity-related cancer is increasing in successive generations, along with increasing rates of obesity. Researchers studied the incidence of 30 of the most common cancers, including 12 that are obesity related, from 1995 to 2014 in people ages 25 to 84 — more than 14.6 million cases. The study is in Lancet…

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Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US

A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. The study, appearing in The Lancet Public Health, also looked at rates for 18 cancers unrelated to obesity, and found rates increasing…

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Revealing the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell

VIDEO: Scientists from ESRF, the European synchrotron, Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes arevealed the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell view more  Some types of cancer cannot be treated with classical chemotherapy. Scientists from Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes and ESRF, the European Synchrotron, are…

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Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. Misuse of the drug is particularly alarming because non-prescription drugs like loperamide are inexpensive, readily available online and in retail stores, undetectable on routine…

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University spinout receives £1.2 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

IMAGE: This is Mathew Upton, Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Plymouth, and Chief Scientific Officer at Amprologix Limited. view more  Credit: University of Plymouth Amprologix Limited, a University of Plymouth spinout company, has won a £1.2 million contract from the Department for Health and Social Care to accelerate development and scale up its…

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