Suicides Among Japanese Children Reach Highest Level in 3 Decades

TOKYO — Suicides by young people in Japan rose to their highest level in three decades in 2017, according to new figures released by the government. Japan has a persistent problem with suicides, although the number has been declining over all. But child suicides have risen recently, with experts pointing to school pressures and bullying…

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Doctors: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That’s Good and Bad.

I recently cared for a hairdresser who had gone through a year of vague and varied symptoms. What started as a few unpleasant aches soon became debilitating pain throughout her body. A heavy fatigue settled into her bones: Holding scissors or sweeping the floor became too much. She slept fitfully; her memory flagged. Frustrated by…

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The Calm Place

Nov. 5, 2018 (Elections Are Happening. This is Not About Them.) … is a soft breezeon the beach … Put on some headphones. Good. Now hit “play” and keep scrolling. (TAKE A deep breath in.hold FOR 3 SECONDS … Image AND breathe out. Repeat 10 times.) … a water dropletslowly rolling down … You’re doing…

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Global Health: Dogs Can Detect Malaria. How Useful Is That?

Dogs have such exquisitely sensitive noses that they can detect bombs, drugs, citrus and other contraband in luggage or pockets. Is it possible that they can sniff out even malaria? And when might that be useful? A small pilot study has shown that dogs can accurately identify socks worn overnight by children infected with malaria…

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Cancer Society Executive Resigns Amid Upset Over Corporate Partnerships

WASHINGTON — A top official of the American Cancer Society has resigned in part because of concern over some of the organization’s fund-raising partnerships. The official, Dr. Otis W. Brawley, an executive vice president and chief medical officer, resigned his post late last week after 11 years at the society. His departure was largely attributed…

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Cardi B Resurrected Reebok’s Iconic 90s Sneaker

When Cardi B rapped, «I’m the queen of talking sh-t and I’m backing it up,» she really meant it. Throughout her drama-filled feud with Nicki Minaj, Cardi assured Minaj and fans that Fashion Nova wasn’t the only brand she was collaborating with. Today, Cardi clarified those claims by announcing her partnership with Reebok, which begins…

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