Hungry City: At Sofra in Sunnyside, Turkish Food by a Master

A spoonful of kelle paca is close to pure liquid fat, a velvet sheath for the tongue, a declaration against winter. At Sofra, a Turkish restaurant that opened in November in Sunnyside, Queens, the cloudy soup starts with a sheep’s head, minus eyes and brain. It’s soaked for two days, then plunged into a pot…

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What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Moritz

A tiny Swiss mountain town with a big, glitz-infused name, St. Moritz is the winter getaway that made the ski holiday a high-life ideal. As far back as the 1860s, a patrician British contingent was spending the cold months in the winter sun here; by the 1960s, the jet set had anointed St. Moritz the…

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Hotel Market in Georgia

Travel In 2017, the number of Georgia’s international inbound travelers grew by 18.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) from 6.4 million to an all-time high of 7.6 million. Tourist arrivals increased by 27.9% from 2016 to 2017, reaching 3.5 million visitors. Hotel Supply Trend The hotel industry in Georgia comprises approximately 27,333 rooms. The total supply is expected…

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A Black Legacy, Wrapped Up in Fur

I. My mother, Vivian Jarrett-Irving, is the owner of two fur coats: a full-length mahogany mink and a fox that hits right below the knee. Both hang from pegs she affixed to the back wall of her bedroom closet, as if their sensual, febrile glamour were too singular to be slotted in among the racks…

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Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study published Feb. 1 in Science. The researchers studied brain activity patterns in mice. If a mouse was experiencing a threat, dorsal raphe serotonin neurons would fire during…

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Do all chemotherapies have equal long-term heart risk?

IMAGE: Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio, (pointing) served on a team that found different chemotherapy drugs used to treat children with cancer appear to have different risks… view more  SAN ANTONIO — In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a…

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Progress with geriatrics legislation highlights collaboration for care as we age

IMAGE: Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has — for 75 years — worked to improve the health, independence,… view more  Credit: (C) 2019, American Geriatrics Society New York (Jan. 31, 2019)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today offered a ringing endorsement of the bipartisan…

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How whipworms wreak havoc on the gut

Signaling through interleukin-10 (IL-10) receptors on gut immune cells plays a critical role in protecting the gut lining and microbiota from disruption caused by whipworms, according to a study published January 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by María Duque-Correa of the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK, and colleagues. The human gut is…

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