A Conversation With: Caroline Elton Helps Doctors Heal Themselves

Caroline Elton, 61, the author of “Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors,” is a London-based psychologist with an unusual practice. Her patients are physicians unhappy in their work. We spoke for two hours on a recent afternoon in New York City. An edited and condensed version our conversation follows. You titled your book “Also…

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Orange Brioches. Delicious Sweet Buns

Delicious sweet buns. Ingredients and cooking flour 550 gr.butter 80 gr.2 yolks 1 egg,120 gr. Milk5- 6 tbsp. sugar (adjust the sweetness to taste)25 gr. fresh yeast100 gr. orange juice and zest of 1 large orange.Leave the dough to ferment for 2-3 hours.Formed buns leave for 30-40 minutes and then smear with milkBake at 180…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Throws

A good throw is as comforting as it is beautiful, providing a little extra warmth whenever you need it and making a room feel more welcoming and relaxed. “It’s a homey thing,” said Ameé Allsop, a designer in East Hampton, N.Y., who often creates minimalist spaces warmed up by textured linen and other textiles. And…

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The Checkup: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children

In a new survey of more than 1,000 parents by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, more than half were worried about opioid addiction, but almost two-thirds thought that opioids were the most effective pain medications for a child to take after a fracture or an operation. Experts in pediatric pain want parents to understand that…

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Personal Health: For Real Weight Control, Try Portion Control

I had hoped to avoid ushering in the new year with yet another weight/diet column, but three circumstances prompted me to reconsider: 1) The latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the weight of American men and women has continued its upward climb, with the average B.M.I. now almost…

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The New Health Care: The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Image “Older adults are taking an awful lot of pills these days,» says a professor of medicine and pharmacy. Getting them to stop taking unnecessary ones is harder than one might think. CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied…

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Kick-starting the genome in early development

IMAGE: Merged image showing a colony of mouse embryonic stem cells fluorescently stained for Dppa2 in red, Dppa4 in green and DNA in blue. view more  Credit: Dr Melanie Eckersley-Maslin, Babraham Institute Key points: Researchers identify factors responsible for activating the zygotic genome A small number of mouse embryonic stem cells mimic the two-cell embryo stage,…

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Women twice as likely to suffer from severe depression after a stroke

New research today published in the European Journal of Neurology has found that women are twice as likely to suffer from severe depression following a stroke than men. The team of researchers from King’s College London followed the progress of symptoms over five years after stroke onset in 2,313 people (1,275 men and 1,038 women).…

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Artificial skin could give superhuman perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in Advanced Materials. Our skin’s ability to perceive pressure, heat, cold, and vibration is a critical safety function that most people take for granted. But…

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