Medical News Today: Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States each year. Changes in appetite are…

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Medical News Today: What to know about brain atrophy

Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage. There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions,…

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Brioni Girds for Men’s Wear Combat

FLORENCE, Italy — Consistency is a tough sell in an age of obsolescence. Say what you will about sustainability, few 21st-century habits die harder than consume and discard. Thus, when a label like Brioni decides to celebrate its 75th anniversary with an elaborately staged presentation in a Renaissance palace and follow it with a seated…

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Elizabeth Wurtzel Finally Grew Up, Like the Rest of Gen X

With Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley gone, that undersized, underwhelming demographic known as Generation X was already short on idols. And after the death this past Tuesday of Elizabeth Wurtzel, the “Prozac Nation” author and 1990s-angst poster child, our confused, self-contradictory cohort may have lost the most Gen X member of…

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You Don’t Need a Recipe, Part XVII

Good morning. I was on the road the last few days and there wasn’t as much cooking as I’d have liked but the eating was grand: Josh Berry’s butter-aged steak at Union in Portland, Maine; the almond croissants Michelle Berry makes at Moonbat in Belfast; pretty much the whole menu at Jon Merry’s River House…

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Dried Fruit, Oats and Coffee: Answers to Your Sugar Questions

If you (like me) kicked off 2020 by trying to kick the sugar habit, you are probably still adjusting to this new way of eating. Added sugar lurks in so many surprising places — many foods we think of as healthful are really loaded with sugar. And food companies try to trick us by disguising…

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Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop

The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. Since 1991 the rate has dropped 29 percent, which translates to approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than would have occurred if the…

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The Flu Season May Yet Turn Ugly, C.D.C. Warns

The United States may be headed into a bad flu season, according to figures recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of the last week of December, “widespread” flu activity was reported by health departments in 46 states. More ominously, a second measure — the percentage of patients with flu symptoms…

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Even NASCAR Drivers Need a Stylist

“All the stylists must still be on holiday.” “She looks like she lost her stylist.” So went some of the Twitter asides on Sunday evening as Golden Globes watchers took to social media to variously applaud and excoriate their favorite celebrities and the clothes they chose to wear on the red carpet. After all, it…

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Real Men Don’t Rent

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Getty Images There’s only one problem as the growing clothing rental market inches toward offering men’s wear: Guys may not buy in. Jan. 8, 2020 A little more than a decade ago, a pair of Harvard Business School students founded Rent the Runway, a platform for renting special-occasion…

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