Medical News Today: How dormant herpes springs back to life

Researchers may have finally revealed the way that herpes is able to go into and come out of hiding. Share on PinterestNew research helps explain how the herpes virus, depicted here, comes out of its latency stage. A herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection lasts for life. No vaccination can prevent it, and no treatment can…

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Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working

CLEVELAND—Scientists from the Case Western Reserve University digital imaging lab, already pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy. And, once again, they’re doing it by teaching a computer to find previously unseen changes in patterns in CT…

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Each Put Pen to Paper, and Their Story Began

Robert Evan Bank and Alan Lawrence Cohen are to be married Nov. 24 at B’nai Jeshurun in New York. Rabbi Shuli Passow is to officiate. Mr. Bank (left), 60, is the president and chief executive of American Jewish World Service, an organization in New York that uses philanthropy, activism and community events to help end…

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It’s Enrollment Time for Obamacare

Shop, compare — and beware, when shopping for health insurance outside official government marketplaces. That’s the message from health experts during the annual plan selection period on state and federal marketplaces for Obamacare health insurance. Despite uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, people in many parts of the country will find more…

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Trump Warns a Flavor Ban Would Spawn Counterfeit Vaping Products

WASHINGTON — Two months after announcing that he planned to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, President Trump on Friday once again raised concerns about such restrictions during a lively, televised White House meeting that brought together top executives from the health community and the tobacco and vaping industries. “If you don’t give it…

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The Modern Life of Origami, an Art as Old as Paper

Surfacing Precision is key, whether folding a humble crane or an interlocking modular structure. So is enthusiasm. Written by Kathleen Massara Photographs by Ryan Jenq ImagePaper cranes folded by New Yorkers and donated to people recovering from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toshiko Kobayashi, an art therapist, then led a workshop in the Fukushima…

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Medical News Today: What is resistant starch?

Resistant starches are starches that the body cannot break down to use for energy. Instead, these starches pass through the digestive system either partially or entirely. Resistant starch is different than fiber, but it acts in a very similar way. Starch is a type of carbohydrate that comprises a long chain of sugar molecules. The…

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Democracy.com Has a New Owner. It’s Mark Cuban.

Well, you had your chance. After going up for auction last month, Democracy.com has officially been sold. Its new owner is Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Mr. Cuban, who is also famous for his role on the reality television show “Shark Tank,” confirmed the sale in an email exchange with The…

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Medical News Today: Obsessive love: What to know

Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are…

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Love Letter: Let’s Eat Together!

For me, Thanksgiving has always been about two things: eating an excessive amount of carbs and chasing my macaroni and cheese with a trip to the closest movie theater with my family. This year, that tradition lives on — minus the argument about which movie to see. This year, “Queen & Slim,” an unconventional love…

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