Yale study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

New Haven, Conn. — A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of the Section of Pulmonary,…

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Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

Dr. C. Wayne Bardin, a groundbreaking researcher in reproductive physiology, who was instrumental in the development of long-acting contraceptive methods — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world, died on Oct. 10 at his home in Manhattan. He was 85. His wife, Beatrice Bardin, confirmed the death without…

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Don’t Call Tara Subkoff an ‘It’ Girl

Dan Flavin’s outsize light sculpture looked like a luminous frame. Not one to miss an opportunity, Tara Subkoff posed strategically in front of it, its rectangular shape and pastel fluorescence complementing the candied pink of her Simone Rocha dress. “There’s an optimism to this piece,” Ms. Subkoff said. That suited her. “I’m the kind of…

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Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

Nearly all American toddlers and about two-thirds of infants consume added sugar, despite nutritionists’ recommendations that children avoid the sweetener, according to a government study released this week. Researchers, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that from 2011 to 2016, 98 percent of toddlers ages 12 to 23 months consumed…

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A Designer’s Satisfying, Adaptable Year-Round Salad

In One Good Meal, we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Like a lot of couples, Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson — the co-founders of the New York lighting…

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Here Are Good Ways Yoga Teachers Manage Touch and Consent

“There might be no grayer gray zone than a yoga studio, where physical intimacy, spirituality and power dynamics all come together in a sweaty little room,” Katherine Rosman, a New York Times reporter, said on the latest episode of “The Weekly,” our new TV show. In her investigation of touch in yoga, Ms. Rosman found…

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Medical News Today: What to know about paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder have a deep and unwarranted mistrust of others, which tends to have a significant effect on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)is among the most common personality disorders. Experts believe that this disorder may affect up to 4.41% of the population. People with PPD feel…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?

Yerba maté is a caffeinated tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of holly found in the South American rainforest. In addition to its distinct flavor, yerba maté is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and polyphenols, which are plant compounds that may improve health. The research on yerba maté tea’s health benefits…

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I’m No Doctor, but My Sister Definitely Has Autism

My sister is in her 50s. She suffers (and has benefited) from autism spectrum disorder. It’s given her brilliance at the expense of social functioning. Sadly, she is not aware of her A.S.D. or formally diagnosed. But she gets furious if anyone challenges her; she is unable to forgive small slights and doesn’t perceive other…

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In Praise of Jennifer Nettles’s Equal Play Pants

Back in January 2018, the Golden Globes’ all-black fashion moment in support of the Time’s Up movement briefly seemed to hold so much promise as a flexion point in red carpet dressing. It seemed possible that the night would stand in history as the moment when celebrities ceased to use their entrance-making power to market…

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