Living in Poverty May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Living in a poor neighborhood may increase the risk for the brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. A study in JAMA Network Open included 427 people who had donated their brains to two research center brain banks. Scientists linked their addresses to the Area Deprivation Index, a 10-point scale that ranks neighborhoods by…

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This Tomato-Chickpea Salad Is the Taste of Summer

The tomatoes in the New York area are starting to get pretty good. And while they’re not quite the juicy umami bombs of July, they’re finally tasty enough to hold their own next to chickpeas in a soft, juicy, herb-filled salad. The key to coaxing a tomato’s best flavor is to season it separately and…

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Donald Trump’s Undone Tie: What Does It Mean?

It is the picture of the tie, like the echo of the words, that lingers. The tie no longer secured in its big, boastful knot, but rather hanging limply around the neck, like a boxer on the ropes. The tie, that has been as close to a sartorial spirit animal as President Trump has had,…

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11 Things About Naomi Campbell

There are so many Naomi Campbells, you never know which you will get. There is goddess Naomi, whose verified superpowers (ask any eyewitness) include an ability to part seas of people and alter the electrical charge in a room. There are cover girl Naomi and campaign Naomi and runway Naomi, whose catwalk strut is unlikely…

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Spicy Pork Kebabs, Fast Enough for a Weeknight

There are few meals more primally satisfying than charred meat on a stick. Whether turned on a spit or threaded onto a skewer, the meat browns at the edges and sucks up the smoke, emerging, at its best, crisp, tender and very juicy, to be seasoned with salt and eaten with great relish. Any kind…

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Brazil and the U.S. Drive New Coronavirus Infections

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA drive-through Covid testing site in Phoenix on Saturday.Credit…Matt York/Associated Press As new cases surge in the U.S., the White House acknowledges preparing for a fall wave. Peter Navarro, the White House director of trade and manufacturing policy, said in an interview on Sunday that the White House was…

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What Can We Learn From Swimmers of a Certain Age?

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Swimming, at its most basic level, is an act of perseverance. For us humans, swimming is essentially a constant state of not drowning. Unlike most terrestrial mammals, we are not born…

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The Race to Develop a Covid Vaccine

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many Americans expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon end the need for masks and social distancing and enable us to resume our pre-Covid lives. As one neighbor said, citing the administration’s “Warp Speed” agenda to rush a vaccine to market, “I’ll start taking the subway and…

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Dr. Gosain of Le Bonheur and UTHSC receives $2 million grant

Pediatric Surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, recently received an R01 award of more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health for his project «Dysbiosis in Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis Pathogenesis.» «This research builds on more than a decade of work supported by the NIH, multiple societies and the generous support…

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