Juul Shake-Up: C.E.O. Steps Down

The chief executive of Juul Labs, the dominant e-cigarette company that has been the target of public and regulatory outrage over the soaring use of teenage vaping, stepped down on Wednesday. The executive, Kevin Burns, will be replaced by K.C. Crosthwaite, an executive from Altria, the major tobacco company that owns a 35 percent stake…

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The Climate Crisis Crowds the Catwalks

ImageDior, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — On a rainy morning here, the day after Greta Thunberg issued her end-of-days clarion call at the United Nations, another young woman made an environmental statement of her own that was impossible to ignore. It took place on the windswept sidelines of the Hippodrome…

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What to know about spotting in early pregnancy

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Medical News Today: What to know about alexithymia

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Prehistoric Parents Used Baby Bottles Made of Pottery

As long as 7,000 years ago, Stone Age farmers in Central Europe were making and using small pottery bottles or cups with spouts. Ancient baby bottles? So it seemed — although they could have been used to nurse the sick. As the Stone Age gave way to the Bronze and Iron ages, the vessels were…

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Window in the Drapes

“Our patient has surgery today, would you like to observe?” my doctoring mentor asked. Of course, I responded eagerly. Our patient was a 65-year-old woman who had suffered from epilepsy since childhood. Her frequent seizures caused two types of spells. She would repeat words in an endless loop, or she would experience drop attacks, when…

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Plastic Surgery and the Secret World of Instagram Dolls

ImageLil’ Kim once referred to herself as a “Black Barbie dressed in Bulgari.” She is one of many celebrities that are part of the move in trend toward highly stylized appearances.CreditJamie Mccarthy/Getty Images They call themselves dolls. These are cosmetic surgery patients who document their desires and results on Instagram, but only, most say, for…

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Major Cruise Line to Abandon Plastic Water Bottles

When the Norwegian Encore, the newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, launches in November, it will carry no plastic water bottles to offer guests. The 4,000-passenger ship will instead carry Just Water, with a carton made mostly of paper, and a cap made of sugar cane. The company aims to switch its entire fleet over…

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Gum Disease May Raise Hypertension Risk

People with gum disease may be at increased risk for high blood pressure. For a study in Cardiovascular Research, researchers combined the results of 81 studies including more than 200,000 people. Using a blood pressure reading of 140/90 or higher as the definition of hypertension, they found that people with a diagnosis of gum disease…

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You Need To Make This Right Now

Good morning. I was in Omaha over the weekend, talking food and culture with the good folks of Lauritzen Gardens and driving around town with Sarah Baker Hansen, the food critic for the Omaha World-Herald. We drank tall lattes from Archetype and ate ridiculously good focaccia at Farine and Four, then woofed down fried chicken…

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