New research looks at type 1 diabetes and changes in the environment

Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, faculty from the…

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Yale researchers identify protein that could help neutralize deadly bite of the tsetse fly

When an infected tsetse fly bites humans or other mammals to feed on their blood, microscopic parasites (African trypanosomes) in the fly’s saliva are transferred. The unfortunate recipient of the bite, once infected, often faces severe health consequences, even death. Unfortunately, current public health approaches to control African sleeping sickness are limited. Diagnosis and treatment…

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W.H.O. Declares Global Emergency as Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak was a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it emerged last month. The decision reversed the organization’s decision just a week ago to hold off such a declaration. Since then, W.H.O. officials said, thousands of…

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Altria Takes a $4.1 Billion Hit on Juul Stake

Altria reported a $4.1 billion write-down on its Juul Labs investment on Thursday, another sizable charge as the vaping crisis continues to roil the e-cigarette industry. The company now values its 35 percent stake in the e-cigarette company at $4.2 billion, a significant drop from the $12.8 billion it paid in December 2018. Three months…

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A New Home for the City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate

The City Bakery closed last year, and fans of its hot chocolate worried that that would be the end. But the bakery’s founder, Maury Rubin, is opening the Wonderbon Chocolate Company on Saturday, with a new partner, Alex Atzberger, a chocolate aficionado. The pop-up is a celebration of all things chocolate, starting with steaming cups…

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Coronavirus Anger Boils Over in China and Doctors Plead for Supplies

WUHAN, China — One week into a lockdown, anger and anxiety deepened in the central Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday as a shortage of hospital beds, medical supplies and doctors boiled over into physical confrontations and desperate pleas for help. In a sign of growing frustration, a relative of…

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Billionaire With Ticket to the Moon Calls Off TV Search for ‘Life Partner’

Yusaku Maezawa sought love in the way only a lonely, 44-year-old fashion billionaire could: asking the women of the internet to apply for a chance to accompany him on a spaceflight around the moon — if they had “bright and positive” personalities and were over 20. But on Thursday, Mr. Maezawa’s dream, and those, apparently,…

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20 Reds Under $20: Where the Values Live, for Now

The wine world looks a little different now than it did in September, when the last 20 Under $20 column was published, and further radical changes may be on the way. That’s why this winter edition of 20 great values in red wine, all under $20 a bottle, may be a mural in watercolors, fated…

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International Center of Photography Refocuses in a New Home

It’s not just your cellphone that’s a camera now. Your doorbell can take photographs, and so might your car, your refrigerator and your toothbrush. Camera-sporting athletes now do the work of sports photojournalists, and all New York City beat cops wear a body camera. War photography has gone from a specialist’s art to a citizen’s…

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