Buying Fine Jewelry on Instagram (Without Tears)

Fine jewelry always has been seen as a bit beyond the ebb and flow of the fashion cycle, the kind of pieces whose precious gems and metals generate sales despite social, economic or political upheaval. During the coronavirus crisis, the category has held onto that reputation for resilience, but with a difference or two, courtesy…

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Disability Pride: The High Expectations of a New Generation

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. To get to her job as the…

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How the Central Park Barber Spends His Sundays

Herman James worked out of a barbershop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side until the city temporarily closed all nonessential businesses in March. Looking for a way to stay busy and help New Yorkers take “a step closer to normalcy,” as he put it, Mr. James started cutting hair in Central Park in mid-May. “I put…

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The Lancet Global Health: Benefits of routine childhood vaccines far outweigh risks of additional COVID-19 transmission in Africa, modelling study suggests

The health benefits of maintaining routine childhood vaccination programmes in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission that might be associated with clinic visits, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Global Health journal. For every additional COVID-19 death that might be associated with additional exposure to the…

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Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients’ preferences

VENICE — From the moment a kidney becomes available, there are just 24 hours to identify the recipient and carry out the transplant. Waiting lists are extremely long, available organs are few and not all of them are ‘ideal’. Furthermore, a recipient has the ability to ‘refuse’ a kidney, for instance by continuing with the…

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UNH scientists find faster way to count animal sperm using DNA

DURHAM, N.H.— Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified a quicker and less expensive way to count sperm in lobsters that could help scientists looking at any animal better understand mating, a key aspect of species survival. «Scientists used to have to do this using a very tedious or expensive method so it…

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Does having Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect severity of delirium?

Forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, gradually affect your cognitive function by harming your memory and your ability to think and make decisions. By 2050, experts project that 13.8 million older adults in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementias (ADRD). Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, other…

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Lifetime discrimination and greater risk of high blood pressure in African Americans

Experiences of discrimination over a lifetime is associated with high blood pressure in African American adults, according to findings published this month in the journal Hypertension from researchers at the Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. High blood pressure is linked with many life-threatening conditions, including stroke, heart disease and…

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Radiology practices struggle to survive amid COVID-19

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 17, 2020) — Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their practice will shape the future of radiology, according to a special report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) COVID-19 Task…

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