Dried Fruit, Oats and Coffee: Answers to Your Sugar Questions

If you (like me) kicked off 2020 by trying to kick the sugar habit, you are probably still adjusting to this new way of eating. Added sugar lurks in so many surprising places — many foods we think of as healthful are really loaded with sugar. And food companies try to trick us by disguising…

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Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop

The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. Since 1991 the rate has dropped 29 percent, which translates to approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than would have occurred if the…

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The Flu Season May Yet Turn Ugly, C.D.C. Warns

The United States may be headed into a bad flu season, according to figures recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of the last week of December, “widespread” flu activity was reported by health departments in 46 states. More ominously, a second measure — the percentage of patients with flu symptoms…

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Even NASCAR Drivers Need a Stylist

“All the stylists must still be on holiday.” “She looks like she lost her stylist.” So went some of the Twitter asides on Sunday evening as Golden Globes watchers took to social media to variously applaud and excoriate their favorite celebrities and the clothes they chose to wear on the red carpet. After all, it…

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Real Men Don’t Rent

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Getty Images There’s only one problem as the growing clothing rental market inches toward offering men’s wear: Guys may not buy in. Jan. 8, 2020 A little more than a decade ago, a pair of Harvard Business School students founded Rent the Runway, a platform for renting special-occasion…

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How ‘Muscle Confusion’ Might Help Your Workouts

Here are a few questions to consider as you plan your 2020 exercise routines: Are your muscles confused? Should they be? And just how do we confuse our muscles, anyway? These concerns are at the heart of a timely new study of what happens when we add variety to our gym workouts and, in the…

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The Perfect Cake for Your Coffee Break

“Coffee and” was an expression I heard all the time as a kid. From early morning until late in the afternoon, the aroma that filled the kitchen, wafted through the living room and wisped its way up the stairs was coffee, Chock Full o’ Nuts specifically. The coffeepot burbled steadily in our house, always ready…

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Beiersdorf and Insilico employ AI technology in computer-simulated skin research

Beiersdorf uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the discovery of novel and safe active ingredients New molecules for a specific skin indication to be generated and analyzed using next-generation artificial intelligence developed by Insilico Medicine Beiersdorf is a leader in the development and application of novel AI technologies to skincare and is collaborating with an…

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Outbreak science: Infectious disease research leads to outbreak predictions

Infectious diseases have a substantially growing impact on the health of communities around the world and pressure to both predict and prevent such diseases is ever-growing. LSU Assistant Professor of Biological Science Tad Dallas and colleagues developed a simple approach to accurately predict disease outbreaks by combining novel statistical techniques and a large dataset on…

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An often-made claim that e-cigarettes are ‘95% safer’ is not valid

The frequently cited claim that e-cigarettes are «95% less risky» or «95% less harmful» than combustible cigarettes is outdated, misleading and invalid — and should no longer be made in discussions on the dangers of vaping, according to an editorial published today in the American Journal of Public Health by six leading experts on e-cigarettes…

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