For Urinary Incontinence, Try Behavioral Treatments or Drugs, or Both

Both behavioral and drug treatments can be effective in treating women for urinary incontinence, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and they may work even better in combination. Researchers analyzed data from 84 randomized trials that looked at a variety of treatments for stress and urgency incontinence. Nondrug treatments, usually aimed at strengthening…

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A Good Appetite: This Polenta Stands Alone

Most of the time, polenta is a side dish, a buttery space on which to pile a hunk of braised meat or golden roast chicken. It’s a supporting player, not the star. But like its Italian compatriots risotto and pasta, fragrant, creamy polenta deserves its own spotlight. All the cook needs to do is add…

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8 Hairstyles Making a Woman Look Older

Years are not a train, they just don’t stop. But this is not a reason to get upset. After all, we get experience and a better understanding of the world around us. You can always use all sorts of beauty tricks to reduce your age by a couple of years. So relax, enjoy life and…

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New Beauty Trend: Using Lipstick as a Concealer

Every single day, professional makeup artists and amateur bloggers come up with 1001 new ways of becoming even more beautiful… or scaring the neighbors. For example, the social networks now display the photos of girls with bright lipstick going far beyond the lips – even under and above their eyes. Do you think it is…

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Vows: And You Thought Your Family Was Modern

While George Arison relentlessly drove the start of his second technology company, his boyfriend, Dr. Robert Luo, was consumed with a start-up of a different sort. “It took Robert as much time, energy and money to engineer our family as for me to found a company,” said Mr. Arison, 41, a founder and a chief…

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5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis

From Downtown East in Minneapolis, it’s only a four-block walk to the U.S. Bank Stadium, the glass-sheathed building that opened in 2016 and is host of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament from April 6 to 8. The neighborhood is seeing action of its own lately. Beautiful warehouses converted into condos, along with tasteful shops…

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Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

For years, they have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Trigger warnings, do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? The warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was known about how well they…

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Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

When my daughter got cancer, I began hoarding ketchup packets and digital thermometers. Gillian was 11 when we learned the lingering knee pain was osteosarcoma in her right femur. The treatment protocol for this rare bone disease was a nine-month course of aggressive chemotherapy. Each of the almost-weekly infusions required at least a three-night hospital…

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Ask Well: Why Did I Lose My Sense of Smell?

Q. I have completely lost my sense of smell and can taste only a few things. I have seen doctors and taken tests, but no answers. I know I’m not the only one with this problem. Any ideas? A. Humans are able to perceive an astounding one trillion odors. But our sense of smell is…

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