Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness

IMAGE: Assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. view more  Credit: University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study. It’s the first epidemiological…

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WVU biostatistician studies link between microbiome and preterm birth

IMAGE: Methods to predict and prevent preterm birth are few, but a recent study suggests a new way to assess pregnant women’s risk of giving birth prematurely: profiling their microbiome. A… view more  Credit: WVU Pregnant African American women are more likely than white women to give birth prematurely, but they’re underrepresented in studies of preterm…

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Birds perceive ‘warm’ colors differently from ‘cool’ ones

DURHAM , N.C. — Birds may not have a word for maroon. Or burnt sienna. But show a zebra finch a sunset-colored object, and she’ll quickly decide whether it looks more like «red» or «orange.» A Duke University study shows that birds mentally sort the range of hues on the blue-green side of the spectrum…

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Oklahoma Faces Off Against J & J in First Trial of an Opioid Maker

Opening statements in the country’s first trial over whether a pharmaceutical company is liable for the opioid crisis began as a battle between fire and ice: Lawyers for Oklahoma, a state brought to its knees by addiction and overdose deaths, heatedly accused Johnson & Johnson of creating a deadly demand for the drugs, while the…

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So You’re Back at Home for the Summer …

When you’re used to the autonomy of college — 3 a.m. McDonald’s runs and borrowing your roommate’s sweaters because all your clothes are dirty — coming back to your parent’s home during breaks can be a shock to the system. I, and many of my friends, often find that summers at home bring about a…

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On the Trail of Tupelo Honey, Liquid Gold From the Swamps

ODUM, Ga. — The most expensive honey in America starts in these mucky Southern swamps, where white Ogeechee tupelo trees twist up out of water so dark you can’t tell if that was an alligator or a snake that just broke the surface. For two precious weeks each spring in this slice of southeastern Georgia…

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Why Shailene Woodley Is Taking Ice Baths in Her Hotel Room

Shailene Woodley, who has a full plate of projects, including the “Big Little Lies” Season 2 premiere on June 9 and two movies in the works, is as thoughtful with her beauty choices as she is with her career. Born in California, Ms. Woodley, 27, prefers her beauty products natural, meditates every single day and…

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Medical News Today: Why do I keep waking up at night?

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become problematic, as it interrupts sleep.…

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Innovative Filipino Dishes Come to the Lower East Side

Headline Tsismis NYC The flavors of the Philippines are interpreted inventively in the hands of Jappy Afzelius, a Filipino executive chef who worked at high-end kitchens in France, Italy and New York. Starters, called pica pica, include pinsit fritos or pork dumplings, fried vegetable spring rolls called lumpia, and kale laing sautéed with shrimp paste…

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