Medical News Today: What causes recurrent cold sores?

Cold sores can occur when a person contracts the herpes simplex virus, which causes small, fluid-filled blisters around the lips and in the mouth. Many people get cold sores repeatedly throughout their lifetime, as the virus lies dormant in the body between outbreaks. The blisters usually break and form a sore that crusts over. They…

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Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy

Cozy is my religion. There are few things in life I take as seriously as the cultivation and preservation of comfort. My mother says it’s because I’m a Taurus (“they love luxury!”). My father calls it being a bed creature. My friend Jemima spits, “You very rarely do anything that could possibly make you uncomfortable,”…

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Yoga for Incontinence? Evidence Is Lacking

Yoga exercises are often recommended to help control urinary incontinence in women, but there is no solid scientific evidence to show yoga works. Incontinence affects up to 15 percent of middle-aged and older women, and although there are medications and surgeries to treat it, the first approach is usually bladder training and exercise. Some find…

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Hungry City: Korean Bounty, Born From Poverty, in Flushing, Queens

The great black moon of the grill pan is silent, for now. One sits at the center of every table at Doraon 1.5 Dak Galbi, a small Korean restaurant a few blocks from the Broadway Long Island Rail Road stop in Flushing, Queens. Each pan is deep enough that none of the coming bounty will…

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Hungry City: Where the Grill Pan Awaits

Doraon 1.5 Dak Galbi in Flushing, Queens, specializes in dak galbi, a spicy chicken stir-fry cooked on a pan set at the center of your table. (In South Korea, dak galbi restaurants have been known to hand out aprons before a meal, to protect their customers’ clothing.)

‘Billions,’ ‘Succession’ and the Making of Wealth Porn

Two years ago, Aidan Sleeper needed to find an apartment. Sleeper, the locations manager for “Billions,” returning Sunday for its fourth season on Showtime, scouted more than 100 places that list for tens of millions of dollars, but he couldn’t find the right one. “It was impossible,” he said. The apartment wasn’t for his own…

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Flashing Lights and Sounds Improve Memory and Learning Skills in Mice

A scan of a mouse’s brain showing that some Alzheimer’s-like plaques dissipated after the mouse saw flashing lights and heard clicking sounds. Video by Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, M.I.T.Credit Could people’s eyes and ears help fix the damage Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain? Just by looking at flashing light and listening to…

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Wines of The Times: Aglianico in Its Own Right

Wines made from the aglianico grape were virtually unknown to much of the world just 25 years ago. They have made great progress since. Now they are merely unappreciated. That may sound like faint headway for a red wine with structure, lively acidity and the ability to age and evolve. Perhaps it is worth trying…

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Social Q’s: My Boyfriend Wants to Sleep In. So What?

I have lived with my roommates for three years. We’re close. For three months, I’ve been dating a guy I’m excited about. I overheard one of my roommates making snarky comments about how much time I spend with him. (She’s never met him, even when she had the chance.) The breaking point: She and I…

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. New findings could change the face of ovarian cancer treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018. More…

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