Phys Ed: The Best Foods for Athletes

More fat? More carbs? What kind? How much? When? Questions about what constitutes an ideal and practical diet for competitive athletes consume and confuse many athletes, as well as their coaches and families. But a new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition published recently in Science provides a lucid overview of what currently…

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The Annals of Flannel

Three years ago, Bayard Winthrop, the chief executive and founder of the clothing brand American Giant, started thinking about a flannel shirt he wore as a kid in the 1970s. It was blue plaid and bought for him by his grandmother, probably at Caldor, a discount department store popular in the northeast back then. The…

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Unbuttoned: Saying Goodbye to Glamour

Image Glamour magazine, December 1943: «for the girl with a job.»CreditConstantin Joffe/Condé Nast, via Getty Images It should have been bigger. More momentous. When you are holding something in your hands that is the last of its kind, you feel as if it ought to be more … special. A collectible. Something worthy of a…

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Online Cancer Information Is Often Unreliable

Image Many YouTube videos about prostate cancer are unreliable sources of information. Researchers searched YouTube for “prostate cancer screening” and “prostate cancer treatment.” Then they scored the first 75 hits for each phrase, using validated scales to assess such measures as whether the video favored new technology, recommended unproven treatments, accurately described risks and benefits…

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Doctors: Watching My Patient Die, Remotely

When I first met my patient, three years earlier, a woman in her mid-70s from Western Pennsylvania, she had just been given a diagnosis of myelofibrosis. This disease is classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, in which a genetic abnormality revs up the inner machinery of cells in the bone marrow (“myeloid” cells), causing them to…

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Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand

A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hirsute. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. A recent study approaches hair loss from a new direction. Humans have hair in some places but not in others. The tops of our heads are generally replete…

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What to Cook: What to Cook Today

Good morning. I made enough turkey stock this year that I could freeze a few quarts for use this winter. The rest I used to make gumbo, employing the no-recipe technique I champion each Wednesday in this space. And if like many Americans you currently have turkey stock — or leftover chicken stock — on…

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Magical Gifts Inspired by the Elements but Shaped by the Hand

Image CreditPhotograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Jill Nicholls From left: Abigail Brown coati sculpture, $515, abigail-brown.co.uk. Asprey fox-head decanter, $3,300, (212) 688-1811. Louis Vuitton Les Petits Nomades flowers by Atelier Oï (scattered throughout), price on request, louisvuitton.com. Sam Tho Duong pearl and silver necklace, $26,400, gogotho.de. Kirk Maxson “Jack London Oak” sculpture, $3,000, eleanorharwood.com.…

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for…

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