Cancer survival rates improve for young adults

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, finds improvements in five-year survival rates for all cancers in young adults. For some cancers, however, there has been little improvement since the 1970s. Over the past several decades, treatment of cancer in adolescents and young adults (people between…

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Drinking weakens bones of people living with HIV: BU study

For people living with HIV, any level of alcohol consumption is associated with lower levels of a protein involved in bone formation, raising the risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and School of Medicine (BUSM) and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical…

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Live Coronavirus Coverage and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Video Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, provided updates on the government’s response to the virus.CreditCredit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Health officials scramble as the virus spreads across several continents. In South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany and now the…

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As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, C.D.C. Testing Comes Under Fire

The coronavirus has found a crack in the nation’s public health armor, and it is not one that scientists foresaw: diagnostic testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention botched its first attempt to mass produce a diagnostic test kit, a discovery made only after officials had shipped hundreds of kits to state laboratories. A…

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The Right Dish for the Cassoulet

Cassoulet, the centuries-old specialty from southwest France of baked meat and beans, is a cold-weather warmer par excellence. At La Mercerie, Marie-Aude Rose assembles hers with lamb necks, pork ribs, fat back and sausages, nestled in succulently buttery, garlicky white coco and tarbais beans, paved with crusty bread crumbs. It’s baked and served in a…

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Turn to Jackfruit for a Vegan Snack

Jackfruit, said to be the world’s largest tree fruit, has become an ingredient of choice among vegans for its ability to masquerade as meat, notably as pulled pork in barbecue dishes. But for the new Seril’s Chakka Chips, jackfruit doubles for mango. The crisp, golden, tart-sweet petal-like pieces are simply fried in coconut oil. The…

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The Art of Japanese Sweets-Making

In Japan, making intricate sweets called wagashi — usually with bean and rice pastes and molded or shaped like flowers — is an art. The confections are often served at tea ceremonies and given as gifts. Shioyoshi-ken, a shop that has been in business in Kyoto since 1882, is known for its wagashi mastery, which…

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For Good Gouda, Head to the Subway

The international array of vendors of dumplings, sandwiches and sweets in the Turnstyle market at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station now includes a stand from the Netherlands, selling cheese. As a student in California, Younes Shina, who is from Rotterdam, missed his hometown Goudas. Along with a partner, he now imports and sells them…

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