Genetic study ties higher alcohol consumption to increased stroke and PAD risk

DALLAS, May 5, 2020 — Higher alcohol consumption was shown to be associated with an increased risk of having a stroke or developing peripheral artery disease, according to new research published today in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, an American Heart Association journal. While observational studies have consistently shown that heavy alcohol consumption is associated…

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Novel necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm

Sophia Antipolis — 5 May 2020: An ingenious necklace which detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). «The wearable necklace-ECG (electrocardiogram) provides a new and easy method for detecting an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation,…

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Supercomputer simulations present potential active substances against coronavirus

Several drugs approved for treating hepatitis C viral infection were identified as potential candidates against COVID-19, a new disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is the result of research based on extensive calculations using the MOGON II supercomputer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). One of the most powerful computers in the world, MOGON…

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New therapeutic targets for treating memory impairment in Down syndrome

Barcelona, 4th May, 2020. A team of researchers led by Dr. Victoria Puig from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), which also involved the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), has studied the neural basis of intellectual disability in mice with Down syndrome and has discovered that the neural networks of brain circuits relevant…

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China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: Video Italy began to reopen following one of the strictest lockdowns across Europe to stop the spread of coronavirus.CreditCredit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times Some countries take tiptoe steps in easing restrictions. At least a dozen countries — including Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Nigeria and Lebanon…

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A Nice Thing for Spring

For springtime and beyond, Hay, a Danish tableware and home furnishing company, has just introduced a line of tailored cotton place mats and napkins in pastel yellow, lavender, beige and gray, each trimmed with contrasting borders. The beige, for example, has sky blue trim. They come in sets of four. Hay Contour place mats, $20…

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Travel Somewhere Else via Your Dinner Plate

The League of Kitchens, an organization that offers classes in the homes of accomplished immigrant cooks, will now put some of those courses online. No, you won’t enjoy passing the rice around the table afterward, and you will be left with the pots to wash, but you can prep the ingredients and cook along with…

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Victoria’s Secret Sale to Private Equity Firm Falls Apart

The plan to sell Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm was mutually terminated on Monday after the buyer, Sycamore Partners, tried to back out of the deal because it said it did not agree with steps the lingerie brand took in response to the coronavirus pandemic. L Brands, which also owns Bath & Body…

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A Farmer to Restaurants Now Delivers

For decades, the Chef’s Garden, a 350-acre farm in Huron, Ohio, has been a source of first-rate produce for restaurants across the country. Now the hundreds of items it cultivates are available for home delivery. What makes the offerings so compelling to the discerning cook is not just the dazzling seasonal variety — including sultry…

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Be a New Orleanian Wherever You Are

You’ll need to assemble your own jazz band or find a playlist on Spotify to do justice to a Commander’s Palace dinner at home, especially for Mother’s Day. For the first time, the legendary New Orleans restaurant, in business since 1893, is serving a limited menu for delivery, shipped frozen and nationwide through Goldbelly. The…

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