Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare

The Trump administration formally declared its opposition to the entire Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, arguing in a federal appeals court filing that the signature Obama-era legislation was unconstitutional and should be struck down. Such a decision could end health insurance for some 21 million Americans and affect many millions more who benefit from the…

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Does Testosterone Really Give Caster Semenya an Edge on the Track?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Zurich has ruled that women with very high testosterone levels — far above the normal range — cannot compete against other women in races from 400 meters to one mile unless they take drugs to suppress production of the hormone. The ruling prevents Caster Semenya, 28, an elite…

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Corinne Cobson, Designer With a Rock ’n’ Roll Edge, Dies at 62

Corinne Cobson, the French fashion designer whose self-assured clothing for women gained acclaim in the 1980s and ’90s, died on April 16 at a clinic in Saint-Cloud, a suburb of Paris. She was 62. Her husband, Tanguy Loyzance, a photographer, said the cause was lung cancer. Ms. Cobson’s designs were distinguished by their rock ’n’…

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Premature Birth Raises Risk of Kidney Disease

Premature birth increases the risk for chronic kidney disease later in life, a new study reports. Researchers used a database of 4,186,615 singleton live births in Sweden from 1973 to 2014, following the people into mid-adulthood. The analysis, in BMJ, found 4,305 cases of chronic kidney disease. Birth before 37 weeks of gestation was associated…

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Nordstrom to Add Two Mini Stores in Its New York Expansion

Nordstrom waited decades to expand in Manhattan, but now it’s making up for lost time. It introduced its men’s store last year and is opening a seven-story flagship store this fall. And the upscale department-store chain has more up its cuffed sleeves. In September, it will open two small Nordstrom outposts in New York, in…

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These Compression Socks Are My New Flight Must-Have

Comrad Companion Compression Sock Comrad comradsocks.com Like everyone, my vision of compression socks wasn’t a pretty one. They were aesthetically offensive, always paired with horrid open-toe sandals, worn exclusively by old people and on and on the generalizations went. Then, Comrad’s millennial-version came into my life, and I’ve realized I had been very unfair. First…

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Matter: Denisovan Jawbone Discovered in a Cave in Tibet

In 1980, a Buddhist monk in Tibet entered a sacred cave to pray. On the floor, he found half of a human jawbone, studded with two teeth. A team of scientists on Wednesday reported that the fossil belonged to a 160,000-year-old Denisovan, a member of a lineage of mysterious, Neanderthal-like humans that disappeared about 50,000…

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What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak a pad or liner. Spotting…

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