Medical News Today: New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs

Researchers discover a drug that has the potential to stop sepsis before the condition reaches major organs and becomes fatal. A new preclinical trial of a sepsis drug brings hopeful results. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when an existing infection — such as one that develops in a cut, a respiratory infection, or…

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No One Is Taking Your Hamburgers. But Would It Even Be a Good Idea?

Image CreditPhoto Illustration by The New York Times; Photos via Shutterstock and New York Public Library The hamburger is suddenly embroiled in a political dispute. Supporters of the Green New Deal, according to a Republican talking point, are anti-patty. “They want to take away your hamburgers,” Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to President Trump, said…

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Global Health: Bit by Bit, Scientists Gain Ground Against AIDS

The unnamed “London patient” — the second person apparently cured of H.I.V. — earned all the headlines. But other research released this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections showed that scientists are making slow but steady progress on the tactics and medicines needed to fight the epidemic, especially in Africa. Monthly injections…

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Medical News Today: What to know about fever in babies

Fever in babies is a common concern among caregivers, though a fever itself is not dangerous. A fever means that a baby’s body is fighting off an infection. When is fever a cause for concern and how can you comfort a baby with fever? Caregivers may worry when they notice that a baby has a…

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Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. Women who were overweight before becoming pregnant may worry about how this could affect their pregnancy and wonder whether it is safe to lose weight at this time. As the baby grows and the woman’s body changes, she will naturally gain weight during pregnancy. Increases in blood…

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Medical News Today: What are the proven benefits of dragon fruit?

Dragon fruit is the fruit of a variety of cactus species. It has a unique appearance, sweet taste, and crunchy texture. The dragon fruit contains multiple antioxidants that are beneficial for good health. Dragon fruit also contains many vitamins and minerals that are important for a healthy body. According to the United States Department of…

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How to Stay Safe in the Club

Discwoman, a booking agency in Brooklyn, is trying to answer questions that were often overlooked in night life: How do you create safety in parties and night life? And, how can you make everyone feel included in that safety? Although much of electronic dance music, like house and techno, came into being at gay and…

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Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner Is Bringing Back Baby Phat

Baby Phat is back! A very Happy International Women’s day indeed! Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner, designer, model, and entrepreneur, celebrated our day by announcing the return of streetwear brand Baby Phat. Leissner broke the news at a UN Women and Gender Innovation Coalition for Change today. According to WWD, Leissner spoke of her personal mission…

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Past Tense: What Does Misogyny Look Like?

Misogyny is everywhere. Or at least “misogyny” is everywhere. The word, which conventionally means hatred of women, was once a radical accusation. But recently, it seems to have eclipsed the gentler “sexism” and “chauvinism” in popular use. It’s now unremarkable to find “misogyny” in a headline, much less a tweet. On one end of the…

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