A Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and Lays Off Scientists

The future of a tuberculosis vaccine and research into other neglected diseases is in limbo after a Seattle institute abruptly laid off about one-third of its researchers, citing a financial crisis. The sudden staff cutbacks late last month at the Infectious Disease Research Institute has baffled many of the scientists — who were also working…

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Easy Upgrades

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, where the theme today is easy upgrades: Recipes with a genius little twist that pays big dividends, or inspired ideas that struck me like lightning. I love this category of home cooking, as strapped for time as I currently am, but still in want of something good to…

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The Year Women Got ‘Horny’

Coffee, “Star Wars,” turtlenecks, grief: These four seemingly unrelated things are “horny” — or induce horniness — at least according to many young women online, who are openly asserting their desires with a term long thought of as crass and juvenile. But now, like vape stores or a broken container of glitter, it’s suddenly everywhere.…

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Medical News Today: Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips

When following a keto diet, some people may find it difficult to work out the right foods to eat and when to eat them. Meal plans can help people get used to the diet or stick with it. The keto diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Potential benefits of the keto diet plan…

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Frail Older Patients Struggle After Even Minor Operations

The patient, a man in his 70s, had abdominal pain serious enough to send him to a VA Pittsburgh Healthcare hospital. Doctors there found the culprit: a gallstone had inflamed his pancreas. Dr. Daniel Hall, a surgeon who met with the patient, explained that pancreatitis can be fairly mild, as in this case, or severe…

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Five Places to Visit in Vancouver

Vancouver, with its snowcapped mountains and sleek, squeaky-clean downtown can seem to a new visitor to be lacking in urban grit. Which is exactly why for Sara Harowitz, a Vancouver native, the once blue-collar district of Hastings-Sunrise has so much appeal. Today, the area is a mix of on-trend eateries and boutiques as well as…

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Love Letter: A Forbidden Love, Lost and Found.

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] Imagine risking your life in pursuit of love. That’s exactly what David Wisnia and Helen Spitzer, two prisoners at Auschwitz, did every time they dared to meet amid the death and despair that surrounded them. They knew their stolen…

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The Work Diary of ESPN’s Mina Kimes (and Her Dog, Lenny)

Mina Kimes watches a lot of sports. A lot. She also reads about sports and thinks about sports and talks about sports and writes about sports. Her workweek is a world away from her previous life as an investigative financial journalist. “I really didn’t think I’d be doing any of this stuff,” Ms. Kimes, 34,…

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A Seafood Pie for the Feast

A fish pie, creamy on the bottom, covered in mashed potatoes on top, is a classic cold weather staple across the British Isles. Like its meaty cousin, shepherd’s pie, it has a cozy appeal as inviting as a fluffy rug next to the fire. But filled with seafood rather than lamb, a fish pie makes…

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Medical News Today: What to know about Marijuana detox

Marijuana contains many compounds, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These compounds remain in the system after use, but many factors can affect how long they stay there. This can influence the length and side effects of the marijuana detox process. THC and CBD attach to the same cannabinoid receptors as endocannabinoids, which are chemicals…

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