Medical News Today: Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more

Depression is a widespread mental health condition. Pregnant women have a higher risk of depression due to increased stress, physical health changes, chemical changes in the body, and other factors. While estimates vary, a 2016 analysis suggests that between 7% and upwards of 20% of pregnant women around the world have depression. The actual rate…

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The I.R.S. Sent a Letter to 3.9 Million People. It Saved Some of Their Lives.

Three years ago, 3.9 million Americans received a plain-looking envelope from the Internal Revenue Service. Inside was a letter stating that they had recently paid a fine for not carrying health insurance and suggesting possible ways to enroll in coverage. New research concludes that the bureaucratic mailing saved lives. Three Treasury Department economists have published…

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Moschino Makes the Subway Look Chic

The MTA is home to pizza rats, manspreading, and now, a high fashion runway show. Jeremy Scott staged his Moschino pre-fall 2020 collection at the New York Transit Museum. Inspired by the bustling city, the show featured busking pole dancers, models clad in NYC’s finest camo, and a ginormous puffer made for the next Polar…

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Top 10 New York Dishes of 2019

This annual list is an exercise in selective memory: The trick is to remember every impressive snack, sandwich, pastry, main course and cocktail I ate over the past year without ever thinking about how much food it all adds up to. It helps to eliminate, right off the bat, anything I consumed in a restaurant…

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What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality describes a lack of sexual attraction. Asexual people may experience romantic attraction, but they do not feel the urge to act on these feelings sexually. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. It is different from celibacy or abstinence. Asexuality exists on a spectrum, with much diversity in people’s experiences and…

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Fitzhugh Mullan, Foe of Health Care Disparities, Dies at 77

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, who as a physician, administrator and professor spent a lifetime pushing back against what he saw as inequities in the health care system that left minority groups and low-income people underserved, died on Nov. 29 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 77. Kathy Fackelmann, director of media relations at the…

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Baked Pastas Nodding to Florence Come to the West Village

Headliner P.F. Pasta al Forno Emanuele Bugiani, an owner of the Fiaschetteria Pistoia restaurants in the East and West Village, has opened a tiny new spot focusing on baked pasta. He’s dipped into history for inspiration, basing the restaurant on Pasta al Forno, in Florence, Italy. That restaurant, open from 1964 to 2000, was owned…

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Nike’s New Swim Collection Includes a Hijab

Muslim athletes have long been overlooked in the athletic-wear industry, as adequate performance gear that is lightweight, breathable, and comfortable isn’t always accessible. In 2017, Nike introduced the Pro Hijab—a soft, fast-absorbing garment made for competitive sports. Two years later, Nike is expanding on the Pro Hijab by releasing a full collection of modest performance-wear…

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White House Summons Feuding Health Officials for Counseling Session

The acting White House chief of staff has summoned President Trump’s top two health policy officials to the White House on Thursday to assess whether the president’s health secretary and his Medicare chief can continue to work together, a senior administration official confirmed on Tuesday. White House aides said President Trump is still standing by…

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New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2019

It’s true, I couldn’t figure out how to allocate stars to the labyrinth of Spanish restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks and shops that the chef José Andrés presides over in the Hudson Yards complex. But putting it in the No. 1 slot for the year isn’t a close call. Not that Mercado Little Spain is without…

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