Multi-center neuroimaging study offers new insights on schizophrenia

What if the key to a better understanding of schizophrenia has been here all along—but researchers haven’t had the resources to study it? Now, thanks to the pooled data and insights from researchers around the world, USC researchers have the clearest picture yet of brain abnormalities associated with the serious mental illness that impacts 20…


New data shows rising repeat ER visits for opioid-related emergencies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The emergency department is being increasingly utilized as a patient’s best or only treatment option for opioid use disorder (OUD). New analysis in Annals of Emergency Medicine shows that the prevalence of patients who visited emergency departments at four Indiana hospital systems for repeat opioid-related emergencies jumped from 8.8 percent of all opioid-related visits…


Preclinical study links human gene variant to THC reward in adolescent females

A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest…


The Lancet: Preliminary evidence suggests that new coronavirus cannot be passed from mother to child late in pregnancy

Evidence of intrauterine vertical transmission was assessed by testing for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, formerly the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) in amniotic fluid, cord blood, and neonatal throat swab samples from six pregnancies. All samples were negative. Study also evaluated clinical characteristics of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease…


Rihanna’s Lingerie Line Accused of Deceptive Marketing

When Rihanna started a lingerie collection in 2018, she teamed up with the start-up behind Kate Hudson’s athleisure line Fabletics. But Fabletics and the start-up, TechStyle Fashion Group, faced complaints about deceptive billing tactics and now Rihanna’s line, Savage x Fenty, is facing some of the same criticism. The line has been praised for using…


Huge Shelters for Coronavirus Patients Pose New Risks, Experts Fear

As the new coronavirus continued to spread unabated within the city of Wuhan, China, government officials last week imposed draconian measures. Workers in protective gear were instructed to go to every home in the city, removing infected residents to immense isolation wards built hastily in a sports stadium, an exhibition center and a building complex.…


How to Put on a Fashion Show Without a Designer

There was a moment of confusion at Spring Street Studios, the hub of New York Fashion Week, on Monday morning. Designers usually close out runway shows with a wave and a bow, after the final march of their models. But that didn’t happen at the Luooif Studio show. The music ended and house lights dimmed,…


The Evolution of the Little Black Dress

Princess Diana, June 1994

Princess Diana’s off the shoulder, form fitting silk little black dress has been labeled «the revenge dress» as she wore it the same night Prince Charles aired his tell-all documentary about the couple’s marriage and subsequent divorce. Although Diana didn’t make a statement that night, her LBD spoke volumes.

Let’s Take This Conversation Offline

It’s getting to the point where when I walk past all the abandoned storefronts strafing New York City, I begin to imagine all the other things they could be used for. Impromptu raves or hardcore shows. Floor-to-ceiling floral displays. Short-run theaters for one or two-person plays. Housing for the unhoused. The idea that they might…


Coronavirus Live Updates: The Illness Now Has a Name: COVID-19

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday.Credit…China Daily, via Reuters World health authorities now have a name for the coronavirus illness. The World Health Organization on Monday proposed an official name for the illness caused by the new coronavirus: COVID-19.…