An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away

CLEVELAND, Ohio (February 19, 2020)—A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause…

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SMA Plain community carrier screening program yields impactful results

STRASBURG, PA- The Clinic for Special Children (CSC) has completed its Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Prevention Readiness program. The program, launched in 2018, offered free carrier testing with the goal of identifying Plain (Amish or Mennonite) individuals and couples who are SMA carriers. SMA is the most common genetic cause of infant death worldwide and…

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Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that mothers—but not fathers—who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were more likely…

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Antidote to pain and negativity? Let it be

Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth shows. The effect of mindfulness was so pronounced, they found, that even when participants were subjected to high heat on their forearm, their brain responded as if it was experiencing…

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Receiving the news of Down syndrome in the era of prenatal testing

With recent developments in prenatal screening, more parents are expected to receive a Down syndrome diagnosis before the birth of their child, which can involve complex decision-making for many. To understand what such a diagnosis means for parents who decide to continue their pregnancy and prepare for a child with Down syndrome (DS), the Dutch…

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Boston Children’s Hospital among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 Million grant

BOSTON — February 19, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges. Boston Children’s Adolescent Substance…

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A Big Tax Break Drives Demand for Homes in the French Alps

When the Knight Frank agency analyzed the main drivers of French Alps property purchases in 2019, one factor outweighed the traditional lure of the slopes and the growth of summertime activities in the mountains. “It is not exactly glamorous, but the single biggest driver right now for choosing a French resort, rather than anywhere else…

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Breaking the Curse of the It Bag

One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the carrot-topped, newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He wore a black Bottega tuxedo and a black Bottega turtleneck, and sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo…

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The Best Party Trick: Make Your Own Gravlax

Before I had my restaurant I worked in catering, and I know there are a lot of bad things to say about catering — dry chicken and limp salad — but as a cook you get enormous exposure to a vast catalog of ingredients and cuisines. On a given workday, the staff might be preparing…

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