Lung cancer patient channels diagnosis into lifetime activism

Denver—March 19, 2019—By any measure, lung cancer patients have it rough. But Maryland resident and special education teacher Montessa Lee has been through a particularly arduous ordeal. In September 2006, she experienced pain in her rib cage and sought medical care. Told she had inflammation, she was given medicine for her pain. But the pain…

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Bacteria in urine doesn’t always indicate infection

ARLINGTON, Va. — Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. ASB — the presence of bacteria in the urine without…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of guava?

Guava is a traditional remedy for a range of health conditions. Research suggests that guava fruits and leaves may have a number of benefits. Guavas are tropical fruits with yellowish-green skin, and they grow on trees in Central America. The Latin name for the common guava tree is Psidium guajava. People use guava leaf tea…

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Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

A Colombian woman has given birth to a baby whose abdomen contained the tiny, half-formed — but still growing — body of her own twin sister. This type of birth, an example of “fetus-in-fetu,” is very rare but not unprecedented. [Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.]…

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Boîte: Tulum Hot Spot Plants Itself in SoHo

Image The Gitano Jungle Room is the SoHo transplant of a decadent restaurant in Tulum. CreditNina Westervelt for The New York Times ­­Gitano Jungle Room SoHo The swarm of wealthy international travelers to and from New York can inspire grand attempts to recreate chic drinking and dining destinations enjoyed in more exotic locales. That’s the…

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Browsing: Which Spring Trends to Try First?

Everyone knows that the weather and the Gregorian calendar don’t always communicate. Still, that shouldn’t stop us from getting excited about the official beginning of spring. Even if the vernal equinox doesn’t instantly usher in warmer weather, the ceremonial end of winter is a decent excuse to prep your spring wardrobe. To start, focus on…

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Me Time: So I Thought I Couldn’t Dance

My new life as a 40-year-old ballerina started on Instagram. A couple of times a month, I would see friends posting videos from a dance class called Moves. It looked like Kate Bush had choreographed a ’90s R&B video set to an esoteric Britney Spears remix. I wanted to go but always found an excuse…

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Tech We’re Using: Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine who occasionally writes for Arts, discussed the tech she’s using. You’re known for writing profiles of people like Tonya Harding and Bradley Cooper. What tools do you use…

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21 Classic Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

No shade, but skinny frames are kind of a trend we wish we sat out. So this year we’re course correcting and going all in on classic sunglasses. That means sophisticated cat eyes, timeless aviators, universally flattering wayfarers, and other shapes we won’t regret. If you’re feeling the same, shop 21 pairs of frames that…

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