T’s Most Gripping Long Reads From 2019

ImageRachel Weisz, photographed in New York City on May 10, 2019. Sabina jumpsuit, $495, shop‑sabina​.com. Weisz’s own necklace.Credit…Photo by Craig McDean. Styled by Marie Chaix “Rachel Weisz Is Performing for Herself” by Susan Dominus In a profile as beguiling as the actress herself, who was one of T’s four Greats honorees this year, Dominus subverts…

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13 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2020

Each year, around this time, we look back at the year’s most read Styles articles and ask: 1. What just happened? 2. What does it all mean? 3. What can we learn from these stories to live a better life in the new year? Answers below. 1. Just … Be Jonathan Van Ness ImageThe author…

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Hitting the Road (or Trail) on a Guided Hotel Run

Rock climbing in Miami. Yogalates in Cancun. Khmer boxing in Cambodia. At a time when niche workouts have become a trendy hotel amenity, some properties are embracing something a bit more minimalist: the pound of the pavement under your own two feet. “Guided runs are just one of the many ways hotels and resorts are…

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In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400.

Why does health care cost so much more in the United States than in other countries? As health economists love to say: “It’s the prices, stupid.” As politicians continue to lament the system’s expense, and more Americans struggle to pay the high and often unpredictable bills that can accompany their health problems, it’s worth looking…

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Medical News Today: High blood pressure research: 2019 overview

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Share on Pinterest2019 has been a fascinating year for hypertension research. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also…

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As the Ball Dropped, Our Life Fell Apart

Six years ago, on a frigid New Year’s Eve, my teenage daughter and I, along with our two cats, became homeless. Just before midnight, we closed the door to what had been our home for six years and headed out into the night. This was in Middleton, Wis., just west of Madison. While others had…

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Progressive gender beliefs in teen boys may be protective against violence

PITTSBURGH, December 27, 2019 — Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine…

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Targeting cholesterol metabolism in macrophages to eliminate viral infection

Recent evidence suggests a link between cholesterol metabolism and innate immunity. Upon viral infection, macrophages show reduced cholesterol synthesis accompanied by enhanced expression of antiviral genes, including type I interferon (IFN-I). IFN-I can induce 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-HC) accumulation, which blocks viral entry. However, it has been unclear whether other cholesterol-associated metabolic products or enzymes regulate innate…

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Children born preterm are more likely to be placed outside the home

Children born prematurely, i.e. before week 37, are more likely to be placed outside the home as a supportive child welfare measure than their full-term counterparts, according to a population study conducted by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The more premature a child is born, the greater the probability that the child…

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Severity of autism symptoms varies greatly among identical twins

WHAT: Identical twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience large differences in symptom severity even though they share the same DNA, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that identifying the causes of this variability may inform the treatment of ASD-related symptoms. The study was conducted by…

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