Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?

Can eating tomatoes improve sperm quality? In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, British researchers tested the effect on sperm of lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons, pink grapefruits and other red-tinted fruits and vegetables. The scientists divided 56 men ages 19 to 30 into two groups. For 12 weeks, one group took a daily…

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Kickstarter Calls Itself Progressive. But About That Union.

Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding site, has long tried to stand apart from Silicon Valley, seeking to portray itself as a socially responsible enterprise that cares more about improving the world than putting money in wealthy shareholders’ pockets. Then came the union drive. Earlier this year, a group of Kickstarter employees publicly pressed to form a…

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The Best Looks From ELLE’s 2019 Women In Hollywood Event

Everyone you can think of was in the building at ELLE’s 2019 Women in Hollywood event, from Sydney Sweeney to Diane Lane. But all eyes were on this year’s honorees—Dolly Parton, Zendaya, Nicole Kidman, Mindy Kaling, Natalie Portman, Lena Waite, Melinda Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson. Ahead, the best looks of the…

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Medical News Today: What is an epinephrine injection?

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In Ecuador and Beyond, Indigenous Groups Are Fighting to Be Seen

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). Over the past few years, Indigenous Peoples’ Day has…

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Medical News Today: What are blood cleansers, and do they work?

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Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicians…

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Pumpkin Seeds, Made in America

Those pumpkin seeds you might buy to nibble, use in cooking or mix into granola probably come from China, the world’s largest producer of pumpkins. Two American producers of pumpkin seeds — Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods in Geneva, N.Y., and Autumn Seed in Corvallis, Ore. — estimate that at least 75 percent of the seeds sold…

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Kee’s Chocolates Opens a Shop on the Upper West Side

Kee Ling Tong, who started her chocolate company in SoHo in 2002, is now selling her lovely handmade bonbons; sleek dark and milk chocolate bars with flavorings like almonds, bergamot, jasmine and hibiscus; and nut-studded bark and macarons from a sliver of a storefront on the Upper West Side. She has closed her shop in…

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The Wild World of Natural Wine

The trial run for Wild World Fermentation Festival, a natural wine fair, took place last spring in Austin, Texas. Success of the fair, which also featured wild-fermented ciders and beers, has led to a repeat in Brooklyn on Oct. 28. In addition to samples of wines, beers and ciders from more than 50 producers, there…

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