UT team develops model to predict hernia surgery recovery outcomes

Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery? Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question. Rebecca Koszalinski, assistant professor in the College of Nursing; Anahita Khojandi, assistant professor in the Department of…

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Women in White: Democrats Honor Suffragists at State of the Union

House Democratic women donned all-white outfits to celebrate the suffragists during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, in a nod to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which forbade states from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. State of the Union live updates: Trump addresses…

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Even Without Symptoms, Wuhan Coronavirus May Spread, Experts Fear

Can individuals infected with the Wuhan coronavirus spread it to others even if they aren’t showing symptoms? It’s one of the most important questions confronting scientists. If even asymptomatic people can spread the virus, then it will be much, much harder to slow its spread. Doctors in China claimed asymptomatic transmission was possible, and a…

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Cosmopolitan Changes Course on ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Cover

Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelor” seemed to be going well, drama and head injuries aside. The contestants dating this season’s eligible man, Peter Weber, spent a group date modeling for a Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot in the Costa Rican jungle. They picked out swimsuits, posed alongside a scenic backdrop of trees and waterfalls —…

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Miuccia Prada Will Be Getting Sensitivity Training

In December 2018, Chinyere Ezie, a civil rights lawyer, posted a picture on Twitter that seemed to encapsulate a year’s worth of racial and cultural faux pas from major fashion brands. It showed the window of the Prada shop in downtown New York filled with Pradamalia figurines that resembled monkeys in blackface. “I don’t make…

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New Origin Story for Gross Blobs That Wash Up on Beaches

Every so often, a fatberg-esque blob of material called ambergris washes up on a beach. These lumps, used to make perfume, can be worth thousands of dollars in countries where it is legal to collect them. Historically, hunters have trained dogs and even camels to sniff out ambergris. Where it comes from has been less…

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We Are Still Obsessed With Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES — Welcome to a Britney Spears fantasy land: the Britney of the past, the Britney we want her to be. Britney Spears the Zone, a 30,000-square-foot fan-generated experiential pop-up dedicated to the career of the Princess of Pop, has been erected at a time when there’s no sign of her return to Vegas…

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Macy’s Plans Another Round of Closings and Job Cuts

Macy’s, the struggling department store chain, is planning another round of store closings and job cuts. The company said that it would close about 125 of its least productive stores in the next three years and also cut about 2,000 of its corporate and support function positions, according to a statement on Tuesday. The company…

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Dr. Leonard Shengold, 94, Psychoanalyst Who Studied Child Abuse, Dies

Dr. Leonard Shengold, an esteemed psychoanalyst who in two books vividly described the terrifying impact of long-term abuse and neglect of children as “soul murder,” died on Jan. 16 at his home in Stone Ridge, N.Y. He was 94. His son David said the cause was complications of leukemia. During 60 years of psychoanalytic practice,…

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