Singapore Says an American Leaked Records of 14,200 H.I.V. Patients

Medical records for 14,200 H.I.V.-positive people in Singapore were obtained by an American and illegally disclosed online, officials said Monday, in the second major data breach of the country’s public health system in less than a year. “We are sorry for the anxiety and distress caused by this incident,” the Health Ministry said in a…

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Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure treatment to develop…

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Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Breaking the stigma

Last week, I came across some shocking statistics. Around 80 percent of employees in the United States who are living with a mental health condition do not seek treatment because of associated stigma. It’s important that we feel we can talk openly about mental health. In the United Kingdom, around 19 percent of employees have…

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A Conversation With: Caroline Elton Helps Doctors Heal Themselves

Caroline Elton, 61, the author of “Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors,” is a London-based psychologist with an unusual practice. Her patients are physicians unhappy in their work. We spoke for two hours on a recent afternoon in New York City. An edited and condensed version our conversation follows. You titled your book “Also…

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Orange Brioches. Delicious Sweet Buns

Delicious sweet buns. Ingredients and cooking flour 550 gr.butter 80 gr.2 yolks 1 egg,120 gr. Milk5- 6 tbsp. sugar (adjust the sweetness to taste)25 gr. fresh yeast100 gr. orange juice and zest of 1 large orange.Leave the dough to ferment for 2-3 hours.Formed buns leave for 30-40 minutes and then smear with milkBake at 180…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Throws

A good throw is as comforting as it is beautiful, providing a little extra warmth whenever you need it and making a room feel more welcoming and relaxed. “It’s a homey thing,” said Ameé Allsop, a designer in East Hampton, N.Y., who often creates minimalist spaces warmed up by textured linen and other textiles. And…

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The Checkup: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children

In a new survey of more than 1,000 parents by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, more than half were worried about opioid addiction, but almost two-thirds thought that opioids were the most effective pain medications for a child to take after a fracture or an operation. Experts in pediatric pain want parents to understand that…

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Personal Health: For Real Weight Control, Try Portion Control

I had hoped to avoid ushering in the new year with yet another weight/diet column, but three circumstances prompted me to reconsider: 1) The latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the weight of American men and women has continued its upward climb, with the average B.M.I. now almost…

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The New Health Care: The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Image “Older adults are taking an awful lot of pills these days,» says a professor of medicine and pharmacy. Getting them to stop taking unnecessary ones is harder than one might think. CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied…

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Kick-starting the genome in early development

IMAGE: Merged image showing a colony of mouse embryonic stem cells fluorescently stained for Dppa2 in red, Dppa4 in green and DNA in blue. view more  Credit: Dr Melanie Eckersley-Maslin, Babraham Institute Key points: Researchers identify factors responsible for activating the zygotic genome A small number of mouse embryonic stem cells mimic the two-cell embryo stage,…

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