New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionise screening

World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the University of Melbourne-led study found two new mammogram-based measures of risk. When these measures are combined, they…

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The Fate and Fortunes of the Fashion-Adjacent Economy

Tamu McPherson, one of the original street-style stars and a former editor of Grazia Italia, has 319,000 followers on Instagram. For years, many have watched her pose in immaculately styled outfits at runway shows, glittery parties and on vacation. During the fashion weeks in September 2019, Ms. McPherson, who was born in Jamaica and lives…

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Five Kwanzaa Celebrations Around the Country

Mr. Frazier, 40, is from Charlotte, N.C., and his wife, Keita Orr Frazier, 38, grew up in Ridgeland, S.C. Their children, Ellis, 6, and Zora, 2, are observing Kwanzaa for the first time. “In my mind, the idea of Kwanzaa speaks to me, the principles and direction, and self-reflection,” Ms. Frazier said. “I have not…

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Ariana Grande Engagement Announcement: What It Means

On Sunday, when Ariana Grande announced her engagement on Instagram, the congratulatory likes and comments flowed in immediately. So did the questions: about her fiancé (a luxury real estate agent named Dalton Gomez), the duration of their relationship (roughly a year, though quarantine timelines should probably be weighted to account for constant contact), the composition…

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The New Covid Strain in the UK: Questions and Answers

In recent days, the world has watched with curiosity and growing alarm as scientists in the U.K. have described a newly identified variant of the coronavirus that appears to be more contagious than, and genetically distinct from, more established variants. Initial studies of the new variant prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to tighten restrictions over…

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Pâtés en Croûte Worthy of a Celebration

In response to the pandemic, Nicolas Delaroque has turned his Restaurant Nico in San Francisco into Maison Nico, with the sommelier Paul Einbund. It’s what the French call an épicerie, or gourmet shop, where a selection of fine packaged and freshly made products are sold. The online shop features Mr. Delaroque’s exceptional pâtés en croûte,…

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The Warmth of Ethiopian Honey

Assorted raw tree honeys from Ethiopia — prized by a number of chefs for their complex flavors suggesting jasmine, praline, smoke and wheat — are now sold in a tasting set of four from Maryiza. Abalo, Bissana, Grawa and Geteme are the varieties. The honey is gathered in southwest Ethiopia from indigenous trees during flowering…

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Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her?

A watershed moment has arrived for many families: This week health care workers from CVS and Walgreens, under contract from the federal government, will fan out to nursing homes across the country to begin vaccinating residents against the coronavirus. The shots not only will help protect the nation’s elderly and infirm — and the staff…

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A Hudson Valley Brewery Branches Out to Distilling

Arrowood Farms, in Accord, N.Y., caught my eye in 2016 because it was a brewery growing its own hops. The Hudson Valley farm has now grown to include a restaurant, the Apiary, and a distillery, which, like the brewery, is sustainable, using yeast developed from its own honey cultures, locally grown grain and water from…

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