Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer

Getting your protein from plants instead of animals could prolong your life, a new study suggests. Researchers prospectively followed 70,696 Japanese men and women, average age 55, for an average of 18 years. All had completed detailed health and diet questionnaires, and none had a history of cancer or cardiovascular disease at the start. There…

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What to know about group B strep

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Back to School Before You Say ‘I Do’

Looking for a hands-on way to add a personal touch to your wedding that could also cut costs? A new crop of wedding-themed classes and workshops offer expert training in various skills, from flower-crown making to wedding-vows writing. “These are different from generic bridal parties where everyone makes candles or lavender sashes,” said Harmony Walton,…

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These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’

Each year, bar-headed geese migrate over the Himalayas from India, at sea level, to the Tibetan highlands in China and Mongolia. This journey includes an elevation change of more than 26,000 feet in eight to 12 hours. “They’re the astronauts of the bird world,” said Julia York, a graduate student at the University of Texas…

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Prince Harry to Launch Green Travel Initiative

ImagePrince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces Travalyst, a partnership between himself, Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa, at A’dam Tower in Amsterdam.CreditChris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection, via Getty Images Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will lead a global sustainable travel initiative to bring companies, consumers and communities together, he announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam. The…

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Cádiz, an Underrated Corner of Spain

The 52 Places Traveler In the province of Cádiz, the 52 Places Traveler finds ancient history, heart-wrenching music and some of the best meals of his trip. Sept. 3, 2019 ImageCádiz is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe — and much of that history is well-preserved.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist,…

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The Enduring Appeal of Micro Living

Brent Heavener was 10 years old in 2008, when the real estate market crashed and a national passion for cheap, tiny houses went into overdrive. He was 16 when his father shared with him a picture of a renovated shipping container, which taught him that homes could be fashioned from unexpected objects. This inspired @tinyhouse,…

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Is Dying at Home Overrated?

“If time were short, where would you want to be?” As a palliative care physician, I regularly ask my patients, or their family members, where they want to die. The specific language I use depends on what they know, what they want to know and how they process information, but the basic premise is the…

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Getting Your Medical Records Through an App? There’s a Catch. And a Fight.

Americans may soon be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order takeout food from Seamless or catch a ride from Lyft. But prominent medical organizations are warning that patient data-sharing with apps could facilitate invasions of privacy — and they are fighting the change. The battle stems from…

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Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to ‘sleep’

Why does breast cancer sometimes recur after treatment? A new study suggests that in part, the answer may lie in the effect of adjuvant hormone therapy on some cancer cells. Scientists delve deeper into the effects of hormone therapy on cancer cells, hoping to find out more about what drives recurrence. «For a long time…

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