Body mass index may play a significant role in the progression of multiple sclerosis

IMAGE: Being overweight and obese worsens the disease course in multiple sclerosis patients. Specific fats, called ceramides (yellow), are more abundant in the blood of patients with high BMI (left image),… view more  Credit: Casaccia Lab NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 — A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high…

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Dry nipples: Causes and treatment

The nipples are a very sensitive part of the body. Dry nipples can cause discomfort and itching, but the causes are usually harmless. Both men and women can experience nipple issues. Depending on the cause, the nipples may feel itchy or sore, and the skin may appear cracked or flaky. Most causes of dry or…

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Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties expressed immense frustration on Wednesday at big increases in insulin prices and vowed to work together on legislation to prevent more people from dying because they could not afford the lifesaving medicine. Representative Earl L. Carter, Republican of Georgia, said at the end of a three-hour hearing…

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No Regrets: Taking 500 L.G.B.T Teenagers to ‘The Prom’ on Broadway

If there were a Tony Award for making Broadway even more gay friendly, the winner would be Ryan Murphy, the creator of such television hits as “Glee” and “American Horror Story.” On Tuesday night, he hosted a special performance of “The Prom” at the Longacre Theater, so that L.G.B.T. teenagers could experience the musical, which…

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Seoul Searching

Maybe it was the basket of radiance-promising snail sheet masks I found upon arrival to my hotel room, or the instant the mother of sustainable brand Saint Mill’s designer Myoung Yoo Suk made a beeline for me moments before her son’s show was set to begin, cheerfully offering up a Ziploc bag filled with homemade…

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Cardi B’s Tips for Making ‘Money Moves’

Image “How you gonna save money and you have bills to pay?” asked Cardi B at a recent BeautyCon event in New York City, during which she offered practical personal-finance advice.CreditDolly Faibyshev for The New York Times There is a lot of money to be made in beauty, and right now a lot of it…

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JetBlue Will Begin Service to London in 2021

JetBlue Airways, the New York-based low cost carrier, announced on Wednesday that it would begin flying across the Atlantic Ocean, from London to Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International, in 2021. The company’s chief executive Robin Hayes said the new routes are a response to passenger demand. JetBlue is known for having a loyal…

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On the Runway: ‘It’s Going to Be the Image of the Revolution’

Every once in a while an image appears that so viscerally frames the human story in a time of social or political paroxysm that it becomes a symbol. Such was the case this week with a smartphone photo taken during a demonstration in Sudan against the repressive regime of President Omar al-Bashir, as the protests…

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