16 longevity scientists have a Valentine’s day message for the world

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 13 — A group of leading scientists devoted to research on the mechanisms of biological aging today announced the formation of the Academy for Health and Lifespan, the first global non-profit group focused on accelerating breakthroughs in the expansion of the human health span. The timing of the announcement aligns with the Valentine’s…

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PTSD alone didn’t increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2019 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking, that are more common in patients with PTSD, may explain the association, according to new research in Journal of the American…

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Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them

IMAGE: A new study of antibiotic prescribing finds that one-third of patients discharged from 48 Michigan hospitals for pneumonia or urinary tract infections received prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic — a… view more  Credit: University of Michigan Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics for their patients, a new study…

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BFU physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria

IMAGE: This is a holder with samples of mycobacterial strains with different antibiotic resistance. view more  Credit: Andrey Zyubin A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis. The new method helps find the bacteria and evaluate their resistance…

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Fashion review: Hey, What’s That on the Runway? I’ve Never Seen That Before

Image Proenza Schouler, fall 2019.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times On Monday afternoon, as hundreds of pet owners gathered in the familiar confines of Madison Square Garden for the Westminster Dog Show, Proenza Schouler lured the fashion crowd to the 22nd floor of an unfinished building in the newly gentrified kennel of Hudson’s Yards…

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F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment

In a move that may clear the way for the first new treatment in years for depression, an expert panel recommended on Tuesday that federal regulators approve a nasal spray that delivers the active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug in the 1980s and 1990s. The new drug, called Esketamine and developed by Johnson…

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What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression

For the first time, a national health panel has recommended a way to prevent depression during and after pregnancy. This condition, known as perinatal depression, affects up to one in seven women and is considered the most common complication of pregnancy. The panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, said two types of counseling…

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