Medical News Today: Breast infections: What to know

A breast infection occurs when bacteria invade the breast, resulting in inflammation. Inflammation of the breast is called mastitis. While many people associate this condition with breastfeeding, people who are not breastfeeding can also get breast infections. This article will explore breast infections in more detail, including their symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options. Symptoms…

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Front Burner: A Rich Stock for the Feast

As you start to count your seven fishes, here’s a holiday helper: Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Company is selling seafood stock for stews and soups. It’s made from green crabs, an invasive species that threatens New England’s shellfish. This aggressive European crab is not new to American waters, but warming seas have led to increased…

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Endometriosis and weight gain: What’s the link?

Endometriosis causes endometrial tissue, which usually lines the uterus, to develop outside of the uterus. It can cause chronic pain, heavy or irregular periods, and infertility. Some people also report weight gain and bloating. Little research has explored why endometriosis might cause weight gain. People with endometriosis who suspect that the condition is causing weight…

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Front Burner: These Spirits Are Just Dandy

Bespoke is a term used for custom-tailored clothing, and it describes some of the goods at the uptown New York boutique Harlem Haberdashery and its parent company, 5001 Flavors. Sharene and Guy Wood, who run the company with family members and other partners, have also used the term for their new line of spirits. HH…

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Front Burner: Subscription Salami. Charcuterie, Too.

I make my own choices, so I’m not a fan of the curated box of goods as something to give or to receive. But there are a few notable exceptions. Sausage assortments, for example, can provide tasty discoveries. Several boutique sausage makers offer subscriptions for monthly deliveries of their salami and other cured sausages. Peter…

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Front Burner: How the Fashionistas Toast

High style meets low-tech in this Italian toaster created in 1997 for Trabo by Gae Aulenti, the architect who designed the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Until about a year ago it was sold only in Europe; now it’s available in the United States. Its sleek simplicity could make it the pride of the kitchen counter.…

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Road Trip: 44 Islands and 42 Bridges: A Florida Keys Road Trip

Seagulls and squadrons of brown pelicans flew alongside my rented Hyundai as I drove across the astonishing seven-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 1 that runs across Moser Sound, just south of Marathon, in the Florida Keys. The proximity of birds and water blurred the distinctions between sea and sky, drive and flight. The string of…

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A Chef’s Singular Take on Chiles Rellenos

When the chef Diana Dávila suggested we make chiles rellenos together, I have to confess my heart sank a little. As the chef of the Mi Tocaya Antojería, one of Chicago’s most thrilling restaurants, she is known for her lively, often challenging take on regional Mexican cuisine. She smears soft chunks of tongue with peanut…

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