Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends or close family members who smoke; I walk in front of smokers or cross the street to avoid them; I eat inside restaurants; and I hold my breath…

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The Checkup: For Kids With Concussions, Less Time Alone in a Dark Room

For all, the return to activity should be personalized, and family and school and coaches should understand the expectations and the plan. The final recommendation, “counsel patients to return gradually to nonsports activities after no more than two to three days of rest,” Dr. Giza said, should help avoid prolonged rest and isolation, which is…

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Don’t Use Infant Walkers

Advertisement Skull fractures, often from falling down stairs, are among the injuries that can occur with child walkers. Sept. 17, 2018 Image Credit More than 230,000 children younger than 15 months were treated in emergency rooms for injuries incurred while using infant walkers from 1990 to 2014. An analysis published in Pediatrics has found that…

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Cindy Pan, Colin Sullivan

Cindy Su Pan and Colin Alexander Sullivan were married Sept. 15 at Academy Mansion, an events space in New York. Kevin T. Sullivan, a brother of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met at Columbia, from which they graduated, the groom cum laude. The bride, who is…

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Retro Report: How an Unsolved Mystery Changed the Way We Take Pills

Odds are that you have had moments of frustration trying to open new bottles of aspirin or other over-the-counter medications. Perhaps your fingernails are not up to the task of breaking the seal on the plastic wrap. Or maybe the pop-up cap is a challenge, seemingly designed to be not only childproof but also adultproof.…

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Justin Bieber Is a Walking Art Project on Date With Hailey Baldwin

Getty ImagesJames Devaney Possible newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin stepped out for some Starbucks last night in New York, and well, you couldn’t miss them. Justin, whose fashion choices have become a spectacle this year, dared to wear his most colorful outfit yet: a technicolor tracksuit. Getty ImagesJames Devaney Advertisement — Continue Reading Below…

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Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It

Should older people in good health start taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes, dementia and cancer? No, according to a study of more than 19,000 people, including whites 70 and older, and blacks and Hispanics 65 and older. They took low-dose aspirin — 100 milligrams — or a placebo every day for a median…

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Victoria Beckham Sells Her Clothes Herself

Advertisement The former Spice Girl, showing her clothing in London for the first time in 10 years of collections, ran her own cash register for the afternoon. Sept. 16, 2018 Image Victoria Beckham, spring 2019.CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — Victoria Beckham did not want her runway show on the Sunday of…

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Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo

A new study has asked whether certain people with chronic pain should be given sugar pills to manage their symptoms. Scientists tap into the individual differences that make some people more susceptible to a placebo. Brain anatomy and personality type may influence susceptibility to the placebo effect. A placebo is a medical intervention — be…

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