Cutting 300 Calories a Day Shows Health Benefits

Scientists have long known a fairly reliable way to extend life span in rodents and other lab animals: Reduce the amount of calories they eat by 10 percent to 40 percent. This strategy, known as caloric restriction, has been shown to increase the life span of various organisms and reduce their rate of cancer and…

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Levain Ups the Cookie Ante

Levain Bakery, the chain known for its big fat cookies and its breads, is opening a branch on the Upper East Side. Here, for the first time, it will be serving ice cream sandwiches. To make them, the usual six-ounce cookie ($4) is split in half, so the sandwich has a three-ounce cookie on each…

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Undercover in a Hospital Bed

A nurse walked in with a loaded syringe. “Can you lift your gown?” she asked. The woman on the gurney held the scratchy emergency room blanket closer to her chin. “What’s in the syringe?” she asked. The nurse frowned. “Don’t you want the medicine your doctor ordered?” The woman took a deep breath and kept…

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The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was considering laptops and wireless networks for its classrooms and 250,000 students. Were there any health risks to worry about? The district asked Bill P. Curry, a consultant and physicist, to study the…

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Stella McCartney Teams Up With LVMH, in Plot Twist in Luxury Wars

Image Stella McCartney at her fall 2019 women’s show in Paris.CreditStephane Mahe/Reuters In a move worthy of the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group, said on Monday that it had entered into a new marriage with Stella McCartney, the British fashion house that was…

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By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050

IMAGE: Projected changes in China’s premature deaths from ozone pollution, 2015-2050. Left, effects of a ‘status quo’ strategy, where climate change and rising pollution cause premature deaths to increase in urban… view more  If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run,…

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What to call someone who uses heroin?

First-ever study to ask people who use heroin what they want to be called finds «people first» language often best, and language suggesting misuse or dependence generally worst. In the ongoing opioid crisis, many researchers and clinicians now use «person first» terms such as «person with substance use disorder» instead of loaded labels like «addict,»…

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Bentham Science announces the launch of new journal, «Current Nutraceuticals»

Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of new subscription-based journal, Current Nutraceuticals. The first issue of the journal will be available online by the start of the year, 2020. Dr. Claus Jacob is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. He serves as Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Saarland University, Saarland, Germany. For brief…

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Exploring frontiers: Predicting biology

Join us July 25-26, 2019, at the Allen Institute for Exploring Frontiers: Predicting Biology, a symposium featuring the latest insights from leading modeling researchers from the fields of neuroscience, cell science and immunology, chaired by Markus Covert, Ph.D., leader of the Allen Discovery Center at Stanford University. The talks will address leveraging computation and mathematics…

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