Front Burner: Focacce All Dressed Up for a Party

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria in NoHo has a new executive chef, Preston Madson, who was at Barbuto and Freeman’s. And he has taken a new approach to focaccia. Working with Marco Riggi — a purveyor of some ancient strains of triticum wheat in Caltanissetta, Sicily — the restaurant is importing stone-ground organic timilia flour,…

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Spinning With My Shrink

“I saw you.” I swallowed hard and looked up at my therapist. I began a rapid mental inventory of where I’d been in the week since our last meeting. Had I done anything incriminating? I finally licked my dry lips and asked, “Where?” “At spin class,” she said, calmly. Spinning was something that she had…

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You’ve Got Something on Your Teeth

When Bianca Garcia and Alaia Kleiner, two twenty-somethings living in Chicago, went to a friend’s birthday party a few months ago, they were greeted by a line of about 15 women clamoring for one thing: tooth gems. “People were having, like, their entire mouth covered,” Ms. Garcia said. Tooth gems are exactly what they sound…

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Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions

Washington, DC — February 19, 2019 — Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease’s first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman’s cervix. But bacteria may play an important role, too. New research suggests that the cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection…

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