Medical News Today: How to prevent psoriasis flares

Psoriasis is a long-term autoimmune skin condition. There is no cure, but people can use medical treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flares and reduce their severity. Psoriasis prevention requires people with this condition to take prescription medication or to identify and avoid any psoriasis triggers. The best treatment option may vary…

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Innovative skin patch may offer long-term contraception

Researchers have devised a new technology that may soon enable women to «self-administer long-acting contraceptives» in a matter of seconds. Women may soon benefit from self-administered contraception with long-acting effects. More than 60 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States are using contraception, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for…

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On Location: Split Personality in Seattle

When Bob Boyce and Victor Ren first saw their home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, “it was not the kind of house we were looking for,” said Mr. Boyce, 48. “Our aesthetic is pretty modern and clean,” he said, while the French Norman-style house with a turret, built in 1927, was more like…

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With Beaches, Wine and Buzz, Is This Australia’s Next Hot Place?

The late afternoon sunlight in Western Australia’s Margaret River region is deeply golden, casting its buttery hue across vineyards and filtering through the forests of giant karri trees. Sometimes the landscape looks almost European, with roads tunneled by groves of old trees next to fields of baled hay. Then you spot a herd of Western…

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Critic’s Notebook: A California Chef Learns to Swim in Changed Waters

SAN FRANCISCO — It was late fall, the start of Dungeness crab season, but too soon to melt the butter. Domoic acid, a neurotoxin produced by algae and linked to warming ocean waters, had recently been found in such high levels in local crabs that the commercial fishing season in parts of Northern California had…

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John Isner Is Always Looking for Extra Leg Room

The tennis player John Isner is tall. Very tall. 6 feet 10 inches, to be exact. Which means that traveling on a plane to tournaments around the world, which the Dallas resident does roughly 11 months a year, can be a daunting task. And the biggest annual challenge comes every January, when the Australian Open…

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Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

Any woman who has ever carried and birthed a child, in whatever fashion, deserves her own ESPN highlight reel — blood, sweat, tears and the eventual triumph of holding her newborn baby. To be clear, childbirth isn’t a game. You can’t plead with the referee when you don’t like a call or leave the field…

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White House Welcomes College Football Champions With Fast-Food Buffet

As is tradition, President Trump hosted the champions of college football, the Clemson Tigers, for a celebration of their athletic achievement at the White House on Monday. The food he offered them was far less traditional. Piles of burgers and fish sandwiches from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, still in their boxes and wrappers, were…

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North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

WASHINGTON — Pound for pound, the deadliest arms of all time are not nuclear but biological. A single gallon of anthrax, if suitably distributed, could end human life on Earth. Even so, the Trump administration has given scant attention to North Korea’s pursuit of living weapons — a threat that analysts describe as more immediate…

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F.D.A. Says It Will Resume Inspecting Some High-Risk Foods

Food safety inspectors furloughed during the federal government shutdown will be returning to work beginning Tuesday — but still without pay — so that the Food and Drug Administration can begin to resume inspections of some high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants, the agency’s commissioner said on Monday. Food inspections — about 160…

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