Doctors: Watching My Patient Die, Remotely

When I first met my patient, three years earlier, a woman in her mid-70s from Western Pennsylvania, she had just been given a diagnosis of myelofibrosis. This disease is classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, in which a genetic abnormality revs up the inner machinery of cells in the bone marrow (“myeloid” cells), causing them to…

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Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand

A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hirsute. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. A recent study approaches hair loss from a new direction. Humans have hair in some places but not in others. The tops of our heads are generally replete…

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What to Cook: What to Cook Today

Good morning. I made enough turkey stock this year that I could freeze a few quarts for use this winter. The rest I used to make gumbo, employing the no-recipe technique I champion each Wednesday in this space. And if like many Americans you currently have turkey stock — or leftover chicken stock — on…

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Magical Gifts Inspired by the Elements but Shaped by the Hand

Image CreditPhotograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Jill Nicholls From left: Abigail Brown coati sculpture, $515, abigail-brown.co.uk. Asprey fox-head decanter, $3,300, (212) 688-1811. Louis Vuitton Les Petits Nomades flowers by Atelier Oï (scattered throughout), price on request, louisvuitton.com. Sam Tho Duong pearl and silver necklace, $26,400, gogotho.de. Kirk Maxson “Jack London Oak” sculpture, $3,000, eleanorharwood.com.…

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for…

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Chinese Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes Defends His Work

A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies said at a conference on Wednesday that his actions were safe and ethical, and he asserted that he was proud of what he had done. But many other scientists seemed highly skeptical, with a conference organizer calling his actions irresponsible. “For…

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Travel Tips: Five Tips to Make Traveling With a Food Allergy Easier

I am severely allergic to gluten and also have a mild dairy allergy, and even though I’m a frequent traveler, it’s not always obvious to me which dishes have either (or both!) when I’m in a new place and eating unfamiliar foods. Dr. Alyson Pidich, the medical director of the Ash Center, in New York…

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Update: European River Cruises Hit a New Obstacle: Not Enough Water

Image This stretch of the Rhine passing through Cologne is among the parts of the river experiencing record low water levels.CreditPatrik Stollarz/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A week into a two-week river cruise along the Danube River in August, Erin Needham, her husband, Scott, and her mother-in-law, Linda, found themselves in an odd position: their…

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Medical News Today: What is a normal body temperature range?

Normal body temperatures vary depending on many factors, including a person’s age, sex, and activity levels. The normal body temperature for an adult is around 98.6°F (37°C), but every person’s baseline body temperature is slightly different, and may consistently be a little higher or lower. In this article, we discuss the normal ranges of temperature…

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