A Bollywood Star Takes on a Global Stigma

Deepika Padukone, one of the highest-paid and best-known actresses in Bollywood, can afford to choose her roles carefully and with purpose. With her newest film — the first she has produced — she chose to make a statement about acid attacks in India. “Chhapaak,” which was released on Jan. 10 in India and select cities…

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If Women Ruled the World, What Would They Wear?

PARIS — A few decades ago, around the time she unveiled her breakthrough work “The Dinner Party” and formulated her animating question “What if Women Ruled the World?,” the artist Judy Chicago made a maquette of an enormous sculpture she wanted to build. Entitled “The Female Divine,” it would be a reclining corpulent nude, reveling…

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Michael Imperioli’s Home Away From Home

It would be tough to argue that “Michael Imperioli: Hunt for the Perfect Apartment” packs the same punch as “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector.” The latter is a new NBC crime series with Mr. Imperioli playing a no-nonsense old-school detective, a role that necessitated relocating to New York from his home in Santa…

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It’s Primary Season in New Hampshire. Time to Go Skiing!

The day dawned sunny and clear and I knew New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, white with snow, would loom brilliantly in the blue sky, so I packed my skis and headed north — past the rock-climbing headquarters where, in 2004, I heard Dick Gephardt appeal for votes; through the famous covered bridge in Jackson, the backdrop…

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Aidy Bryant’s Week: Music and More Music, With a Side of Garbage

Aidy Bryant has two full-time jobs: She’s an Emmy-nominated cast member of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC and a star, a creator and an executive producer of “Shrill” on Hulu. But eliciting laughs live from New York eight months of the year, then bopping to Portland to shoot the bittersweet “Shrill” in the off-season, makes…

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Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields «amazing» results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of…

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Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery

If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A McGill-led study shows, for the first time, that circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery. Indeed, the researchers demonstrated that anti-inflammatory medications are most effective in…

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Study: Pharmaceutical companies marketing stimulants to physicians

Boston — Results of a new study show that a large number of physicians in the US may have received marketing payments from pharmaceutical companies that produce stimulant medications. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction, the first of its kind study found that one in 18 physicians received some…

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Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo linked to lower septic shock mortality in kids

Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This is the first pediatric study of the safe and relatively inexpensive treatment for septic shock,…

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