Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

For decades, scientists have debated whether hair dyes frequently used by women might contribute to cancer. The research has been mixed and inconclusive, but now government investigators have turned up a disturbing new possibility. Black women who regularly used permanent dyes to color their hair were 60 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, compared…

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Pantone Declares Another Year of Blue

The people at Pantone know that times are hard. “Many of us,” the color company said in a recent presentation, feel anxious, “completely overloaded and perpetually stressed.” The antidote, according to Pantone’s swatch psychologists? Blue. Specifically: Classic Blue. For the 21st consecutive year, Pantone has named a color of the year, a trend-forecasting stunt as…

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Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

The children of mothers with diabetes may be at increased risk for early heart disease. Researchers used Danish national health registries that included 2.4 million children who were born without heart disease. During 40 years of follow-up, 1,153 of the children whose mothers had diabetes — either Type 1 or Type 2 disease, or diabetes…

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Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81

Carolyn Konheim, whose sons’ soot-specked white snow suits transformed her from a high school history teacher into a crusading New York environmentalist who targeted water and air pollutants, congested streets and other scourges of modern urban life, died on Nov. 25 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 81. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s…

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Inside The World of Interiors, Condé Nast’s Secret Weapon

LONDON — To be a magazine reader these days is to lament — unless you are reading The World of Interiors, published since 1982 by Condé Nast Britain but widely available on American newsstands, where it sells for $9.99 per issue. The World of Interiors is essentially a decorating magazine, but this is like saying…

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Medical News Today: Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor

An infant’s poop changes color and consistency during their first few days, weeks, and months of life, and a wide range of colors is normal. Below, learn to recognize unhealthy baby poop and what changes to expect as a baby grows. In infants, age, diet, and health are the main reasons for changes in stool…

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18 Holiday Party Outfits That Will Make You Excited to Go Out

Whether you’re puttering around grandma’s house, stunting on your friends at NYE, or tagging along with your SO to their stuffy office party, we got you covered. Click through for 18 ways to rethink your holiday wardrobe for every occasion, here.

Jennifer Lopez, Awkwafina and Adam Driver at the Gotham Awards

Another campaign season got underway on Monday night. “We’re the Iowa Caucuses of the film awards season,” said Jeffrey Sharp, the executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, which hosted the Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. “This is the kickoff of awards season, and it is a marathon,” said Aldis Hodge, a best actor…

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Medical News Today: What to know about bleeding after a Pap smear

Many people who have a Pap smear notice light bleeding, or spotting, for a couple of days after the test. In most cases, this is not a cause for concern, and it usually goes away without intervention. This symptom may occur because the Pap smear can irritate the blood vessels of the cervix, which causes…

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