Tailor-made prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

IMAGE: Dr. Elena Seminati, John Roberts, Matt Young and Dr. Vimal Dhokia display a bespoke prosthetic liner. view more  Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day. This potentially life-changing project combines advances in computer science with an innovative manufacturing process…

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Can boric acid help with a yeast infection?

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E-Cigarette Exploded in a Teenager’s Mouth, Damaging His Jaw

Kailani Burton bought a vaping kit for her teenage son Austin, hoping he would use it to quit smoking. In March of last year, she and her husband were sitting in the living room when they heard a loud pop. Austin raced in, holding his bloodied jaw. An e-cigarette had exploded in his mouth. “He…

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Getting an Invite to the Libido Party

Any hope for diminished (or nonexistent) sexual desire in a postmenopausal woman? — SW [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Yes! While some women do report a decreased libido with menopause there are some interventions to consider, depending on the cause. Tell Me More Libido is complex and depends…

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Black Leaders Denounce Juul’s $7.5 Million Gift to Medical School

Earlier this month, Meharry Medical College, a 143-year-old historically black institution in Tennessee, proudly announced that it had received the second-largest grant in its history — $7.5 million to start a center to study public health issues that affect African-Americans. But the gift has prompted a vehement backlash from African-American health experts and activists because…

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John Cameron Mitchell Reads ‘Platonic, Until Death Do Us Part’

Mr. Mitchell wrote and starred in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He also recently released a 10-episode musical podcast, “Anthem: Homunculus.” Keep listening after the reading to hear more from him, Mr. Stempler, Mr. Stempler’s “PLP” and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones. More from Modern Love Read the column’s most recent material.…

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Feeling Lost After Graduation? Make a Map

The other day, my wife and I were visiting her grandmother to invite her to our upcoming anniversary party. She had not been to our place yet, so she asked for directions. Naturally, she took out a pen and paper, and scribbled down notes as I described the specific streets and landmarks that would guide…

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Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?

Slack is coming for your job. The workplace chat company, valued at more than $7 billion at the time of its last funding round, is going public this week. It claims to already have more than 10 million daily users and, in its listing prospectus, bills itself as the answer to bloated inboxes everywhere. This…

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Honeymoon Hashtag Hell

If you ask JP Smith what he remembers most about his 2014 honeymoon in Aruba, he’ll say the sunsets, but not because of their beauty. “It was like a photo shoot for some magazine that would never exist,” said Mr. Smith, 38, a real estate agent in New York, and he didn’t mean that in…

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Fenty’s Newest Collection Has All You Need For Your Next Vacation

Corseted mini blazers and denim dresses, spacious trousers, and puff-sleeve blouses were the highlights of Rihanna inaugural Fenty collection released in May. For her second drop, Rihanna’staking us to the islands. Fenty’s Release 6-19 is colorful as hell compared to the soft pastels and neutrals presented in the first drop. Have a vacation approaching? Well,…

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