Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Medical Workers Have Been Infected

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA doctor checked on a patient at Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical coronavirus patients, in Wuhan, China, on Thursday.Credit…Chinatopix, via Associated Press China reported the number of infected medical workers for the first time. China disclosed on Friday that 1,716 medical workers have contracted the virus and six of…

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How One Couple Transformed Their Brooklyn Brownstone to Age in Place

When Norman Sussman’s health began to fail a few years ago, he and his wife, Anita Sussman, faced a difficult decision. They wanted to remain in the late-19th-century brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where they had raised two sons and lived for nearly 40 years. But they knew they needed a space better suited to…

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You Can Pay People to Style Your Houseplants

Growing up in California, Orion Tait used to watch his father’s weekend housekeeping routine. “Sunday was loud music — Neil Young — and my dad going around watering the plants,” Mr. Tait recalled. “He had a deck of plants growing everywhere. It was a ritual.” Mr. Tait, a creative director and partner at Buck, a…

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Having ‘The Talk’ With My 80-Something Dad

I was mentally prepared for the call I would receive someday notifying me of my elderly father’s death from one of his many chronic ailments. I would allow emotions to wash over me like a waterfall, then spring into action contacting family, friends and the funeral home. What I was unprepared for was the day…

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China Expands Chaotic Dragnet in Coronavirus Crackdown

China’s leaders expanded a mass roundup of people possibly sickened with the coronavirus on Thursday, widening their dragnet well beyond the epicenter of the outbreak to at least two more cities in what the government has called a “wartime” campaign to stamp out the epidemic. But the campaign, first announced last week in the city…

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How My Worst Date Ever Became My Best

According to Rich’s Bumble profile, he was fit, with a head of mussed silver curls, divorced and, like me, almost an empty nester. At 58, I was still trying to find my romantic footing after the agonizing end of a 35-year marriage. I had cried a lot that summer. Now I was ready for someone…

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New Dartmouth research: Fast food intake leads to weight gain in preschoolers

There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 25 percent of children between the ages of 2…

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New pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein found

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Influenza is a deadly virus, with about 290,000 to 650,000 deaths worldwide each year. When pandemics hit, the toll can soar: The Spanish flu of 1918 caused 40 million to 50 million deaths, the Asian flu of 1957 caused 2 million deaths, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968 caused 1 million…

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Statewide prevalence of gun ownership tied to police use of lethal force

Police use of lethal force in the United States has triggered public scrutiny of violent interactions between police and citizens. Past research has focused on whether race and levels of violence contribute to this phenomenon. A new study expands on prior research by examining the impact of the availability of firearms. It finds a pronounced…

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Sikdar, Chitnis & Diao studying upper limb prosthetics

Siddhartha Sikdar, Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, Parag Chitnis, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, and Guoqing Diao, Associate Professor, Statistics, are working to develop and evaluate a prototype prosthetic control system that uses wearable ultrasound imaging sensors to sense residual muscle activity rather than electromyography. The vast majority of all trauma-related amputations in the United States…

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