Living Longer, and Better

Everyone has heard the advice: Don’t smoke. Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Use alcohol in moderation. Now researchers have created a method for estimating how many extra years of healthy living might be gained by following those admonitions. Their analysis, in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 116,043 people ages 40 to 75 over an average…

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What Cancer Has Taught Me About Fear

Sequestered during the pandemic, I find myself thinking that cancer patients’ expertise in fear can help others heed its warnings. We all need tactics not only to overcome the destructive capacity of fear but also to tap its protective potential. An iconic portrait of one petrified creature, Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” captures the fright…

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Trump Stops U.S. Funding of W.H.O.; U.K. Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Toll

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Royal London Hospital on Tuesday. The government’s Office of National Statistics indicated that coronavirus deaths could be at least 10 percent higher than the official toll.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times Virus-related deaths in Britain may be 10 percent higher than the official toll. Britain, with the…

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Staff at Berkeley Lab’s X-Ray facility mobilize to support COVID-19-related research

X-rays allow researchers to map out the 3D structure of proteins relevant to diseases at the scale of molecules and atoms, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Advanced Light Source (ALS) X-ray facility has been recalled to action to support research related to COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has already infected about 2 million…

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