Writing, and Cooking, Across Borders

OF MORSELS AND MARVELSBy Maryse Condé Some years ago, the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé approached her French publisher about writing a cookbook. In the preface to her latest work, “Of Morsels and Marvels,” she conveys her surprise at his negative response. Implicit in his refusal was the notion that cooking, as a subject, couldn’t be…

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Can eating ice cream make you scream?

London: As opposed to making you happy, eating ice cream may cause you a headache. Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled “Prevalence and characteristics of headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of a cold stimulus (HICS): A cross-sectional study”, by Torsten Kraya and colleagues from the Department of…

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Migraine prevention in children and adolescents

London, UK: Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled “Cinnarizine and sodium valproate as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial”, by Man Amanat, and Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Migraine affects about 8% of children and…

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UMSOM researchers to test vaccine designed to protect against serious illness from contaminated food

BALTIMORE, MD, . Dec 10 — Each year, millions of people contract serious diarrheal illnesses typically from contaminated food and water. Among the biggest causes of diarrheal diseases are the bacteria Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), and researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are testing a vaccine designed to offer protection…

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Researchers say 30% of patients taking opioids experience adverse drug interactions

CHICAGO–December 10, 2019– Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A new article outlines common drug-drug interactions that alter how the body metabolizes certain opioids, causing decreased efficacy that ultimately can…

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