Fuzzy Slippers for a Frazzled Year

Once upon a time, slippers were reserved for the hours spent indoors before and after work. But for the masses working from home this year, dress codes have been transformed — business casual, who? — including footwear. Farewell, heels; hello, fuzzy slides. Cloudlike open-toed shoes have become a cozy quarantine staple. “They kind of cover…

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Antimicrobial stewardship and drug resistance

21st Century Challenges in Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship addresses selected topics that are of importance in the practice of infectious disease management. The text starts by illustrating the global landscape of antimicrobial drug resistance, which influences antimicrobial use and therapeutic decisions in the clinic. The contributors explain the reasons for the spread of antibiotic resistance,…

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Treating infections in pregnant patients

Pregnancy and Anti-Infective Agents is a concise clinical reference that facilitates health consultants and professionals for determining treatment options for some common prenatal and postpartum infections during pregnancy and the puerperium in patients. Key Features Presents 9 organized, easy to read chapters on anti-infective agents for pregnant patients Covers pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of relevant anti-infective…

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Allergists offer reassurance regarding potential allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

BOSTON – Reports of possible allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, both recently approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have raised public concern. A team of experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has now examined all relevant information to offer reassurance…

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74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. Here are 74 from the past year that were the most revealing. By Times Insider Staff Illustrations by Clay Hickson Dec. 30, 2020 January 1. Japan’s legal system has a 99 percent conviction rate.Carlos Ghosn, at…

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The last week of 2020.

Welcome. It’s the last week of the year, a time when many of us might normally be visiting with family and friends. This year has required some reconfiguring of holiday plans: You might be staying inside, with your usual brood or on your own; you might be working or looking for work; busy or looking…

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The Most-Read Food Stories of 2020

Decades from now, when cultural historians sift through the social media posts of 2020, they will tell the pandemic stories of savvy chefs and restaurateurs forced to pivot to meal kits, corner markets and sidewalk cafes as their industry collapsed, seemingly overnight. These historians will note the panic shopping of early March, as Americans rushed…

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