Within hours of a fight breaking out on an Alabama riverfront this month, images and video clips from the brawl began to ricochet online. Then came the memes. After that, it wasn’t long until the merchandise started to appear. On Aug. 5, a group of white boaters attacked Dameion Pickett, a Black riverboat captain, after…Details
One reluctant exerciser found that ditching his car and walking or biking to the store was a boon for his mental and physical health.
The News A state judge in Missouri on Friday denied a request to temporarily block a state law passed this year that restricts gender-related medical treatments for minors. The ruling was issued by Missouri Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer, three days before the ban is set to go into effect. A legal challenge to the…Details
Use of mental health care increased substantially during the coronavirus pandemic, as teletherapy lowered barriers to regular visits, according to a large study of insurance claims published Friday in JAMA Health Forum. From March 2020 to August 2022, mental health visits increased by 39 percent, and spending increased by 54 percent, the study found. Its…Details
Building a brand in 2023 is a difficult feat. Many new contenders take to social media, our 21st century marketplace, to gain traction, spread awareness, and even sell products digitally (TikTok Shop is now a thing). However, that’s not the preferred means of connection for Veronica Beard. For the duo of Veronicas behind the label,…Details
One of the leading new obesity drugs, Wegovy, eased symptoms and raised the quality of life of patients with obesity and a common type of heart failure, a study funded by the drug’s maker found, adding to the evidence that the medications can produce health benefits beyond weight loss. The study, published on Friday in…Details
The shot is covered by Medicare Part D, but some with private prescription drug coverage are being asked to pay out of pocket.
In the baking world, French macarons, an almond sandwich cookie consisting of two meringue shells filled with ganache, buttercream or jam, are known as a particularly tricky confection with a high failure rate. Even in a professional bakery, some batches just don’t turn out. Then, why try them at home? For starters, they are exceptionally…Details
At a recent work party in New York City, Brady Dunayer, a 28-year-old real estate banking analyst, bolted to the bar to order a drink. He was startled by what he received: His whiskey-based cocktail was served in a stemmed glass and garnished with a flower. The presentation, he thought, was “a little out of…Details
Over the past few years, a flurry of studies have found that tumors harbor a remarkably rich array of bacteria, fungi and viruses. These surprising findings have led many scientists to rethink the nature of cancer. The medical possibilities were exciting: If tumors shed their distinctive microbes into the bloodstream, could they serve as an…Details