Auctioning Off a Dead Mall

PHOENIX — The body parts come as a surprise, even if you expect them, when they’re the only things left behind. When a mall has closed — its stores shuttered by recession, new spending habits or a deadly virus — the mannequins sometimes remain. They’re stripped and dismembered, their detached legs propped against bare walls…

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Will it kombucha? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2020 — Kombucha is a bubbly, fermented tea that has gained popularity in the health and wellness scene over the last decade — but what is it exactly? This week, the Reactions team breaks down kombucha’s chemistry and investigates which ordinary beverages they can turn into kombucha: https://youtu.be/YxARRckS9dA. ### Reactions is a…

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Developing new classification criteria for improving antiphospholipid syndrome research

An international team of more than 80 collaborators led by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) investigators is developing new classification criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a life-threatening autoimmune clotting disorder. In their paper, published online ahead of print on November 30, 2020, in Arthritis Care & Research, the investigators reported on the…

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Infant circumcision may lead to social challenges as an adult undergoing circumcision as an infant

Infant circumcision may lead to social challenges as an adult Undergoing circumcision as an infant has delayed psychological complications. This is shown by an international study led by researchers from Aarhus University. Researchers have long disagreed about the health implications – also for mental health – of small boys being circumcised. A study now shows…

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Protein linked to progressive lung scarring in scleroderma patients

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation and fibrosis, or scarring, that affects organs including the skin, heart, kidney and lungs. This form of scleroderma, this tightening and thickening of the skin, is a progressive, orphan illness that affects approximately 80,000 Americans and has no clear pathogenesis or FDA approved treatment option, leaving…

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