Study identifies links between atopic dermatitis and autoimmune diseases

In a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, individuals with atopic dermatitis, or eczema, were more likely to also have various autoimmune diseases, especially those involving the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, or the connective tissue. For the study, researchers analyzed Swedish national health care registers and compared 104,832 cases of atopic dermatitis…

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Career thoughts and parental relationships in adolescents with ADHD

A new study published in The Career Development Quarterly looked for potential links between negative or dysfunctional career thoughts and the quality of parental relationships in high school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the study of 102 adolescents (76 boys, 26 girls) with ADHD, male participants’ dysfunctional career thoughts were related to their relationships…

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Anti-Vaccine Doctor Has Been Invited to Testify Before Senate Committee

WASHINGTON — A doctor who is skeptical of coronavirus vaccines and promotes the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment will be the lead witness at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, prompting criticism from Democrats who say Republicans should not give a platform to someone who spreads conspiracy theories.…

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Wrap Gifts With Newspaper

As much as unwrapping a present is part of the delight of receiving a gift, wrapping one can be an enjoyable part of the gift-giving experience. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, these handmade gift-topper ideas — from a fancy bow to a quick-snipped holly leaf — are relaxing and meditative undertakings. And what’s…

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How to Enjoy Christmas Movies At Home

Theaters would normally be packed this time of year with folks assembled to watch revered holiday films like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Capra’s 1946 heart-tugger usually returns to big screens over the holidays, including an annual weeks-long run at the IFC Center in New York. But with many theaters now dark, fans in search…

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Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations

It’s time to break out the cookie cutters. Despite a forecast of canceled parties and virtual family gatherings, baking traditions go on. In fact, a scaled-down holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to try your hand at new decorating techniques. Sweet, surprising and modern: these cookies were designed by three baking experts to impart cookie-decorating…

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What to Consider Before You Travel

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an employer may ask its employees to stay home until it’s clear they don’t have the coronavirus if they have traveled to certain locations flagged by the C.D.C. or local health officials. New Hampshire, for instance, encourages employers to ask employees if they have made any nonessential trips…

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Easy DIY Home Repairs

Some newer toilets use a canister with a thin rubber washer instead of a traditional flapper, Ms. Sebestyen said. In those toilets, replacement washers aren’t universal, so it’s important to buy a part designed specifically for your brand of toilet. Tools and supplies: replacement toilet flapper or washer. Patch a Hole in Drywall When a…

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