Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Family | Can Your Refrigerator Improve Your Dating Life? Advertisement Supported by Using groceries to map the route to romance. ByMichele C. Hollow March 12, 2019 The first time John Stonehill was invited back to his girlfriend’s house, he headed straight for the refrigerator. It was stainless steel with a water and ice dispenser. It told him that his girlfriend, Rachel, was financially comfortable. The contents were revealing, too: a bottle of wine, a bottle of champagne, hummus, olives, fresh fruits and vegetables. “I came away knowing a great deal about her,” Mr. Stonehill said. “Refrigerators are filled with clues about the people who own them.” “In Rachel’s case, it told me she liked to entertain and could probably create a quick and shareable snack for friends … [Read more...] about Can Your Refrigerator Improve Your Dating Life?
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Health | When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The Undiagnosed Diseases Network takes on the toughest cases, patients whose symptoms have defied explanation. Sara Mason-Silva suffers from a condition in which blood vessels become blocked and inflamed, causing intense, chronic burning pain in her hands and feet. Doctors have not been able to identify the underlying cause of the disease and there is no cure. Credit Credit Bryan Meltz for The New York Times Supported by ByGina Kolata Jan. 7, 2019 They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including … [Read more...] about When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role Supported by ByNatasha Singer Dec. 31, 2018 A police officer on the late shift in an Ohio town recently received an unusual call from Facebook. Earlier that day, a local woman wrote a Facebook post saying she was walking home and intended to kill herself when she got there, according to a police report on the case. Facebook called to warn the Police Department about the suicide threat. The officer who took the call quickly located the woman, but she denied having suicidal thoughts, the police report said. Even so, the officer believed she might harm herself and told the woman that she must go to a hospital — either voluntarily or in police custody. He ultimately drove her to a hospital for a mental health work-up, an … [Read more...] about In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Family | How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving Supported by Should families take politics off the table this year? ByRichard Schiffman Nov. 20, 2018 Thanksgiving is America’s yearly celebration of family togetherness. But with partisan divisions at a boiling point after the polarizing midterm election and a punishing political year, many are bracing themselves for a war of words at the dinner table this Thursday. For the past two decades, Peter Coleman, the director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict at Columbia University, has been studying what happens when people clash over politics. “There’s been a big increase in contempt for the other side, the idea that they are ignorant, selfish and out to harm America,” said Dr. Coleman, a … [Read more...] about How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Why Are We Still So Fat? Supported by 11 Things We’d Really Like to Know Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill. ByGina Kolata Nov. 19, 2018 Whenever I see a photo from the 1960s or 1970s, I am startled. It’s not the clothes. It’s not the hair. It’s the bodies. So many people were skinny. In 1976, 15 percent of American adults were obese. Now the it’s nearly 40 percent. No one really knows why bodies have changed so much. Scientists do a lot of hand-waving about our “obesogenic environment” and point to favorite culprits: the abundance of cheap fast foods and snacks; food companies making products so tasty they are addictive; larger serving sizes; the tendency to graze all day. … [Read more...] about Why Are We Still So Fat?