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Some European doctors think Chinese medicine should come with a health warning

Some European doctors think Chinese medicine should come with a health warning

Herbs to increase breast milk supply and heal the spleen. Traditional remedies which promise to cure insomnia and acne. Secret cancer treatments that have been ignored or suppressed by Western medicine. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have a long history of making outsized claims, not least in the case of fertility and virility, where…MORE

For heart disease, meds may work as well as invasive surgery, major trial shows

For heart disease, meds may work as well as invasive surgery, major trial shows

High-risk patients with stable heart disease may fare just as well on medications alone, versus having invasive heart operations such as stents and bypass surgeries, according to a major trial. The results were presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s yearly conference. While the invasive procedures were found to improve chest pain and quality of…MORE

Midwives, doulas could benefit births — but not all women have access

Midwives, doulas could benefit births — but not all women have access

Nandi Hill rushed to Emily Rose’s home at the crack of dawn. The car was packed with Hill’s supplies: oxygen tank, hemorrhaging drugs, umbilical cord scissors, stethoscope and blood pressure cuffs, among other tools. Hill, a licensed and certified professional midwife and founder of Wadada Midwifery Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was excited that, on…MORE

ATP Finals: Tsitsipas stuns Federer to reach final against Thiem

ATP Finals: Tsitsipas stuns Federer to reach final against Thiem

For the second straight year, Roger Federer was undone by a 21-year-old in the semifinals at the ATP Finals, much to the disappointment of the overwhelming majority of the 18,000 fans inside London’s O2 Arena. Alexander Zverev knocked out the legendary Swiss 12 months ago en route to the crown, and on Saturday it was…MORE

Don’t tell ‘Lucy,’ but modern-day apes may be smarter than our evolutionary ancestors, scientists say

Don’t tell ‘Lucy,’ but modern-day apes may be smarter than our evolutionary ancestors, scientists say

Researchers using a new method to evaluate the cognitive abilities of species stumbled across a surprising finding: Our evolutionary ancestor, Australopithecus, may have been less intelligent than modern-day great apes. It has long been theorized that a bigger brain means greater cognitive ability, which is generally defined as an individual’s overall mental capability and how…MORE

‘The Crown’ still looks regal as Olivia Colman assumes the throne

‘The Crown’ still looks regal as Olivia Colman assumes the throne

“The Crown” ushers in a new cast, but the Netflix historical drama’s compelling and regal formula — exploring the obligations and indignities associated with the seemingly sun-drenched life of the British Royal Family — remains the same, and indeed has only deepened as the principals advance into middle age. While Olivia Colman, fresh off her…MORE

Everything you need to know before watching season three of ‘The Crown’

Everything you need to know before watching season three of ‘The Crown’

Practice your curtsy. “The Crown” returns to Netflix on Sunday, with Olivia Colman taking her seat on Queen Elizabeth II’s throne as the series’ new star. The 10-episode run, set between 1964 and 1977, will showcase tension inside Buckingham Palace and tackle turmoil on the outside, introducing many viewers to a volatile period in British…MORE

There are more LGBTQ characters on television than ever before

There are more LGBTQ characters on television than ever before

A record-breaking number of LGBTQ characters will appear on broadcast television by the time this year’s season is over. A total 10.2% of regular characters in the 2019-2020 broadcast television season are reported to be LGBTQ, according to GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report. That’s up from 8.8% the prior season. The latest tally…MORE

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