© Getty Rihanna attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) By Alyssa Bailey, MSN What kind of look did Rihanna, host of her charity Diamond Ball, opt for tonight in New York City? A very fall-ready turtleneck evening […]
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NEW YORK, United States (IPS) – The global fight against AIDS is floundering amid cash shortfalls and spikes in new HIV infections among marginalized groups in developing regions, Gunilla Carlsson, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said yesterday. Speaking with reporters in New York at UN headquarters, Carlsson, head of UN-led […]
By Caroline Parkinson, BBC News People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, […]
On Monday, a bronze sculpture of Gibson, the first black player to win a Grand Slam, will be unveiled outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York - the world's biggest tennis arena named after another pioneering African-American. These two tributes stand as testaments to obstacles overcome, during a time when the United States was politically and socially rooted in racial segregation.
Gibson, pictured here with Marble at Forest Hills in 1950, went on to win five Grand Slam singles titles – the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the US Open (1957, 1958) By Jonathan Jurejko, BBC Sport in New York “Everything was white. The balls, the clothes, the socks, the shoes, the people. Ev-ery-thing.” […]
By Victoria Falk Call your friends and pack your bags, because it’s time to go. Yes, it’s time to go on a girls’ trip. There are multiple benefits of taking a vacation, and even more when you’re traveling with friends. The social benefits of taking a vacation are huge. As you’re exploring new and fabulous […]
By Nora Deligter, Vogue Quitting smoking, according to me, is a matter of replacing one bad habit (that has brought me the greatest joy), with other, less joyful, habits. Unlike the dictionary’s definition—which speaks to permanently leaving (a place), if you were curious—mine is rooted in grueling process, not permanence, and experimentation, not expulsion. After […]
By Michelle Ruiz, Vogue Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a longtime passion project for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and earlier this year they came up with a creative new way to deprive women of their health care and reproductive freedom. In the latest evangelization of the federal government—never mind the separation of church and state—the […]
BBC News Putting vitamin D into the flour we buy could help stop tiredness, muscle aches and even heart failure, according to a study. The UK weather means not all of us get enough of the “sunshine vitamin” between October and April. Vitamin D’s important for growing and strengthening our bones. Researchers say adding it […]
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has announced plans to stage a Youth Leaders Initiative, aimed at bringing together people under the age of 25 to seek innovative ideas and solutions to address health problems that affect adolescents and young people in the Caribbean. PAHO said an estimated 237 million […]
The book was a 20-year project of a prominent Nazi and doctor, Eduard Pernkopf, who rose through the academic ranks in Austria thanks to his support for Adolf Hitler's party.
By Keiligh Baker, BBC News When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy. Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations – showing the human body peeled back layer by layer – Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, […]