Helena Welch

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A cancer treatment that one expert called the 'most exciting thing I've seen in my lifetime' just got approved to treat more patients

The FDA just approved a cutting-edge cancer therapy to treat another form of blood cancer.<p>It's the second approval for Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, this time to treat patients with large B-cell lymphoma, and the first for adult patients. An August approval of Kymriah approved the …

Grinding Out the Details of a Good Cup of Coffee

Coffee may not be rocket science, but despite the title, even a quick spin through this highly detailed volume suggests it might come close. Consider more than 30 pages just about espresso, best served in a china cup at least a quarter-inch thick. For most filter methods, a kettle with a gooseneck …

To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch

To those dedicated warriors hunched over their keyboards or gripping their pens, ready to fire off an angry salvo about the Americanization of British English to their favorite newspaper, television channel or book publisher, linguist Lynne Murphy has a solemn warning: check a good dictionary first.<p>…

Language

What to Read in April

The latest from Mia Couto, Curtis Sittenfeld, Meg Wolitzer, and more.<p>If you’re not familiar with the extraordinary oeuvre of Mozambican writer <b>Mia Couto,</b> <i>Woman of the Ashes</i> (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a good introduction. Based on historical events (with layers of magic realism, Achebe-style …

The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things

The evidence shows that there isn’t one better way to lose weight, but diets that work all have these things in common.<p>Call it what you will: An eating plan, a lifestyle, a diet, a philosophy, but few things garner such heated debate as how to lose weight. The truth is, whether you’re on a low-carb …

Weight Loss

9 Breakfasts to Make When You're Cutting Back On Sugar (So Probably Right Now)

OK, fam, we're doing this. If your plan is to cut down on sugar this year (or month... baby steps), we’re right there with you. And while it’s …

Chicken Sausage and White Bean Stew

Step 2<p>Place carrot and onion in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with salt, rosemary, and pepper. Layer tomatoes and beans over carrot mixture. …

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

This Is How to Save a Burnt Thanksgiving Pie

Chances are, a burned pie might be the oven’s fault, not yours. The best way to prevent your pastry from burning in the first place is to buy an oven …

Nigel Slater’s potatoes recipes

Cold weather calls for spirit-lifting carbs – and nothing is more comforting than a dish of tatties served piping hot<p>If you slice waxy-fleshed potatoes so thin you can almost see through them, then bake them slowly in duck fat or cream, the result is both humble and luxurious. The potatoes should …

Weather

Herbed Potato Stacks Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Cut potatoes into 1⁄16-inch-thick slices using a mandoline or …

Good enough for Beyoncé: chocolate ganache, paella and stir-fry vegan recipes

Forget dodgy dal and chickpea salads and be inspired by World Vegan Day with our pick of delicious, colourful and healthy meals<p>Whether it’s down to health and environmental concerns or merely following in Beyoncé’s footsteps, veganism is on the rise around the world. Those who eschew all animal …

Vegan

BBQ Basics: How To Cook Brisket

Whole hog is the preferred BBQ in North Carolina, and Kentucky may be known for its mutton, but in Texas – beef brisket is king! Its smoky, tender …

Stock Your Freezer With Ground Beef—But Cook It First

Whether you stocked up at a sale or bought time on a looming best-by date, you very likely have some ground beef in your freezer. It seems so useful, …

All We Want for Dinner Are These Cucumbers With Crispy Beef

A beef-and-cucumber dish that you never saw coming.<p>I love cucumbers. Raw, pickled, spicy or sweet, even daintily dipped in a dish of salt and eaten out of hand. I love cucumbers so much, in fact, I wrote a book about them (go ahead and order several copies. I’ll wait). Growing up largely on …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is the Most Popular Zucchini Recipe on Pinterest

If your garden is overflowing with the yellow and green hues of squash, you aren't alone. The last dog days of summer are known for the juiciest …

The protein that can make your heart think you exercise

Although it's usually used as a compliment, having a big heart can be a good thing or a bad thing. When it needs to pump more blood, the heart can …

Medical Research

Garlic-Lemon Rotisserie Chicken

This grilled chicken has a fantastic garlic and lemon flavor complemented by the savory rub mixture. A delightful rotisserie chicken fit for any …

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Immunotherapy offers hope to lung cancer patients

The prognosis of lung cancer patients remains the worst of all, with an average survival time of only six to nine months.<p>The World Health …

Cancer

7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

Apps

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

The New Jersey state Assembly recently passed a bill mandating schools to teach students from kindergarten through grade 12 how to interact with …

New Jersey

The 7 Scariest Documentaries to Stream on Netflix

True crime and narrative re-creation alike.<p>Horror movies are great and all, but <i>true</i> horror movies are just that much better. Some truly terrifying …

Horror

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Study after study attribute the increased number of households without a cable or satellite TV subscription at least in part to Netflix is a …

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …