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    Lead in Beethoven’s Hair Offers New Clues to Mystery of His Deafness – Generic English

    Linked media – Linked media As he lay on his deathbed, his publisher gave him a gift of 12 bottles of wine. By then Beethoven knew he could never drink them. He whispered his last recorded words: “Pity, pity — too late!” For a composer, deafness had been perhaps the worst affliction. At age 30, 26 years before his death, Beethoven wrote: “For almost 2 years I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people: I am deaf. If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with…

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    Robert Oxnam, China Scholar Beset by Multiple Personalities, Dies at 81 – Generic English

    Associated media – Connected media Mr. Bouton said that he had not been aware of the full extent of Dr. Oxnam’s alcoholism and that he had had inklings about his behavioral problems. He said that it was remarkable that Dr. Oxnam had been able to work through them. But in 1992, Dr. Oxnam told the society’s board that he was going to resign. “The Bob part of me was touched that they pressured me to reconsider,” he wrote in his book. But he left. In addition to his wife, whom he married in 1993 and who was president of the…

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    Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds – Generic English

    Related media – Linked media The loss of biodiversity played an especially large role in driving up disease risk, the researchers found. Many scientists have posited that biodiversity can protect against disease through a phenomenon known as the dilution effect. The theory holds that parasites and pathogens, which rely on having abundant hosts in order to survive, will evolve to favor species that are common, rather than those that are rare, Dr. Rohr said. And as biodiversity declines, rare species tend to disappear first. “That means that the species that remain are the competent ones, the ones that are really…

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    RFK Jr. Says Doctors Found a Dead Worm in His Brain – Generic English

    Related media – Connected media Dr. Clinton White, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, said microscopic tapeworm eggs are sticky and easily transferred from one person to another. Once hatched, the larvae can travel in the bloodstream, he said, “and end up in all kinds of tissues.” Though it is impossible to know, he added that it is unlikely that a parasite would eat a part of the brain, as Mr. Kennedy described. Rather, Dr. White said, it survives on nutrients from the body. Unlike tapeworm larvae in the intestines, those in…

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    Kris Hallenga, Who Urged Early Breast Cancer Screenings, Dies at 38 – Generic English

    Linked media – Connected media Kristen Hallenga was born on Nov. 11, 1985, in Norden, a small town in northern Germany, to a German father and an English mother, both of whom were teachers, according to The Times of London. When she was 9, she moved to Daventry in central England with her mother, Jane Hallenga; her twin sister, Maren Hallenga; and their older sister Maike Hallenga, all three of whom survive her. Her father, Reiner Hallenga, died of a heart attack when she was 20. Ms. Hallenga first felt a lump in 2009 when she was in Beijing working…

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    When Families Fight Over a Relative With Dementia, It’s Time to Call in the Mediator – Generic English

    Related media – Connected media The four adult children were in agreement. Their father, William Curry, a retired electrical engineer and business executive, was sinking deeper into dementia. They had found a memory care facility about a mile from their parents’ house in Chelmsford, Mass., where they thought Mr. Curry would do better. But their mother, Melissa, who was 83 when her family began urging her to make this change in 2016, remained determined to continue caring for her 81-year-old husband at home, despite the increasing toll on her own health. When her children raised the issue of a move,…

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    La Comisión Europea abre una investigación sobre Meta al considerar que fomenta la adhesión de los menores

    Connected media – Connected media La Unión Europea ha anunciado que acaba de abrir una investigación para determinar si las redes sociales Facebook e Instagram, del grupo Meta, provocan conductas adictivas en menores de edad. «No estamos convencidos de eso [Meta] esto es suficiente para (…) mitigar los riesgos de efectos negativos sobre la salud física y mental de los jóvenes europeos en sus plataformas Facebook e Instagram», informó el comisario europeo de Mercado Interno, Thierry Breton, en un comunicado. La investigación deriva de la Ley de Servicios Digitales (LSD), uno de los pilares regulatorios sobre plataformas digitales en el…

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    Madrid prepara una lista de apartamentos turísticos legales

    Linked media – Connected media El Ayuntamiento de Madrid quiere publicar un listado de usos turísticos legales (VUT) para que tanto ciudadanos como turistas puedan decidir dónde ubicarse, según explicó este martes el alcalde de la ciudad, José Luis Martínez-Almeida. En un acto sobre turismo en ciudades españolas y portuguesas organizado por la Sociedad Barcelonesa de Estudios Económicos y Sociales (SBEES), perteneciente al patronato catalán Foment del Treball, el regidor de la capital se mostró partidario de la regulación y no de la prohibición de este tipo de vida. Almeida defendió la reciente moratoria sobre estas medidas que decidió el…

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    ¡El Parma vuelve a la Serie A!

    Associated media – Linked media Un histórico volverá al lugar que se merece. El Parma de Fabio Pecchia empató 1-1 en Bari y celebró su regreso a la Serie A. Después de una temporada de mucho dominio, el conjunto ‘gialloblù’ aprovechó la derrota del Venezia y se metió al bolsillo el merecido ascenso con dos jornadas de antelación La guerra de los parmesanos desde su bancarrota en 2015 es de reseñar. Se refundaron en la cuarta división, subieron hasta la Serie A en 2018 y volvieron a caer a la Serie B en la campaña 2020/21, viéndose obligados a remar…

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    «Ana Rosa es lista, empresaria y, al final, es generosa»

    Associated media – Associated media Michele Valls es la nueva invitación de Drama Queen, el podcast de ABC que conduce Pilar Vidal. El copresentador de ‘Espejo Público’ habla de su actualidad con David Valldeperassobre su deseo de ser padre, sobre sus inicios en la comunicación y sobre cómo vivió incorporándose al programa matutino de Antena por 3 veces a lo largo de una década trabajando en el producto de Ana Rosa Quintana. «Esto es muy cómodo. Desde el primer día entendí que era un tren que pillaba ahora o no lo pillaba», abandonó el periódico antes de confesar que «este…