Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775
By:
Ryan Teitman
The Galloway, N.J., fifth-grader is curled up on the couch, playing with a doll and whispering into her mother's ear -- a habit from when she first began losing her hearing. Eating certain foods triggered the temporary hearing loss, a medical phenomenon doctors still cannot explain. Though her hearing has returned, the old habit remains. She does not appear to...
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Although human genes contribute significantly to a person's health and behavior, these two kinds of traits aren't closely linked at all. In fact, a study appearing this month in the Public Library of Science found absolutely no connection between the hard-driving personality and heart disease, contrary to previous studies and conventional wisdom. This is among the first findings of a...
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When costs skyrocket, how do you bring them down to earth?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Health-care costs are skyrocketing for everyone these days, including for business owners, many of whom are left scrambling for practical solutions. The cost of prescription drugs, for example, is rising by 17 percent to 20 percent a year. And $2,000 MRI tests have become the standard, supplanting still effective but barely used $100 X-rays. "Employers have been facing double-digit increases...
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How do some micro-organisms manage to exist and even thrive in surroundings ranging from Antarctica to boiling hot springs? A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department, led by Professor Avigdor Scherz, has found that a switch in just two amino acids (the building blocks of protein) can make a difference between functioning best at moderate temperatures...
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Company products help cancer patients with their pain
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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