Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775
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
By:
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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In a large epidemiological study, researchers found that people who drank three or more servings of fruit and vegetable juices per week had a 76 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than those who drank juice less than once per week. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study handled by Qi Dai -- M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine --...
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Exercise after a high-calorie meal can reverse arterial dysfunction
Physical activity after a high-fat meal not only reverses the arterial dysfunction caused by fatty foods, but has been found to improve the function of these same arteries compared to before the meal, according to new research from Indiana University. The findings, reported in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, are part of a growing focus on the effect food...
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