Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after actual menopause begins. This information was announced at last weekend's presentation by the Endocrine Society at its 94th annual meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that...
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Sick and Tired? It is to Laugh
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Diane McManus
Imagine that scientists discovered a drug that, among other effects, reduces stress, improves circulation, boosts immunity and eases pain. Now suppose that this drug were available for free, without a doctor's prescription and with none of the usual precautions that accompany ads for prescription drugs. Futuristic dream? How about present-day reality? There's no need for a trip to the pharmacy...
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Lori Samlin Miller Jewish Exponent Feature
At a recent conference on "Our Heritage and Our Health: The Importance of Being Informed/Understanding Jewish Genetic Diseases," Gary Frohlich, a leading New York trained and now California-based genetic counselor, opened by pronouncing that genetic diseases don't discriminate. "Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases are not sex limited; that is, males and females are affected equally. When speaking about genetic diseases, we're...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective way back when, it did have a plus side -- staying home from school, eating chicken soup and watching cartoons. But the illness is no trivial matter. Recent reports have shown a resurgence nationally of measles,...
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Diane McManus
Not long ago, macular degeneration, a disease of the retina, meant certain blindness. But scientists are working on an implantable artificial retina that can, with a simple surgical procedure, restore eyesight. Other implantable devices are being developed to monitor glucose, treat heart failure and relieve pain. Indeed, overweight patients could one day swallow an ingestible hydrogel capsule that induces satiety...
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