Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
New group hears report that inherited factor may lead to breast cancer
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Compared to the rest of the population, Ashkenazi Jewish women have a much higher chance of inheriting a faulty gene that could lead to breast cancer, according to Dr. Lisa Jablon, a breast surgeon at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. "For Ashkenazi Jewish women, one in 40 will carry the mutation," compared to one in 500 for the...
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A lot has changed through the years about the father-child relationship. Remember those old TV shows where Dad would call Junior into the study for a man-to-man-talk? "It was usually because the kid was in trouble," says Russ Chandler of Portsmouth, Va. "Back when I was a kid, that's the way it was. My father and I had what I'd...
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Alyssa Galella, JE Feature
For its manufacturers, the impression that dark chocolate is nutritious has become sweet news indeed. And the response has been that Americans have certainly begun to consume more of it -- with bittersweet results. In 1995, 20 percent of Americans preferred dark chocolate, as compared to 80 percent for milk chocolate. But by 2005, tastes had changed, with 37 percent...
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Or, what appears to be more accurate: An apple peel a day might help keep cancer at bay, according to a new Cornell study. Cornell researchers have identified a dozen compounds -- triterpenoids -- in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have...
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A Mediterranean diet halves the chances of developing progressive inflammatory lung disease, reveals a large study, published by Thorax . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term for chronic progressive lung disease, such as emphysema and bronchitis. It is expected to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020, with cigarette smoking the primary factor in its...
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