Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

Which diet is really to diet for? Okay, survey says ...
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Contrary to popular notions, lots of steak in the diet might not be so bad for the heart after all, according to the results of a new study published in a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine . The two-year, Israeli-conducted diet comparison carried out by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Nuclear Research...
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Don't call it the next Costa Rica, please; it's establishing its own identity
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The moment you land at San Pedro Sula's airport, you know Honduras: The destination is still a work in progress. Once you get past the arrival informalities and customs, however, a verdant and rustic beauty unfolds into breathtaking Panavision-style views. Likewise, proud hoteliers, innovative eco-minded resorts and deliciously hearty regional food add to its evident charm. While you'll probably still...
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It's time for the kids to go back to school, and this year shopping for school supplies will be a lot more difficult for many families. Due to high gas prices and stretched budgets, financially pinched parents are looking for creative ways to save some money. In addition to cutting back on normal back-to-school purchases, parents are comparing prices and...
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But are hormone injections being used for what they were originally intended?
By:
Diana Aydin, Jewish Exponent Feature
Human growth hormone injections have recently received attention for their seemingly magical benefits, including the power to fight aging or to build up muscles. But don't be deceived by the bulging biceps of bodybuilders or football stars -- the secret behind their Hulk-like physiques isn't necessarily human growth hormone, according to Alan Rogol, professor of clinical pediatrics, Riley Hospital Indiana...
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Should fear be a flying companion on a trip to Egypt?
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Elliot Jager and Lisa Clayton, Jewish Exponent Feature
It was with some trepidation that we set off from Jerusalem for a four-day mini-vacation to Cairo. Tensions had spiked over the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and the Egyptians had all but declared Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, persona non grata. Then again, relations were unlikely to warm anytime soon, and who knows what will be once 79-year-old Egyptian President...
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