Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

A novel vaccine has significantly increased life expectancy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most dangerous type of brain tumor, a researcher from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Median survival for the 23 patients tested at M.D. Anderson and at Duke University Medical Center is...
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Caffeine elevates children's blood pressure and surprisingly lowers heart rate in children during exercise, but does not affect metabolism, according to new research from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. The study is the first to investigate the effects of caffeine on both cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercise in healthy boys and girls. Although the physical effects of caffeine have...
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Since many medical studies have linked the dietary supplement ingredient ephedra to adverse reactions, consumers have turned to ephedra-free products. But a report in this month's issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports the first published case of an ephedra-free supplement causing variant angina. Physicians from Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston outline the case of a man who experienced variant...
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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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As a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia, Linda Dubin Garfield always taught her students to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until she retired in 2002 that she actually practiced what she preached when it came to her life. From the age of 8, Garfield was interested in art, but "never felt good enough at it." So...
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