Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775

Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe, according to a new study in the journal Obesity. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mathematica Policy Research and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed perceived neighborhood safety and obesity in women with young children. Connection with one's neighbors, characterized as neighborhood cohesion,...
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It may all be in the timing!
New research attempting to shed light on the evergreen question - just how do male and female brains differ? - has found that timing is everything. In a study involving more than 8,000 males and females ranging in age from 2 to 90 from across the United States, Vanderbilt University researchers Stephen Camarata and Richard Woodcock discovered that females 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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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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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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