Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy. The production of a particular cluster of genetic snippets known as microRNAs is dramatically reduced in human pancreatic tumor cells compared to healthy tissue, the researchers report in...
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One tip from 'People Who Never Get Sick'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Looking for a foolproof way to avoid the flu this winter? Eat some dirt. That's the philosophy of Patricia Burke, one of 25 healthy people Gene Stone interviewed for his new book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick. The "never" in the title is an exaggeration. These are people who occasionally feel a bit under the weather. What...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The vampire craze has gone one step too far. Blood-sucking bedbugs are back -- and in a big way. "This is something that really hasn't been here for over 40 years, and now cases are doubling every month," says Mark Coopersmith, manager of Peerless Pest Control in Olney, a family business that opened in 1951. "It's already been stated that...
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Amy Sutton, JE Feature
While undergoing an X-ray, Holly Gage of Bowmansville, Pa., shared details about her medical concerns with the technician and asked questions about the results, only to find out the technician wasn't permitted to answer them. Situations like these are embarrassing because you've opened up, revealing very personal information to the wrong person, and it's not always clear who you're supposed...
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Relax, reach out and touch someone
The benefits of touch have long been associated with relaxation and a sense of well-being. Increasing numbers of people are seeking massage as a way to relax. Some 40 percent of women and 29 percent of men reported having a massage in the past five years, according to a 2010 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet, compiled by the American Massage...
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