Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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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Feeling hot flashes? If you are a woman in your 50s, sormone replacement therapy may have an added benefit that goes beyond just treating menopause symptoms. For the last few years, women have heard conflicting reports about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. A new study that analyzes many trials together concludes that HRT can reduce heart attacks...
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Local lad thinks outside the metal
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Jeremy Lautman has to go a long way this summer to beat what he did last year, which included co-creating a robot that could sing "Hava Negillah." Part of last summer was much more than simply fun in the sun for the 18-year-old, an extremely gifted high school senior who attends Philadelphia's William Penn Charter School. His summer included a...
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Author ponders what it means to ‘cross over’
By:
Rita Chaleston, JE Feature
Albert Einstein once said of miracles: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Yardley-based psychologist and author Susan Apollon agrees, and has spent almost two decades backing up this hypothesis by studying the nature of miracles and the conditions under which...
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