Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
Two studies in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine draw attention to the newly recognized association between sleep disorders and heart trouble. The relevance of these studies to patients with sleep apnea is discussed in an accompanying editorial by Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The first study, on the use of continuous positive...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a 19-year-old at Penn State University, Roger Schwab could bench press 360 pounds, even though that was double his body weight. He eventually put his strength on display at a weight-lifting competition; his performance drew members of the football team who wanted to know how to add muscle and size to their bodies. So Schwab became the team's unofficial...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Laying in a hospital bed 13 years ago, Elizabeth Rubin was in a lot of pain, uncertain whether she was going to live. And just weeks before, life had been so good: She had recently given birth to her second daughter, and she and her husband were enjoying their increasingly active household. But then the symptoms started appearing - her...
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Ongoing research has shown that tart cherries contain high concentrations of potent antioxidants that have been proven to potentially alleviate joint pain caused from gout and other joint inflammation symptoms. According to researchers, the daily consumption of tart cherries has the potential to reduce the pain associated with joint inflammation. Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which may prevent...
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Life thrives in all sorts of hostile environments, including the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. A team of scientists has uncovered a strategy that helps a plant-like, microscopic alga to happily proliferate in such inhospitable surroundings - and their findings have unexpectedly shed light on the working of human kidneys. Over the years, a number of Weizmann Institute scientists...
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