Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 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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Is holiday stress the reason for 'nervous stomach'?
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
"Butterflies in the belly" might have a better ring to it than irritable bowel syndrome, but according to experts, they're often one and the same. As many as one in five Americans are predisposed to get the butterflies, along with abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. "People with irritable bowel syndrome are hard-wired to be more sensitive to...
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According to an article in the current issue of Journal of Nutrition Supplement , consensus has been reached among leading soy science experts over three main areas of debate: soy and women's health; soy and heart health; and soy and overall nutrient adequacy. Leading experts agree that soyfoods in a balanced diet can have beneficial effects among the U.S. population...
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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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