Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775
By:
Carol Anne Mueller, JE Feature
In December 2005, Alex [not his real name], a Montgomery County resident, said he considered taking his own life. The successful, middle-aged professional had been feeling anxious, fearful, agitated and confused. He was alternately sweating, then shivering uncontrollably. His symptoms continued to worsen; for about a week, he was unable to work and -- of greater concern -- to sleep...
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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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More students may be turning to the physical sciences
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
More young American Jews may be returning to the physical and biological sciences; they are doing this, according to experts, not just as a desired path to medical school, but because they want to pursue a career in the traditional sciences, such as physics, chemistry and biology. The consensus in Jewish scientific circles these days seems to be that the...
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By needle, by mist ... It's that time of year
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Haven't gotten a flu shot yet? Thinking of skipping it this season? Your doctor would tell you to think again. For healthy people, influenza -- the contagious respiratory illness more commonly known as the flu -- can cause a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose and/or muscle aches. "For most young, healthy people, it'll be an illness that'll last five...
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