Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
What you should know about nosebleeds
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A nosebleed can be a very frightening experience at any time. But if one happens because of either injury or accident -- as unpleasant and, perhaps, painful as that may be -- it's easier to understand and accept than one that occurs for some unexpected, unexplained reason. Even minor ones that can develop occasionally, either because of, say, prolonged exposure...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new Web site to increase awareness about possible harm to the environment from chemicals found in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, perfumes and other personal-care products. The Web site ( www.epa.gov/ppcp ) offers consumer tips on properly disposing of these products to help prevent pollution. Studies have shown that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation's...
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Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were best protected. The study also suggests that this protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements. In a study published in a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of...
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Need for ongoing research stressed by scientist
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The level of interest and anticipation was Israeli blue-and-white sky high, and the excitement audible, as Israel's first-ever Nobel Prize winner, Avram Hershko, M.D., Ph.D., spoke before a by-invitation-only dinner audience about the pressing need to support ongoing research and the cutting-edge efforts of dedicated researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel's oldest and premier institute of science and...
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Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have developed the first antibody that detects the only known cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a progressive and usually fatal neurological disorder that attacks the nerves and muscles. Currently, there is no known cure or effective treatment. The latest findings, published in the...
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