Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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Walk off the beaten path with the family in tow
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
When you do it perhaps for the first time, schlepping the entire family to Israel is easy. For children, Israel is chock-full of interesting things to do - there''s climbing Masada, walking the hilly streets of Haifa, exploring the museums and major attractions of Jerusalem, or just plain romping on the beaches of Tel Aviv or Eilat. But what do...
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Local lad thinks outside the metal
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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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