Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Wheezing

Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Wheezing Dec. 27, 2010 — Infants at age 3 months who had newborn blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D — a measurement of vitamin D — below 25 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) were twice as likely to develop respiratory infections as infants who had levels at 75 nmol/L or […]

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Conference Deals with the Heritage of the Rambam

This past weekend, the second annual conference on the subject of the preservation of the heritage of the Rambam (Maimonides) was held in Tiberias. The conference centered around one of the greatest figures in Jewish history, the Rambam, who was one of the greatest halakhic authorities, philosopher, scientist, physician, and researcher. The conference, which was […]

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Travelers say airlines’ customer service failed

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Pew study hints at what Web users will pay for

NEW YORK (AP) — The Web may seem like the land of something for nothing. Free video. Free news. Even free tools such as word processing and spreadsheets. But almost two-thirds of adult Internet users in the U.S. have paid for access to at least one of these intangible items online, according to a new […]

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Auto industry recalled 20 million vehicles in 2010

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Bad gifts may be history with Amazon’s idea

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, Leacroft Green places a package to the correct shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com, the source of many presents good, bad or ugly, has patented a system that would let people exchange unwanted gifts for those they want before anything is actually shipped. For […]

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NJ gov, NYC mayor feel the heat after the blizzard

Front loaders clear snow from Broadway in preparation of the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2011 celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — With many streets still unplowed, New Yorkers are griping that their billionaire mayor is out of touch and has failed at the basic task […]

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Lebanon’s Leftist Newspaper Protected by Hizbullah

Lebanon’s radical leftist newspaper, Al Akhbar is the latest media outlet to grab a virtual fistful of WikiLeaks documents and start making waves – the only Arab newspaper in the region to do so.  But even as the paper supports feminist causes and equal rights for homosexuals, it also is careful to back the Shi’ite […]

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Airlines play huge game of catch-up in NYC area

While most residents had cleared yards and sidewalks, many streets remained unplowed in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Airports trying to shepherd a backlog of planes churned snow plows through the night, kept snack bars open late and scrubbed teeming terminals ceaselessly […]

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BP’s spill costs look manageable 8 months later

FILE – In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico. As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control this summer, BP’s financial liabilities expanded so rapidly that experts wondered if the company had drilled its last well. Only months later, though, the British oil […]

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She’s Your Friend, Not Your Girlfriend

Thinkstock Better Man in brief … Mystery is one of the drivers of relationships, and with old friends there’s no mystery. The reason you’ve never hooked up before is probably a lack of physical attraction. If you try and turn your friend into a girlfriend and fail, that’s the end of your friendship. “Do you […]

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Left: Save Negev for Arab "Right of Return Refugees"

Groups on the extreme political Left have joined residents of an illegal Bedouin town to condemn a pro-Israel Christian organization over a donation to a forestry project in the Negev. The Christian group, “God TV,” has given one million saplings through the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and has donated money toward water projects as well. […]

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