12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccinations

12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines Think of vaccines and you might envision teary-eyed kids at the doctor’s office or flu clinic getting a cartoon character bandage on their arm after getting a shot. But there are plenty of reasons adults should get vaccines too. The vaccines you need as an adult depend on everything […]

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Israeli Researcher Studies Cells Shipping and Packing Dept.

An Israeli researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot is studying a part of human biological quality control that she calls “the cell’s shipping and packing department.” Actually, it’s a structure known as the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) – a specialized compartment in each human cell that controls the quality of every protein that […]

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China vows stable growth, inflation management

SHANGHAI (AP) — China’s leaders have wrapped up an annual economic planning meeting with a pledge to keep growth on track while better handling inflation and other potential destabilizing troubles. The vow Sunday to keep the economy on an even keel came a day after the government reported that inflation surged to a 28-month high […]

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Israel and Turkey Healing the Wounds?

Government officials in Israel and Turkey are trying to work their way back to the warm relations the two countries formerly enjoyed barely two years ago. Obstacles still remain, among them a demand by Turkey that Jerusalem apologize for the deaths of nine terror activists – eight of whom were Turkish citizens, and one American […]

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Kids’ Diets Rarely Mimic Their Parents’

Kids’ Diets Rarely Mimic Their Parents’ Dec. 10, 2010 — A new study suggests that parents have minimal sway over their children’s diets. The review, which flouts conventional wisdom and previous research, takes a new look at studies of family eating habits published since 1980 and finds little similarity between the diets of children and […]

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2 PA Terrorists Dead, 1 IDF Soldier Wounded in Gaza Shootout

After a week in which Gaza terrorists attacked southern Israel with rocket and mortar attacks nearly every day, two Palestinian Authority terrorist suspects were shot and killed Saturday evening by Israeli soldiers near central Gaza. The incident occurred when the two were spotted by IDF troops sneaking towards the Gaza security fence. They were also […]

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German finance minister defends euro

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister is quoted as insisting that Europe’s common currency will not fail, warning that those who bet against the euro “will not succeed.” Wolfgang Schaeuble’s comments published Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag weekly come ahead of a European Union summit this week that is to focus on establishing a […]

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30 Million Americans Admit They Drive Drunk

30 Million Americans Admit They Drive Drunk Dec. 10, 2010 — About 30 million Americans a year admit to driving while drunk, and 10 million more say they get behind the wheel when under the influence of illicit drugs, according to new federal research. On average, 13.2% of all people aged 16 and older drove […]

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Snow on Mt. Hermon; Electricity Out in Nitzan

The first storm of the winter is arriving dramatically and slowly, but has already exacted a price. Police are searching for a Russian tourist who has gone missing off the Netanya coast, and electricity was cut off in several places. Most severely hit was Nitzan, the still-temporary neighborhood housing hundreds of Gush Katif Disengagement evacuees. […]

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Timeline: Events leading up to Mark Madoff’s death

Dec. 11, 2008: Bernard Madoff is arrested after telling senior employees that his investment company was “basically, a giant Ponzi scheme,” and he had “absolutely nothing.” Media reports later identified the employees as his sons, Mark and Andrew. Dec. 12, 2008: Losses from Madoff’s scheme are estimated to top $50 billion by his own account. […]

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Former Bridgestone Americas CEO takes Tenn. post

This undated photo provided by Gov.-elect Bill Haslam’s transition team shows former Bridgestone Americas CEO and President Mark Emkes, who has been named finance commissioner in Bill Haslam’s incoming administration. (AP Photo/Bill Haslam’s transition team) NO SALES KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas has been hired by Tennessee Gov.-elect […]

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Wandering Tumor Cells Predict Poor Outcome

Wandering Tumor Cells Predict Poor Outcome Dec. 10, 2010 (San Antonio) — Women with metastatic breast cancer who have no tumor cells circulating in their blood after the first round of treatment live longer than those who do, French researchers report. Circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, are cells that break off from a tumor and […]

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