Harvard Scholar: Hollywood aided Nazis and Hitler directly

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

A Harvard scholar has written a soon to be published book which asserts that Hollywood did not just collaborate with Nazi Germany, it aided Adolf Hitler directly. Ben Urwand, currently at Harvard’s Society of Fellows has written the book “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler,” to be released in October. According to press reports (I [...]

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Hempel’s Promise

Posted on June 9, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

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Hempel watched the scrawny girl fish off the skiff in the late afternoon sun. The thought of leaving her cut into his heart.
“Grampa, can we work on the table later on?” she asked.
“Sure, if you want. Then homework. It’s important.”
“I know. Mom said it’s important but I like workin’ in the shop better.”
“School is [...]

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What happens to your brain cells when you sleep — and when you don’t

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

Fifty million Americans have some sort of major sleep disorder and many go undiagnosed. I am one of them. Over the last year, I have found myself waking up precisely at 1 am each night, unable to go back to sleep without first ambulating to a different location in the house and reading or watching [...]

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BEST WAY TO STUDY FOR A TEST

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

There is a neat little article in today’s Wall Street Journal which talks about techniques for studying effectively for exams. Among other things it says that testing yourself repeatedly before an exam is better than re-reading the text because the tests help the brain to more easily retrieve and apply knowledge from memory. Taking pre-tests [...]

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Nicotine patch may improve memory in pre-dimentia patients

Posted on January 26, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

A new study published in the journal Neurology shows that wearing a nicotine patch improved the brain performance of people with mild memory loss showing the early signs of dimentia. In the study the group that wore the patch were better able to pay attention and demonstrated better long term memory than those who did [...]

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Latest leukemia treatment the immune system programmed to kill cancer cells

Posted on January 26, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

A year ago doctors at the University of Pennsylvania began a bold experiment on a patient with leukemia when all else failed. They removed a billion of his T-cells- the white blood cell that fights viruses and tumors and gave them new genes which programmed the cells to attack his cancer. After 10 days, he [...]

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Caloric restriction protects chromosomes and lowers incidents of disease

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

One of the key hallmarks of cell health is the the DNA and its wrapping, the chromosomes. When chromosomes suffer changes they can become the source of illnesses such as cancer and aging processes. In a recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that lowering food intake over time results in an [...]

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Apples and other fruit boost mood and energy

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Jeffrey Newman

Eating more fruit and vegetables makes people happier, calmer and more energetic, new research shows. In a recent study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology researchers showed that on days when people ate more fruits and vegetables, there was a marked improvement in mood the next day. The results were regardless of the [...]

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