Archive for October, 2009

Oct 29 2009

Holocaust Survivors at Risk for Cancer

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October 29, 2009  Ivanhoe Broadcast News

People who face psychological stress like famine or prolonged mental stress may have a higher risk of developing cancer. A recent study shows Jewish survivors of World War II who may have been exposed to the Holocaust have a significantly increased risk for developing all types of cancer. Lital Keinan-Baker, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the School of Public Health, Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences, at the University of Haifa in Israel, and colleagues took a group of 300,000 Israeli Jews and grouped them by immigration dates into Israel; during or before World War  II and after World War II to 1989.

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Oct 29 2009

Violence Between Couples May Not Be Spontaneous

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October 28, 2009  ajc (Atlanta), HealthDay News

Israeli research on domestic violence has found that the violence is usually calculated and that those who become violent do so only if they don’t have to pay too high a price. “The violent partner might conceive his or her behavior as a ‘loss of control,’ but the same individual, unsurprisingly, would not lose control in this way with a boss or friends,” Dr. Eila Perkis, of the University of Haifa, said in a university news release.

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Oct 29 2009

Sir Maurice Hatter celebrates 80th birthday, inaugurates Hatter Student Building at University of Haifa

unveilingAn 80th birthday celebration is always a memorable occasion, especially if it is marked with the inauguration of an architecturally remarkable student building. Sir Maurice Hatter, Honorary Life President of Charlton Athletic Football Club and a longstanding friend and supporter of the University of Haifa celebrated his 80th birthday today as he unveiled the plaque on the new Hatter Student Building at the University of Haifa. Continue Reading »

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Oct 29 2009

Mediterranean Tsunami Evidence Found in Subsurface Sediments

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October 28, 2009  Geology.com

“There is a likely chance of tsunami waves reaching the shores of Israel,” says Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea. “Tsunami events in the Mediterranean do occur less frequently than in the Pacific Ocean, but our findings reveal a moderate rate of recurrence,” she says.

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Oct 27 2009

Jews who survived wartime Europe have more cancer

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October 26, 2009  Reuters

Israeli Jews who survived World War Two in Europe have a significantly higher risk for cancer than other Jews, possibly as a result of hardships endured in the Holocaust, researchers said on Monday. They said their study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that stress or other factors such as extreme deprivation may play a role in triggering cancer. Researchers led by Dr. Lital Keinan-Boker at the University of Haifa in Israel compared cancer rates for two groups of European-born Israeli Jews: 258,048 who left Europe after the war and 57,496 who emigrated before or during the conflict.

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Oct 27 2009

Tsunami waves reasonably likely to strike Israel

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October 27, 2009  Sindh Today (Pakistan)

Following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea in Israel, a scientist has determined that there is a likely chance of tsunami waves striking the shores of the country. The study was carried out by Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa, Israel.

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Oct 27 2009

Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks

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October 26, 2009  ajc (Atlanta), HealthDay, Health.com

Among Jewish survivors of World War II, those who were potentially exposed to the Holocaust have an increased risk of cancer, likely due to physical and mental stress, an Israeli study has found. University of Haifa researchers compared cancer rates in more than 300,000 Israeli Jews who were born in Europe and immigrated to Israel either before World War II (non-exposed) or after the war (potentially exposed).

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Oct 27 2009

A tsunami in Moses’ time?

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October 26, 2009  n-tv (Germany), Ethos (Switzerland)

The German news channel n-tv features a report on Dr. Beverly Goodman’s new geo-archaeological research at the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa that exposed evidence of four tsunami events on the coast of Caesarea.

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Oct 27 2009

Evidence of Tidal Waves Discovered off Caesaria Coast

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October 26, 2009  Arutz Sheva (INN)

New geo-archaeological research at the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa has exposed evidence of four tsunami events on the coast of Caesarea, between Tel Aviv and Haifa. In a statement released by the university on Sunday, Dr. Beverly Goodman, who headed the research, said, “We expected to find the remains of ships, but were surprised to reveal unusual geological layers the likes of which we had never seen in the region before.”

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Oct 27 2009

Tsunami Wave ‘Likely’ to Hit Israel, Says U. Haifa Researcher

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October 26, 2009  Arutz Sheva (INN)

A researcher at the University of Haifa says there is a “likely chance” that a tsunami wave could hit the shores of Israel, and that she has uncovered evidence it has happened before. Dr. Beverly Goodman, a researcher at the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, said following a geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea that “Tsunami events in the Mediterranean do occur less frequently than in the Pacific Ocean, but our findings reveal a moderate rate of recurrence.”

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