Shalom Life | October 31, 2014

High Holiday Staple Makes Medical News

Honey Offers Sweet Relief to Young Children with a Cough

By: Syd Keeb

Published: September 18th, 2012 in Health » World

High Holiday Staple Makes Medical News
At this time of year there is one ingredient that features prominently in many Jewish holiday recipes. Honey is a staple eaten plain with apples or challah, in baked goods, even in vegetable dishes like tzimis (carrot casserole) .

Now it seems, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, honey could also be a useful remedy for children suffering from persistent coughs due to colds or the flu.

At a pediatric medical clinic in Petah Tikvah, Israel, just outside of Tel Aviv, Professor Herman Avner Cohen and his team measured the effects of honey on night time coughs in children suffering from upper respiratory tract infections due to colds.

Over 300 children between the ages of one to five were given honey or a placebo silan, a date extract, 30 minutes before going to bed. Parents were then asked to record their children's cough frequency, cough severity and the sleep quality of both parent and child.

Parents recorded that there was significant improvement in both test groups, however it was found that the improvement was greater in the children that received the real honey.

Researchers concluded that honey had a higher rate of relief for children's coughs at night and that it could be a preferable treatment for children dealing with upper respiratory infections. It was cautioned however, that honey should only be given to children over the age of one, as the sweet treat contains botulinum, allergens found to be harmful to babies under a year old.
Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert TrendingUN Lauds Israel's 'Critical Support' in Fighting Ebola UN Lauds Israel's 'Critical Support' in Fighting Ebola TrendingIsraeli Study: Quitting Smoking Will Make You Physically Stronger Israeli Study: Quitting Smoking Will Make You Physically Stronger Trending
 

Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

A new musical celebrating Herbert Cukurs, deputy to the leader of the Arajs Commando during the Holocaust, is being met with rightful criticism

Read More

The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

Ten players between the ages of 14 and 21 will be selected annually to participate in the academy, and participate in a grueling, one year intensive training program

Read More

Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

Honeymoon Israel hopes to bring North American newlyweds on a near fully subsidized trip to Israel to help keep the Jewish faith alive

Read More

Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

October 31, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

'As an issue of national security, Israel has successfully made itself water independent,' says California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird

Read More

Op-Ed: CUNY Is No Place For BDS Movement’s Hate

October 31, 2014 | By Jacob Baime, JNS.org
Op-Ed: CUNY Is No Place For BDS Movement’s Hate

Last week, the doctoral students council of CUNY once again considered a hateful resolution, calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions

Read More

Lieberman to Sweden: Middle East Relations More Complex Than Assembling IKEA Furniture

October 31, 2014 | By Ynet News
Lieberman to Sweden: Middle East Relations More Complex Than Assembling IKEA Furniture

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom disagrees

Read More

Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood

October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood

The 'Girls' creator has designed a shirt for the women's rights organization

Read More

Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Bio Pic

October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Bio Pic

Rogen is in negotiations to star as the Apple co-founder alongside Christian Bale

Read More

More Headlines