Einstein Study Highlights Risks in Camphor-Containing Products and Calls for More Education Efforts

Inappropriate use of camphor-containing products may be a common and underappreciated cause of seizures in young children, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published in this month’s issue of Pediatrics, calls for efforts to educate communities about the hazards of camphor and to crack down on illegally marketed camphor products.

YU Initiates QUEST Program to Train College Students in Informal Jewish Education

On February 2, Yeshiva University (YU) launched Quality Education Skills Training (QUEST), a six-week lecture series that prepares YU undergraduate and graduate students to develop and implement programming at local yeshiva high schools that addresses issues of concern to today’s Jewish teens. The winter 2005 agenda will focus on cigarette smoking, drugs and alcohol, cheating, and gambling. The opening lecture featured writer and TV producer Michael Borkow, who delivered the keynote address.