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Researchers Find Thousands Of Bacteria Living On Cash

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/23/14 | Comments (0)

Talk about dirty money: Scientists are discovering a surprising number of microbes living on cash. In the first comprehensive study...

   
 

WARNING: Leaving the Stove on Over Yom Tov? Open the Wi...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/20/14 | Comments (0)

The Chesed Fund has asked ...

   
 

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

Article by Julie Pace, AP | Published 04/19/14 | Comments (0)

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwor...

   
 

MRI Scan Breakthrough May Lead To Weight Loss 'Hol...

Article by Nicole Kwan | Published 04/18/14 | Comments (0)

For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss t...

   
 

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Josh Lederman, AP | Published 04/17/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchang...

   
 

Intelligent 'Wrapping Paper' Heals Broken Bon...

Article by David Miller | Published 04/13/14 | Comments (0)

The time it takes to heal a broken bone may soon be cut in half thanks to an intelligent "wrapping ...

   
 

Obama Names Burwell As U.S. Health Secretary To Fix Oba...

Article by Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland | Published 04/11/14 | Comments (0)

President ...

   
 

Sebelius Out!

Article by Michael D. Shear | Published 04/10/14 | Comments (0)

Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov...

   
 

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

Article by Maria Cheng,AP | Published 04/08/14 | Comments (0)

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem ce...

   
 

Deal Reached as Israeli Breakthrough ALS Treatment Goes...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/07/14 | Comments (0)

Last month, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, an Israeli bio-technology startup announced two major milestones: the company received a patent from the Unit...

   
 

REMINDER: With Pesach Cleaning in Full Swing Beware the...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/07/14 | Comments (0)

Lakewod, NJ  - Apr. 7 - With Pesach cleaning in high gear and after several incidents last year all are reminded...

   
 

Prestigious Mayo Clinic Report: Benefits Of Bris Milah ...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 04/06/14 | Comments (0)

Rochester, MN - A new report by the prestigious Mayo Clinic states that conclusions by Australian and U.S. researchers has determined that the benefi...

   
 

Being Fat May Actually Make You Healthier

Article by Susannah Cahalan | Published 04/05/14 | Comments (0)

A new science-based, anti-diet book offers the most enabling advice we’ve heard this year: The...

   
 

7M Enrolled Doesn't Guarantee Health Law's Su...

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 04/05/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't...

   
 

ObamaCare Sign-Ups Reportedly On Track To Hit 7 Million...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/01/14 | Comments (0)

On the last day to sign up for ObamaCare, the program reportedly was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for insurance coverage, though...

   
 

AP Sources: Health Law Sign-Ups on Track to Hit 7M

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Josh Lederman, AP | Published 03/31/14 | Comments (0)

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance o...

   
 

Surgery Successful Against Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/14 | Comments (0)

CLEVELAND, OH (NBC) - A new study finds weight loss surgery has proven to be an effective and long-lasting treatment for Type 2 diabetes with some pa...

   
 

Israeli Novel Soluton for Fall Prevention (Video)

Article by Abigail Klein Leichman | Published 03/30/14 | Comments (0)

When you think of Israeli high-tech, you may picture hands on a keyboard. Shift your gaze way down to the feet, and follow ISRAEL21c on an exploratio...

   
 

Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million As Deadline Looms

Article by Roberta Rampton | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

More than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamaca...

   
 

Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differ...

Article by Steven Reinberg | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say The formula doctors use to evaluate ...

   
 

CDC: 1 In 68 U.S. Children Has Autism

Article by Miriam Falco | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday...

   
 

Millions On The Sidelines For Big Health Care Push

Article by Connie Cass, AP | Published 03/24/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state ...

   
 

Defiant Americans: A Third Of Uninsured Refuse To Buy O...

Article by Greg Richter | Published 03/18/14 | Comments (0)

A third of Americans currently uninsured still have no intention of buying health coverage even though they are required to do so by the Affordable C...

   
 

FDA Approves Battery-Powered Headband To Prevent Migrai...

Article by Tracy Miller | Published 03/14/14 | Comments (0)

The Cefaly, designed to be worn for a maximum of 20 minutes per day...

   
 

Obamacare Enrollment In Private Coverage Rises To 4.2 M...

Article by David Morgan | Published 03/11/14 | Comments (0)

The Obama administr...

   
 

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease

Article by Elizabeth Cohen | Published 03/09/14 | Comments (0)

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a ...

   
 

March 7 is National Colon Cancer Screening Day

Article by Paula Wolfson | Published 03/07/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- It is the one medical test many people go to great lengths to avoid. But the truth of the matter is, a colonoscopy can save your life.&l...

   
 

How Drinking Just One Can Of Coke A Day Will Be Too Muc...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

Drinking just one can of Coke a day could be bad ...

   
 

Energy Drinks Linked To Risky Behaviors Among Teens

Article by Kathleen Raven | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

Consuming highly c...

   
 

2-Year Extension Seen For Canceled Health Plans

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON   — The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people who...

   
 

Ahead of Purim, Chief Rabbis Warn Against Firecrackers

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 03/04/14 | Comments (0)

Ashkenazic and Sephardic Chief Rabbis, Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, called on the Israeli public not to use firecrackers on Tuesday to ce...

   
 

Smoking Tied To Changes In The Structure Of Teen Brains

Article by Kathryn Doyle | Published 03/04/14 | Comments (0)

Young smokers who ...

   
 

How Can You Choose Just One?

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/02/14 | Comments (0)

In a small family apartment high atop the Israeli city of Modiin, a husband and wife sit together as they pour over a thick black binder bursting with ...

   
 

U.S. Proposes Nutrition Label Updates For Food Packages

Article by Yang Lina | Published 02/27/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Thu...

   
 

Biden Stepping Up Role In Promoting Obama Health Care L...

Article by Josh Lederman, AP | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON  — Vice President Joe Biden is stepping up his role in promoting enrollment in new health care exchanges as the end of t...

   
 

Marijuana Legalization Hotly Debated in Maryland Senate...

Article by Megan Brockett, Capital News Service | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

Many advocates of the legalization legislation urged lawmakers to consider the “wasted” time and resources of Maryland l...

   
 

Parkinson's Study Will Look At Ashkenazi Jewish Ge...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

A study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will investigate a genetic mutation found more often in Ashkena...

   
 

Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

Article by Melissa Healey | Published 02/25/14 | Comments (0)

Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation's smallest eaters: Between 200...

   
 

Polio-like Disease Appears In California Children

Article by AP | Published 02/25/14 | Comments (0)

An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis...

   
 

Jerusalem-Area Teen Loses Eye When Purim Caps Explode I...

Article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich | Published 02/24/14 | Comments (0)

He and his...

   
 

Stress Does Cause Headaches

Article by Jenny Hope | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

Feel a headache coming on? You could be under stress, say researchers. ...

   
 

Each Extra Hour Of Sitting Ups Disability Risk

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

No matter how much moderate exercise you get, a new study suggest th...

   
 

Smoking in Halacha

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

The question of how smoking is viewed through the lens of halacha is not a new one. In fact, there is abundant halachic&...

   
 

Poor Sleep Habits Contribute To Cancer Growth, Study Sh...

Article by David Shamah | Published 02/19/14 | Comments (0)

Poor sleep habits may do far more damage than merely leaving you tired the next day. According to research by Dr. Fahed Hakim of Rambam Medical Cente...

   
 

Vitamin C Linked To Reduced Stroke Risk, Study Shows

Article by Catharine Paddock, PhD | Published 02/17/14 | Comments (0)

A study due to be presented at a conference later this year suggests that eating foods ...

   
 

Blood Clot Risk Remains Higher Than Normal For At Least...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/14/14 | Comments (0)

SAN DIEGO — Women’s blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as pre...

   
 

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke R...

Article by Healthday | Published 02/13/14 | Comments (0)

Common infections, such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in children, according to several new studies. The...

   
 

3.3 Million Enrolled On Health Marketplaces, Including ...

Article by Robert Pear | Published 02/12/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3.3 million people have signed up for health insurance through the mark...

   
 

Israeli Company Launches World's First Gps-Based M...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 02/11/14 | Comments (0)

CathMaps+, Which Was Launched Today in the U.S., Combines HIPAA Compliant Storage of Cardiac Medical Records With Interactive Ma...

   
 

Caffeine Consumption Through Energy Drinks, Coffee on t...

Article by Michele Wessel | Published 02/10/14 | Comments (0)

According to a newly published study in the journal Pediatrics, caffeine consumption among children and adolescents remained relatively steady over a...

   
 

Republicans Debate Mini-Bailouts For Hospitals

Article by Ray Henry , Christina Cassidy | Published 02/09/14 | Comments (0)

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health ins...

   
 

New Rules Would Ensure Safety of Infant Formula

Article by Mary Clare Jalonick | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nu...

   
 

Age for Buying Cigarettes in MD May Increase to 21

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

State lawmakers are considering a bill which would increase the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. Supporters of the bill say the law...

   
 

Why it's Cheaper to be Healthy in Israel

Article by Anav Silverman, Tazpit | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

A study carried out by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture found that the cost of fruits and vegetables in Israel are lower – sometimes even...

   
 

CVS Cigarette Move Urges Action By Walgreens, Rivals

Article by Peter Frost | Published 02/05/14 | Comments (0)

Walgreen instead launches a free, Internet-based smoking cessation program &l...

   
 

CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes By Oct. 1

Article by Sarah Kliff | Published 02/05/14 | Comments (0)

Pharmacy chain CVS said Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 locations across the United States, a move that public-health ad...

   
 

FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

Article by Michael Felberbaum | Published 02/04/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk yout...

   
 

Cancer Cases Worldwide To Jump To 22 Million

Article by Reuters | Published 02/03/14 | Comments (0)

Governments must make better use of vaccines and preventative public health policies in the fight against ...

   
 

Developed in Israel, FDA Approves Pill Camera to Screen...

Article by Matthew Perrone | Published 02/03/14 | Comments (0)

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen...

   
 

Heart Health and Brain Health Boosted With Fish Oil

Article by Alex Lemieux | Published 02/02/14 | Comments (0)

Heart health and brain health has been seen to be boosted by consuming fish oil. While a diet rich in the nutrient may support better health and brai...

   
 

Poll: Forty Percent Would Steer Kids Away From Football

Article by Mark Murray | Published 01/31/14 | Comments (0)

Forty percent of Americans say they would encourage their children to play a different sport than football due to concerns about concussions, accordi...

   
 

New Study Raises Questions About Antioxidant Use In Lun...

Article by Ariana Eunjung Cha | Published 01/29/14 | Comments (0)

The supermarket labels touting the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods such as frozen berries and green tea are so ubiquitous that many people assume ...

   
 

Kids' Vitamins Often Surpass Daily Recommendations

Article by Andrew M. Seaman | Published 01/29/14 | Comments (0)

Vitamin supplement...

   
 

Health Care Call Center Lawsuit Alleges Unpaid OT

Article by Rebecca Boone | Published 01/28/14 | Comments (0)

Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in fede...

   
 

Orthodox Union Op-Ed Explains Its Opposition To Contra...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 01/28/14 | Comments (0)

Washington, D.C. - After careful deliberation, including face-to-face discussions on the matter between OU reps and President Barack Obama, the OU&am...

   
 

FDA: Aleve May Be Safer On Heart Than Rival Drugs

Article by Matthew Perrone | Published 01/28/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart...

   
 

California: Only One-Third Have Regained Insurance Lost...

Article by Joel B. Pollak | Published 01/27/14 | Comments (0)

California has long been the flagship for Obamacare. It was targeted last fall by President Barack Ob...

   
 

Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

Article by AP | Published 01/27/14 | Comments (0)

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. Lawson died Jan. 10...

   
 

Health Law Tricky for Parents of Medicaid Kids

Article by Holly Ramer, AP | Published 01/26/14 | Comments (0)

Families shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble getting everyone covered when children are eligib...

   
 

Law Proposed For Autistic NYC Boy Who Vanished

Article by Verena Dobnik, AP | Published 01/26/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Chuck ...

   
 

Poisoned Boy Who Lost Two Sisters Opens His Eyes

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/25/14 | Comments (0)

Family asks public to pray for Yitzhak Gross, 7, (Refael Yi...

   
 

Obama Health Care Adviser Jennings Leaving White House ...

Article by Jeff Mason, Reuters | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

Chris Jennings, a top adviser to President Barack Obama who played a key part in the rollout of his signature healthcare law, is leaving the White Ho...

   
 

Administration Fears Part Of Health Care System So Flaw...

Article by Jim Angle | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could b...

   
 

Doctors' Dress Code Aims To Halt Nasty Germs

Article by JoNel Aleccia | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

A new dress code for doctors, nurses and other health care workers calls for outfits that may be short on style, but long on what it takes to keep da...

   
 

Security Expert Claims To Gain Info On 70-K ObamaCare R...

Article by Eric Scheiner | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

 A cyber security expert claims he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of ObamaCare enrollees in about 4 minutes. ...

   
 

Poll Finds Drop in Uninsured Rate

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

The nation's uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's health care law got ...

   
 

Jerusalem: Poison On Scene 'The Highest Level Ever...

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 01/22/14 | Comments (0)

Fire commander tells Arutz Sheva that poison found in Givat Morde...

   
 

Israel: The Universal Vaccine That Beats Bird And Swine...

Article by David Shamah | Published 01/22/14 | Comments (0)

BiondVax flu cure can protect billions against all strains, now and foreve...

   
 

Sitting At Work For Hours Can Be As Unhealthy As Smokin...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/20/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — Take a stand for your health — literally. Doctors are urging the millio...

   
 

Obama: Pot Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

Article by AP | Published 01/19/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its imp...

   
 

Multivitamins Are No Use?

Article by Andrew Willig | Published 01/19/14 | Comments (0)

Major new studies on multivitamins suggest they are no use to those who already have a reasonable diet, and this is not good news for an industry wor...

   
 

Most ObamaCare Enrollees Already Had Health Plans

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 01/18/14 | Comments (0)

The majority of the more than 2 million Americans who signed up for health insurance under ObamaCare through the end of December were already enrolle...

   
 

Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Article by Martha Mendoza, AP | Published 01/16/14 | Comments (0)

Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their f...

   
 

Doctors In West Bank Public Hospitals Start Partial Str...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/16/14 | Comments (0)

BETHLEHEM  -- Doctors in public hospitals in the occupied West Bank have started partial strike action against what they describe as "a...

   
 

Pakistan: Musharraf Advised To Move To U.S. Hospital

Article by Rebecca Santana | Published 01/16/14 | Comments (0)

ISLAMABAD — A lawyer for Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf who is on trial for high treason said Thursday his client needs ...

   
 

Cybersecurity Chief Had Qualms Over Health Website

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 01/16/14 | Comments (0)

The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch ...

   
 

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Common With Autism

Article by Andrew M. Seaman | Published 01/15/14 | Comments (0)

Many families that...

   
 

West Virginia Water Ban Lifted For Parts Of State After...

Article by Ben Nuckols and Jonathan MattiseE | Published 01/14/14 | Comments (0)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Downtown businesses and restaurants began to reopen after water was declared safe to drink in portions of West Virginia...

   
 

New Study Says Caffeine Can Help Strengthen Memory Func...

Article by Johns Hopkins University | Published 01/13/14 | Comments (0)

Caffeine helps people remember fine distinctions between similar things at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed, new research shows. &...

   
 

Maryland Changes Unique Hospital Rate System

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/13/14 | Comments (0)

ANNAPOLIS, MD  — The state of Maryland is announcing a new initiative with the federal government to modernize the state’...

   
 

Sen. Mikulski: Give The Administration Time On Iran San...

Article by Rosie Gray | Published 01/13/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — A key Democratic senator is holding out on the Iran sanctions bill despite pressure from lobby g...

   
 

Frustration Grows As Shelves Empty And Businesses Shut ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/12/14 | Comments (0)

As hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia enter a fourth day without clean tap water following a chemical spill, frustrations are beginning...

   
 

Maryland Officials Were Warned For A Year Of Problems W...

Article by Aaron C. Davis and Mary Pat Flaherty, | Published 01/12/14 | Comments (0)

More than a year before Maryland launched its health insurance exchange, senior state officials failed to heed warnings that no one was ultimately acco...

   
 

Israel: Agency Pulls 'Fat-shaming' Child Obes...

Article by Itamar Sharon | Published 01/11/14 | Comments (0)

Child specialists: Billboard campaign warning of rising number of overweig...

   
 

'Handful Of People' Admitted To Hospitals Aft...

Article by Saba Hamedy | Published 01/11/14 | Comments (0)

West Virginia health officials said Saturday that several people have been admitted to hospitals for chemical-related symptoms following a solvent le...

   
 

U.S. To End CGI Contract For Obamacare Website

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 01/10/14 | Comments (0)

The U.S. governmen...

   
 

Pot Shares Rally 21% to 1,700% as Speculators See Green...

Article by Nick Taborek, Callie Bost and Nikolaj Gammeltoft | Published 01/09/14 | Comments (0)

They’ve got high hopes. ...

   
 

70% of Adults Report 'Digital Eye Strain'

Article by Brian Alexander | Published 01/09/14 | Comments (0)

Timed for the biggest gathering of screens — desktop, laptop, tablet, TV, phone — on the planet, a new survey finds 70 percent of ...

   
 

Doctors Say Cutting Food Stamps Could Backfire

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 01/09/14 | Comments (0)

Washington — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government cou...