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Jury: Smokers Didn't Prove Marlboros Have Defectiv...

Article by AP | Published 02/11/16 | Comments (0)

A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of ...

   
 

Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Scientist Heading Int&rsq...

Article by David Daoud | Published 02/10/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli research professor, heading an international team of scientists, has discovered a way to inhibit the symptoms of Alzheimer&rsq...

   
 

Israeli Company Invents Bandage That Stops 'Uncont...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/08/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A new bandage invented by Israelis aims to save lives by stopping otherwise unmanageable bleedings in the field and in hospitals....

   
 

Obama Asking Congress For $1.8 Billion In Emergency Fun...

Article by AP | Published 02/08/16 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON –  President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 bill...

   
 

Israeli Research Into Zika Virus Contradicts World Heal...

Article by Tazpit News Agency | Published 02/07/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Haifa University has conducted a preliminary study that has identified a correlation between the exceptionally hot and dry winter of nort...

   
 

Erlau Rebbe Hospitalized with Suspected Pneumonia

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/04/16 | Comments (0)

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Florida Governor Declares Health Emergency In Four Coun...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

Miami -  Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a public health emergency in four counties with travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wedn...

   
 

Jimmy Carter Says Scans Show No Signs Of Cancer

Article by Reuters | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

Atlanta -  Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that docto...

   
 

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC ...

Article by AP | Published 02/02/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests’ DNA through the sub...

   
 

Documents Show Profit-Seeking Behind Price Hikes For Li...

Article by AP | Published 02/02/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Federal lawmakers have released excerpts from thousands of documents detailing how two drugmakers hiked prices to squeeze more money from ...

   
 

Obama Creates New Cancer Task Force, Blessing Biden�...

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in char...

   
 

Officials: 3 New Yorkers Found Infected With Zika Virus

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City health officials say three New Yorkers have contracted the Zika virus. All three had recently returned fro...

   
 

Sanders Medical History Reveals 'Very Good Health&...

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in “overall very good health,” according to a medical history released ...

   
 

Medics Beat Blizzard To Make Transplant Happen

Article by AP | Published 01/27/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she finally got the call from her doctors Saturday tha...

   
 

Trump Drug Cost Comments Raise New Risks For Pharma Sto...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugma...

   
 

Childhood Obesity Panel: 40 Million Kids Under 5 Overwe...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food market...

   
 

Sanders Defends Call To Raise Taxes To Fund Health Care...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

Des Moines, IA -  Bernie Sanders defended his call for raising Americans’ taxes in exchange for lower heath care costs, as he opene...

   
 

Zika Virus Set To Spread Across Americas, Spurring Vacc...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/25/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries ...

   
 

Another CO Warning - Just Happened To Me

Article by A BJL Reader | Published 01/24/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Jan. 24, 2016: Dear BJL, On the heels of the Passaic tragedy I fel...

   
 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Blue in Baltimore Thro...

Article by Baltimore City Health Commissioner | Published 01/24/16 | Comments (0)

In advance of continued low temperatures, Dr. Wen encourages residents to limit outdoor exposure ...

   
 

USDA: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Article by USDA | Published 01/22/16 | Comments (0)

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency ...

   
 

Being Stupid

Article by D'vorah Klein | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

About a week ago, I received a post from the photography school where I studied last year. They were offering new and different classes, was I intere...

   
 

Sanders Says Health Plan Would Be More Generous Than Me...

Article by AP | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is ...

   
 

Identical Triplets Born in Sheba Medical Center in Tel ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/20/16 | Comments (0)

The parents of three children were surprised to hear mom was pregnant with triplets and in this case, all are identical. Doctors at Sheba Medical Cente...

   
 

Effort to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics Amid Cold, Flu Se...

Article by AP | Published 01/19/16 | Comments (0)

It's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged for wee...

   
 

Cutting-Edge New Stem Cell Therapy Yielding "Mirac...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 01/19/16 | Comments (0)

London - A cutting-edge new stem cell therapy is achieving “miraculous” results in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, le...

   
 

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Now In Half Of All U.S....

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/18/16 | Comments (0)

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating flulike illness caused by Borrelia bacteria, are spreading rapidly across the...

   
 

Mega Sandstorm Brings With It Suffocating Air Pollution

Article by Ari Yashar | Published 01/18/16 | Comments (0)

Health Ministry warns sensitive public to batten down the hatches at home, as dust pollution levels spike to as high as 9 times average....

   
 

Sanders Releases Universal Healthcare Plan Before Democ...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/17/16 | Comments (0)

Charleston, SC - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details late on Sunday about his “Medicare-for-all&rdquo...

   
 

Report: Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Comm...

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

New York - Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are repor...

   
 

Israel's Shimon Peres Suffers 'Mild' Hea...

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

Jerusalem - Israel’s 92-year-old former President Shimon Peres suffered a “mild” heart attack Thursday but was in &l...

   
 

Obama Launches Mission To Cure Cancer 'Once And Fo...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/13/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to undertake a historic push to develop a cure for cancer, tapping Vice President Joe Bid...

   
 

Charedi Health Minister Releases New Plan To Advance Me...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 01/13/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Health Minister Yakov Litzman revealed a new plan on Tuesday that could dramatically broaden the nation...

   
 

GM Unveils Technology To Help Avoid Child Heatstroke De...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/12/16 | Comments (0)

Detroit -  General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will introduce a new safety system to remind drivers to check for children in the rear seats,...

   
 

Task Force: Mammograms An Option At 40, Do More Good At...

Article by AP | Published 01/12/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year s...

   
 

Report: Pfizer Hiked U.S. Prices For Over 100 Drugs On ...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/10/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Pfizer Inc, which plans a $160-billion merger with Ireland-based Allergan Plc to slash its U.S. tax bill, on Jan. 1 raised U.S. ...

   
 

Cancer Now No. 1 Killer In 22 States, Ahead Of Heart Di...

Article by AP | Published 01/07/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show....

   
 

Tel Aviv Researchers Develop Innovative Therapy to Trea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/06/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have developed an innovative system that may treat an incurable blood cancer.  A re...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Taking Power Of Locust To New Heigh...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/05/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - A locust-like robot could prove to be an inspired leap into the future of autonomous surveillance and emergency response systems....

   
 

NY Medical Marijuana Program To Begin Thursday

Article by AP | Published 01/05/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - The New York state Department of Health says the state’s new medical cannabis program will begin on Thursday. ...

   
 

First Code Blue Of Winter Declared In Baltimore City

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/04/16 | Comments (0)

Temperatures expected to dip into teens overnight...

   
 

Over 40 People Fall, Freeze To Their Deaths In Poland D...

Article by AP | Published 01/04/16 | Comments (0)

Warsaw, Poland - Officials in Poland say that over 40 people have died of hypothermia or fallen to their deaths in the mountains in sub-freezing temp...

   
 

8,000 Israelis Suffer From PTSD Due to Current Wave of ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/31/15 | Comments (0)

As a result of the current Palestinian terror wave in Israel, 8,000 Israelis have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Isra...

   
 

Woman Beats DUI Charges With Claim Her Body Brews Alcoh...

Article by AP | Published 12/30/15 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery....

   
 

A Baby Cry Interpreter? Researchers Have Developed An A...

Article by Reuters | Published 12/30/15 | Comments (0)

Taipei - An app that can differentiate between a variety of crying sounds made by babies has been developed by Taiwanese researchers. ...

   
 

Study: Kids' Asthma Rates Quiet Down After Earlier...

Article by AP | Published 12/28/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago - Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinp...

   
 

Robert Spitzer, 'Most Influential Psychiatrist,�...

Article by AP | Published 12/27/15 | Comments (0)

New Jersey - Dr. Robert Spitzer — a psychiatrist who played a leading role in establishing agreed-upon standards to describe mental disorder...

   
 

Israelis Invent a Solution for Snoring Noise

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/25/15 | Comments (0)

Israelis Netanel Eyal and Yoni Bazak say they have created a snoring noise solution. “Our Silent Partner smart patch works to suppress snorin...

   
 

Israeli Health Ministry Issues Warning After Charedi Wo...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 12/24/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - The Health Ministry has issued a public warning calling for Israelis to get flu shots after one woman has died and 6 others have been hos...

   
 

Clinton Avoids Campaign Diet Pitfalls With Hot Peppers...

Article by AP | Published 12/21/15 | Comments (0)

 Washington - Gone are the Bojangles fried chicken and biscuits. When supporters offer Tex-Mex, she takes a salad. A...

   
 

Firefighters Sue Siren Maker Over Their Hearing Loss

Article by AP | Published 12/20/15 | Comments (0)

New York - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone’s head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the no...

   
 

Exec Vilified Globally For Jacking Up Price Of A Life-s...

Article by AP | Published 12/17/15 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY - Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacki...

   
 

Fury Over Medical Association Decision To Treat Terrori...

Article by Uzi Baruch | Published 12/16/15 | Comments (0)

Yisrael Beytenu head Liberman and senior Rabbi Cherlow slam IMA for calling to treat most wounded first - even if it is the Arab terrori...

   
 

Major NYC Hospital Reshuffles Kosher Program

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/14/15 | Comments (0)

New York – The news that the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan would cease to offer kosher meals out of its kosher kitchen caught many...

   
 

Too Much Sleep ‘As Bad As Smoking’

Article by Daily Mail | Published 12/14/15 | Comments (0)

We’re often told that sleep is the best medicine. But a new study revealed that too much sleep is hazardous to your health....

   
 

Maccabee Aish Teaches Children about Fire Safety for Ch...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 12/03/15 | Comments (0)

We are pleased to repost the following at the request of our readers: Baltimore, MD - De...

   
 

Senate GOP Health Law Repeal Delivers Wins to Party...

Article by AP | Published 12/02/15 | Comments (0)

Republicans said it was time to end "the pain and hurt" of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as they pushed Wednesday towar...

   
 

Why Diets Don’t Work: Healthy Foods Vary By Indiv...

Article by AFP | Published 11/28/15 | Comments (0)

A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Create ‘Self-Healing’ M...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/24/15 | Comments (0)

Israeli researchers at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have created a new, flexible material that is sensiti...

   
 

UnitedHealth Weighs Leaving Obamacare Marketplace

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/19/15 | Comments (0)

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Criminal Charges Brought In Dietary Supplement Fraud Ca...

Article by AP | Published 11/17/15 | Comments (0)

Washington - A Dallas company that had been ordered to recall a dietary supplement pill because of links to liver damage has been indicted along with...

   
 

Risk Is Lower, But Paris Attacks Could Hit United State...

Article by AP | Published 11/17/15 | Comments (0)

Washington - When Fran Townsend was counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, she says, her worst nightmare was that the al Qaida network...

   
 

Transplant Gives New Face, Scalp To Burned Firefighter

Article by AP | Published 11/16/15 | Comments (0)

New York - A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of ...

   
 

Elman Retina Group Key Center In NIH-Funded Clinical Tr...

Article by Elman Retina Group, P.A. | Published 11/15/15 | Comments (0)

Elman Retina Group key center in NIH-funded clinical trial - marks first major advance in therapy in 40...

   
 

Israeli Man Says Terror Attack "Saved My Life;&qu...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 11/12/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A 31-year-old Israeli man says that the stab wounds he suffered during a terror attack in Rishon Lezion earlier this month may have actua...

   
 

Promise Seen For Wireless Pacemakers Placed Without Sur...

Article by AP | Published 11/10/15 | Comments (0)

Orlando, FL - Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be impla...

   
 

Study: Nearly Half Of US Pregnant Women Gain Too Much W...

Article by AP | Published 11/05/15 | Comments (0)

New York - Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday. Putti...

   
 

First Flu Case Of Season Reported In Maryland

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/05/15 | Comments (0)

BALTIMORE —The first case of the flu this season has been confirmed in Maryland.&l...

   
 

Glaxo Wins US Approval For Drug To Treat Severe Asthma

Article by AP | Published 11/05/15 | Comments (0)

Washington -  The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma atta...

   
 

Orthodox Movement Launches Campaign Aimed At Early Dete...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 11/03/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a first of its kind campaign has been launched in cities across Israel by an Organizat...

   
 

Top Hospital: Errors in 1/2 of Surgeries

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/28/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital discovered that 124 of 277 operations they observed in 2013-2014 had at least one medication error or dru...

   
 

Maryland To Require Lead Tests For All Children At Ages...

Article by Timothy B. Wheeler | Published 10/27/15 | Comments (0)

The Hogan administration plans to require that all Maryland 1- and 2-year-olds be tested for lead poisoning, declaring the new rule is needed because...

   
 

Cancer Group's Mammogram Advice: Start Later And G...

Article by AP | Published 10/20/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago - The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the trusted grou...

   
 

Neuroscientists Use Holocaust-Survivor Testimonies to M...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 10/20/15 | Comments (0)

Neuroscientists are using testimonies of Holocaust survivors to help map the way the brain experiences gratitude, the U.K’s ...

   
 

Drinking Wine Can Benefit Diabetics, Study Shows

Article by Jessica Steinberg | Published 10/19/15 | Comments (0)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev report finds that red wine can help peo...

   
 

FluMist Vaccine In Short Supply In Doctor's Office...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/16/15 | Comments (0)

Doctors recommend flu shots ...

   
 

Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To NY Rule That All ...

Article by AP | Published 10/08/15 | Comments (0)

Washington - The Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to New York state’s requirement that all children be vaccinated before they ...

   
 

Senator Calls For Changes In Eyeglass Rules To Aid Con...

Article by AP | Published 09/27/15 | Comments (0)

New York - A U.S. senator is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to update regulations on eyeglass prescriptions to create more competition in th...

   
 

Txt Msgs May Lead To Broad Heart-linked Benefits, Study...

Article by AP | Published 09/23/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago -  Txt msgs may b gud 4U. That’s the message in a study that suggests just four monthly text messages mi...

   
 

Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Outbreak...

Article by AP | Published 09/21/15 | Comments (0)

Albany, GA - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest ...

   
 

20 Top Tips for Easy Fasting

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/20/15 | Comments (0)

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Caffeine Intake in Afternoon Can Mess Up Your Clock

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/18/15 | Comments (0)

It’s a fact. Orthodox Jews love coffee. We drink it in the morning, and we drink it in the afternoon. Some of us drink it in the evening ...

   
 

Time For Flu Vaccine, Updated After Misery Of Last Wint...

Article by AP | Published 09/17/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a ...

   
 

Virus in Cattle Linked to Breast Cancer in Women

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/17/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers have established for the first time a link between the bo...

   
 

Maryland Health Officials Announce First West Nile Deat...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/16/15 | Comments (0)

BALTIMORE —A Baltimore County resident died Sept. 8 from West Nile virus, marking...

   
 

High Blood Pressure: Study Backs More Aggressive Treatm...

Article by AP | Published 09/11/15 | Comments (0)

Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling ...

   
 

Half Of US Adults Have Diabetes Or Pre-diabetes, Study ...

Article by AP | Published 09/09/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago - New research suggests that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The study of government health surveys ...

   
 

West Nile Fever Makes Comeback in Israel

Article by Moshe Cohen | Published 09/07/15 | Comments (0)

The Health Ministry has issued a warning to Israelis to watch out for mosquitoes, as West Nile Fever makes a comeback....

   
 

Salmonella Linked to Cucumbers Kills 1, Sickens 285

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/05/15 | Comments (0)

Cucumbers imported from Mexico have spread salmonella to 27 states, leaving one person dead and making 285 sick, federal health officials said Friday...

   
 

Laser Technology Lets Handicapped Israelis Make Music W...

Article by Israel Hayom | Published 09/04/15 | Comments (0)

An Israeli initiative could significantly improve the quality of life of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other untrea...

   
 

Weight-Loss Experts Share the Most Common Mistakes Clie...

Article by US News & World Report | Published 09/04/15 | Comments (0)

Everyone makes mistakes, right? Yep, and, when it comes to weight loss, most of us make the same ones. ...

   
 

Ukraine Outbreak Brings Polio Back To Europe, WHO Says

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/04/15 | Comments (0)

Two children in so...

   
 

Thank You, Cancer...

Article by EM | Published 09/02/15 | Comments (0)

Impressions of a secular Jew… One of the most popular movies in the eighties was about a family who...

   
 

3 Confirmed Cases Of West Nile Virus In Baltimore City

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/29/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore City health officials announced Friday three confirmed cases o...

   
 

Dental Device Promises Pain-Free Tooth Repair

Article by Reuters | Published 08/26/15 | Comments (0)

London - A filling is one of the most common procedures carried out by dentists. But just the thought of anesthetic injections followed by the sound ...

   
 

Doctors Recommend Early Exposure To Prevent Peanut Alle...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago - A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before the...

   
 

Nearly 47 Million People Now Have Dementia

Article by AP | Published 08/25/15 | Comments (0)

London -  Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warn...

   
 

Dementia May Be Stabilizing In Some Countries: UK Study

Article by AFP | Published 08/21/15 | Comments (0)

PARIS (AFP) - The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease may have stabilised in some wealthy n...

   
 

Researchers Link Longer Work Hours and Stroke Risk

Article by Catherine Saint Louis | Published 08/20/15 | Comments (0)

People who work 55 hours or more per week ...