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In Rare Procedure, Israeli Doctors Save Gazan Child Fro...

Article by Israel Hayom | Published 04/28/16 | Comments (0)

A rare procedure performed at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem has prevented a 3-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip from becoming p...

   
 

Feds Issue New Standards For Medicaid Insurance Plans

Article by AP | Published 04/26/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the ...

   
 

Watch: Pesach Psak Halacha For Medical Cannabis; Rav Ch...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/20/16 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein Shlita has ruled that medical cannabis that does not come into contact with grains is kosher for Pesach without fear of kitn...

   
 

Pesach 5776 - Keep It Off This Time!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach | Published 04/19/16 | Comments (0)

We’ve all been there—you lose weight on some weight loss plan or program, you feel great and you are rightfully proud of your accom...

   
 

Just When the Going Gets Tough

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 04/10/16 | Comments (0)

We are in the thick of it now.  It’s that time of year when the seasonal stressors can take their toll if we allow them to. ...

   
 

Media Monitor: Abbas Tells Palestinians Entire State of...

Article by Ruthie Blum | Published 04/06/16 | Comments (0)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks in “two languages” when articulating his policies on Israel, a Jerus...

   
 

Mom Delays Brain Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Son Wh...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/16 | Comments (0)

Pregnant New York mom Kim Vaillancourt is delaying brain cancer treatment to save the unborn son she credits with saving her first. ...

   
 

U.S. Firms Target Investment In Israeli Medical Marijua...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/30/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical mar...

   
 

Welch's Co-Brands with Manischewitz to Compete wit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/29/16 | Comments (0)

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Have a Cup Of Coffee-or Four!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 03/28/16 | Comments (0)

If  there is a list of frequently asked questions that people ask me, one of the questions I would list is, “Is it bad to drink coff...

   
 

Important Tips for Those Who Drink on Purim

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

It is worth knowing that hangovers can be avoided. With a little knowledge and care, you can still get drunk to the point of “ad delo yada&am...

   
 

Despite Its Successes, Obama's Health-Care Act Rem...

Article by Bloomberg View | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: Unless Congress finds a way to repeal the ...

   
 

Watch: Urgent Shiur on Halachos of Drinking on Purim (V...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

Urgent Shiur on Halachos of Drinking on Purim ...

   
 

Purim Costume Gone Wrong: Boy Dresses Up As Pushka, Swa...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 03/22/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A five year old boy from Jerusalem took his Purim costume a little too seriously this year when, dressed up as a charity box, he decided ...

   
 

More Doctors Are Prescribing Exercise Instead Of Medica...

Article by AP | Published 03/15/16 | Comments (0)

Boston - When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy. ...

   
 

Planning on Drinking This Purim? Read This!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 03/16/16 | Comments (0)

Now that Chodesh Adar II has arrived, we are fully into the month(s) of simchah, and are all awaiting Purim. Many people in my nei...

   
 

First-Ever Dissolving Heart Stent Gets FDA Review

Article by AP | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the Food and Drug Administration this week. The FDA meets o...

   
 

RPT-Israel Launches First Social Impact Bond To Prevent...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Some 2,250 Israelis at risk of Type 2 diabetes will be helped to make lifestyle changes that could prevent the disease developing under a ...

   
 

Amid Terror Wave, Israeli Researcher Finds Way To Quick...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A new method for stopping uncontrolled bleeding of victims that could save many who have been as been stabbed by terrorists has been deve...

   
 

Rattled By Drug Price Increases, Hospitals Seek Ways To...

Article by Washington Post | Published 03/13/16 | Comments (0)

Doctors at the University Hospitals of Cleveland see an immediately recognizable symbol pop up alongside certain drugs when they sign in online these...

   
 

Israeli Placental Cell Therapy Could Cure Radiation Sic...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/09/16 | Comments (0)

Haifa, Israel - Israeli biotech firm Pluristem Therapeutics said it hopes its anti-radiation therapy will protect Fukushima workers decommissioning n...

   
 

Medicare To Test New Payment Model For Some Outpatient...

Article by AP | Published 03/08/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Medicare proposed a nationwide experiment Tuesday into new ways to pay for drugs administered in a doctor’s office, including ...

   
 

Obama Remains In Excellent Health, Lowers Cholesterol L...

Article by AP | Published 03/08/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Barack Obama is in excellent health and is getting into better shape, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since ...

   
 

Bernie Sanders Mental Health Joke Slammed By Jewish Dis...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/07/16 | Comments (0)

The Ruderman Family Foundation, a Jewish organization that prioritizes disability rights and inclusion, ...

   
 

How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/06/16 | Comments (0)

A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells....

   
 

AP Poll: Americans Split Over Safety Of US Drinking Wa...

Article by AP | Published 03/06/16 | Comments (0)

Detroit - When it comes to water, only about half of Americans are very confident in the safety of what’s flowing from their tap, according ...

   
 

Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet Bath...

Article by AP | Published 03/04/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: ultraviolet light. The aircraft manufa...

   
 

Does Trump Have A Health Care Plan? Does It Matter?

Article by AP | Published 03/03/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Donald Trump’s evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and pol...

   
 

Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/26/16 | Comments (0)

A study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz could protect your health, ...

   
 

Obama Moving Ahead With Medicine Project To Match Treat...

Article by AP | Published 02/25/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - The Obama administration is moving ahead with a major project to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventive care to people&...

   
 

Graphic Images On Cigarette Packs Curb Smoking, Finds B...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 02/24/16 | Comments (0)

Israel - Young smokers who view graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs are more likely to kick the habit than those who read verbal warnings,...

   
 

HHS Failed To Heed Many Warnings That Healthcare.Gov Wa...

Article by Washington Post | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

During the two years before the disastrous opening of HealthCare.gov, federal officials in charge of creating the online insurance marketplace receiv...

   
 

The Optometrist in Your iPhone

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

The Israeli medical technology start-up 6over6 has developed a technology to enable anyone to “self-prescribe” eyeglasses via a s...

   
 

Breakthrough Cancer Cure Originated at Israel’s W...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

A team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine reported that 27 out of 29 patients w...

   
 

Israeli Device Slows Progression of Alzheimer’s

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

Based on a just-completed study involving 131 patients, Israel’s Neuronix medical device company will apply for U.S. FDA approval for its n...

   
 

High-Sugar Diet is as 'Damaging to Your Brain as E...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/19/16 | Comments (0)

There has been a seis...

   
 

New Research Finds Noise Harder On Children Than Adults

Article by AP | Published 02/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adu...

   
 

Loss For Words Can Be A Rare Brain Disorder, Not Alzhei...

Article by AP | Published 02/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patien...

   
 

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...