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Just Three Cups Of Coffee A Day Could Slash Risk Of Alz...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/27/14 | Comments (0)

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help to significantly lower the risk ...

   
 

CBS: Cancer, Heart Disease Biggest Killers in Israel

Article by Yaakov Levi | Published 11/26/14 | Comments (0)

More Israelis died from cancer in 2012, the latest year for which statistics were available, than from any other disease.&...

   
 

Schumer Sets Off Intraparty Fury After Saying Obamacare...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/26/14 | Comments (0)

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) ...

   
 

Air Dryers May Spread More Hand Germs

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/25/14 | Comments (0)

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Facing Health Law Hikes, Consumers Mull Options

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 11/25/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON  — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiu...

   
 

It's No Accident! Doctor Says Early Toilet Trainin...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/23/14 | Comments (0)

Parents who pressure their children to potty train before the age of three may be hurting them, accordi...

   
 

'Text Neck' Is Becoming An 'Epidemic...

Article by Lindsay Bever | Published 11/23/14 | Comments (0)

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the ...

   
 

Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Inflated With Dental Plans

Article by Alex Wayne | Published 11/20/14 | Comments (0)

The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 3...

   
 

Graco Recalling 4.7 Million Strollers For Amputation Ha...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/20/14 | Comments (0)

Graco announced they are voluntarily recalling 4.7 million strollers because of a risk of pinching or cutting a child's finger. ...

   
 

Helping Children Cope With Terror And Tragedy

Article by Rona Milch Novick | Published 11/19/14 | Comments (0)

On November 18, many of us awoke to texts, e-mails, and Facebook posts sharing the painful news of the terror attack in Har Nof.  This grues...

   
 

Smoked Salmon Sold In Mid-Atlantic Area Recalled

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/18/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 18 -  A New York City company is recalling vacuum packs of smoked Nova salmon that were so...

   
 

HealthCare.gov Gets Steady Traffic; Hits Bump

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 11/17/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON  — HealthCare.gov got steady consumer interest and also hit a bump Monday,...

   
 

Doctor's Death Marks Second U.S. Ebola Fatality

Article by Ashley Fantz | Published 11/17/14 | Comments (0)

Marking the second Ebola death in the United States, Dr. Martin Salia died at around 5 a.m. ET Monday, according to Nebraska Medicine spokesman Taylo...

   
 

Things To Know For Maryland's Health Care Sign Up

Article by WBAL Staff Reporter/AP | Published 11/15/14 | Comments (0)

Thousands of Maryland residents already have started shopping for health care plans on the state's extensively revamped exchange website, which ...

   
 

Most Charedi Women Don't Take Their Children To Ge...

Article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich | Published 11/13/14 | Comments (0)

Six out of 10 ultra-Orthodox women don’t take their babies for free hearing checks, according to Tel Aviv University hearing researcher Dr. ...

   
 

Obama Administration Predicts Significantly Lower Healt...

Article by Amy Goldstein | Published 11/10/14 | Comments (0)

The Obama administration announced Monday that it expects the number of people who will have gained health coverage in the next year through the Affo...

   
 

Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the &#...

Article by Zach Noble | Published 11/10/14 | Comments (0)

One of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured&am...

   
 

Kids Eating Laundry Detergent Pods; Hospitalized

Article by Fred Barbash | Published 11/10/14 | Comments (0)

Those little laundry detergent pods that have gotten so popular pose “a serious poisoning risk to young children,” says a study in...

   
 

Higher Bar for Health Law in 2nd Sign-up Season

Article by AP | Published 11/09/14 | Comments (0)

With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win ov...

   
 

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Obamacare

Article by AP | Published 11/07/14 | Comments (0)

Washington - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law. The justic...

   
 

3 Soldiers Committed Suicide After War; IDF Treats Hund...

Article by Mitch Ginsburg | Published 11/06/14 | Comments (0)

MKs praise army’s handling of mental health problems, but criti...

   
 

Several People Hospitalized Due To CO Leak

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/04/14 | Comments (0)

Six people have been taken to hospitals due to a carbon monoxide scare i...

   
 

No Visas For Ebola Countries: Canada

Article by The Canadian Press | Published 10/31/14 | Comments (0)

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has suspended, effectively immediately, the issuance of visas to residents of the Wes...

   
 

Maine Judge Rejects Quarantine For Nurse Kaci Hickox

Article by AP | Published 10/31/14 | Comments (0)

FORT KENT, Maine — A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a q...

   
 

CDC Admits Droplets From A Sneeze Could Spread Ebola

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/30/14 | Comments (0)

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sne...

   
 

Does Vladimir Putin Have Cancer?

Article by AFP | Published 10/29/14 | Comments (0)

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Wednesday ridiculed U.S. media reports that the Russian strongman may be suffering from cancer, saying ...

   
 

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at Bellevue

Article by AP | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

New York -  Health officials say a 5-year-old New York City boy who recently traveled to West Africa and had a fever does not have Ebola....

   
 

10 Major Brands of Baby Wipes Have Been Recalled Due to...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

Check your diaper bag, because certain brands of baby wipes are being recalled nationwide due to possi...

   
 

Quarantined NJ Nurse To Be Released

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

The New Jersey Department of Health will release Quarantined Nurse Kaci ...

   
 

5 Year Old Hospitalized In NYC With Possible Ebola Symp...

Article by Reuters | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 - A 5-year-old boy who arrived from Guinea was being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for possible Ebol...

   
 

Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spe...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

Facing fierce resistance from the White House and medical experts to a...

   
 

NY, New Jersey, Illinois Issue Quarantine For Travelers...

Article by AP | Published 10/25/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who...

   
 

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen Commits $100 Million To Ebol...

Article by Reuters | Published 10/23/14 | Comments (0)

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organizations tackling Ebola to more than $100 million...

   
 

Doctors Without Borders Physician Tested For Ebola In N...

Article by Ray Sanchez and Shimon Prokupecz | Published 10/23/14 | Comments (0)

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa is at a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, a...

   
 

New Research on Walnuts and the Fight Against Alzheimer...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/22/14 | Comments (0)

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Physician: U.S. Is 'Playing Infectious Disease Rou...

Article by Barbara Hollingsworth | Published 10/22/14 | Comments (0)

American public health officials are playing “infectious disease roulette” by not imposing a complete travel ban on African countr...

   
 

Abuse Survivors; Please Do Not Suffer Alone

Article by Dr. Benzion Twerski and Rabbi Yakov Horowitz | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

In recent days, reports have circulated in the media and on the Internet about the tragic early passing of yet another young man in our community. Thos...

   
 

CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

Article by AP | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores...

   
 

Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Dea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO — A new study looked at whether America’s thirst for soda speeds up how the body’s cells age. &l...

   
 

Ben Gurion Airport Holds Ebola Drill

Article by Spencer Ho, TOI Staff | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Officials challenged to identify travelers suspected of carrying deadly di...

   
 

US Health Agency Chief Faulted Over Confusing Ebola Mes...

Article by Sharon Begley, Reuters | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK - The widening circle of people potentially exposed to Ebola in the United States is calling into question how well Dr. Thomas Frieden, the ...

   
 

Ebola 'Czar' Knows Washington, but Not Medici...

Article by AP | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

If there's one thing the "Ebola czar" knows, it's government. Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's new poin...

   
 

NBC Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman Admits Violat...

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

NEW YORK — NBC News medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman has admitted that some members of her c...

   
 

Facebook's Zuckerberg Gives $25 Million To Fight E...

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

New York - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidem...

   
 

Growing Up Unvaccinated

Article by Amy Parker | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

I had the healthiest childhood imaginable. And yet I was sick all the time. ...

   
 

Stem Cell Research Offers Hope On Type 1 Diabetes

Article by Carolyn Y. Johnson | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

When his two children were stricken with type 1 diabetes, Harvard stem cell scientist Douglas Melton says, he did what any father would want to do: &...

   
 

Stepped-up Ebola Screening Starts At NYC Airport

Article by Karen Matthews, AP | Published 10/11/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving ...

   
 

Ebola Patient In Dallas Dies

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, has died in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according...

   
 

DNA Linked to How Much Coffee You Drink

Article by Malcolm Ritter, AP | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA...

   
 

US Orders Agents To Monitor Travelers For Ebola

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports...

   
 

Brooklyn Hospital Shows That Yom Kippur Fast Can Trigge...

Article by Alina D. Sharon | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

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Accusations of Anti-Chareidi Discrimination at Bnei Bra...

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

Chareidi women claim a particular doctor at an OB/GYN facility treats them with disdain. But are the allegations true?...

   
 

Orthodox Dallas Man, In Need Of Urgent Stem Cell Trans...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

Dallas, TX - As one of the founders of a Texas yeshiva continues his desperate quest for a stem cell transplant,  Dallas’ Jewish re...

   
 

Expert: Ebola Outbreak Could 'Paralyze' Israe...

Article by Dave Bender | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

An Israel researcher is warning that the economic and societal breakdown that might accompany an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Israel, might be even...

   
 

3D-Printed Heart Helps Save A Newborn Baby's Life

Article by Janet Fang | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

A two-week-old baby’s very complicated heart surgery was made much simpler thanks to a 3D pri...

   
 

Why I Love Rav Shmuel - And Will Advocate Vaccination N...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

There is no contradiction. Anyone who finds one has targeted a straw man. I have had the benefit of association with three generati...

   
 

State Health Officials: Maryland Ready to Respond to Eb...

Article by Ashley S. Westerman, Capital News Service | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Doctor says there is "reasonable possibility" that a Maryland...

   
 

N.J. Boy Who Died Of Enterovirus Showed No Symptoms

Article by Victoria Taylor | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Aside from an unrelated case of pink eye, 4-year-old Eli Waller was '...

   
 

Washington, D.C. Hospital Admits Patient With Possible ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. has admitted a patient with possible symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus "in an a...

   
 

Doctor Dons Ebola Protection Suit To Protest 'Asle...

Article by Mike Morris and John Spink | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Two days after a man in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola, a Missouri doctor Thursday morning showed up at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Interna...

   
 

Rambam Medical Center Doctors Save Life Of Syrian Boy

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Surgeons at Rambam Health Care Campus saved the life of a five-year old Syrian boy by removing a stray bullet from his nec...

   
 

Orthodox Rabbi Who Aids Cancer-Stricken Kids One Of CNN...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Atlanta, GA - A Detroit rabbi has been named as one of ten all stars in an annual award winning competition highlighting everyday people who dedicate...

   
 

HASC Petitions Court To Stop Removal Of Woman From Life...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY - On Tuesday, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children (HASC) filed a petition asking the Brooklyn Supreme Court to intervene on religiou...

   
 

Watch: Rambam Medical Center Facilitates A Turning Poin...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

 At the end of his three day visit with se...

   
 

Patient With Possible Ebola Symptoms In Isolation Unit ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Hawaii health officials said late Wednesday that a person showing possible symptoms of the Ebola virus is currently undergoing testing in an isolatio...

   
 

CDC: First Diagnosed Case Of Ebola In The U.S.

Article by Greg Botelho, Dana Ford | Published 09/30/14 | Comments (0)

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

   
 

Yom Kippur Fast Doubles Risk Of Early Birth, Study Find...

Article by Andrew Tobin | Published 09/30/14 | Comments (0)

Research gives backing for recommendation against fasting while pregnant, ...

   
 

Obamacare Graded 'F' On Its First Birthday

Article by Greg Richter | Published 09/29/14 | Comments (0)

As the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's implementation approaches, it is receiving failing grades from both media and medical practitioners.&l...

   
 

Winter-Born Babies Crawl 5 Weeks Earlier, Study Finds ...

Article by Andrew Tobin | Published 09/12/14 | Comments (0)

Israeli researchers posit that winter tots have advantage of summer weathe...

   
 

10 States Report Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness In Kid...

Article by Jessica Durando | Published 09/10/14 | Comments (0)

Officials in 10 states are reporting cases of respiratory illness, some severe enough to send children to hospitals. In Kansas City...

   
 

Israeli Musician Patient Plays The Violin During Brain ...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 09/10/14 | Comments (0)

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Study Calls For Cancer Gene Screenings For All Ashkenaz...

Article by JTA | Published 09/09/14 | Comments (0)

Israeli report insists that women of European extraction should be tested ...

   
 

Cause of ALS Is Found, Northwestern Team Says

Article by William Mullen | Published 09/09/14 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral scl...

   
 

Rambam Medical Center: Transplant Saves Gaza Youth

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 09/08/14 | Comments (0)

For years, M, a 14 year old boy from Gaza, had suffered from kidney failure. Recently, the youth’s doctor informed his family that without a ...

   
 

Hundreds Of Children In U.S. States Stricken With Respi...

Article by Carey Gillam | Published 09/08/14 | Comments (0)

Hundreds of childr...

   
 

Israeli Company Says It Can Produce Experimental Ebola ...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 09/07/14 | Comments (0)

With ZMapp vaccine depleted, a Carmiel-based biopharmaceutical firm says ...

   
 

Baby Dies After Left In Hot Car In Yehud

Article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich | Published 09/06/14 | Comments (0)

MDA urges parents not to leave young children in a vehicle for e...

   
 

How Standing Might Be The Best Anti-Ageing Technique

Article by Sarah Knapton | Published 09/03/14 | Comments (0)

Spending less time on the sofa lengthens 'telomeres' - the caps on chromosomes which prot...

   
 

Avoid Carbs; Eat Fat; Lose Weight

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/02/14 | Comments (0)

People who avoid ...

   
 

Plenty Of Sunshine Could Help Against Asthma, Israeli S...

Article by Andrew Tobin | Published 09/02/14 | Comments (0)

Asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency 25 percent more likely to have had re...

   
 

MSF: World 'Losing The Battle' to Contain Ebo...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/02/14 | Comments (0)

United Nations, United States:  International medical agency Medecins sans Frontiere...

   
 

Take The Stress Out Of Returning To School

Article by Akiva Meir Hersh of Chai Life Coaching - Dallas, Texas | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

Sending your kids back to school creates a flurry of activity for you and your family. It is time to buy supplies, try on clo...

   
 

In The Aftermath Of Tragic Loss of Aaron Sofer, z'...

Article by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox - Director of Interventions and Community Education, Project Chai | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

The Jewish nation mourns the death of one of our fine young men, a Torah student and friend, a son, brother and loved memb...

   
 

Israelis Develops First Blood Test For Breast Cancer

Article by Ruthie Blum | Published 08/24/14 | Comments (0)

Octava Pink, a groundbreaking achievement in cancer detection, follows eight years of research at EventusDx in Jerusalem....

   
 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Resonates With Jewish Communit...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/22/14 | Comments (0)

New York - As the Ice Bucket Challenge continues its viral march through social media platforms, members of the Jewish community have joined wholehea...

   
 

Toothpaste Alert: Colgate Total Contains Cancer-Linked ...

Article by Karl Utermohlen | Published 08/12/14 | Comments (0)

The chemical has also been linked with disrupting development in animals...

   
 

BREAKING: Mount Sinai Hospital Patient Tested For Ebola...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/04/14 | Comments (0)

UPPER EAST SIDE (WABC) --Mount Sinai Hospital is performing tests on a patient who had recently traveled to a West Africa...

   
 

Appeals Court Strikes Blow Against ObamaCare Subsidies

Article by Elise Viebeck | Published 07/22/14 | Comments (0)

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Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Recalled from Costco, Trader...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/21/14 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A California fruit packing company announced a recall of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots after the som...

   
 

Got a Rash? Your iPad Might Be to Blame

Article by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Published 07/14/14 | Comments (0)

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals....

   
 

Sparkler Incident Injures 9-Year-Old: Maryland Fire Mar...

Article by Elizabeth Janney | Published 07/05/14 | Comments (0)

Sparklers also reportedly burned a basement on the Fourth of July. A 9-year-old was in critic...

   
 

FDA Approves Inhalable Diabetes Drug Afrezza

Article by AP | Published 06/28/14 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels du...

   
 

Israeli Pediatric Surgeons Save 5 Palestinian Heart Pat...

Article by Israel21c | Published 06/27/14 | Comments (0)

As Israel carries on its search for kidnapped teenagers Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Fraenkel, Israeli doctors of Save a Child’s H...

   
 

The Ethical Negligence Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccina...

Article by Eric Kodish | Published 06/27/14 | Comments (0)

Most parents see vaccinations as a medical necessity to protect their children from what are now preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rube...

   
 

One Who Saves a Life

Article by Orna Nener | Published 06/25/14 | Comments (0)

La’isha: Letter from the Editor May 19, 2014 One Who Saves a Life&...

   
 

10 Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe...All Summer Long

Article by Debbie Fox, LCSW | Published 06/25/14 | Comments (0)

1. Have open discussions with your children about personal safety. As early as age three, children should unde...

   
 

Obamacare Falls More Than 20 Million Short Of 'New...

Article by Sharyl Attkisson | Published 06/24/14 | Comments (0)

Obamacare Exchanges Are ‘Disappointing’ With...

   
 

After Losing Ayelet, Galenas Find Joy With New Baby, Th...

Article by Uriel Heilman | Published 06/19/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  – Even before their daughter, Ayelet Galena, was diag...

   
 

Maryland Zoo to Clear the Air - Snuff Out Smokes Beginn...

Article by Deb Belt | Published 06/19/14 | Comments (0)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, starting July 1. In two weeks the air at the M...