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Remarks by the President Marking the Fifth Anniversary ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/25/15 | Comments (0)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much, everybody.   Everybody, have a seat. ...

   
 

Ted Cruz To Sign Up For Government Health Care

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/24/15 | Comments (0)

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Diet Soda Could Be Linked To Bulging Bellies In Older A...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/18/15 | Comments (0)

Regularly drinking diet soda could impact waist size, say the authors of a study linking calorie-free colas to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65...

   
 

UN: World Eating Too Much Sugar; Cut To 5-10 Percent Of...

Article by AP | Published 03/04/15 | Comments (0)

LONDON — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's su...

   
 

Supreme Court Closely Divided On Obamacare's Futur...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/04/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday during heated arguments over President Obama's health care law, but ...

   
 

DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From Congress

Article by AP | Published 02/27/15 | Comments (0)

Defying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday, becoming the first p...

   
 

NYC, Orthodox Jews Clash Over Metzitza B'Peh

Article by AP | Published 02/21/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — With a swift swipe of his Izmel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then performs Metzitza b'P...

   
 

DNC Chair to Donor: Recant Criticism, I'll Change ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/20/15 | Comments (0)

A top Democratic donor claims DNC chair Wasserman offered to switch positions on medical pot if he took back his criticism. Democra...

   
 

2 Dead, 179 Exposed After 'Superbug' Outbreak...

Article by AP | Published 02/19/15 | Comments (0)

LOS ANGELES — Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, inc...

   
 

Landmark Study Results In The Treatment Of Blinding Dia...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/18/15 | Comments (0)

 Eylea outperforms other drugs for diabetic macular edema with moderate or worse vision loss;  ...

   
 

Obamacare Enrolls 11.4 Million, Exceeds White House Goa...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/18/15 | Comments (0)

he Obama administration signed up about 11.4 million people for health coverage during Obamacare’s second enrollment period, exceeding its ...

   
 

Scientists Have Discovered Nature's Newest, Strong...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/18/15 | Comments (0)

It’s as strong as steel and tough as a bulletproof vest, capable of withstanding the same amount of pressure it takes to t...

   
 

Website Glitches Extend Obamacare Enrollment

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

For the second year, Obamacare enrollment isn’t exactly over when it’s over. The regular open enrollment seaso...

   
 

Schools Start Treating E-Cigarettes as Drug Paraphernal...

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

RICHMOND, VA  — Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regul...

   
 

Healthcare.Gov Glitch Plagues Obamacare One Day Before ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/14/15 | Comments (0)

The U.S. government website for the Affordable Care Act has been hit by a computer glitch one day before th...

   
 

Anti-Vaxxers and Halacha

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 02/13/15 | Comments (0)

They are known as the “anti-vaxxers,” and leading medical experts in the United States claim they are putting the nation at risk. ...

   
 

Obama Slams Staples, Big Companies On Healthcare: ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/11/15 | Comments (0)

U.S. President Bar...

   
 

Statement on Vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Co...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/10/15 | Comments (0)

Orthodox Jewish parents, like responsible parents across the United States, overwhelmingly vaccinate their children against measles, mumps, rubella, po...

   
 

Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What the Label Says

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

Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's w...

   
 

Massachusetts Toddler Dies After Lice Treatment Goes Aw...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/05/15 | Comments (0)

BOSTON (Reuters) - A western Massachusetts toddler died over the weekend after suffocating while underg...

   
 

Mobile SniffPhone Will Detect Cancer On A User's B...

Article by David Shamah | Published 02/03/15 | Comments (0)

Diagnostic system developed by Technion professor is to pair with tiny sme...

   
 

Quick Access to Defibrillator and Great Training Help M...

Article by Suzanne Vega | Published 02/02/15 | Comments (0)

On Jan. 23 a couple from Kentucky was in Grand Central Station when the husband suddenly dropped to the ground with no pulse. ...

   
 

IDF Lone Soldier Who Survived Cancer Promoted To 2nd Li...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/01/15 | Comments (0)

Rotem Chiprut, a cancer survivor and an Israel Defense Forces lone soldier (a member of the army without parents in Israel), last week wa...

   
 

UK Department of Education Retracts Regulation to Mix M...

Article by Suzanne Vega | Published 01/29/15 | Comments (0)

The Department of Education has changed their decision to make it mandatory that meat and dairy be mixed at lunchtime, following complaints from the ...

   
 

FDA Issues New Requirements To Improve Defibrillator Sa...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/29/15 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of...

   
 

California Declares Electronic Cigarettes A Health Thre...

Article by AP | Published 01/28/15 | Comments (0)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes...

   
 

The Invisible Bullet of Non-Vaccination

Article by Rabbi Hershy Z. Ten, Pres. Bikur Cholim, L.A., CA | Published 01/27/15 | Comments (0)

Imagine a 6 year old child walking into a classroom waving a loaded gun amidst his classmates while his pregnant teacher acts as if nothing is wrong....

   
 

Obamacare Costs $50,000 Per Person

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/26/15 | Comments (0)

It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that i...

   
 

Professor Shiloh, Israel Cancer Research Fund 'Res...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 01/22/15 | Comments (0)

 Norway’s premier charitable organization awards Israel cancer geneticis International Resear...

   
 

Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23% Effective

Article by AP | Published 01/15/15 | Comments (0)

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn&am...

   
 

Growing Up Unvaccinated

Article by Amy Parker | Published 01/15/15 | Comments (0)

I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was one, breastfed ...

   
 

Brooklyn Parents Warned Of Shigella Outbreak In Chasidi...

Article by Mitch Stern | Published 01/14/15 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY – A Shigella outbreak is spreading through Brooklyn. The highly contagious bacterial infection has caused mo...

   
 

One in a Million: Woman Gives Birth To Identical Triple...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/13/15 | Comments (0)

A Montana woman gave birth to a set of identical triplet boys in early December, a rare occurrence— especially without the aid of fertility...

   
 

Clamor Over Legal Marijuana May Force Feds to Act

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/12/15 | Comments (0)

Current federal policy that allows states to make their own decisions about recreational and medical marijuana is coming under pressure, with demands...

   
 

Appeals Court: NY Schoolkids Must Get Vaccinated

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/08/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has upheld a New York state requirement that all children be vaccinated before attending public school.&...

   
 

Israeli-Developed ALS Treatment Shows Promise In Clinic...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/07/15 | Comments (0)

The Israeli company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, revealing results from a clinical trial for its stem...

   
 

CDC: Flu Season Continues To Worsen, Could Peak This Mo...

Article by AP | Published 01/05/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match...

   
 

New Diet Guidelines Might Pull Back From Meat

Article by AP | Published 01/04/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — A panel that advises the US Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that Americans be told not only what foods are bet...

   
 

Israeli Company's Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer Typ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/03/15 | Comments (0)

Vaxil BioTherapeutics's ImMucin trains immune system to fight cancer cells and prevent the disease's return for early stages a...

   
 

Israelis Donate Masses Of Hair To Cancer Patients

Article by Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency | Published 12/30/14 | Comments (0)

Over 200 salons across country provide free haircuts in three-day m...

   
 

UK: Doctors Told To Report Patients Who Put On Weight

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/26/14 | Comments (0)

Head of the NHS sets out radical plans to fight the flab as new figures show that only Hungary is w...

   
 

Parents Refusal Of Routine Vitamin K Injection After Ba...

Article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich | Published 12/22/14 | Comments (0)

A month-old baby girl admitted to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer last week had to undergo surgery on her brain due to significant hemorrhaging...

   
 

Medics: Beware 'Killer' Jelly Donuts

Article by Moshe Cohen | Published 12/21/14 | Comments (0)

In two separate incidents, Israelis who indulged in one of Hanukkah's tastiest treats – the jelly donut – got m...

   
 

Ibuprofen May Improve Longevity, Study Suggests

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/19/14 | Comments (0)

Regular doses of a common over-the-counter painkiller may lead to a longer, healthier life, researchers have found. In a study publ...

   
 

Shaare Zedek Hospital Performs Israel's First Sing...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/17/14 | Comments (0)

A malignant lung tumor was removed with just one incision for the first time in Israeli history by doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaar...

   
 

Israel Gives $10 Million to UN's Ebola Fund

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

Israel has donated $10 million to the United Nations Ebola fund, The Times of Israel ...

   
 

An Israeli App For Diabetics Goes Global

Article by David Shamah | Published 12/11/14 | Comments (0)

Dario smart meter system helps people monitor blood sugar levels through t...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 12/08/14 | Comments (0)

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

   
 

Rare Conjoined Twins Die At Georgia Hospital A Day Afte...

Article by Reuters | Published 12/06/14 | Comments (0)

Conjoined twin boys sharing a heart, torso, arms and legs died in an Atlanta hospital on Friday, a day after being born, their parents said in a Face...

   
 

Obama, Complaining Of Sore Throat, Diagnosed With Acid ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/06/14 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the preside...

   
 

Baby Weighing Nearly 14 Pounds Born In Colorado

Article by AP | Published 12/05/14 | Comments (0)

ALAMOSA, Colo.  — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to ...

   
 

Average Affordable Care Premiums Going Up In 2015

Article by AP | Published 12/04/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will fac...

   
 

House Rebukes Obama Over Immigration Actions, Spending ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/04/14 | Comments (0)

House Republicans voted Thursday to block President Obama's immigration executive actions, though it was unclear whether the largely symbolic st...

   
 

Rare Conjoined Twins, Sharing A Heart, Born At Georgia ...

Article by Reuters | Published 12/04/14 | Comments (0)

ATLANTA - Conjoined twin boys, sharing a heart, torso, arms and legs, were born early on Thursday in an...

   
 

Health Ministry Warns against Fake 'Colgate' ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/04/14 | Comments (0)

The Health Ministry is calling to the public to abstain from using Chinese or Thai issued fake “Colga...

   
 

Pregnant Women to Get Better Info on Drug Risks

Article by AP | Published 12/03/14 | Comments (0)

Pregnant women are about to get easier-to-understand information on how safe their medicine is for baby. The Food and Drug Administ...

   
 

Beijing Bans Smoking in Public Spaces

Article by AP | Published 11/30/14 | Comments (0)

Beijing has adopted a smoking ban in all indoor public spaces including workplaces and public transport. The official Xinhua News A...

   
 

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...