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Owings Mills Boy Youngest Double Hand Transplant Recipi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/28/15 | Comments (0)

An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant...

   
 

Lakewood Father Donating Kidney to His Mother: 'No...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/28/15 | Comments (0)

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Charedi Teen Agrees To Chemotherapy After Rabbi's ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/28/15 | Comments (0)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Charedi Orthodox teenager who asked for the public’s help to pr...

   
 

Minister Litzman Says Medical Marijuana Will Be Availab...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 07/27/15 | Comments (0)

Israel - Deputy Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman announced on Monday that medicinal marijuana will now be available in pharmacies, a decision...

   
 

Israeli Pharma Giant Teva Buys Botox's Allergan

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/27/15 | Comments (0)

$40.5 billion purchase solidifies Teva as world leader in generic drugs, after $40.1 billion bid for rival Mylan meets resistance....

   
 

Alzheimer's Evolves Way Before The Symptoms Emerge...

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

Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 70% cases of Dementia. People suffering from this chronic neurodegenerative disease have an average life exp...

   
 

Start-up Gives Autistic Kids - And Their Parents - A Li...

Article by David Shamah | Published 07/13/15 | Comments (0)

AngelSense’s tracking and information system lets parents keep ...

   
 

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame May Not Totally Disappear

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

PepsiCo CEO suggests peop...

   
 

FDA Updates Heart Warnings On Popular Pain Relievers

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

Washington - Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers to reflect new information about their risks of heart ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Suggest Autism Can be Detected in T...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 07/02/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers in Israel discovered that a non-verbal smell test may be used to detect autism among toddlers just a few months old, the U.K.’s ...

   
 

Woman Dies From Measles; First Such Death Since 2003

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/02/15 | Comments (0)

SEATTLE -- A Clallam County woman died this spring due to a measles infection, the Washington state Department of Health said Thursday. It's the...

   
 

A Father's Perspective On Anorexia

Article by Judy Krasna | Published 06/30/15 | Comments (0)

I feel somewhat fraudulent putting my name on this post since in reality, the ideas and thoughts contained in it were given to me by my husband. I gu...

   
 

Pacemakers Could Be Passe With New Genetic Therapy (Vid...

Article by David Shamah | Published 06/25/15 | Comments (0)

By injecting the heart with light-stimulated genes, doctors will be able ...

   
 

Hebrew U., Boston Hospital Create Algorithm That Scans ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/25/15 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has collaborated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to create an algorithm that co...

   
 

Kidney Donations: A Halachic Update

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/24/15 | Comments (0)

This article is written for the Refuah Shleimah of Aryeh Eliezer Ben Gitel and his Wife Sara Devorah Bas Miriam – a remarkable couple under...

   
 

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/15 | Comments (0)

If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per d...

   
 

Bottled Spring Water Recall

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/22/15 | Comments (0)

Niagara Bottling company is voluntary recalling all of its spring water produced in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and Allentown, Pennsylvania due to concern...

   
 

Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, St...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/19/15 | Comments (0)

Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor. A new ...

   
 

House Easily Votes To Repeal Tax On Medical Equipment

Article by AP | Published 06/18/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House shrugged off a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to repea...

   
 

Study: Appendicitis Treatable with Pills

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/16/15 | Comments (0)

For more than 100 years, the standard treatment for ...

   
 

Obama Administration Cracking Down On Trans Fats

Article by AP | Published 06/16/15 | Comments (0)

Tells food industry to ph...

   
 

Some Heartburn Drugs May Carry Heightened Risk Of Heart...

Article by Reuters | Published 06/11/15 | Comments (0)

New York - People who take certain popular heartburn medications, like omeprazole (Prilosec), are at increased risk of heart attack, according to a d...

   
 

Cuba Suspends U.S. Chicken Imports Over Bird Flu

Article by Reuters | Published 06/09/15 | Comments (0)

(Reuters). Cuba has suspended imports of U.S. chicken citing a bird flu epidemic ravaging the U.S. poultry industry, U.S...

   
 

Netherlands To Save US After Bird Flu Outbreak By Sendi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/09/15 | Comments (0)

The US has seen a dramatic egg shortage in just a few weeks, prompting the first time in over a decade the has imported eggs from a Euro...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Think Aromatic Middle Eastern Shrub...

Article by David Daoud | Published 06/08/15 | Comments (0)

According to a study presented on Monday at Ariel University, the plant known as the “Chiliadenus iphionoides”, ...

   
 

Lack of Vaccination Thought to Cause Whooping Cough in ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/03/15 | Comments (0)

A whooping cough outbreak has hit the frum communties of Boro Park and Williamsburg, mostly because a significant number of families refuse to...

   
 

Health Experts See Big Price Hikes For Obamacare

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/30/15 | Comments (0)

Premiums could rise more sharply in 2016. The cost of Obamacare could rise for millions of Americans n...

   
 

Will Israel End Child Subsidies For Anti-vaxxers?

Article by Ben Sales | Published 05/28/15 | Comments (0)

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Each month, the Israeli government sends a check to every Is...

   
 

Israeli Police Chief Looking Into Legalizing Medical Ma...

Article by Israel Hayom | Published 05/28/15 | Comments (0)

Israel Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino said he has decided to establish a professional committee to investigate the cannabis polic...

   
 

Live Anthrax Inadvertently Sent by U.S. Military

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/27/15 | Comments (0)

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FBI Probes Device Found to Spread Cancer

Article by WSJ | Published 05/27/15 | Comments (0)

Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the FBI investigation for a surgical device that has been found to spread cancer in women....

   
 

Doctors Issue Warning About Cleaning Grills with Wire B...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/27/15 | Comments (0)

Love eating burgers off the grill? You’ll want to read this. Connecticut resident Cheryl Harrison was rushed to the emer...

   
 

NYTimes: Four Words Could Sink Obamacare

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/26/15 | Comments (0)

Four words "carelessly" included in the 900-page Obamacare law stand to derail the president’s signature piece of legislation, ...

   
 

Bibi Goes to the Doctor

Article by Jacob Kamaras | Published 05/25/15 | Comments (0)

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Israeli Invention Fights Stunted Growth In Children

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

A new dietary supplement developed at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel has successfully helped children in the bot...

   
 

Studies Show Men, Women Who Drink Live Longer

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

The latest health research offers good reasons to raise a glass to toast your health: Drinking alcohol in moderation has been shown to reduce the ris...

   
 

Beer May Protect Against Alzheimer's: Study

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/10/15 | Comments (0)

The health-promoting benefits of wine is more often touted over beer, but a new study suggests that the foamy beverage may help protect the brain fro...

   
 

Allergy Symptoms Out Of Control As Pollen Count Skyrock...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 05/08/15 | Comments (0)

New York - Allergy sufferers throughout the northeast are finding themselves in the midst of a particularly brutal season as meteorological condition...

   
 

Manicurists Face Threat of Cancer and Miscarriages From...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/08/15 | Comments (0)

Some ingredients used in nail products have been tied to cancer, miscarriages, lung diseases and other ailments. The industry has long ...

   
 

It's Time to Regulate E-Cigarettes

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/26/15 | Comments (0)

WHEN the federal government announced last week that youth e-cigarett...

   
 

USDA Says Avian Flu Could Spread To Northeast

Article by AP | Published 04/24/15 | Comments (0)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Bird flu is ravaging the Midwest, and federal experts say it could spread to the Northeast if birds in the Atlantic flyway become...

   
 

Teva Offers To Buy Mylan In $40 Billion Deal

Article by TOI, AP | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

Transaction would produce a pharmaceutical behemoth, possibly drawing the ...

   
 

United States' First Ever All-Girl Quintuplets To ...

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

Houston – A Houston couple became the parents of the United States' first ever all-girl quintuplets to survive. It's the first tim...

   
 

Mishpacha Magazine - Soul and Heart

Article by Mishpacha Magazine/Eytan Kobre | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Mendel Freedman was an accomplished Bais Yaakov principal in suburban Maryland when he received the report that made his blood free...

   
 

Obesity Policy Coalition Warns Lunch Box Fruit Drinks H...

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

Many popular children's lunch box juices contain more sugar than Coca-Cola and parents should steer clear of them, health groups say. ...

   
 

Finally, Congress OKs Bill Reshaping Medicare Doctors&#...

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

WASHINGTON — Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the co...

   
 

Israeli Scientists Regenerate Heart Cells In Revolution...

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

When the cardiac muscle is compromised and cells die, it can often lead to death. But researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science recently disco...

   
 

Israeli-Developed Breath Test Catches Stomach Cancer Ea...

Article by David Shamah | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

NaNose, the Technion-built nano-technology detection system, proves as eff...

   
 

Israeli-Developed Cancer Drug Found To Effectively Trea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers from Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center who gave a patient a cancer drug that is being studied as...

   
 

Johns Hopkins Study: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/07/15 | Comments (0)

Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there's surprisingly little scientific evidence to show...

   
 

More Scientists Doubt Salt Is As Bad For You As The Gov...

Article by Peter Whoriskey | Published 04/06/15 | Comments (0)

For years, the federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of...

   
 

Home Trampoline Danger: 1Million Visits To ER

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

[Ed. Note: With the upcoming Yom Tov and with many family and friends spending more time together, many children...

   
 

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

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/15 | Comments (0)

Reposted by request: Lakewod, NJ  - Apr. 7 - With Pesach cleanin...

   
 

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...

   
 

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...