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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...

   
 

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, ...