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Israel: Bills Aimed at Educating Anti-Vaxxers & Kee...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/19/18 | Comments (0)

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New Drug Shows Promise Of Protecting People With Peanut...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/19/18 | Comments (0)

A new experimental drug allowed children and adolescents to consume small amounts of peanuts without suffering a serious reaction during a recent study...

   
 

Flu Shot Gets A Boost From Dispensing With 1940s Techno...

Article by Bloomberg · Riley Ray Griffin | Published 11/18/18 | Comments (0)

Crafting better flu shots comes down to dispensing with 1940s technology, according to CSL Ltd., which says its new method of vaccine production may of...

   
 

FDA To Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

Article by AP | Published 11/15/18 | Comments (0)

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Listen: Rav Uren Reich On the Havoc Caused by Misguided...

Article by Rav Uren Reich | Published 11/15/18 | Comments (0)

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Measles Outbreak Grows: Boro Park Newborns In ICU; Lake...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/13/18 | Comments (0)

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New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start You...

Article by AP | Published 11/13/18 | Comments (0)

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Reverse Pinocchio: Your Nose Actually Shrinks When You ...

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

Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden boy whose nose grew when he lied, but in reality the opposite is true – for ‘real boys’ at leas...

   
 

Big Studies Give Mixed News On Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Article by AP | Published 11/10/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients....

   
 

Listen: Rabbi Shmuel Feurst: Do Not Take Unvaccinated C...

Article by Rabbi Shmuel Feurst | Published 11/07/18 | Comments (0)

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Saved from the Knife

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 11/06/18 | Comments (0)

At the time of writing this article, Elly is supposed to be ...

   
 

Israel: Vaccination Campaign Launched In Orthodox Neigh...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/05/18 | Comments (0)

The Health Ministry on Sunday approved the “intensive measures” that would be introduced in neighborhoods in Yerushalayim and Beit Shemesh ...

   
 

Measles Outbreak Sparks Warning From Polish Health Offi...

Article by AP | Published 11/04/18 | Comments (0)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after measles cases were reported ...

   
 

Israel's Teva Swings To Loss As Restructuring Proc...

Article by AP | Published 11/02/18 | Comments (0)

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Cross Talk: Federal Agencies Clash On Cellphone Cancer ...

Article by AP | Published 11/01/18 | Comments (0)

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Israel Battles Measles Outbreak As Infant Dies Of Disea...

Article by AP | Published 11/01/18 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018....

   
 

Measles Outbreak Continues to Widen: 40 Cases In Monsey...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/01/18 | Comments (0)

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More Deaths Seen For Less Invasive Cervical Cancer Surg...

Article by AP | Published 10/31/18 | Comments (0)

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the "les...

   
 

Appendix Removal Is Linked To Lower Risk Of Parkinson&r...

Article by AP | Published 10/31/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe...

   
 

Gone To Pot: Marijuana Shortages Plague Canada

Article by AP | Published 10/31/18 | Comments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first ...

   
 

Gum, Bottled Water, Pizza Bagels Want To Be Called ...

Article by AP | Published 10/30/18 | Comments (0)

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Guns Send Over 8,000 US Kids To ER Each Year, Analysis ...

Article by AP | Published 10/29/18 | Comments (0)

Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a fi...

   
 

Another Israel Health Alert Pertaining To Measles &...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/29/18 | Comments (0)

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Trump Says New Proposal Will Lower US Drug Prices

Article by AP | Published 10/25/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan that he said would stop u...

   
 

US Approves First New Type Of Flu Drug In 2 Decades

Article by AP | Published 10/24/18 | Comments (0)

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The Anti-Vaccination Disgrace

Article by Rabbi Aaron Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA | Published 10/24/18 | Comments (0)

There is a small, yet very vocal and influential group of &ldq...

   
 

Woman Saves Husband Who Emerges From Coma To See Son&rs...

Article by AP | Published 10/24/18 | Comments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man awoke from a medica...

   
 

Breaking - Health Officials Investigating Suspected Cas...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/24/18 | Comments (0)

Local and County health officials are investigating a suspec...

   
 

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick In Viral Outbreak At NJ Rehab Cen...

Article by AP | Published 10/23/18 | Comments (0)

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Sitting Is Not Worse Than Smoking

Article by Bloomberg Opinion · Faye Flam | Published 10/23/18 | Comments (0)

Some health messages such as “sitting is the new smoking” spread not because they’re true, but because they’re catchy and twee...

   
 

Mysterious 'Polio-Like' Illness AFM Is Likely...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/22/18 | Comments (0)

A “polio-like” condit...

   
 

Cholesterol, Heart Disease And Statins—the Truth ...

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 10/22/18 | Comments (0)

I have contemplated writing an article on this subject for c...

   
 

Maryland Asks Supreme Court To Uphold Law On Drug Prici...

Article by AP | Published 10/20/18 | Comments (0)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a first-in-the-nation law again...

   
 

More Precaution Than Promotion For Canadian Cannabis To...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/19/18 | Comments (0)

Toronto - Canada’s move to legalize recreational marijuana this week is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism, as tour op...

   
 

StarKist Admits Fixing Tuna Prices, Faces $100 Million ...

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

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Dept. of Health To Monsey Yeshivas With Potential Meas...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 10/18/18 | Comments (0)

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From Jerusalem to Monsey to Williamsburg, Measles Outbr...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 10/17/18 | Comments (0)

New York - A measles outbreak that is linked to a larger one in Jerusalem has local officials issuing warnings regarding 17 confirmed cases of the dise...

   
 

Modified Cotton Could Be Human Food Source After US Gre...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/17/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a p...

   
 

Canada Now World's Largest Legal Marijuana Marketp...

Article by AP | Published 10/17/18 | Comments (0)

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported In 22 S...

Article by AP | Published 10/16/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be follo...

   
 

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger In Diabet...

Article by AP | Published 10/16/18 | Comments (0)

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, r...

   
 

Tel Aviv Scientist Lights The Way In Detecting Cancer C...

Article by JNS | Published 10/12/18 | Comments (0)

Any surgeon removing a cancerous tumor stares down immense risk. They face a dilemma—balancing the removal of all present cancer cells while spar...

   
 

UC Researchers Say Ritual For Orthodox Jewish Men May O...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/11/18 | Comments (0)

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Five Washington Children Hospitalized With Mysterious P...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/10/18 | Comments (0)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Five children in Western Washington are in the hospital with a mysterious polio-like illness that causes paralysis in arms and l...

   
 

Trump Trashes Democrats' Medicare For All Plan In ...

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

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It’s Over—Now What?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 10/08/18 | Comments (0)

Our Succahs are down and the ...

   
 

Australia Set To ‘Eliminate’ Cervical Cance...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/04/18 | Comments (0)

Australia is set to be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer, aided by its national vaccination and screening programs, says a new study....

   
 

EPA: A Little Bit of Radiation Might Be Good for You

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/03/18 | Comments (0)

The Environmental Protection Agency has recruited controvers...

   
 

Trump Health Chief: Premiums To Drop For Popular ACA Pl...

Article by AP | Published 09/27/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - Premiums for a popular type of “silver” health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year in most states,...

   
 

Drug Prices Going Up Despite Trump Promise

Article by AP | Published 09/27/18 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of “getting away with...

   
 

Injured Turtle Gets Around On Lego Wheelchair While Hea...

Article by AP | Published 09/27/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he’s on the mend at the Maryland Zoo....

   
 

80,000 People Died Of Flu Last Winter In US

Article by AP | Published 09/27/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least fou...

   
 

Antibiotics For Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed

Article by AP | Published 09/26/18 | Comments (0)

Chicago - When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be qu...

   
 

Warning: Leaving the Stove on Over Yom Tov? Open the Wi...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 09/23/18 | Comments (0)

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'It's Difficult To Predict:' Psychiatris...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/22/18 | Comments (0)

Looking for a motive or root cause of ...

   
 

Strap On The Fitbit: John Hancock To Sell Only Interact...

Article by AP | Published 09/20/18 | Comments (0)

New York - John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell...

   
 

Klal Yisroel Celebrates as Renewal Facilitates 500th Tr...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/16/18 | Comments (0)

It is an organization whose mission unites individuals from ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Leukemia Dru...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/15/18 | Comments (0)

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most ag...

   
 

The Apple Watch Is Inching Toward Becoming A Medical De...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/18 | Comments (0)

Cupertino, CA - Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device...

   
 

Talking Gloves, Tactile Windows: New Tech Helps The Dis...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/18 | Comments (0)

London - Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then...

   
 

UN Cancer Agency: 18 Million New Cancer Cases This Year

Article by AP | Published 09/12/18 | Comments (0)

United Nations - The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this y...

   
 

Hot, Dry Summer Bringing Fewer Cases Of Lyme Disease

Article by AP | Published 09/09/18 | Comments (0)

New York - New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states &...

   
 

Early Results Boost Hopes For Historic Gene Editing Att...

Article by AP | Published 09/06/18 | Comments (0)

Phoenix - Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of i...

   
 

Rosh Hashonah 5779

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 09/03/18 | Comments (0)

As we approach the New Year of 5779, Haba Aleinu L...

   
 

New Israeli Anti-Smoking Law To Go Into Effect Sept. 1

Article by JNS | Published 08/31/18 | Comments (0)

A law that bans smoking in many public places will go into effect on Sept. 1. Any place where outdoor events are conducted with the...

   
 

Health Ministry Warns Israelis To Get Kids Measles Vacc...

Article by JNS | Published 08/30/18 | Comments (0)

Israel’s Health Ministry warned the public this week to vaccinate children in the wake of a significant increase in the number of cases of measle...

   
 

Even A Small Amount Of Medical Debt Can Trigger Headach...

Article by AP | Published 08/30/18 | Comments (0)

New York - It doesn’t take a huge unpaid medical bill to make a collection agency come calling ... and calling. Researchers f...

   
 

Yom Tov Quickly Approaches -The 24 Day Challenge

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 08/30/18 | Comments (0)

We are now focusing on the approaching Yom HaDin.  ...

   
 

FDA Slams Proposal to Link Coffee With Increased Cancer...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/29/18 | Comments (0)

The FDA spoke out Wednesday against California’s proposal to require a cancer warning on coffee, noting that there is no scientific reason to bel...

   
 

Excessive Sleep is Dangerous

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/28/18 | Comments (0)

This doesn’t mean you should compromise on your Shabbos shluf, but take note: British researche...

   
 

Corrected: Aspirin Disappoints For Avoiding First Heart...

Article by AP | Published 08/28/18 | Comments (0)

In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first ...

   
 

Weight-Loss Drug Belviq Seems Safe For Heart, Study Fin...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/18 | Comments (0)

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems &m...

   
 

Scientists Discover New ‘Micro-Organ’ Hidin...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists have discovered a new “micro-organ” within the immune system, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communication...

   
 

One Dead, Several Hospitalized With West Nile Fever In ...

Article by AP | Published 08/23/18 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - One person died and two are in critical condition from a recent outbreak of the malignant West Nile virus at the Assuta Medical Center in T...

   
 

Israel Bans Juul E-cigarettes Over Nicotine Concentrati...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/21/18 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley start-up Juul Labs, citing public health concerns giv...

   
 

Trump: ‘Most Likely’ Will Be Another Summit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/21/18 | Comments (0)

President  Trump said another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would “most likely” happen but offered no details on tim...

   
 

Europe Sees Sharp Rise In Measles: 41,000 Cases, 37 Dea...

Article by AP | Published 08/20/18 | Comments (0)

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at ...

   
 

A Comprehensive Look At Stress

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 08/20/18 | Comments (0)

Stress is a subject that I write about from time to time bec...

   
 

Israel Gives EpiPen Its First Generic Rival After Furor...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/19/18 | Comments (0)

EpiPen, a life-saving allergy treatment widely criticized for its high price tag, will get generic competition for the first time since the autoinjecto...

   
 

More Than 1,200 Infected With Measles In Brazil; 6 Dead

Article by AP | Published 08/18/18 | Comments (0)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases impor...

   
 

Fake Weed Seen As A Public Health Danger

Article by AP | Published 08/17/18 | Comments (0)

A decade after first appearing in the United States, fake weed is seen as a growing health danger. Some marijuana smokers turned to...

   
 

Children Who Lived With Smokers Are More Likely To Die ...

Article by Washington Post · Kate Furby | Published 08/17/18 | Comments (0)

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to lung disease decades later, according to a study published Thursday by the American Cancer Society....

   
 

Traces of Weed Killer Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/16/18 | Comments (0)

Traces of a controversial herbicide have been found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats oatmeal, and other breakfast foods that could increase the risk of cancer,...

   
 

Jury Awards $289M To Man Who Blames Roundup For Cancer

Article by AP | Published 08/11/18 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer ...

   
 

Study: Multivitamins Don’t Help You Live Longer

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/10/18 | Comments (0)

Multivitamins do next to nothing for longevity, a new meta...

   
 

No Easy Answers On Best Heart Check-up For Young Athlet...

Article by AP | Published 08/08/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found i...

   
 

Helping Nature: Inducing Labor Avoids Cesarean For Some...

Article by AP | Published 08/08/18 | Comments (0)

Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks in...

   
 

State Urges Marylanders To Be Cautious Of Ticks Around ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/08/18 | Comments (0)

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has ...

   
 

Study: 1 In 7 Children Of Zika-Infected Moms Have Probl...

Article by AP | Published 08/07/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health pro...

   
 

Experts Question Benefits Of Fluoride-free Toothpaste

Article by AP | Published 08/07/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leav...

   
 

Keeping Your Vacation Healthy

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 08/07/18 | Comments (0)

Adina has been a long time client who is always watching her weight very carefully.  Even during the Chagim, she holds her own and barely gain...

   
 

Patients Who Accepted Infected Kidneys Cured Of Hepatit...

Article by AP | Published 08/06/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis ...

   
 

FDA Expands Recalls of Common Blood Pressure and Heart ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/06/18 | Comments (0)

The FDA is urging patients to lo...

   
 

UK Law Make Everyone Organ Donors Unless They Opt Out

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/06/18 | Comments (0)

Conservative Government ministers are to go ahead with refor...

   
 

Studies On How Alcohol Affects Health Come Up Blank

Article by Washington Post · Joel Achenbach | Published 08/05/18 | Comments (0)

Research on alcohol consumption is in a pickle. There’s no question that pounding one drink after another is bad for your health. Things get murk...

   
 

New MD Food Recall, This Time For Feces-Borne Parasite

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/05/18 | Comments (0)

Certain salads and wraps sold at Trade...

   
 

Measles Infects More Than 1,000 In Brazil; 5 Reported D...

Article by AP | Published 08/03/18 | Comments (0)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to ...

   
 

Almond Milk Recalled For Containing Milk

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/03/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Cartons of almond milk are being recalled for containing milk — an allergen not listed on the label. ...

   
 

For Better Sleep, Doctors Suggest Low-tech, Cheap Solut...

Article by AP | Published 08/02/18 | Comments (0)

Trenton, NJ - Millions of people struggle to get enough sleep — and to stay alert the next day. Lots of apps, fitness tracker...