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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...

   
 

Food Experts Debate Origin Of Key Lime Pie

Article by AP | Published 08/01/18 | Comments (0)

Key West, FL - Florida Keys culinary experts are furious about a cookbook author’s claim that Key lime pie wasn’t invented in the island ch...

   
 

Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/01/18 | Comments (0)

WEST BEND, Wis. (WJZ) — A Wisconsin man has lost both of his legs after being licked by a dog. &...

   
 

Ah-Choooo! Driver's Sneeze Attack Blamed For Georg...

Article by AP | Published 07/31/18 | Comments (0)

Athens, GA - One moment she was having a sneezing fit and the next, her SUV had rear-ended a minivan. That’s what a 43-year M...

   
 

A Robotic Hand Can Juggle A Cube _ With Lots Of Trainin...

Article by AP | Published 07/31/18 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take. ...

   
 

Addiction in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish Community...

Article by Howard Reznick, MSW, LCSW-C, Manager, Prevention/Education for Jewish Community Services | Published 07/31/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 31, 2018 -...

   
 

Secrets of the Heart, Revealed

Article by Zvi Gluck, Director of Amudim | Published 07/30/18 | Comments (0)

In the days before Tisha B’Av I penned an op-ed titled...

   
 

Ultrasound Jiggles Open Brain Barrier, A Step To Better...

Article by AP | Published 07/26/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - A handful of Alzheimer’s patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporaril...

   
 

Hopes Rise Again For A Drug To Slow Alzheimer’s D...

Article by AP | Published 07/25/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease after repeated failures. An experimental therap...

   
 

Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Dec...

Article by AP | Published 07/25/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decli...

   
 

FDA Approves New Pill To Reduce Pain From Endometriosis

Article by AP | Published 07/24/18 | Comments (0)

Trenton, NJ - U.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for pain caused by endometriosis. The common condition involves abnorma...

   
 

Health Care Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides T...

Article by AP | Published 07/23/18 | Comments (0)

New York - That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your a...

   
 

Exercise-It’s a Must!

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 07/23/18 | Comments (0)

It’s 2018 and there is still a terrible misconception ...

   
 

Drowning Death Of Jewish Jackson Girl Prompts Calls For...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 07/22/18 | Comments (0)

Lakewood, NJ - A three year old Jackson girl who was pulled from the bottom of her family’s backyard pool in late June passed away yesterday, pro...

   
 

Soy "Milk" Makers May Need To Find Alternativ...

Article by AP | Published 07/19/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator su...

   
 

Soy "Milk" May Soon Be Targeted For Not Comin...

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

New York - Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested t...

   
 

'Do Not Eat This Cereal': CDC Links Honey Sma...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/13/18 | Comments (0)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that ...

   
 

$550 Million Awarded In Lawsuit Linking Cancer, Baby Po...

Article by AP | Published 07/12/18 | Comments (0)

St Louis - A St. Louis jury has awarded $550 million to nearly two dozen women who claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder ...

   
 

Watch: Is Your Air Conditioner Killing You? (Video)

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/12/18 | Comments (0)

ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano on a new study claiming increased air conditioning use will lead to nearly 1,000 more deaths a year. &l...

   
 

New Ways To Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete For Place In Be...

Article by AP | Published 07/12/18 | Comments (0)

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It's b...

   
 

Is The "Organic" Seal Worth It, Given Dispute...

Article by AP | Published 07/11/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it? The “USDA Organic” label generally signifi...

   
 

Happily Married Couple May Divorce To Get Healthcare Be...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/11/18 | Comments (0)

A Texas couple who say they’ve been happily married for nine years may get a divorce in order to pay for their daughter’s rising health-car...

   
 

Southwest Airline To Stop Serving Peanuts Over Allergy ...

Article by AP | Published 07/11/18 | Comments (0)

Southwest Airlines will stop giving away peanuts on flights next month, ending a tradition that goes back decades. The airline said...

   
 

Trump Says Drug Maker Pfizer 'Rolling Back Price H...

Article by AP | Published 07/11/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pa...

   
 

Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Caused Cancer Can Move Forwa...

Article by AP | Published 07/11/18 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victim...

   
 

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe At 'Obama...

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an 'Obamacare' program that protects insurers with si...

   
 

Fresh Grounds For Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Long...

Article by AP | Published 07/02/18 | Comments (0)

Chicago - Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who ...

   
 

FDA OKs First Drug Made To Reduce Excessive Sweating

Article by AP | Published 06/29/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition ...

   
 

Code Orange Air Quality Alert Is In Effect For Friday J...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/29/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - June 29, 2018 -...

   
 

Appeals Court: Infants, NYC Preschoolers Must Get Flu S...

Article by AP | Published 06/29/18 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City’s requirement that infants and preschoolers in city-regulated child care or school-based programs must get yearly flu sh...

   
 

Survey: Exercise And Obesity Are Both Rising In US

Article by AP | Published 06/28/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming ...

   
 

Eat Out and Enjoy It!

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 06/26/18 | Comments (0)

Sixty or seventy years ago, eating out in a restaurant or bu...

   
 

Kosher Meat Recall: Agri Star Recalls Beef Pastrami Pro...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA ...

   
 

Taking Advantage Of The Sick: Insulin Prices Triples In...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/21/18 | Comments (0)

Rising insulin costs are drawing outrage from diabetes advocates, leading to calls for greater transparency and federal oversight of the market for a d...

   
 

New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer&...

Article by AP | Published 06/21/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that pr...

   
 

New Flu Vaccine Only A Little Better Than Traditional S...

Article by AP | Published 06/20/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government re...

   
 

Study: Left-Handed People Could Be Getting Wrong Mental...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/20/18 | Comments (0)

Researchers say existing mental health treatments for left-handed people could be doing more harm than good, ...

   
 

FDA Reconsiders Added Sugar Label For Maple Syrup, Hone...

Article by AP | Published 06/20/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. ...

   
 

Meat 2.0? Clean Meat? Spat Shows The Power Of Food Word...

Article by AP | Published 06/19/18 | Comments (0)

New York - If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by...

   
 

Canada Legalises Recreational Marijuana

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/19/18 | Comments (0)

Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreat...

   
 

Smoking Hits New Low; About 14 Percent Of US Adults Lig...

Article by AP | Published 06/19/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down...

   
 

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey S...

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

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Fiber Optics? Range Of Ingredients Bulk Up Food Fiber C...

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

New York - Are the fiber counts for foods getting bloated? Browse supermarket shelves, and it’s easy to find ice cream, yogur...

   
 

IQ Scores Are Declining And The Environment Is To Blame...

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

IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says, ...

   
 

Frustrated AMA Adopts Sweeping Policies To Cut Gun Viol...

Article by AP | Published 06/12/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ...

   
 

Flu Season Was One Of The Deadliest For US Children

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

New York - Flu killed more children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. Health officials o...

   
 

Palace: Queen Elizabeth II Had Successful Eye Surgery

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

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II had successful eye surgery to treat a cataract last month. The palace...

   
 

Paskesz Candy To Temporarily Suspend Distribution Of So...

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

Paskesz Candy today told TLS they will be temporarily suspending the distribution of the Sour Worx candy after complaints of irritation. <...

   
 

Trump Says First Lady Had 4-Hour Operation

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye follo...

   
 

Israel Warns Gazans To Avoid Border In Friday Protest

Article by AP | Published 06/07/18 | Comments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has dropped leaflets across the Gaza Strip, warning residents to stay far from the Israeli border d...

   
 

To Get Around Pharmacy Gag Rules, Ask About Drug Costs

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

Washington - “Do you have prescription insurance?” It’s one of the first questions consumers hear at the pharmacy...

   
 

Battery Removed From Nostril of 2-Year-Old at Galil Hos...

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

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA...

   
 

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Stuns Mom By Walking At Gradua...

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

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able t...

   
 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study F...

Article by AP | Published 06/03/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of be...

   
 

Renowned Texas Heart Transplant Program Suspends Operat...

Article by AP | Published 06/02/18 | Comments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of...

   
 

5 Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Article by AP | Published 06/01/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.<...

   
 

Trump Signs Bill For Terminal Patients To Try Unproven ...

Article by AP | Published 05/30/18 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a...