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Israeli Scientists Seek Effective Treatment After Makin...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/24/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have made a major breakthrough in research into the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that could lead to ef...

   
 

Gut Check: Swallowed Capsule Could Spot Trouble, Send A...

Article by AP | Published 05/24/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be us...

   
 

Study Offers New Look At Why Our Brains Evolved To Be S...

Article by AP | Published 05/23/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain — a computer — and got back a surp...

   
 

FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off She...

Article by AP | Published 05/23/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredi...

   
 

Is Your Food Safe?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 05/21/18 | Comments (0)

We spend a lot of time thinking about and talking about nutr...

   
 

US Approves 1st Drug Developed To Prevent Chronic Migra...

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

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Dru...

   
 

Warning: Leaving the Stove on Over 3-Day Yom Tov? Open ...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 05/17/18 | Comments (0)

Balt...

   
 

Amazon Cuts Whole Foods Prices For Prime Members In New...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/16/18 | Comments (0)

Seattle - Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war. On Wednesday,...

   
 

Israel Transfers Medical Aid to Gaza

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/15/18 | Comments (0)

Israel decided to coordinate passage of six trucks with humanitarian aid and medical supplies to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing, coordinated by...

   
 

WHO Wants To Rid The World Of Trans Fat By 2023

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/15/18 | Comments (0)

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday launched their guide to eliminate artificial trans fat from all food in the world by the year 2023....

   
 

Snacking

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 05/14/18 | Comments (0)

I met Shelly when she came into our program a few months ago.  When she called to make her appointment, she told me over the phone that her do...

   
 

In Taking On High Drug Prices, Trump Faces A Complex Ne...

Article by AP | Published 05/10/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away wi...

   
 

WHO: Saturated Fat Should Be Less Than 10 Percent Of Di...

Article by AP | Published 05/04/18 | Comments (0)

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 ...

   
 

1st Death Reported In Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

Article by AP | Published 05/03/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death ...

   
 

Pill Expiration Dates Can Have Wiggle Room If Stored Ri...

Article by AP | Published 05/03/18 | Comments (0)

Trenton, NJ - Just how firm are expiration dates on bottles of allergy or pain pills? Probably not as crucial as the “Best By” date on milk...

   
 

Spokesman: Doctors Pleased With George H.W. Bush's...

Article by AP | Published 05/02/18 | Comments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized at least another day, but that doctors "ar...

   
 

McConnell: Senate Likely To Consider Anti-Opioid Packag...

Article by AP | Published 05/01/18 | Comments (0)

The U.S. Senate is working on crafting a comprehensive package to combat the nation’s opioid addiction problems and ease the transition from trea...

   
 

Weight a Minute, Weight a Year! Some Patience And A Lot...

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 04/30/18 | Comments (0)

It’s not every day that someone who starts our program is 157 cm (about 5 feet 2 inches) tall, 53 years old (a difficult time for any female to b...

   
 

Teens Have Figured Out How To Be Sneaky While Vaping In...

Article by AP | Published 04/29/18 | Comments (0)

Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today’s teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that’s so discreet t...

   
 

More Kids Have Autism, Better Diagnosis May Be The Reas...

Article by AP | Published 04/27/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can b...

   
 

CNN's Gupta Urges Sessions To Back Medical Marijua...

Article by AP | Published 04/26/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to...

   
 

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Grows To 84 ...

Article by AP | Published 04/26/18 | Comments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said...

   
 

Israeli Study Suggests Link Between Tylenol And ADHD, A...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 04/25/18 | Comments (0)

Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy&a...

   
 

Are You Still Dieting? Stop Now! (Part 2)

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 04/25/18 | Comments (0)

In part one of this article we examined why, in sp...

   
 

After A Death, How Much Can 'Broken Heart' Hu...

Article by AP | Published 04/24/18 | Comments (0)

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former Pr...

   
 

UK Judge Rejects Bid To Take Sick Toddler Alfie Evans A...

Article by AP | Published 04/24/18 | Comments (0)

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Tuesday said the parents of a terminally ill toddler cannot take him to Italy for treatment, a course of action ...

   
 

Opioid Treatment Gap In Medicare: Methadone Clinics

Article by AP | Published 04/24/18 | Comments (0)

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one...

   
 

Tnuva Reportedly Using Less Milk And More Water In Choc...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/24/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA ...

   
 

NYC Mice Carry Life-Threatening Bacteria, Study Finds

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/23/18 | Comments (0)

A new study in New York City found mice carry life-threatening, disease-causing bacteria — and some may be resistant to antibiotics. &...

   
 

Americans Told to Toss Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Fea...

Article by AP | Published 04/21/18 | Comments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warn...

   
 

US Experts Back Marijuana-based Drug For Childhood Seiz...

Article by AP | Published 04/19/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood e...

   
 

Study: Miami Among Cities At Risk From Yellow Fever Spr...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/19/18 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - Miami is at risk of a deadly yellow fever outbreak because the disease could thrive there but the city has no checks on travelers arriving ...

   
 

New Organ Called ‘Interstitium’ May Explain...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/17/18 | Comments (0)

While performing endoscopies — a non-surgical procedure where a small camera attached to a tube is used to examine the gastrointestinal tract &md...

   
 

Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US Agenc...

Article by AP | Published 04/17/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children w...

   
 

Immune Therapy Scores Big Win Against Lung Cancer In St...

Article by AP | Published 04/17/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most co...

   
 

Are You Still Dieting? Stop Now! (Part 1)

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 04/16/18 | Comments (0)

My clients and people in general ask me a lot of questions about health and fitness.  But there is one question I just won’t answer; &ld...

   
 

Prevention Is the Best Medicine

Article by Rabbi Eli Glaser | Published 04/16/18 | Comments (0)

The sefer Ta'amei HaMinhagim (page...

   
 

Feds: Increase Medication-based Treatment For Opioids

Article by AP | Published 04/16/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some ...

   
 

200 Million Eggs Recalled Because Of Salmonella Concern...

Article by AP | Published 04/15/18 | Comments (0)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacter...

   
 

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing he...

Article by AP | Published 04/15/18 | Comments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family sp...

   
 

Former US House Speaker To Promote Legalizing Marijuana

Article by AP | Published 04/12/18 | Comments (0)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide...

   
 

Drug Testing Plan Considered For Some Food Stamp Recipi...

Article by AP | Published 04/12/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug...

   
 

The Personality Traits That Put You At Risk For Smartph...

Article by Washington Post · Tara Bahrampour | Published 04/11/18 | Comments (0)

When the Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users, it used the “Big 5” or “Five ...

   
 

New Way Of Defining Alzheimer's Aims To Find Disea...

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

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes...

   
 

Study: Stop-smoking Drugs Chantix, Zyban Pose No Heart ...

Article by AP | Published 04/09/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U...

   
 

Clothes Tight? Scale Up? It's After Pesach! What C...

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 04/09/18 | Comments (0)

Here we go again!  Your clothes are tight, the scal...

   
 

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/09/18 | Comments (0)

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Teachers Acquire a New Skill: How to Stop the Bleeding

Article by AP | Published 04/09/18 | Comments (0)

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade ...

   
 

Premiums Shoot Up, But Many Are Paying Less For ‘...

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers getting financial assistance under former President Barack Obama's health care law will pay lower premiums this ...

   
 

Pill Kills the Flu Virus in One Day

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/03/18 | Comments (0)

In the midst of this year’s severe flu epidemic, which caused over 17,000 hospitalizations since October, a Japanese drug maker claims to have de...

   
 

Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead To Death, Stu...

Article by AP | Published 04/03/18 | Comments (0)

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic bl...

   
 

Antacids, Antibiotics For Infants Linked To Later Aller...

Article by AP | Published 04/02/18 | Comments (0)

Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut ba...

   
 

California Judge: Coffee Needs Cancer Warnings

Article by AP | Published 03/29/18 | Comments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry a cancer warning label. ...

   
 

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make It Medical Powerhou...

Article by AP | Published 03/28/18 | Comments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. T...

   
 

Lawsuit Challenges FDA Delay of E-cigarette Review

Article by AP | Published 03/28/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to del...

   
 

Yucky Ducky? Study Reveals Bath-time Toy's Dirty S...

Article by AP | Published 03/28/18 | Comments (0)

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Scientists have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long sus...

   
 

Dentist Group Puts Teeth In Push To Curb Opioid Painkil...

Article by AP | Published 03/26/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers. The ...

   
 

McConnell Bill Would Legalize Hemp As Agricultural Prod...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/26/18 | Comments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new bill on Monday that would legalize hemp as an agricultural product. The Hemp...

   
 

Dr. Roberts: Don’t Bring Un-Immunized People to M...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/25/18 | Comments (0)

This Chol Hamoed, as in years past, Kollel Ner Avrohom and Dr. Casriel Roberts will sponsor a Pesach&a...

   
 

Another Pesach Is Upon Us (Part 2)

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 03/19/18 | Comments (0)

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Older Americans Will Outnumber Youths In Just 17 Years

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

The number of Americans over retirement age will be greater than those under 18 by 2035, for the first time in American history. Ne...

   
 

Cigarettes Versus E-Cigarettes

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

After a comprehensive investigation of e-cigarettes based on 800 studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concluded that ...

   
 

Bids To Curb Health Care Costs Offer Little More Than T...

Article by AP | Published 03/13/18 | Comments (0)

It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress’ effort to stabilize the nation’s...

   
 

Another Pesach Is Upon Us (Part 1)

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 03/12/18 | Comments (0)

Pesach is upon us… by now you have it all down to a good routine--which rooms get cleaned first, who is in charge of what, and when to kasher th...

   
 

Stand Straight—It Pays

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 03/08/18 | Comments (0)

Posture!  We’ve all heard people (our parents...

   
 

Teens Using E-cigarettes Show Evidence Of Same Toxic Ch...

Article by ABC7 | Published 03/07/18 | Comments (0)

Using e-cigarettes has been promoted as a way to help adult smokers cut back or quit smoking, or at least to minimize the health damage that smoking ca...

   
 

FDA Did Not Issue New Statement On Vaccines And Autism

Article by AP | Published 03/07/18 | Comments (0)

Some health websites have misrepresented the fine print on an old vaccine label to falsely claim that the "FDA announced that vaccines are causing...

   
 

Opioid Overdoses in ERs Up 30 Percent as Crisis Worsens

Article by AP | Published 03/07/18 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the nation's drug crisis is g...

   
 

Prescription Opioids Fail Rigorous New Test For Chronic...

Article by AP | Published 03/07/18 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients...

   
 

Planning on Drinking This Purim? Read This!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 02/27/18 | Comments (0)

Reposted by poplular request:March 16, 2016 - Now that Chodesh Adar II has arrived, we are fully into t...

   
 

The Abundant Calories of Purim!

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/27/18 | Comments (0)

When we think of Jewish occasions that add inches to our waistline, we normally think about Pesach or Succos.  After all, there are Yom Tov me...

   
 

Standing Desks 'Increase Pain' And Slow Down ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/26/18 | Comments (0)

Standing desks increase bod...

   
 

A 15-Year-Old May Lose Partial Vision Due To Purim Fire...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA ...

   
 

Scientists Link Chicken Nuggets, Cereal to Cancer

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/22/18 | Comments (0)

We hate to spoil your breakfast, or supper, but a groundbreaking new study by French scientists has linked processed foods such as cereals and mass-p...

   
 

Study: Counting Calories to Lose Weight Is a Fallacy

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/21/18 | Comments (0)

A study published today in JAMA followed 609 overweight adults for a year and found that counting calories...

   
 

Preventive Treatment For Peanut Allergies Succeeds In S...

Article by AP | Published 02/20/18 | Comments (0)

New York - The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules ...

   
 

Trump Officials Move To Expand Non-ObamaCare Insurance ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/20/18 | Comments (0)

The Trump administration on Tuesday made a controversial move to expand access to health insurance that does not meet ObamaCare requirements....

   
 

School Officials: Third Child In New Jersey Dies After ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/19/18 | Comments (0)

A child in New Jersey has died after coming down with the flu, possibly making it the third pediatric flu-related death in the state. ...

   
 

You Lost the Weight, Bought New Clothes, Feel Great and...

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/19/18 | Comments (0)

You set your goal.  You decided you needed to lose ...

   
 

Medical Examiner Taps DNA Science To Find Missing Perso...

Article by AP | Published 02/19/18 | Comments (0)

New York - For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their ...

   
 

Flu-Stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus On A...

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

Dallas -  A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her hus...

   
 

University of Haifa Professor Helps Make Potentially Ga...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

A University of Haifa professor was part of a major international research effort that recently discovered a genetic mutation associated with Crohn&rsq...

   
 

McCain Urges Trump To Make Good On Promise To Address H...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

Sens. John McCain and Tammy Baldwin on Monday called on President Trump to make good on his promise to lower drug prices, writing that the problem &ldq...

   
 

Why Are You Overeating?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one questio...

   
 

Flu Season Still Getting Worse; Now As Bad As 2009 Swin...

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

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government...

   
 

Failure To Diagnose Dyslexia A Problem In Maryland Publ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/09/18 | Comments (0)

Some literacy experts believe that more than 60 percent of Maryland public school students are reading below grade level due, in part, to the failure o...

   
 

Lawmakers Want to Stop Laundry Detergent Pods From Look...

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

Mouth-watering laundry-detergent pods that look like Willy Wonka’s everlasting gobstoppers could soon be a thing of the past. A bill introduced...

   
 

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambl...

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

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated i...

   
 

Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids, Regulators S...

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

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive fam...

   
 

Why Are You Overeating?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/06/18 | Comments (0)

As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one question you don’t ask your client is “why?”.  We are usually dealing w...

   
 

2 Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths...

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

Two New York City children died from the flu in what health officials said were the first confirmed pediatric fatalities li...

   
 

CDC Reports More Flu Deaths, Record Hospitalizations

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/04/18 | Comments (0)

Federal health officials say at least 16 more children ...

   
 

Cancer From Cellphones? New Studies Say No Need To Hang...

Article by AP | Published 02/04/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with ...

   
 

As Opioid Crisis Grows, Judge Aims For Solutions, Settl...

Article by AP | Published 01/31/18 | Comments (0)

The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction. How and when...

   
 

MD Hospitals Take Extra Precautions Amid Flu Epidemic

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/30/18 | Comments (0)

This year's deadly flu epidemic sweeping the country appears to be getting worse. Some schools have been forced to close their doors to stop the s...

   
 

FDA Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claims That New ...

Article by Washington Post · William Wan | Published 01/28/18 | Comments (0)

An U.S. advisory panel on Thursday rejected claims by Philip Morris International that a new smokeless cigarette it hopes to sell in the United States ...

   
 

Growing Number Of Young Children Dying From Flu

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/26/18 | Comments (0)

The family of a 12-year-old boy in Florida is grieving after ...

   
 

Flu Widespread Across US For Third Straight Week Share ...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight ...

   
 

Tiny Implant Opens Way To Deliver Drugs Deep Into The B...

Article by AP | Published 01/25/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. <...