Pregnant? Keep moving!

By Laurel Alper , May 2, 2013

Pregnancy brings about significant physical changes that affect how your body functions over nine months and beyond. Generally, unless medical limitations indicate otherwise, women are encouraged to continue with or start an exercise programme and to keep moving.


Bone marrow match found for Sharon Berger - family delighted

By Anna Sheinman, May 2, 2013

The family of critically ill Sharon Berger reacted with joy this week at the news that a bone marrow donor had been found for her after a community-wide campaign.

“It’s overwhelming, like winning the lottery,” said daughter Caroline Berger. “We never thought we’d find the person to save her life.”


Bone marrow match found for Sharon Berger

By Anna Sheinman, April 30, 2013

A bone marrow donor has been found for critically ill Harrow grandmother Sharon Berger after a four month campaign by family and friends to find a match in the Jewish community.

Ms Berger suffers from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing blood cells. “I have had no immune system for six years,” she said.


Manchester measles alert

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

Salford Jewish schools have been placed on alert after two cases
of measles were confirmed in Broughton, Greater Manchester’s major Jewish area.

The local council has issued guidance letters to parents, with Mayor Ian Stewart urging them “to have their children vaccinated to prevent the number of cases of measles rising
in Salford”.


Book gives crash course on glatt sex for Orthodox

By Nathan Jeffay, April 26, 2013

In 1999, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wrote Kosher Sex. Now, there’s glatt sex.

For what is believed to be the first time, from next month, Charedim will be able to buy a Hebrew-language sex guide written especially for them.


Beware flawed theories

By Ian Marber , April 25, 2013

If I were to devise a diet plan that was built around a fallacy, or worse still, a biochemical impossibility, but the foods that were recommended were basically good, would that be dishonest? I grapple with this question when I read about the so-called “acid alkaline” diet. It is based on the theory that disease thrives in an acid environment but eating certain foods promote alkalinity.


Norrice Lea man to head Sport England

By Zoe Winograd, April 22, 2013

Chief Executive of the London Marathon, Nick Bitel, has been named the next chair of Sport England.


Time to get running

By Laurel Alper, April 19, 2013

The London Marathon takes place later this month and I, like millions of others, will watch in wonderment as the runners push themselves beyond normal limits to complete the 26 mile, 385 yard distance, spurred on to achieve their personal bests or raise money for their chosen charities.


Why your child needs an MMR jab

By Ellie Cannon, April 18, 2013

During one of my recent TV interviews about the current measles outbreak in Wales, the presenter was shocked that GPs misdiagnose measles as a viral infection. This is not shocking at all for two reasons. Firstly, measles is a viral infection that initially looks like other standard viruses all our children get.


Extra potential donors netted by Gunners star

By Anna Sheinman, April 16, 2013

Arsenal footballer Lukas Podolski is the latest celebrity backing the campaign to find a bone marrow donor for Harrow grandmother Sharon Berger.

The German international forward was a patron of a drive in Finchley, the first run by the recently launched Delete Blood Cancer UK.