Health

Care needed on rushed move

By Geoffrey Alderman, January 22, 2013

Sometimes, as we all know, the road to hell can be paved with the best of intentions. Recent events at the Morris Feinmann Home in Didsbury provide a perfect illustration of this dictum. Everyone appears to be acting through the noblest of motives. But not everyone is pleased at the way things are turning out.

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Neuberger ‘backdoor euthanasia’ inquiry

By Anna Sheinman, January 17, 2013

Baroness Julia Neuberger, rabbi of West London Synagogue, is to chair the review of the controversial palliative care method known as the Liverpool Care Pathway.

The Liverpool Care Pathway is a checklist for medical professionals to assist patients to a humane and pain-free death, developed over 10 years ago by pain-care specialists in Liverpool.

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Baroness Neuberger to chair Liverpool Care Pathway review

By Anna Sheinman, January 15, 2013

Baroness Julia Neuberger, rabbi of the West London Synagogue, is to chair the review of the controversial palliative care method known as the Liverpool Care Pathway.

The Liverpool Care Pathway is a checklist for medical professionals who work in palliative care to assist patients to a humane and pain-free death, developed over 10 years ago by pain-care specialists in Liverpool.

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Israeli medic may revive organ row

By Simon Rocker, January 10, 2013

An Israeli medical expert is set to reopen the debate among Orthodox rabbis over organ donation in a lecture in London next week.

Rabbinical authorities differ on the definition of the moment of death and therefore when doctors may remove organs for transplant.

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Life-saving drive starts for bone marrow donor

By Anna Sheinman, December 17, 2012

A Harrow woman who set up a patient support group for the stem cell syndrome she suffers from is in desperate need of a donor for a bone marrow transplant.

Sharon Berger established the MDS UK Patient Support group after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing blood cells.

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No half measures as blood donor plan grows

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Personal tragedy has prompted a Jewish student to set up two charitable schemes that have received national acclaim.

Abigail Kay’s mother, Carol, died in December last year after a long battle with cancer. During the course of her treatment, Mrs Kay required regular blood transfusions.

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How to eat well: Is fasting the key to a longer life?

By Ian Marber, October 11, 2012

Trends in nutrition and dieting come and go as quickly as those in fashion, and thanks to tweets and messages I receive online, I can get a clear idea of what people are talking about, and what’s coming soon in the world of nutrition (Twitter affords me the equivalent of a front-row seat at a Burberry show).

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Nurses of Bergen Belsen survivors recognised in research

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2012

The heroic efforts of nurses and other female aid workers in the immediate aftermath of the liberation of Bergen Belsen, including the aunt of broadcaster Esther Rantzen, have been highlighted in a new piece of research.

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How to eat well: Beware brand extension

By Ian Marber, September 27, 2012

In the age of the savvy consumer, brands offer a shorthand way of knowing what you are buying. Familiarity allows us to make a quick decision to purchase based on what we understand about the brand’s values, such as quality, consistency, provenance or history.

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How to eat well: Sugar? I never touch the stuff

By Ian Marber, September 27, 2012

I am often asked what I eat, but rather than list everything, I find that it easier to say what I don’t eat.
Firstly, as I was born with coeliac disease, an intolerance to gluten, I can’t eat wheat, barley or rye. I have an unpleasant reaction, one that I will gloss over in print, to allium, especially garlic, raw onions and chives, so those are out too.

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