Health

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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Defibrillator drive takes off

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 20, 2012

A national drive to provide lifesaving equipment to Jewish organisations has taken its first “small steps”. At the same time, a defibrillator is to be given to every primary school in Liverpool after the death of a pupil at the city’s King David Jewish High school.

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Olympic clinic named after Ludwig Guttman

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

The medical centre that has served athletes from around the world for the weeks of London 2012 is to be renamed in honour of the pioneering doctor who created the Paralympic Games.

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Fight to secure funding for gene-flaw tests

By Simon Rocker, August 23, 2012

Jewish organisations have mobilised against a potential threat to state funding for screening for the fatal genetic disease, Tay Sachs.

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How to eat well: When bacteria is good for you

By Ian Marber, August 3, 2012

When I started my career as a nutrition practitioner in 1997, clients consulted with me for advice on a variety of health issues ranging from joint problems to weight loss. In those days, cases of bloating were few and far between, but 15 years later, they are so widespread that they have become the number one reason for seeking nutrition advice.

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£9 million NHS centre to serve Charedi community

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 22, 2012

Salford’s Charedi population is to be served by a £9 million NHS medical centre due to open by the end of 2013.

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Give me my sperm back, says donor

By Noga Godein, May 31, 2012

An Israel woman has filed a petition at the Supreme Court against the Health Ministry in an attempt to regain access to five units of sperm from a man who now regrets his donation.

The woman, whose name has not been revealed, is the mother of a two-year-old daughter who was conceived artificially using the donor’s sperm.

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