Health

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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Healthy times for Holland and Barrett head of non-food, Emma Cockerill

By Candice Krieger, May 24, 2012

Europe's leading health-food chain are on an ambitious expansion drive.

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Meet Jeremy Levin, the new head of drugs firm Teva

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Jeremy Levin has a big task on his hands. The former Londoner has moved to Israel to become boss of the country’s largest company.

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No more smokers at the Western Wall

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2012

Smoking is set to be banned at the Western Wall and other communal spots in Israel after the country's legislators approved new rules on lighting up in public.

The legislation, which includes stricter rules on cigarette machines and advertising, as well as a ban on smoking at bus and train stations, was backed by the Knesset health committee.

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The health guru who leads the fight against lethal party drugs

By Lynne Franks, March 29, 2012

Lynne Franks: Tell me first about your early life.

Maryon Stewart: I was born in Clapton which officially makes me a Cockney. For some reason my mother ended up having me in the Mother's Home which was run by nuns. When I was born, apparently the nuns made her get down on the floor and pray because she was bringing me into the wicked world.

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A thousand boys are 'missing' from Orthodox schools

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Education authorities are negotiating with London's strictly Orthodox community to resolve the situation of hundreds of "missing" boys - who are being taught in unlicensed yeshivot where they receive little or no secular education, rather than at school.

The Department of Education has opted for a diplomatic approach rather than legal action to crack down on unauthorised religious institutions

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The Spurs fans who saved Muamba

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

The Jewish principle of saving a life, pikuach nefesh, is considered to override all other commandments of the Torah.

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