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.


How to eat well: Add more fibre to meals

By Ian Marber, April 15, 2013

Unlike other elements of the diet fibre doesn’t get mentioned so often these days. Yet it’s a vital part of a healthy eating plan and many people simply don’t get enough.


Horror truck crash in Israel

By Zoe Winograd, April 10, 2013

At least six Israelis have been killed and 12 injured in a car collision near Haifa.

According to sources, the accident occurred when a truck driver lost control and collided with cars and pedestrians Wednesday afternoon.

With some cars ablaze, fire fighters, ambulance services and the police rushed to the scene.


Genetic screening may be under UK threat

By Sandy Rashty, March 28, 2013

A row has erupted over a potential government decision to discontinue screening for life-shortening diseases that have a high degree of frequency in the Ashkenazi Jewish community.