It's a snore point if you're a victim of sleep apnoea

By Dr El, January 30, 2012

Many people snore (men and women) and this can have terrible effects on sleeping patterns, and marriages! But some people snore so badly it actually has a negative impact on their health, because they temporarily stop breathing while they are asleep. This is called sleep apnoea or sometimes referred to as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).


How will NHS computer's terminal illness be treated?

By Dr Ellie Canton, January 23, 2012

The NHS IT system has recently made headlines again for all the wrong reasons, and it seems we are now completely scrapping the system that has haemorrhaged so much public money.


Gene-tics all the boxes

December 15, 2011

Jewish Genetic Disorders UK has produced what is thought to be the first review of awareness, education and services of Jewish genetic disorders in the country.

The report summarises findings from a year-long consultative dialogue with key stakeholders in the Jewish, patient group and medical communities.


Nobel winners join Israelis in £10m campaign on disease

By Marcus Dysch, November 24, 2011

Dozens of Britain's top scientists flew to Israel this week to launch a major research project into regenerative medicine.

They joined around 200 Israelis at Ben Gurion University to share methods of tackling heart disease and Parkinson's disease using cell and gene therapies and tissue and biomedical engineering techniques.

The visit marked the launch of the British Israel Research and Acad


You may have ME

By Ellie Cannon, October 10, 2011

ME or myalgic encephalitis is a chronic condition with excessive tiredness as the predominant symptom. Sufferers also complain of joint pains, muscle ache, erratic sleep patterns and poor concentration. It is often referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

There is no test to definitely diagnose someone with ME, other than having the catalogue of typical symptoms for a four-month period.


The rare genetic disorder that means Chanochi can never eat

By Andrea Kon, October 7, 2011

Lying on his back, arms above his head, tumbled golden curls against his pillow, tiny Chanochi Pearl looks a gorgeous, healthy toddler. Until, that is, you notice the oxygen tubes in his nostrils, filling his damaged lungs, and the bottle of liquid by his cot plumbed to a plug in his tummy, pumping his body with essential nutrients.


Solictor takes on challenging brief

October 6, 2011

A Finchley solicitor with an incurable degenerative disorder of the nervous system is gearing up for a 380-kilometre Norwood cycling challenge in Israel.

Douglas Silas, 44, was diagnosed with the rare cerebellar ataxia in 2004.


Shana Tova - give blood

By Jessica Elgot, September 27, 2011

The NHS has launched a Rosh Hashanah campaign to encourage community members to give blood.

Large posters with the Shana Tova greeting have been hung in prominent sites in Edgware, Mill Hill, Stanmore, Golders Green and Elstree.


Fantastic four prove medics wrong

By Nathan Jeffay, September 27, 2011

It was the barmitzvah that defied medical science.

When Yael Mizrahi found out that she was pregnant with quads 13 years ago, her doctor told her there was a "very low chance" that they would all survive.

"I was shocked when I learned I was having quads because I didn't have fertility treatment," said the Jerusalem mother in an emotional interview recently.


Salmonella link unproven

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 16, 2011

A year-long investigation into a salmonella outbreak following a Jewish wedding which may have led to the death of the bride's great-aunt has not proved a link to the kosher caterers.