Tips on easing the sneezing

By Natasha Blair, June 10, 2011

This month, at least one in five of us will be suffering from the symptoms of hay fever. Most of us will not bother to visit our GP for advice, but will rely on over- the-counter medication to keep the sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes under control.


How fast food is poisoning our children

By Anthea Gerrie, June 2, 2011

A slow food movement for babies may sound like a middle-class affectation. However, anyone who watched the recent BBC Three programme, Fast Food Baby, will realise we urgently need a formal feeding programme to get the next generation back on track.


A technique to change your mind

By Lianne Kolirin, May 26, 2011

Being mindful is not as easy as it sounds. Take a moment to stop what you are doing and connect with your body, senses and surroundings. Calm your racing mind and live in the moment, even if it lasts for just that moment.


Grape juice could cure all our ills

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 6, 2011

Making kiddush with grape juice could help stop heart attacks, reduce stress, reverse aging and improve driving skills, according to a team of scientific researchers.


How not to work out at the gym

By Jacqui Kohen, April 14, 2011

Has the onset of spring made you hot-foot it into your local health club in a desperate attempt to acquire a physique to rival Jennifer Aniston's?


My long road to fitness

By Louise Scodie, April 1, 2011

At the age of 26, Dena Ryness had been big for as long as she could remember. Having been a chubby child and pudgy teenager, Ryness was now a grown-up size 16-18 who had never exercised. She longed to wear trendy clothes but was resigned to being "the fat one" in her family.


Cancer hospital chiefs praise Israel

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 4, 2011

Israel's contribution towards curing cancer was highlighted on Tuesday by executives of Manchester's Christie cancer hospital.

More than 100 people heard the hospital's chairman, Jim Martin, talk about increasing links with Israeli cancer research institutes at a Manchester British-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch.


OCD really is the Jewish disease

By Anthea Gerrie, February 28, 2011

Jews, according to the stereotype, tend to be control freaks. We all crack jokes about our neurotic dads and balabooster mothers having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

But OCD is far from a joke, with an estimated 740,000 sufferers in Britain. And although not borne out by hard data, the clinical view is that Jews are more likely than the general population to be affected.


So, why can't I get rid of my rubber tummy ring?

By Caroline Phillips, February 18, 2011

The battle has begun. I have hit 50. Soon I will have not so much a "muffin top" - that unsightly circle of fat around the middle - as a "paddling pool top". Normally losing weight is easy. It is keeping it off that is tricky. But what to do with this middle-age spread appearing about my girth?


Manchester families cook up funds for the Fed

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 11, 2011

Eighty-five Manchester families have cooked up a tidy sum for Federation of Jewish Services' welfare projects from the charity's third annual Fed Friday appeal.

The idea is that families raise money by hosting a Friday night dinner and asking guests to make a donation to the Fed rather than buying the hosts a gift. Hosts also had the chance of winning a four-course catered Friday night dinner for 12 in a raffle.

Federation of Jewish Services marketing officer Joyce Khan said £5,000 had been raised with the prospect of more to come.