Health

Appeal against Jewish ambluance service Hatzolah

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 10, 2014

V The Court of Appeal is to decide whether Hatzolah, the Jewish ambulance service, will be banned from using blue lights and sirens in a test case affecting ambulances nationwide.

The Crown Prosecution Service is appealing against the decision by a Greater Manchester district judge in October to throw out prosecutions against two Hatzolah drivers.

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Man in the kitchen: Dhal L for lentils

By Simon Round, January 8, 2014

A s you will remember from last week’s column we got the new year health drive off to an early start with a saintly meal of chicken poached in its own stock.

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Israel extends free abortions to thousands more women

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2014

Israeli women aged between 20 and 33 will now be entitled to free abortions regardless of circumstances after the Israel cabinet passed the new regulations on Sunday.

Around £2.5 million, allocated by the Health Ministry, will go some way towards covering abortions for over 6,000 women who cannot afford the procedure.

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Man in the kitchen: Detox with a zingy zhug

By Simon Round, December 31, 2013

OK, we all know the deal. Several celebrations have come and gone and in only a few days’ time we will be in January — the detox month. It doesn’t really matter who you are or what community you come from, the entire nation will be united in the new year in panicking and joining a gym.

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Dr Ellie Cannon: No need for medication

December 16, 2013

People assume that doctors love prescribing drugs and that the medical profession see tablets as the panacea to everything.

Actually, many of us, especially in general practice, are quite the opposite. I spend a large part of my consultation time explaining to patients why they don’t need antibiotics or why a statin won’t be needed.

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Asthma kills student, 18

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 16, 2013

An 18-year-old Hale student has died from an asthma attack.

Tributes have been paid to Daniella Sciama, from Hale, who died last week. She was a student at Edinburgh University where she was studying economics.

The former Manchester High School for Girls pupil was also a promising artist, with a painting winning recognition at a city-wide award when she was 15.

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What it means when your doctor says . . . . We live in exciting times

November 18, 2013

I really get quite excited when I think about the history of medicine. I studied it at school, long before I was a doctor, learning about Galen’s humours and Jenner’s smallpox.

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Welfare chief accuses NHS over funding

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 18, 2013

Manchester’s largest Jewish welfare provider has accused the NHS of inadequately funding end-of-life care.

The Fed’s community services director, Mark Cunningham, has also claimed that Jewish families are being diverted away from kosher care homes to save money for the NHS.

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Lottery windfall aids Leeds job scheme

By John Fisher, November 18, 2013

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has received £137,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards Neshama Works, a project helping those with mental health problems to find employment through education and training. There will also be volunteering opportunities.

Neshama will approach employers to seek out job and mentoring possibilities.

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Genetic disorder awareness group spreads the word

November 18, 2013

The work of Jewish Genetic Disorders UK was explained to new supporters at a London dinner hosted by Ruth and Anthony Angel which raised £40,000 towards its screening programme.

After JGD founder and executive director Katrina Sarig addressed the gathering, Mrs Angel gave a moving talk about her son, Dr Benjamin Angel, who died of cystic fibrosis at the age of 26.

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