Health

Hospital patients visiting chaplains plea

By Jennifer Lipman, June 6, 2013

Patients are being urged to inform hospital staff that they want to be visited by Jewish chaplains, following a toughening up of how data protection is enforced by NHS trusts.

Rebbetzin Rochel Ehrentreu, who has conducted visits at the Royal Free Hospital in north London for 30 years, complained that it was becoming increasingly difficult to gain access to patients.

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Farewell do's and don'ts

By Ian Marber , June 5, 2013

In this, the last of my columns, I thought it would be opportune to leave you with a few simple pointers that I hope will help you get the best from nutrition.

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UK 7/7 response dire, says Israeli terror medic

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 30, 2013

The head of Israel’s largest medical terror response centre has said the way British emergency services dealt with the 7/7 bombings in London was inexcusably inadequate.

Tel Aviv Medical Centre’s Professor Pinchas Halpern was at the World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Manchester this week, at which 550 major incident planners gathered from dozens of countries.

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Sick teen sets out on dream visit to Israel

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2013

A terminally ill Manchester teenager started his dream trip to Israel this week.

Ryan Grossman, 14, suffers from the rare debilitating muscular disease rod myopathy, which affects one in 47,000 Ashkenazi Jews. Ryan’s condition has confined him to a wheelchair and the King David High student was unable to join the school’s annual year nine visit to Israel.

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Your child needs exercise

By Ellie Cannon , May 24, 2013

W e all know that having an active childhood is generally a good thing for our children, but there are genuine health benefits associated with getting into exercise at a young age. Enjoying an active childhood pays dividends both in a child’s current health and in their long-term attitude to exercise.

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Immanuel College aids sick teacher

By Sandy Rashty, May 20, 2013

Immanuel College pupils, former students and staff have been raising funds for the family of its popular head of geography who has terminal cancer.

Paul de Naeyer, who joined the Bushey school in 2004, has not been at Immanuel this academic year.

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Praise for ‘brilliant, sensible’ Angelina

By Zoe Winograd, May 17, 2013

A Jewish breast cancer campaigner has praised Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie for revealing that she has had a double mastectomy, saying it will put awareness of the disease “through the roof”.

Ms Jolie disclosed in an interview this week that she had had preventive surgery because she carried a gene that put her in the high-risk category for the disease.

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Abuse charity rings changes in appeal method

By Sandy Rashty, May 13, 2013

The charity helping women and children in the community affected by domestic violence used a novel and poignant method of appealing to supporters at its annual fundraising lunch, held at Lord’s in St John’s Wood.

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Sharon Berger 'doing well' after bone marrow transplant

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

Critically ill grandmother Sharon Berger has received a bone marrow transplant, in the culmination of a four month campaign to find her a donor.

Following the transplant on Thursday, her son Jonni Berger said “all is going well so far”.

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Find it hard to hear in the cinema? Forget deaf aids — try these glasses

By Zoe Winograd, May 10, 2013

An inventor has developed a system which will allow deaf people to enjoy visits to the cinema without having to watch special screenings for the hard-of-hearing.

Jack Ezra, 56, has built the prototype for glasses that would enable deaf film-goers to read sub-titles during any movie. The sub-titles, displayed on a separate screen, would be invisible to those not wearing the glasses.

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