Health

Scientists to collaborate on cancer cure

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 9, 2013

Israeli and British medical research teams are to collaborate to find cures for cancer and genetic diseases.

A joint research memorandum has been signed between the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, the University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals to jointly fund stem-cell and cancer studies.

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Surgery will stop the teasing for boy born with no ears

By Zoe Winograd, August 8, 2013

According to his mother, eight year old Kieran Sorkin is “a little apprehensive but excited” to receive two new ears, a much awaited operation since the Michael Sobell Sinai pupil has lived without a set of ears his whole life.

Kieran was born with bilateral microtia, a rare condition meaning that he was born with no ears and only 20 per cent hearing.

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MDA chooses UK firm to build £1.5m vehicle

By JCReporter, July 31, 2013

Israel's medical emergency service, Magen David Adom, has commissioned Spectra, a Wiltshire-based engineering company, to create a custom-built vehicle for use in national crises.

The £1.5 million National Mobile Command and Control Vehicle will provide MDA with a mobile infrastructure to manage emergencies.

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Dr Ellie Cannon: That cough is not serious

July 26, 2013

Once again my surgery is full of people with coughs. It seems the wrong time of year doesn’t it? It’s not the weather that’s done it, it’s the Department of Health!

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New law is not the answer to autopsy woes

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 26, 2013

New autopsy laws will not protect Jewish families from forced surgical post-mortems being preformed on their loved ones, according to one expert.

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British Jews are getting younger, Census reveals

By Simon Rocker, July 25, 2013

British Jewry is getting younger, according to a new report based on the 2011 Census.

In contrast to the long-established picture of an ageing community, the average age of British Jews actually fell between 2001 and 2011. The rejuvenation of the Jewish population is largely down to the growth of the Charedi community with its high birth-rates.

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Man in the kitchen: kids' grub to grab me

By Simon Round, July 22, 2013

Many parents do not relish cooking for their young children, who tend to be fussy and unadventurous — and that is not a great combination for a chef.

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Measles hits Orthodox community

By Zoe Winograd, July 18, 2013

A government health agency has urged Orthodox Jews in London to vaccinate their children against measles.

Public Health England said that out of the 50 cases of measles found this year in Hackney, north London, the most affected area in London, 45 sufferers were from the Orthodox community.

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Neuberger stops LCP

By Anna Sheinman, July 18, 2013

An end-of-life care process used by the NHS is to be scrapped after a review led by Baroness Julia Neuberger.

The peer, who is senior rabbi at West London Synagogue, recommended that the Liverpool Care Pathway be phased out over the next 12 months and replaced by a personalised end of life care plan.

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Israeli baby dies after parent leaves her in car

By Zoe Winograd, July 16, 2013

Another Israeli child has died as a result of being left in a car under the sun, the third incident of its kind this month.

An 18-month old girl was left for five hours in a car in the West Bank settlement of Dolev on Monday. After a passer-by found the baby unconscious, paramedics rushed the girl to hospital where she later died.

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