Study Says Many Lung Cancer Tumors Prove Harmless

Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they...

New Warning About Potentially Dangerous Toys

With holiday shopping in full swing, a New York lawmaker has a warning about some potentially dangerous toys. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined the non-profit "New...

FDA Warns of Problems With Philips Heart Devices

Federal health regulators are warning the public not to use certain defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare because the heart-shocking devices may fail to operate...

Health: Something In Between

We’ve all been through it.  Just like Meir!  His doctor persuaded him that instead of medication, which might have unfavorable side effects, an exercise...

FDA Tells 23andMe to Halt Sales of Genetic Test

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company...

Norwegian Government Official: Jews, Muslims Circumcise Out of Ignorance

The Norwegian government’s child welfare adviser said Jews and Muslims would stop circumcising children if they learn more about the risks and pain that...

Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as...

FDA: Recalled Heart Devices Could Cause Serious Injury Or Even Death

Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or...

FDA Approves Treatment For Rare Blood Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new drug from Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech Inc. to treat a rare and aggressive form...

Mindful Eating

You are in a big hurry.  You can’t be late and you haven’t eaten breakfast yet.  So as you fly out of the house,...

US Doctors Urge Wider Use Of Cholesterol Drugs

The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all...

More Evidence E-Cigs May Help In Quitting Tobacco

Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at...

FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA is announcing Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to...

Did You Eat Breakfast Today?

A few weeks ago, a study was publicized that had me very surprised. It was published in various media outlets with the claim that...

Starting Over Again – Yet Again

We don’t like to let go.  Hashem even eases us out of 3 weeks of Simcha and Kedusha by giving us yet another day...

Study: e-Cigarettes As Good As Nicotine Patches

Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products...

Overweight but Healthy?

"Can people be overweight but still be healthy?" This question has been the subject of an intense debate by obesity researchers in the last...

Some Flu Vaccines Promise A Little More Protection

Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands...

9 Million Use Sleeping Pills To Get More Zzz’s

Can’t get enough shuteye? Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills — and most are white, female, educated or 50 or...

Health – No Way around It!

By: Alan Freishtat-Certified Personal Trainer We were reminded yet again by a thorough and comprehensive study on bariatric surgeries that there is just no easy way...

Safety Fears Spur Regulations For Trampoline Gyms

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline...

Splenda Goes From ‘Safe’ To ‘Caution’ After Leukemia Found In Mice

A food safety advocacy group has downgraded its rating for sucralose, the artificial sweetener better known as Splenda, from "safe" to "caution" in its...

Health: It’s Just Not True!

I am not sure if any area in life has more inaccurate rumors going around as much as the field of exercise. Sometimes, the...

NYC Still High On Sugar

The City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded...

Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening For Some Smokers

For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to...

FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Greater Health Risks

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make...

FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetes Remedies

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary...

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Your Chances Of A Heart Attack

Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped...

Health: It Pays To Be Positive

Who is rich?  The one who is happy with his portion.  (Avos 4:1)  Is your glass half full or half empty?  In other words,...

FDA Clears First Brain Scan To Diagnose ADHD In Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical scan that can help diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children by measuring brain...

Does Eating Organic Really Matter?

The organic food industry has become huge.  In the United States alone, in 2011 sales of organic foods exceeded $30 billion mark.  Organic food...

Health: Your Body Composition

As a former musician, when I hear the word “composition” I think of the famous 4-note theme of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. As a personal...

Medicare: Cost-Saving Changes Coming For Diabetics

Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood...

Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYC

Health officials say diabetes-related deaths in New York City have hit a record high, though the death rate is below the national average. The city...

Walk it! A Little Less Intensity, a Little More Time

Many times at my lectures and seminars, I ask members of the audience for examples of aerobic exercise. The majority of the time, the...

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Israel To Test COVID-19 Vaccine By October

Israel's national lab, the Defense Ministry's Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) in Nes Tziona, will begin clinical trials on humans for a coronavirus...