ALERT – FDA Issues Warning on Cipro and Similar Antibiotics

Federal Drug Safety (FDA) officials have imposed the government's most urgent warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics (see list below), citing risks that they...

Health: Let’s Do the Math – Part I

Since the obesity and overweight epidemic began, there has been no shortage of articles written speculating as to why we are more overweight and...

Toys Recalled After Dangerous Drug Found On Them

China's safety watchdog confirmed Saturday that toy beads recalled in the United States and Australia - after sickening children contain a substance that can...

Beilinson Performs its First ‘Incompatible’ Kidney Transplant

Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah performed a kidney transplant on 19-year-old Ortal Machlav, who was a dialysis patient for about 18 months...

Immunize Kids Before School; NY Sees 2nd Highest Number Of Measles

With children returning to school, NY State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., is urging all parents to make sure their children's immunizations are...

OUTBREAK: 8 NYC Students Probably Have Swine Flu

At least eight students at a high school in New York City probably have human swine influenza, but authorities don't know for sure whether...

LA Bikur Cholim Responds to Immunization Crisis

Due to the economic downturn, more and more individuals and families are unable to avail themselves of preventative and life-saving care.  One area impacted...

Israel: HMOs Offering Free Flu Vaccine

Israel’s kupot cholim (HMOs) have announced they will be giving flu vaccines to members free of charge in the hope of encouraging many people...

Alan Freishtat Discusses Cancer

When most of us think about preventable diseases, we usually think about coronary heart and artery disease. We also know that when people don’t...

Hospitals Often Fail To Follow Up On Tests

As many as 75 percent of hospital tests are not followed up and this failure can have serious consequences for patients, including delayed or...

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – Part 1

We live in a world of extremes. For those who want to follow the Rambam’s sensible way of living, the middle path - in...

Oneg Shabbos?

We all love Shabbos.  The day that the world keeps going, but we Jews step off and indulge in acts that bring a special...

U.S. FDA Says Zithromax Can Cause Fatal Irregular Hearth Rhythm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that the antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax, can cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm...

ISRAEL: Routine Medical Exam Reveals 23 LBS Growth

A resident of northern Israel in his 60s complained to his doctors that despite genuine efforts to lose weight including a serious diet he...

Health: Those Achy Joints

As we age, getting out there for that basketball game, jog or tennis game can begin to take its toll on our joints.  Minimally,...

Experimental Cholesterol Drug Results Called ‘Game Changing’

A new, experimental cholesterol-fighting drug is creating quite a buzz among researchers and other experts, prompting some to use words such as "dramatic," "breakthrough"...

High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

NOTE: Make sure to check out the YWN Health News section - updated daily. People who have high blood pressure in childhood are also prone...

A K’siva V’chasima Tova From YWN Health Columnist Alan Freishtat

To my loyal YWN readers, Although this column space is used for my weekly columns on health, fitness, and weight loss, I will allow myself...

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...

Nassau County: Two Die From West Nile Virus

Two Nassau County residents have died from the West Nile virus, according to health department officials. The identities of the victims were not been...

Water – An Essential Nutrient

Water, although we take it for granted, is one of the 6 classes of nutrients that we must ingest on a daily basis.  60...

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...

Cellphone Radiation Levels ‘Vary Widely’

Some cellphones emit several times more radiation than others, the Environmental Working Group found in one of the most exhaustive studies of its kind. The...

Heart Association Renews Call for CPR Training

If more people had CPR training, the number of individuals who die from sudden cardiac arrest could be dramatically reduced. That's the word from the...

Risk Of Blood Clots On Planes Goes Up For Passengers In Window Seats

Sitting in economy class on a long flight doesn’t put you at higher risk of blood clots. But sitting next to the window might. That’s the...

Maimonides Hospital Offers Travel Medicine Service

Getting sick during a vacation can do more than spoil a trip. It can also lead to long-term negative health consequences. Diseases that have...

Ritalin For 6 Year-Olds? Giving Kids With ADHD Medication At A Younger Age May...

Experts are suggesting putting kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on drugs early in order to improve their academic performance, especially in math. How early?...

FDA Clears Pfizer Vaccine For Adults Over 50

Federal regulators have approved a vaccine for adults age 50 and older to prevent pneumococcal disease, including the most common type of pneumonia. Friday’s announcement...

Ashkenazi Ovarian Cancer Patients With BRCA Mutations Live Longer Than Those With Normal Gene

Israeli investigators have found that Ashkenazi Jewish women with ovarian cancer who have mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes lived significantly longer than...

US Approves J&J Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

U.S. health regulators have approved a new Johnson & Johnson drug for patients with tuberculosis who do not respond to other treatments, the company...

Bayer Marketing Two Unapproved Aspirin Products

Drug giant Bayer HealthCare is illegally marketing two unapproved over-the-counter aspirin medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in warning letters issued Tuesday. The...

The ‘Pareve’ Controversy (Trans Fats)

Since the 1980’s, a very popular ingredient in Kosher cooking has been margarine. Margarine can transform kugels, cakes and desserts into creamy, pareve delights....

79 Million Americans Struggle to Pay Medical Bills

Working-age Americans are facing mounting problems when it comes to affording health care, a result of what analysts are calling a "perfect storm" of...

Another Measles Alert In Israel, While Brooklyn Reaches Highest Level Since 2001

Health officials on Thursday announced anyone who was traveling on the 418 bus to Beit Shemesh at midnight on Saturday night should be checked...

FDA Approves New Medical Adhesive to Treat Burn Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new medical adhesive (a fibrin sealant) called Artiss for use in attaching skin grafts onto...

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