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Day schools see decline in vaccinations

by Anthony Weiss, JTA

1 week ago

A patient receiving the measles vaccine. Image by Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the headlines.

California health... read full article

  • Gargle with gold to find oral cancer

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    2 weeks ago

    Imagine buying a kit at your local pharmacy to test for oral cancer.

    That may become a reality, thanks to Dror Fixler and his team at the Advanced Light Microscopy Laboratory at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University. They have invented a mouthwash embedded with gold nanoparticles — a...

  • ‘Brain Death’ conference aims to educate about the disputed definition

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    When is dead really dead? And when the answer and criteria for this question are in dispute, who decides? The doctor, the family, a religious authority, a court judge, or federal and state laws?

    In the past year, a number of high-profile cases have stirred public interest in this...

  • “Chocolate Bar” and genetic disease research

    By Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    A campaign started quietly by a couple of first-graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease passed the $1 million mark in late December, with donations streaming in from all 50 states and 60 countries across the globe.

    The million-dollar achievement was...

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  • California-Israeli companies form stem cell research agreement

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    California-Israel partnerships related to stem cell research are on the horizon after an agreement signed Dec. 9 between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel’s Center for Research and Development, MATIMOP.

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel...

  • New ways to detect brain damage could be huge for NFL

    by Samantha Badgen, The Media Line

    December 1, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Football has come under increased scrutiny following findings that the contact sport has been causing serious brain trauma in players. Now, a team of researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev's (BGU) Brain...

  • ‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

    by Gerri Miller

    November 25, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

    Waking up earlier, going to bed later and getting far less sleep than our bodies require not only makes us tired and unable to function, it...

  • AJWS expands focus on Ebola prevention, education

    by Aron Chilewich

    November 24, 2014 | 10:58 am

    When the magnitude of the Ebola crisis became clear in August, Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and her team contacted the 10 Liberian organizations AJWS supports to ask whether the agencies would like to change course from other social service...

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