Jewish Journal

Sierra Leone releases last known Ebola patient from hospital

by Umaru Fofana, Reuters

August 25, 2015 | 9:28 am

British health workers lift an Ebola patient onto a wheeled stretcher at the Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra Leone December 22, 2014.
Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters

Sierra Leone released its last confirmed Ebola patient from hospital on Monday and began a 42-day countdown to being declared... read full article

  • The best and worst driving music, according to Israeli research

    by Suzanne Pollak, JTA

    August 13, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Israeli research has bad news for music lovers: When your favorite song comes on the radio, it may make you a worse driver.

    Don’t despair, though,...

  • A crusader for California’s kids

    by Leslee Komaiko

    August 12, 2015 | 2:16 pm

    For nearly 20 years, Robina Suwol has been on a mission to protect California’s kids from dangerous pesticides, toxins and chemicals. And the Sherman...

  • No shots, no school:  How SB 277 impacts local Jewish schools

    by Leslee Komaiko

    August 5, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    On June 30, Senate Bill 277 was signed into law. The California bill puts an end to religious and personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccinations,...

  • Teva buys Allergan for $40.5 billion

    by JNi.media

    July 27, 2015 | 3:52 pm

    UPDATE: Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said in a statement Monday that it has agreed to acquire Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic...

  • Cancer took her limb, not her life

    by Jessica Dolcourt

    July 24, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Veterinarian Erica Heim has no idea where her left arm is. It  turned to ash, most likely, more than a decade ago.

    For years, the 42-year-old Encino...

  • Marijuana can heal broken bones, says new study

    The Independent

    July 20, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Marijuana helps broken bones heal faster, a new study has found.

    The Times of Israel reports that researchers at Tel Aviv University found...

  • Hustle for the muscle

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

    June 30, 2015 | 9:55 am

    In Los Angeles — the land of juice shops, salad bars, farmers markets and gyms — physical well-being is taken very seriously. For baby boomers, there...

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