562 posts categorized "Med-Ethics, Public Health"

August 28, 2015: NY State Announces New Vaccine Rules For School Kids
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Health announced new vaccine rules for school children. Children now require two doses of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine and children in grades K-5 need five doses of DTaP, while children entering kindergarten...

August 27, 2015: NYC Issues New Bris Safety Brochure
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a new brochure on metzitzah b'peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done primarily by haredi mohels after removing the baby's foreskin. MBP transmits disease to babies, including...

August 25, 2015: Keep Vaccinated Kids Out Of Haredi Schools, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 32 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Dunner says Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky's anti-vaccine ruling means that parents of vaccinated children who complain about allowing non-vaccinated children into haredi schools should shut up and keep their vaccinated children home if they don't like Kanievsky's ruling....

August 25, 2015: Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, Top Lakewood Haredi Rabbis Rule Non-Vaccinated Children Must be Allowed To Attend Haredi Schools
Comments: 53 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Two top Lakewood haredi rabbis and Shmuel Kamenetsky have ruled that non-vaccinated children must be allowed to attend haredi schools, despite the danger these children pose to others. The ruling claims to be based on a ruling by Rabbi Chaim...

August 23, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food Company Allegedly Misrepresents Calories, Fat, Fiber And Carbs By Large Amount, Fooling Consumers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Mauzone Mania allegedly misrepresented the calories, fat, fiber and carbs in its products posing "unacceptable risks to consumers, especially those with medical conditions that would put them at risk if they consume the mislabeled or falsely advertised products" Note this...

August 23, 2015: High Court Rules Netanyahu Political Trick To Allow Haredi Rabbi To Head Israel’s Health Ministry Is Illegal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The health system is one of the State of Israel's most complicated and problematic systems and it deserves a minister who can fulfill the position with all the necessary authorities and responsibilities required from a minister in the State of...

August 19, 2015: Men Who Have Children At A Young Age Have Increased Early Deaths, Study Finds
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
In other words, what haredi rabbis encourage (and sometimes force) haredi men to do leads to increased early death in the general population. Fatherhood at young age linked to greater likelihood of mid-life death Becoming a dad before age of...

August 17, 2015: Cooking The Books On Metzitzah B'Peh?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Rockland County's former commissioner of health, Dr. Oscar Alleyne, claims that by using DNA testing he was able to discount mohels as the source of two neonatal herpes infections (in male haredi babies who were circumcised with metzitzah b'peh [MBP],...

July 29, 2015: Haredi University Backs Haredi Company's Bid For Medical Marijuana License
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"Our college is supportive of medicinal development and research," said Alan H. Kadish, president of the Touro College System. "There is still a great deal of research to be conducted on the medical application of cannabis and we are excited...

July 27, 2015: Haredi Boy Tries To Refuse Life-Saving Anti-Cancer Treatment Because Haredi Rabbi Promised Refusing It Would Heal Him
Comments: 40 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion, Religion & State
A 16-year-old haredi teen has released an online video asking Israelis to demonstrate in front of a Haifa hospital to force it to allow him to stop anti-cancer treatment. Above: Rambam Medical Center Haredi Boy Tries To Refuse Life-Saving Anti-Cancer...

July 24, 2015: Potential NY Medical Marijuana Companies Allegedly Move To Partner With Hasidim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
A source familiar with the circus surrounding New York State's pending award of medical marijuana production/distribution licenses tells FailedMessiah.com that in response to a bid for one of those five licenses by a hasidic-controlled company that (falsely) claimed kosher medical...

July 23, 2015: Increasing Prevalence Of Autism Due In Large Part To Marked Increase In Frequency Of Autism Diagnosis, Not Actual Increase In Autism Occurrence, Study Finds
Comments: 19 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion, Religion & State , Science
More evidence continues to roll in showing that anti-vaccine activists like haredi 'gadol' Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky and his wife are wrong. Above: This graph shows the number of students (per 10,000) diagnosed with autism (blue) and intellectual disability (red) in...

July 22, 2015: A Brief Word On Suicide
Comments: 115 | Categories: Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim
I didn't want to have to write this. A very tragic part of life is that some people commit suicide. They often do so even when they have loving families and a good support system. But that does not mean...

July 15, 2015: Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The yeshiva building is too unsafe for use and poses immediate “life-threatening” danger to students, an inspector told the media. Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Zionist Orthodox hesder yeshiva in the Israeli...

July 12, 2015: 89% Of Rockland County Babies Killed By Improper Sleeping Position Or Placement Were Haredi Or Orthodox, Investigation Finds
Comments: 40 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal
Since 2008, nine infant deaths in Rockland County, New York have been attributed to unsafe sleeping conditions, the Journal News reported. Of those nine death, eight – 89% – were from the county’s large Orthodox and haredi community, even though...

July 2, 2015: Jewish Community Nursing Home So Poorly Run And Dangerous, Government Almost Shuts It Down
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
You hear a lot about awful nursing homes owned by private corporations. Here's a story about an awful not-for-profit nursing home owned by a Jewish community. According to its website, the Birmingham, England Jewish community's Andrew Cohen House senior residence/nursing...

July 1, 2015: How Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis Sent Young Gay To Fraudulent Fake-Orthodox Therapy Group
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Despite Goldberg’s lack of formal Jewish education — he left yeshiva after grammar school — and his personal non-observance, he was instrumental in the formation of right-wing Orthodoxy’s approach toward gay Jews. It was Goldberg’s name that was on the...

June 28, 2015: Gur Hasid Busted For Allegedly Operating Chain Of Illegal Sex Shops
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
The man allegedly operated an illegal network of "Kruvim" sex shops geared for haredim. The network allegedly had branches in Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Bnei Brak, Netivot and other cities with large haredi populations. Gur Hasid Busted For Allegedly Operating...

June 26, 2015: A Jew With "Extraordinary Powers" Offers Healing And Salvation
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Rabbi Yechezkel, "a Yid with extraordinary powers," came to US from Israel to offer "refuot" [methods of healing] and "yeshuot" [salvations; i.e., to be saved from illness. I called the number, got voicemail identified only by the phone number (i.e.,...

June 26, 2015: Sucking At The Teat Of A Cash Cow? Hasidim Tell NY State They Should Get A Medical Marijuana License Because Their Products Will Fill A Need For The Kosher Consumer
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“New York has the largest Jewish population of any state in the U.S., and a large percentage of that population observes kosher customs. By aligning its manufacturing/production processes with Kashrut New York Growing Partners] ensuring that all New Yorkers who...

June 24, 2015: Prominent Chabad Hasid Haysha Deitsch Violates Another Court Order In Bid To Force Elderly, Frail Residents To Move
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Monday, as the temperature in Brooklyn reached the high 80s, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta ordered the owner of the Prospect Park Residence assisted living facility to turn on the central air conditioning in all residents’ rooms...

June 23, 2015: NYC Jewish Circumcision Policy Is “Insufficient,” Top Jewish Docs Say
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Allowing some babies to suffer the consequences of Herpes Simplex Virus infection before taking any action against the offending mohel, who must be proven to be the culprit by DNA testing, is not a preventive public health measure. It is...

June 23, 2015: How Rabbinic Lies Kill Jewish Babies
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"…In desperation, my friend tried a different tactic. He proposed to his opponents that he and they go to the Gadol B'Torah [top haredi rabbi] of their choice, that they both present their arguments, and that they both agree to...

June 22, 2015: Newpaper Exposé Of Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes Was "Hit" Piece That Distorted The Facts, Spokesman Claims
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The slanted article in the Sacramento Bee was a 'hit' piece that intentionally excluded or mischaracterized relevant positive information about Mr. Rechnitz’s organization and facilities. The clear bias in the article demonstrates the likely ulterior motives of the Sacramento Bee…"...

June 19, 2015: Early Life Stress Affects Cognitive Functioning In Low-Income Children
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
About a fifth of all U.S. children live in poverty. These children are more likely to experience learning and cognitive delays. Now a new study has identified how specific patterns of cortisol activity may relate to the cognitive abilities of...

June 17, 2015: Florida Skilled Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay Record Settlement of $17 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“Hebrew Homes’ intricate kickback scheme in this record-setting case threatened the impartiality of physician referrals, the financial integrity of Medicare, and the public’s trust in the health care system,” said Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond of the U.S....

June 16, 2015: Some Of Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes In Regulatory Trouble
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz now owns more nursing homes in California than any other individual or corporation. Rechnitz buys distressed facilities and turns them around. But not all of the dozens of facilities he's purchased have been rehabilitated, and after a...

June 15, 2015: Haredi Health Minister Tries To Block Bill That Would Ban Tobacco Ads – Allegedly Because His Faction's Newspaper Benefits Financially From Them
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Not only that, during his previous tenure as deputy health minister more than two years ago, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman opposed the requirement that cigarette packs carry photos of dirty lungs and teeth to discourage children and youth from smoking, arguing...

June 11, 2015: Nuts And Peanuts – But Not Peanut Butter – May Protect Against Death From Cancer, Heart Disease, New Study Finds
Comments: 14 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
The associations between nuts and peanut intake and cardiovascular death confirm earlier results from American and Asian studies that were often focused on cardiovascular diseases. However, in this new study, it was found that mortality due to cancer, diabetes, respiratory,...

June 10, 2015: Board of Health Will Vote On Mayor’s Plan To Scrap Informed Consent For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
New York City's Board of Health has now voted to consider a plan proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio that would scrap the city’s informed consent requirement for metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis suction performed, predominantly by haredi...

June 9, 2015: Birth Weight Affected by Warm Temperatures During Pregnancy, New Israeli-Harvard Study Shows
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
“We found that exposure to high air temperature during pregnancy increases the risk of lower birth weight and can cause preterm birth. An increase of 8.5 °C in the last trimester of average exposure was associated with a 17g decrease...

June 7, 2015: 2-Year-Old Haredi Boy Wanders Out Of Family Home, Is Struck By Car
Comments: 38 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
A 2-year-old boy was struck by a car after he wandered out of his family’s home at about 6:40 am this morning. 2-Year-Old Haredi Boy Wanders Out Of Family Home, Is Struck By Car Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 2-year-old...

June 4, 2015: New Israeli Treatment For Fibromyalgia Helped 100% Of Sufferers In New Study
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
A clinical trial involving women diagnosed with fibromyalgia showed the painful condition improved in every one of the 48 who completed two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Brain scans of the women before and after treatment gave credence to the...

June 2, 2015: You Can Ignore National Air Raid Drills, Top Haredi Yeshiva Tells Thousands Of Yeshiva Students
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"Today, Tuesday, alarm sirens will be sounded throughout the country at 11:05 am and at 7:05 pm. The sirens are for testing purposes only and there is no need to pay heed to them all." You Can Ignore National Air...

June 2, 2015: Fructose More Likely Than Sugar To Cause Weight Gain, Study Finds
Comments: 49 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
Matched calorie for calorie with the simple sugar glucose, fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity, and body fat deposition, a new study has found. Researchers Find Fructose Contributes To Weight Gain, Physical Inactivity, And Body Fat Beckman Institute for...

May 28, 2015: Get Stoned At Chabad: Chabad Center Offers Marijuana-Based Art Classes
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Outreach , Religion, Religion & State
Chabad – which arguably has more alcoholics and drug addicts per capita than any other hasidic sect, due in large part to its more than liberal use of alcohol at Shabbat and holiday meals, shul kiddushes, hasidic gatherings known in...

May 22, 2015: Whooping Cough Outbreak In Haredi Brooklyn, Mostly Among Non-Vaccnated Haredim, Health Department Says
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has detected an increase in pertussis cases in the Orthodox Jewish communities in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn. From October 2014 through April 2015, 21 cases of pertussis have...

May 21, 2015: Make Your Homes Safer, Haredi Rabbis Order Followers
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Following several recent serious accidents and fires in haredi homes, many involving children, members of haredi rabbinical courts are calling on haredim to invest in safer housing. Arutz Sheva reported today that following several recent serious accidents (and fires) in...

May 19, 2015: Many Sickened At Elegant ‘Halakhic’ Dinner Led By Rabbi Meir Soloveichik That Served Locusts, Duck Foie Gras, Veal Hearts And Other ‘Delicacies’
Comments: 74 | Categories: Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
The menu reportedly consisted of a salad of mixed greens topped with etrog dressing; crispy shallot-topped veal intestines stuffed with veal heart, chicken gizzards, duck liver and kidneys; truffle oil-drizzled poached brains with garbanzo beans, white pickled garlic and lemon;...

May 19, 2015: Picture Of The Day: Haredi Grocery Store Admits To Manipulating Government Program
Comments: 55 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The halav stam [regular milk; i.e., milk that is not kosher supervised from the time of milking] is not for sale, but we must keep it… [on the store shelves so we can appear to fulfill the requirements for participation...

May 19, 2015: Politicians Join Demonstration Against Prominent Chabad Hasid Who Allegedly Is Mistreating Frail Elderly In Order To Force Them To Leave Assisted Living Facility He Wants To Have Converted To Luxury Housing
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“The court appointed a third party receiver so that the few remaining frail seniors would not be left to live out their final days in fear, hunger and squalor. That [Haysha Deitsch] refuses to pay the receiver[, however,] is not...

May 18, 2015: 65-Year-Old Hasidic Woman Gives Birth To First Child
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
A 65-year-old Nadvorna hasidic woman from Bnai Brak gave birth to her first child today – the oldest woman in Israel to ever give birth. 65-Year-Old Hasidic Woman Gives Birth To First Child Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 65-year-old Nadvorna...

May 15, 2015: Should A Lawbreaking Rabbi Who Poses A Danger To The Public Be Reported To Police?
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Should an Orthodox rabbi who uses a hand-held cellphone while driving – a violation of the law – be reported to police? After all, the reason using a hand-held phone while driving is that it is dangerous and causes accidents....

May 10, 2015: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Many child sex abuse survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and now scientists have linked PTSD to premature aging. “This is the first study of its type to link PTSD, a psychological disorder with no established genetic basis, which is...

May 1, 2015: Rockland County Announces Crackdown On Illegal Housing And Construction, Executive Threatens To Call IRS On Illegal Landlords
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"To those greedy landlords who risk families and firefighter's lives ... I will bring every resource to bear to stop you including the IRS. If it was good enough to stop Al Capone, it is good enough to stop you."...

April 30, 2015: Hasidic Doctor Banned By Government Over Sex Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The tribunal found that Dr John Barry Myers had failed to be deterred by a caution, counseling or a fine and posed too great a risk to the public to be able to practice medicine any longer. Meyers (pictured above)...

April 28, 2015: Haredi Org That Helps Cancer-Stricken Kids Gives Away Cancer-Causing Cigars As Fundraising Prizes
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Chai Lifeline says it helps kids with cancer. But one of its major prizes – a box of premium Cuban cigars – to be given away at its next fundraising event cause cancer. Please click to enlarge: The entire Chai...

April 27, 2015: Haredi Conference On Gynecological Health Excludes…All Women
Comments: 113 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The Meuhedet HMO and the haredi Yad Ramah Institute are holding a conference tomorrow in Jerusalem for rabbis and top doctors on gynecology and related medical ethics issues. Missing from the list of invitees and speakers is one entire class...

April 27, 2015: Read To Your Baby Early And Often, New Study Shows
Comments: 6 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
“We are excited to show, for the first time, that reading exposure during the critical stage of development prior to kindergarten seems to have a meaningful, measurable impact on how a child’s brain processes stories and may help predict reading...

April 25, 2015: Warning! Using Sitting and Carrying Devices Like Car Seats For Sleeping Infants Could Kill Them
Comments: 5 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use sitting or...

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