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First Maternity Hospital in South Syria Opens on Israeli Border

In the years since the Syrian civil war began, in 2011, area sick and pregnant women were admitted in a field hospital set up by the IDF for the Israel-aligned rebels and their families on the Israeli border.

Zuckerman Institute Launches New US-Israeli Scientific Collaboration

Over the next 20 years, the program will provide more than $100 million in scholarships and educational activities.

Israeli Scientists Study How We Judge Others

"For example, a typical 'tiger mom' is sure that stress is a good thing. She may simply not see how burned out her child may be."

More Than Half of Israelis are Overweight, Says OECD Report

Smoking rates have fallen, although that is also still an issue: approximately one in five adults still smokes daily.

NY Gov Cuomo Signs Bill Approving Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD

"If there are veterans that are suffering and we can make a treatment available, we want to."

New Research: Teen Smokers May Become Heavy Drinkers as Adults

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say nicotine "memories" from adolescence may lead to alcoholism years later.

Israeli Scientists Say Fatigue Slows Your Brain Cells Down

Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving, the researchers point out.

Israeli Scientists Navigate the Genome to Cure Deafness

Discovery of long-encoding RNAs in the auditory system may solve a piece of the deafness puzzle.

Kushner, Greenblatt, Make Bikur Cholim Visit to Bedside of Israel’s Sworn Enemy

Erekat was condemned in the past for praising the assassin of Israeli Minister Rehavam Zeevi and for paying a condolence visit to the family of a PA Arab who opened fire at an IDF check post.

200 Dead in Tunnel Collapse at North Korean Nuclear Testing Site

There are deep concerns over possible leaks of radioactivity that could lead to damage similar to Fukushima or Chernobyl.

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in ICU at Bnei Brak Hospital

The public is asked to pray for the health of Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gitel Feige, b'toch sha'ar cholei Yisrael.

Israeli Hospital Training Spiritual Escorts for Patients

"The studies are not frontal in the sense of lectures, but include a lot of self-observation, and assimilation of materials in a practical and experiential way."

PM Netanyahu Recovering from Removal of Polyps

The prime minister is in "excellent health," according to a statement by Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

PM Netanyahu to Undergo Medical Procedure, Appoints Minister Miri Regev as Temporary Acting PM

This is not the first time Regev has stepped in for Netanyahu: the former IDF spokesperson was named acting prime minister in June as well.

Haredi Hospital Sued for Refusing Fertility Treatments to Unmarried Woman

This is the first time an Israeli court has approved a class action against a hospital.

Israeli Scientists Discover New Enzyme to Destroy in Metatastic Cancer Cells

The research team hopes to begin Phase 1 clinical trials within the next 18 months.

Gaza Report Shows 80% Below Poverty Line, 50% Unemployment

The report claims that during the decade of the blockade there has been an increase of half a million civilians in Gaza, without any improvement in services. Instead, poverty, unemployment and the decline in purchasing power have increased dramatically.

Kite Pharma, Launched by Israeli Scientists, Gets FDA Approval for Lymphoma Treatment

The Yescarta therapy will cost $373,000 for a one-time dose, which will surely become a major issue of concern for insurance companies and public health officials.

Israeli Scientists Turn Brain Cells Into Skin Cells

"Future developments based on this method may enable the transformation of one tissue taken from the patient's own body into another tissue to replace the damaged organ."

Israeli Scientists Develop Fast 3D Microscope with Nano Precision

"The high speed and precision will help biologists to follow dynamic processes in short time scales, while determining cell profile with nano-precision will help in diagnosing diseases such as cancer at early stages."

Israeli Doctor Tapped to Head World Medical Association

“The fact that an Israeli doctor was elected to the most prestigious role in the world of medicine . . . is very very significant."

Former IDF Chief Medical Officer: Inform Female Combat Soldiers of Higher Injury Risk

"When we integrate more and more women into combat units, we must make sure that they are consciously willing to volunteer, precisely because their injury rates are so much higher."

Israel Offers $15,000 Bonus to Olim Physicians Who Settle Up North

A recently launched, unique pilot program of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, integrates the need to remedy the...

IDF Soldier Dies After Collapse in Military Prison 4

The soldier was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after her collapse.

US to Pull Non-Essential Diplomatic Personnel from Cuba

The move follows unexplained “health attacks” on 21 staff in Havana; it's not yet clear "who is responsible or what is causing these attacks."

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