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Epidemic: 42 Israelis Infected by Leptospirosis

The Health Ministry's Director General said there are 242 other patients suspected of contracting Leptospirosis.

Tiberias Surgeons Endoscopically Remove 2 Inch Nail from 8-Year-Old Girl’s Intestine

"Moving slowly, we managed to use the endoscope to grab the nail, transfer it to the stomach and then pull it out through the esophagus," Dr. On related.

Skokie Baseball Field Named After Orthodox Jewish Youth Who Died of Cancer

“Caleb played sports like he lived life: with passion, with pride and always looking out for the other guy,” his mother said.

Haifa U: Disabled at Higher Risk of PTSD due to War, Terror

28% of people with disabilities who were exposed to war and terror were particularly at risk of developing post-traumatic symptoms, compared to 11% of people with disabilities who were not exposed.

IDF Evacuates Syrian ‘White Helmets’ Civil Defense Members Fearing for their Lives to Jordan

The White Helmets have been the target of a disinformation campaign by Syrian and Russian regime propaganda outlets
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Meet Harvest2Order – 2 Israeli Expats Who Revolutionized Salad

Most of the salads you'll be served are kept on the premises in futuristic, hydroponic display cases, and are cut, mixed and served before your eyes.

Report: 55 Complaints Against Ritual Circumcisers in 2017, Out of 75,000 Circumcisions

Attorney Ella Skat of the ITIM Institute asked, “Why not compel mohalim to carry malpractice insurance?”

Report: Gaza Hospitals Provide Medical Helium for Firebomb Terror Balloons

During the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, Al-Shifa Hospital in the neighborhood of North Rimal in Gaza City was described by The Washington Post as being a "de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in the hallways and offices."

Knesset Committee Hearing Cut Short by Guest Drinking 30 Grams of Cannabis Oil

"I’m scared to death of being confined to a wheelchair again. And the parents here are afraid their children will start twitching again. If you will dare touch the strains, we will turn to the High Court of Justice. I am not going back to the wheelchair.”

Israeli Health Ministry Weighing Criminal Sanctions Against Samaria Vaccine Refusers

In the settlement of Itamar Health Ministry officials have encountered resistance even when the vaccine was intended to prevent the infection of neighbors.

BGU Scientists Find Possible Cancer Breakthough

Prof. Varda Shoshan-Barmatz is developing a novel molecule for the treatment of cancer that may have the ability to reprogram cancer cells back to normal-like cells.

Hebrew U. Analysis Links Acetaminophen in Pregnancy to Autism

Researchers at the Hebrew University found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

Adopt-A-Granny Program Tackles Plight of Israel’s Elderly Holocaust Survivors

All prospective volunteers are required to complete an online application, and make a commitment to meeting with their adopted grandparent at least once a week for at least one year.

Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal: Sell 9 Million Israelis to Scientific Research

"The interest of global companies is very great. I have already met with many of them. They all want to come here, and rightly so. They see this as a new direction."

Vaccination Debate Rears Head Again

A most disturbing aspect to anti-vaccination groups is that debunked frauds and misinformation are routinely treated as fact.

Religious Zionists’ Spiritual Leader on Vaccination: Listen to Doctors, Don’t Be Your Own Physician

"We very much value independent and critical thinking, but we also need some common sense and humility."

Israeli Doctors Restoring Patient’s Jaw Using Shinbone

In a surgery that lasted 12 hours, a multidisciplinary team of more than 30 doctors and nurses removed a tumor from a patient's mouth and reconstructed part of her jawbone to fit in the gap.

Report: 97% of Gaza’s Drinking Water at Sewer Quality

"The sewage reaches the beaches of Ashkelon and Ashdod, but first it pollutes our own beaches."

Hasidic Movement Bans EMT Volunteering on Penalty of Expulsion

Deputy Health Minsiter Yakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) is a senior member of the Gur Hasidic movement.
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Israel’s Advancing Technology Causes Crisis For Emergency Service Organizations

United Hatzalah has developed new emergency communication technologies that interface with the latest cellular communications networks.

New IDF Draft Guidelines May Deter Physicians from Immigrating to Israel

Physicians in the United States rack up some $200,000 in debt by the time they complete their studies, and they will never be able to pay it off while earning a military salary in Israel.

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist, Wife, in Double Suicide

Sherman has donated a record $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. He built a major addition to the geriatric Baycrest center, as well as to other Toronto-area community centers and hospitals.

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