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Teva Wins FDA Approval for Leukemia Drug

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceuticals full approval for Synribo, a drug that is injected for adults with a with chronic phase or accelerated phase of myeloid leukemia. Chronic myeloid leukemia, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is one of four main types of leukemia and is a cancer […]

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Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Cancer in Children

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent. “We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc.,” said […]

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CathMaps+ is a new mobile phone app to assist cardiac patients. It was developed by an Israeli company
 

Israeli Company Launches GPS-Based App for Cardiac Patients

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The CathMaps+ app provides emergency personnel with a cardiac patient's medical history immediately.

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Israeli Company Launches First GPS App for Cardiac Patients

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

CathMaps+, the world’s first HIPAA-compliant mobile application for cardiac patients and people living with elevated risk of a cardiac incident, that integrates their cardiac history with an interactive map of Cath Labs throughout most of the world, was launched for the U.S. market today. CathMaps+ mission is simple: to use mobile technology to provide peace […]

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US and Israeli Air Forces Join Hands for Military Medicine

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The IDF’s Israeli Medical Corps and the U.S. Air Force signed a Memo of Understanding Wednesday that “lays the foundation for a deep and ongoing cooperation in areas of aviation medicine, mental health, academics and research,” the Israeli military announced. The memo was signed at the conclusion of the Surgeon General of the United States Air […]

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Israeli Biotech Firm’s Diabetes Drug Passes FDA Phase 2 Trial

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported positive results in its Phase 2a trial of an oral insulin capsule produced by Israeli-based Oramed. The drug is for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The Phase 2b study will be carried out later this year, and Oramed also plans a Phase 2a study for […]

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Be’er Sheva Prepares to Be the New Israeli Silicon Valley

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The launching of the CyberSpark national cyber complex in Be’er Sheva this week prepares the way for what the “capital of the Negev” hopes will turn the city into Israel’s next Silicon Valley. Lockheed Martin and IBM formally announced that they will set up their research activities in the park, joining Deutsche Telekom and EMC. […]

 

Gaza Hackers Attack 1 Israeli Defense Ministry Computer

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Hackers attacked Israeli computers including one used by the defense ministry department dealing with civilians in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli data protection expert told Army Radio on Monday. “At the beginning of this month a number of mails were sent to a number of companies in Israel, including security organizations,” Seculert cyber security […]

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Yael and Avaigail Gross were buried on Thursday after ingesting pesticides left in their apartment in Jerusalem.
 

Second Case of Pesticide Poisoning in Jerusalem

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

Doctors believe the pesticide involved in the second case was different from the first one.

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Next Israeli Astronaut May Be sent to Space in 2 Years

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel will host the 2015 International Astronautical Federation conference.

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Geneva Ceremony Welcomes Israel as Member of Nuclear Research Group

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel was officially admitted as full member of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in a ceremony in Geneva Wednesday. Israel is the 21st member state of CERN and the only country outside Europe to have achieved full membership. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman represented Israel at the ceremony held at the CERN Globe of […]

 

Israeli Startup Provides Home Care for Elderly

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

An Israeli startup provides unusually comprehensive home care for seniors and peace of mind for their families. According to an annual report released last September by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Israelis are living longer, happier lives, and life expectancy for men now stands at 79.9 years, and 83.6 for women. An inevitable consequence […]

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Dr. Yitz Glick in front of the Palestinian village he visits every week.
 

Fearless Gush Etzion Doctor Makes House Calls in Palestinian Villages

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The connection runs so deep, that the Arab villagers have alerted Efrat authorities against terror cells.

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Israeli medical personnel have been treating wounded Syrians caught in the civil war for more than two years.
 

Money Found to Treat Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

600 Wounded Syrians have been treated in Israeli hospitals, but who's been paying for it?

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Government Panel Wants to Fund Abortions

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The government will actively promote abortions by funding them for women between ages 20 and 33 if a proposal by a Health Ministry committee is accepted. Israel’s”basket” of drugs and medical treatment gives hefty discounts for citizens, and the government adds “goodies” to the basket each year. The committee that came up with this coming […]

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Chewing gum
 

Israeli Researcher: Chewing Gum Cause of Migraines in Teens

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

"Every doctor knows that overuse of the TMJ will cause headaches."

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A worker tending to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company, near the northern city of Tsfat. New health ministry regulations will force this and similar facilities to sell to just one monopoly, which was picked without a bidding process.
 

New Cannabis Regulations Pick National ‘Pusher’ sans Bidding

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

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MDA ambulance on snow-covered road during the massive snowstorm that struck Israel.
 

200 Healthy Births in Snow Struck Jerusalem and Tsfat Regions

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

“Everyone functioned at their best despite all the challenges of the snowstorm, including rescue crews, MDA, and the hospital staff.”

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Israeli App Improves Communication at US Schools

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The app has helped streamline communication between parents, teachers and administration at MDS.

 

Hareidim Beat Out Hare Krishna in Measles Outbreak

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Of the 175 cases of measles in the U.S in 2013, a mere 23 were connected to Hare Krishnas in North Carolina. The 175 cases were triple the national average in previous years. Embarrassingly enough, the largest group of people infected with measles came from our very own anti-vaccination cult of Brooklyn Hareidi Jews. Thirty […]

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