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Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
A new invention from Israel that falls in line with the Jewish state’s reputation as a “start-up nation,” potentially revolutionizing life for the blind and the visually impaired, will go on sale in the United States in September. The device, called OrCam, works via a 5-megapixel camera that attaches to glasses and can recognize text. […]
Posted on: July 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Israeli medical plane is leaving in the afternoon to aid in his treatment.
Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
When announcing their anti-Israeli directive, the EU thought they had Israel over the barrel, but Israel clearly has plenty of powerful ammunition it can fire back in return.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
There is nothing like a Jewish mother, especially one who went through nine abortions in 17 years in the Soviet-bloc country of Georgia. Mazal tov on a new baby girl.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.
Posted on: July 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The curious case brings to light a real problem in Sweden caused by the reluctance of doctors and nurses to assist in or perform circumcisions.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
The pharmaceutical giant Teva’s French division, Teva France, announced that the preliminary investigation conducted by the Paris Prosecutor resulted in the conclusion that there were no signs of Zopiclone in Furosemide tablets manufactured by Teva. Therefore, the prosecutor decided that there is no connection between the Teva plant in Sens, France, where the drug Furosemide […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Research teams headed by a Hebrew University graduate and Tel Aviv University researchers have suggested that an experiment on rats showed that blocking their memory of alcohol use helped them break the habit. Memories of addiction often cause drinkers to return to their habit when they are aroused by the smell of alcohol, creating pattern […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will begin funding research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nano-technology to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020. The joint projects will explore innovative solutions at the water-energy nexus, developing more efficient […]
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
A 13-year-old girl died while being circumcised by a doctor in a small village northeast of Cairo, according to the website Al Masry Al Youm. Suhair al-Bata’a, who went by the nickname Soo-Soo, died of a “sharp drop in blood pressure resulting from shock trauma,” was the statement given by officials following the child’s autopsy. […]
Posted on: June 19th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
MK Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) responded strongly to Health Minister Yael German’s (Yesh Atid) proposed legislation that would permit the state to automatically harvest organs from all dead Israeli without their explicit consent, unless the citizen previously signed a organ donor refusal card. Litzman said, according to an Arutz-7 report, “This disgusting proposal has no place […]
Posted on: June 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Several people died or have been hospitalized in serious condition after taking a drug that was released inadvertently in the packing of medicine treating pulmonary edema.
Posted on: June 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
A brave veterinarian is treating a sick tiger with acupuncture, sticking needles in its ear and other parts of the 14-year-old animal to cure a chronic ear infection. The tiger was sedated before the vet, Mor Mosinzon, began treated “Pedang,” according to the Israel HaYom newspaper. Pedang lives at the Zoological Center of Tel Aviv-Ramat […]
Posted on: June 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The circumcision had actually been performed flawlessly, and apparently baby choked during feeding.
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel
An ancient frog can now be added to Israel’s history. The “painted frog,” though to be extinct, turns out to be a descendant of a one million-old frog.
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Global
The PrePex is the only circumcision method, aside from conventional surgery, approved by WHO.
Posted on: June 3rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian Authority boy. The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his kidneys after their son was declared brain dead nearly two weeks ago after falling from a window in his parents’ apartment. One kidney went to an Israeli child, and the […]
Posted on: May 31st, 2013News & Views → Global
Marijuana is known to have therapeutic qualities. A Tel Aviv Univ. professor now says a very low dosage of grass also can prevent brain damage. A new study may reach the same conclusion for the heart.
Posted on: May 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Cancer sufferers and survivors are at increased risk of major obstetric complications, according to new research by Israeli researchers to be presented next week at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. It is well known that cancer treatments decrease fertility, but very little has been known until now concerning […]
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