NYC Health Dept. Says 5 More Yeshivas Allowed Unvaccinated Children Into Class

“The outbreak is not over, and we will continue to see additional cases as long as unvaccinated students are not properly excluded from attending school.”

University of Haifa and “ii2020” Sign Collaboration to Transform Haifa into Digital Health Powerhouse

The University and Dr. Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) announce partnership which will use the vehicle of digital health to create thousands of new jobs in Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city.

Israeli Scientists Create Biosensor to Isolate Leukemic Stem Cells

"A lack of tools to specifically isolate leukemic stem cells has precluded the comprehensive study and specific targeting of these stem cells until now."

First Lady Awake Following Lung Transplant, Talking to Doctors, Family

"Her doctors at Beilinson Hospital stress that the early days following a transplant operation are still considered critical, but they are very satisfied with her progress."

First Lady Nechama Rivlin Undergoes Single Lung Transplant

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Arab volunteer first responders on Wednesday participated in an emergency drilled in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Zur Bahr.

aMoon2 Raises $660 Million, Becomes Largest Israeli Venture Capital Firm

Israel’s electronic medical records account for 98 percent of the population, going back two decades. The Israeli government recently launched a national project that will invest $272 million in digital health initiatives over the next five years.

PCV Vaccine Leads to Steep Decline in Childhood Hospitalizations

"Our take-home message to all the parents out there is that vaccines work. . . We saw community-acquired bacteremia, pneumonia, and focal infections all decrease."

Shabbat Shalom…a Kidney is Waiting for You in the Hospital

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21 Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month

The problems this yeshiva has had with vaccinating its students go back to 1981, when its principal was fined by New York City's Health Department for failing to insure that his students were properly immunized.

Israeli Research Finds that Home Births are 3 Times More Dangerous than at Hospitals

The research found that 15 out of every 1,000 babies born in non-hospital settings are at risk of death, compared to five out of every 1,000 babies born in hospitals.

MDA Will ‘Honor Litzman’s Request’ to Delay Ending Service in Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley

"MDA previously announced that on March 1, it would shut its regional station serving residents south of Beit She’an all the way to the Dead Sea."

Jordan Valley Council to Red Crescent: Please Help, Litzman Abandoned Us

Next Sunday, March 1, MDA will shut down its station which would mean no emergency medical response to future accidents on Route 90, Israel's most dangerous highway.

NYC Health Dept. Issues Advisory for Orthodox Jews Traveling to Israel

Most of the affected neighborhoods in New York City have been those with large Orthodox Jewish populations, particularly the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Williamsburg.

Israel Ranks in Top 10 in Bloomberg’s Healthiest Country Index

Spain and Italy both share eating habits that are similar to those of Israelis.

Litzman Asks Communications Minister Kara to Revoke United Hatzalah’s Hotline Number

The chairman of the Executive Committee of MDA, whose influence on the direction of the organization is enormous, is Avraham Mordechai Manela, a key figure in the Gur Chasidic sect.

Israel-US Research Team: Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Spread of Melanoma

The approach calls for filming live cancer cells with microscopic cameras and using artificial intelligence to analyze the video sequence.

Teva Projects Generic Version of EpiPen to Consist of a Quarter of US Market

After a several-year delay, Teva received U.S. approval for its EpiPen in August 2018, but Schultz said more “validations” were mandated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which it has completed.

Netanyahu Welcomes Czech Prime Minister on First Visit to Israel, Sees ‘Ample Room for...

The Czech Republic is seeking Israel's help in medical cannabis treatment, "which is very important. . . because you are also a leader in this field."

Israeli Doctors Restore Vision Using Placenta Membrane Transplant

“During pregnancy, the [placenta] membrane prevents the fetus from being rejected from the womb and vice versa, and allows them to coexist."

Mandelblit Quashes Zilber’s Scheme, Ariel U. Gets Its Med School

Minister Bennett noted that "there is a serious shortage of doctors in Israel, and there is a need to establish a school, and there is a university that is suitable for this."

Madagascar, Philippines, Williamsburg, See Measles Resurgence

New York may soon follow California and Vermont with legislation that makes vaccinations mandatory.

Los Angeles Hatzolah Fighting City, Fire Dept. Hostility

Unlike the LAFD, Hatzolah members are trained in emergency medicine-related Jewish law, and with an understanding of the unique needs of their community.

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