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Biogen Prepares to Resubmit Request for FDA Approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

The drug is reported to reduce levels of the plaques, but only slows progression of the disease; it does not cure Alzheimer’s.

Jimmy Carter Hospitalized after Pelvic Fracture Caused by Fall

Carter has been known to spread thick layers of anti-Israel invective.

FDA Issues Alert over Johnson’s Baby Powder

“On October 18, 2019, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled this product, and consumers who have this lot of baby powder should stop using it.”

Israeli Toddler Dies on Flight from Thailand to Tel Aviv

"The Israeli Embassy in Moscow is in contact with the family and the Jewish community nearby, and is helping to make arrangements for the toddler's body to be transported home as quickly as possible."

Israeli Hospital Launches Collaboration with Largest Rehabilitation Facility in China

This is the first type of agreement for Reut Hospital signed with a prestigious and leading medical institution in China.

Sheba: A Template for Peace & International Cooperation

Israel enjoys close relations with a number of countries that cover the gamut of growing cooperation - military, economic, natural resources and humanitarian.

Two Studies Provide New Hope for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer discovered a treatment that successfully improved receptive language skills in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with a more successful outcome in the younger children, and released another study showing the incredible benefits of medical clowns in treating autism.

Israeli Researchers Find New Way to Stop Development of Bone Cancer (in Mice)

The researchers discovered molecular interactions between Ewing sarcomas and proposed a treatment that prevents its spreading.

More Than 1,600 Receive Medical Treatment in Uman Over Rosh HaShana

One person was airlifted to a hospital in Kiev due to the severity of his condition, at the beginning of the holiday.

Head of Terror Squad that Murdered Rina Shnerb in Critical Condition following Interrogation

Shin Bet received permission from a judicial entity to interrogate Arbid using exceptional means.

Israel Prepares for National Disaster at Sheba Medical Center with Earthquake Drill

This was the first time, however, that a field hospital was erected on an Israeli hospital site to deal with various types of injured patients.

Rockland Declares Measles Outbreak Over Even as Disease Migrates to Pacific Islands

According to the Rockland Health Commissioner, "almost 1,200 residents were actively monitored to help contain the outbreak."

Construction Begins in Gaza on New American Hospital

The Palestinian Authority is opposed to the project, saying it is part of a collaboration between Israel and Hamas to expand the split between the PA and the Strip.

Israel’s Health Ministry Bans Cartridges of Flavored Smoking Oil, Mulls Ban on E-Cigarettes

“Unfortunately we’re witnessing a real danger to the public health from the ever-increasing worldwide use of products of this type."

National Earthquake Drill Slated for Sheba Medical Center

Israel sits on an active geologic fault line – the “Syrian African Rift” – with predictions of a serious earthquake that could ravage the country.

United Hatzalah Volunteers Conduct Two In-Flight Rescues in Two Days

When the passengers took ill, the flight crew asked if there were any medical personnel on board.
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The Ultimate Givers of Yitzhar

Over the past five years, ten Yitzhar residents donated their kidneys, and they did it to save perfect strangers.

Israeli Rabbi Saves Drowning Victim in India

Rabbi Bakush, who currently lives in Manali and serves as a Chabad emissary to the area, keeps a fully stocked medical kit from United Hatzalah with him wherever he goes.

New Tool Developed at Bar-Ilan May Aid Personalized Cancer Treatments

Understanding interactions between fusion proteins and other proteins can help improve personalized cancer treatment.

Hebrew U Study: Worms May Hold Key to Extending Fertility

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Genetic Department have discovered the switch that may do this – in worms.

Terror Victim Nahum Nevies Regains Full Consciousness

Nahum and Noam Nevies were hit by a terrorist's car near Elazar in Gush Etzion.

Israeli Scientists Learn Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Don’t Respond to Immunotherapy

“In the responders, we found higher levels of proteins associated with lipid metabolism, which led to better recognition by the immune system.”
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Massive Fire Blazes at Vegetable Oil Warehouse in Haifa Port

One firefighter was injured in the effort to fight the blaze and evacuated to a nearby hospital.

United Hatzalah Graduates First NREMT Course in Efrat, in Ari Fuld’s Memory

United Hatzalah now has 18 new EMTs in the beautiful rolling hills of Judea.

Israeli Teen Wounded in Terror Attack Becomes MDA EMT

Dvir Schnerb was certified to be an MDA EMT on Tuesday, less than two weeks after a terrorist bomb in southern Samaria killed his sister and left him seriously injured.

Israeli-Developed Super Shrimp Will Help Prevent Disease that Affects 250M People

Israeli scientists say they've developed monosex prawns that can serve the triple goal of alleviating poverty, protecting the environment and reducing disease.
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Gaza Cat Smuggled to Israel for Emergency Surgery after Car Accident

The clandestine rescue effort was initiated by animal lovers on both sides of the border fence.

10 Tons of Baby Wipes Block Israel’s Main Pumping Station

“The wipes are not biodegradable at all, and form huge clumps. They get stuck in the systems and pumps and clog lines."

Hindu Pharmacist Joins Orthodox Jewish Doctor in Challenging NJ’s ‘Aid in Dying’ Law

Gov. Murphy told reporters that he plans to “vigorously fight” the restraining order, which remains in effect until the next scheduled court date, on Oct. 23.

Swarm of Bees Attacks Family in Northern Israel

Several family members suffered an allergic reaction to the apitoxin – honey bee venom – according to MDA.

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