Israeli Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

Alpha-synuclein levels in the blood have been evaluated as a biomarker for Parkinson’s.

Weighing In on the Obesity Epidemic

Subscribe to our Sheba Medical Center listFor the lucky ones, weight gain is limited to a few extra pounds put on over the holidays...

Israeli Brain Surgeons Save Life of 11-Year-Old Boy From Bethlehem

For the first time in years, Gamal has been able to return to school with his friends.

Bar Ilan U Study: Pregnancy Safe for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

"From an immunological and microbiological viewpoint, pregnancy in patients with IBD is beneficial and can be safely recommended."

Russia Banned from 2020 Olympics, 2022 World Cup, for Doping

The deputy director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Margarita Pakhnotskaya, said the WADA decision was "well-expected."

Hebrew U Study: Pregnant Smokers at Higher Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes leads to higher risks for pregnancy and birth complications such as macrosomia (larger than average babies) and caesarean deliveries.

Israeli Team Summoned by WHO to Respond to Measles Epidemic in Samoa

"Because the Samoan healthcare system has been simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of cases, we have been asked to bring hands and heads to the affected areas."

A First in Israel, Cardiac Catheterization Conducted Using Sound Waves

Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem successfully performed a cardiac catheterization using sound waves to treat a complex case of severe arterial congestion.

US Team Reanimates Disembodied, Dead Heart Prior to Transplant

A special device uses a technique called “warm perfusion” to circulate the blood, oxygen and electrolytes through the donated heart.

New Negev Hospital, Largest in Israel, to be Located in Be’er Sheva

The new complex is to be located east of Sarah Junction where Routes 25 and 40 meet, between Be’er Sheva and the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva. It's desperately needed.

Israeli Researchers Develop Treatment that Prompts Self-Destruction of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

The treatment reduced the number of pancreatic cancer cells by 90% in the developed tumors a month after it was administered.

New Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in First Clinical Trial of Radiotherapy

"There was a 100 percent overall response rate ... Seventy-eight percent of the tumors treated were entirely eradicated." However, this is still only the first clinical trial; there are future trials ahead.

Hebrew University Discovery May Revolutionize Chemotherapy

It is a method that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to malignant cells and bypasses healthy ones.

Israeli Researchers Say Autism-Related Genetic Mutations Occur in Alzheimer Patients’ Brains

Tel Aviv University researchers say they found an overlap between Alzheimer's-related mutations and those producing autism and related disabilities.

In First, World’s Most Expensive Medicine Used to Treat Israeli Toddler

“The effect of the medication will be seen in the months to come, but we are all very hopeful."

Rabbinical Court Won’t Recognize as Jewish an Infant Born from Undisclosed Jewish Egg Donor

Israeli surrogacy law states that one of the conditions for egg donation is that the donor and recipient be both of the same faith, to avoid future doubts about the child's status.

Israel Sees Uptick in Motor Vehicle Fatalities After Decades of Improvements

Last year Israel reached its lowest ever number of car accident fatalities per capita, at 3.6 deaths per 100,000 people.

Israel Performs World’s First Successful ‘Artificial Meniscus’ Transplant

Patients with damaged or torn menisci can have the transplant surgery as a replacement for previous treatments, such as pain management and physical therapy.

Red Alert Crisis Helpline for Emotional Stress Launched in Be’er Sheva

It may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional - in English - in order to help restore a sense of calm and stability.

48 Israelis, including 8-Year-Old Girl, Treated by MDA Since Start of Gaza Hostilities

30 ambulances were added to the operational fleet from emergency storage, to reinforce teams in the southern and central regions.

Israelis Find Ways to Cope with the Stress of Rocket Fire

Just hours after Red Alert sirens were wailing non-stop and rockets flew in cities from the Gaza border to Tel Aviv, the jokes were flying along with them around social media and in Whatsapp groups.

Canadian Doctors Join Israeli Int’l Emergency Unit to Aid When Disaster Hits

The doctors are now on call and will be deployed with MDA’s international emergency unit in case of a mass medical emergency.

United Hatzalah Trains Old-Age Caretakers to Save Lives

Foreign caretakers work with the sick and elderly, which makes their having this knowledge even more useful.

Radical Feminists Target Haredi Non-Profit Fundraiser

Ezra LeMarpeh helps all Israelis, but that's not good enough for some radicals, so now it may close down.

Sheba Medical Center Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Innovation Hub

ARC tasked with accelerating cutting-edge technologies developed by Israeli digital healthcare start-ups.

On Way to Cure, Israeli Researchers Discover Gene Causing AFib

Based on these findings, the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN) and the Faculty of Health Sciences on BGU’s campus are in the preliminary stages of developing an anti-arrhythmia medication.

Mnuchin Proposes FDA Branch in Israel, Meets with Health Ministry

The FDA has few branches outside the United States, including those in China, and several European and Latin American nations.

IDF Soldiers Save Arab Woman Injured in Car Accident

In July 2015, the IDF established a new reserves unit dedicated to providing medical care and humanitarian assistance to the Arab population.

United Hatzalah Hosts Mass-Casualty Drill in Conjunction with Israeli Police, Local Soccer Team

The exercise was meant to test the ability, technology, professionalism and quality of care the organization can provide in a worst-case disaster scenario.

Israeli Scientists Say Watching Movies Can Help Diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorder

“This can aid not only in early detection of autism, but also in assessing changes in ASD severity over time and in response to treatments."


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