Weizmann Institute Study: Gut Microbes May Drive Weight Gain after Smoking Cessation

Substances produced by microbes, identified in a study in mice, may help in the development of new anti-obesity treatments.

Manhattan Court Blocks NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for City Workers; Private Sector Next?

NYC Council member Kalman Yeger: “This will just lead to another court battle on religious freedom which New York will - once again - lose."

De Blasio’s Sweeping Vax Mandate Sparks Backlash In The Jewish Community

Many key community leaders publicly complained that the De Blasio administration did not consult or even inform them before the mayor’s Monday announcement.

TAU-Led International Study Discovers Drug that Treats Symptoms of Autism and Alzheimer’s

The symptoms that were remedied using NAP: slow development, poor communication, brains with a small number of synapses, and low electrical activity.

3 EMTs from Different Cities Come Together to Save a Life In Rishon Lezion

"I am proud to be part of an organization that saves the lives of people across the country, no matter who and where.”

Jordanian Court Jails Hospital Director Over COVID-19 Deaths Due to Lack of Oxygen

Public outrage over the deaths also led to the resignation of Jordan’s Health Minister, Nazir Obeidat.

NYC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine in Private Sector

The mandate, which goes into effect on Dec. 27, does not apply to state employees such as MTA workers.

Israeli Scientists Develop Tech to Save Lives with Artificial Intelligence

State-of-the-art technology will allow physicians to identify patients who are at risk for serious illness ahead of time, the scientists say.

Three’s the Charm? Antigen Tests Again Required for Israeli Schoolchildren

"The reason the situation is good in the country is that we are taking quick and precise action."

Returning to Israel? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Israel will impose fines on persons arriving from overseas who do not undergo a second, required PCR test on the third or seventh day since their arrival.

Ruderman Family Foundation Honors Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love for Achievements in Inclusion

"Over the past few years, athletes around the world have shown us incredible courage by shining a light on the mental health toll that comes with extreme pressure."

Smart, Suture-less Wound Dressing Prompts Healing, Wards Off Infection

Instead of sutures, a self-healing antibacterial polymer; instead of examining the wound, integrated smart monitoring.

Agudath Israel Slams NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Yeshiva, Non-Public School Employees

Some 56,000 employees in 938 Jewish, Catholic and other private schools are affected by the new requirement.

5 Cases of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed in New York

"This is not cause for alarm. We knew this variant was coming and we have the tools to stop the spread."

Omicron Arrives in the US

Omicron has been found in at least 20 other countries around the world.

Israeli Study Warns COVID-19 Can Result in Stillbirth

The researchers found the virus caused extensive damage to the placental tissue.

2 Israeli Doctors Contract Omicron

Both doctors were fully inoculated with two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine plus a third, booster shot.

FDA Advisory Committee Backs Merck’s COVID-19 Pill. Pfizer’s Drug is Up Next.

The Israeli government has inked an agreement with Pfizer to import tens of thousands of doses of Paxlovid once it clears FDA approval.

Israel Launches Pandemic Information Center on Twitter

The Center provides bite-size content touching on main areas of interest raised by world leaders with the prime minister.

Corona Blamed for Increased Fetal Deaths in Israel Even as WHO Calls Omicron Variant...

The causes of intrauterine death are most likely the Coronavirus affecting the placenta, the metabolism, and oxygen transfer to the fetus.

2nd Incident in as Many Days: Woman in Critical Condition after Choking on Chanukah...

"She was later taken by ambulance while still undergoing CPR, to the Carmel Medical Center."

Morocco Bans Arrivals for Next Two Weeks Due to Omicron

The new measure will be evaluated regularly and “adjustments” will be made “if necessary."

Arriving in Israel? Exit Airport Only Via Private Vehicle or Taxi

To encourage the use of private vehicles in both directions the price of long-term parking tickets is to be reduced by 50 percent.

Medical Staff Attacked at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center

Nurses at the medical center held a mini-strike for several hours on Sunday morning to protest the violence.

UAE Delays Launch of Direct Flights to Tel Aviv

The decision by Emirates Airlines came in response to new restrictions by Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport.

EMTs Resuscitate Elderly Jerusalemite in Front of his Family Erev Chanukah

"Being part of this right before the holiday of Hanukkah gave me a lot of joy.”

Foreign Tourists Again Barred, Due to New COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ Variant

Israeli health officials will carry out sampling of sewage throughout the country, in order to locate latent morbidity of the new variant, the cabinet said.

NY Gov. Hochul Declares State of Emergency as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Hochul said she made the move in order to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes of COVID-19 this winter.

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