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New Israeli Research May Lead to Life-Saving Therapies for Metabolic Disorders

"If you can successfully connect the pieces of the puzzle, then you can understand the biology behind a disease."

Senior Doctor in Hospital Near PM’s Residence: If Netanyahu Is Taken Here, I Won’t...

Dr. River, presumably, has taken the Hippocratic Oath, with the crucial line: "Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick."

In Israel, More Hospital Visits Due to Pneumonia, Not Flu

In Israel, 1.6 million people were immunized against seasonal influenza by January 1, 2019: some 18 percent of the total population.

Iranian Official: Nasrallah Did Not Suffer Heart Attack’

“Iran has sent three doctors to Beirut, one of whom resides in Europe, to follow up on his health condition.”

First Child Dies of Influenza in New Jersey

During the 2018 flu season, 80,000 people died in the United States.

Researchers Discover New Mechanism to Activate Immune System Against Cancer

The discovery shows promise for lung cancer and skin cancer (melanoma).

Bar-Ilan, Harvard Researchers Show New Mechanism to Activate Immune System Against Cancer

The current generation of drugs helps only a small number of patients, while most of the drugs fail to cause the immune system to attack the tumor.

Israeli Scientists Identify Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of pregnancy and up to five months after giving birth.

Measles Virus Prevents Wedding in Brooklyn

The groom was found to be ill with the measles virus upon his arrival in the United States.

Israeli Neuroscientists Discover Potential Lifesaving Drug for Glioblastoma (Brain Tumor) Patients

Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer discovered a drug that has the potential to cure terminally ill patients suffering from Glioblastoma (GBM).

Israel Health Ministry Issues Measles Alert

The exposure to the measles virus took place on the train starting from Ashkelon departing at 07:29 am and returning to Ashkelon at 4 pm.

Swine Flu Strikes Israeli Jewish Community in Uman

"We are managing here on a day-by-day basis, even with a number of very difficult cases, even a few fatalities, God forbid,... with first aid kits."

Israeli Humanitarian Aid Continues in Indonesia

IsraAid is working to restore access to safe water for some 1,400 people who saw 206 homes destroyed and 140 severely damaged by the disaster.

Breast Cancer Grows By Recruiting Cells From Bone Marrow

The study suggests that targeting these cells with new therapies could be an effective way of treating the disease.

Clowns Take Over Israeli Maternity Ward

The medical clowns Florina and Dr. Till came to spend a morning of laughter and conversation about pregnancy, the experience of childbirth, and post-natal emotions

HIV Carriers Allowed to Enlist in IDF

Another change: overweight recruits will be allowed to undergo stomach-shortening surgery, go on a six-month leave and then be reevaluated as potential combat recruits.

Israeli Medical-Marijuana Company Plans Nasdaq Listing

“We consider ourselves a pharma-grade cannabis leader and the major market for pharma players is Nasdaq,” said InterCure controlling shareholder Alex Rabinovitch.

NYC Health Dept. Issues Mandatory Exclusions for Non-Vaccinated Students

Unvaccinated children may not attend school -- regardless of whether anyone in the school has contracted the illness -- until they are vaccinated or until the outbreak is declared over.

Measles Outbreak Spreads to London, UK Jewish Communities

The outbreak is believed to have followed travelers returning from Israel after a visit for the Jewish holidays.

Israeli Epigenetic Map May Lead to New Therapeutic Solutions to Hearing Loss

Israeli researchers say understanding the expression of and controlling the genes involved in hearing are milestone discoveries.

French Medical Clowns Visit Tiberias Facility Using Clowning to Treat Sex Abuse Victims

Merkaz Tene is the first facility of its kind in the world to integrate the treatment of victims of sexual violence and medical clowning.

NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo Visits Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan

Mutombo, who played 18 seasons for the NBA, spearheaded and helped fund the creation of the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in 2007 – the first modern medical facility to be built in decades on the outskirts of his hometown, the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.  

40 Arab Doctors, Interns, Pharmacists Arrested over Forged Diplomas

Using these fraudulent documents to apply to the Israeli health ministry, the suspects received licenses to engage in the medical professions in Israel, police said.

Israeli Child Hospitalized with Brain Infection Due to Measles

More than 2,000 cases of measles have been reported this past year in Israel alone.

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