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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.

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."
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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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

Cavaliers’ Former Israeli Coach David Blatt Announces He Has MS

"I’m a coach and my job is to lead, to teach and inspire many people. The fact that I’m not that mobile or active does not affect my mental ability to do these things."

Druze MDA Volunteers Collected Thousands of Food Items for Needy Families

Many Druze Israelis who recognized the importance of donations for the needy bought food that was handed to the volunteers.

Report: TAU Scientists Developed Melanoma Nano-Vaccine

"We believe that our platform may also be suitable for other types of cancer and that our work is a solid foundation for the development of other cancer nano-vaccines."

Education Minister Peretz Replacing Anti-Ariel U. Professor with Aryeh Eldad on Budget Committee

Commission officials said Shain's tenure was not renewed because of his opposition to the establishment of the school of medicine at Ariel University.

Hebrew U. MRI Technique Can ‘See’ Molecular Changes in the Brain

This new technique provides biological readouts of brain tissue—the ability to see what’s going on on a molecular level, and to direct a course of treatment accordingly.

Study: Holocaust Survivors More Likely to Succumb to Dementia

The study tested the competing hypotheses stating that past genocide exposure reduces (owing to resilience) versus increases (owing to vulnerabilities) the risk of dementia.

Israeli Scientists Say Fat Cells are Key in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

"Our findings can serve as a basis for the development of new drugs to halt the spread of melanoma — therapies that already exist, but were never used for this purpose."

MDA Inaugurates First Sea Ambulance

"On the Seabulance, several people can be treated at the same time, with medical equipment similar to that on an MICU."

Leeds, UK, Reduces Childhood Obesity Using Bar-Ilan Professor’s Program

The program has been tailored to families with children under the age of three.

Hebrew U. Researchers Produce Chemical Insulin that Cuts Frequency of Injections Substantially

The stability of the chemical hormone developed in Prof. Metanis' laboratory will not only affect the duration of its decomposition in the body, but also its transportation.
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After Losing her Father and Brother, She Discovered Light Could Be Extracted from the...

"People tell me: Stop dealing with bereavement all the time," Orit says, "But I feel that there is where strength lies."

Israeli Ministries Fighting Substance Abuse on International Day Against Drug Abuse

Data published by Israel’s Labor and Social Services Ministry show that 3,989 youth were treated for alcohol and substance abuse in 2018.

MDA Motorcycle EMT Delivers Own Baby

She did not think that a birth was imminent, since she was only in her 7th month of gestation.

Bar-Ilan Study: Your Stressed-Out Bacteria Could Trigger Autoimmune Response

Autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, scleroderma, and pulmonary fibrosis.

Monsey Jewish Families Rally Against Measles Vaccinations ‘Conspiracy’

Haredi Rabbi Hillel Handler announced: “We Hasidim have been chosen as the target,” and, “The campaign against us has been successful.”

Israeli Scientists Solve 100-Year Puzzle with Breakthrough on Epilepsy

"Our findings may serve as a basis for the development of drugs for a range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases."

Israeli Scientists Say Watching Spiderman Can Help Reduce Fear of Spiders

Screening a seven-second excerpt of a spider scene from Spiderman 2 reduced participants' post-viewing spider phobia by 20 percent.

New York Declares Public Health Emergency As Measles Cases Approach 300

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in several zip codes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to stem a nascent measles outbreak among Orthodox Jewish children.
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Watch: Two Healed Turtles Return to the Sea

Inspectors of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Friday released to the Mediterranean two sea turtles after several they had received months of medical care.

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.”

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.

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.

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