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aMoon2 Raises $660 Million, Becomes Largest Israeli Venture Capital Firm

Israel’s electronic medical records account for 98 percent of the population, going back two decades. The Israeli government recently launched a national project that will invest $272 million in digital health initiatives over the next five years.

PCV Vaccine Leads to Steep Decline in Childhood Hospitalizations

"Our take-home message to all the parents out there is that vaccines work. . . We saw community-acquired bacteremia, pneumonia, and focal infections all decrease."

Shabbat Shalom…a Kidney is Waiting for You in the Hospital

Police came to the Ultra-Orthodox man's house on Shabbat to inform him that a life-saving Kidney had become available...

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.

Israeli Research Finds that Home Births are 3 Times More Dangerous than at Hospitals

The research found that 15 out of every 1,000 babies born in non-hospital settings are at risk of death, compared to five out of every 1,000 babies born in hospitals.

MDA Will ‘Honor Litzman’s Request’ to Delay Ending Service in Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley

"MDA previously announced that on March 1, it would shut its regional station serving residents south of Beit She’an all the way to the Dead Sea."

Jordan Valley Council to Red Crescent: Please Help, Litzman Abandoned Us

Next Sunday, March 1, MDA will shut down its station which would mean no emergency medical response to future accidents on Route 90, Israel's most dangerous highway.

NYC Health Dept. Issues Advisory for Orthodox Jews Traveling to Israel

Most of the affected neighborhoods in New York City have been those with large Orthodox Jewish populations, particularly the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Williamsburg.

Israel Ranks in Top 10 in Bloomberg’s Healthiest Country Index

Spain and Italy both share eating habits that are similar to those of Israelis.

Litzman Asks Communications Minister Kara to Revoke United Hatzalah’s Hotline Number

The chairman of the Executive Committee of MDA, whose influence on the direction of the organization is enormous, is Avraham Mordechai Manela, a key figure in the Gur Chasidic sect.

Israel-US Research Team: Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Spread of Melanoma

The approach calls for filming live cancer cells with microscopic cameras and using artificial intelligence to analyze the video sequence.

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.

Netanyahu Welcomes Czech Prime Minister on First Visit to Israel, Sees ‘Ample Room for...

The Czech Republic is seeking Israel's help in medical cannabis treatment, "which is very important. . . because you are also a leader in this field."

Israeli Doctors Restore Vision Using Placenta Membrane Transplant

“During pregnancy, the [placenta] membrane prevents the fetus from being rejected from the womb and vice versa, and allows them to coexist."

Mandelblit Quashes Zilber’s Scheme, Ariel U. Gets Its Med School

Minister Bennett noted that "there is a serious shortage of doctors in Israel, and there is a need to establish a school, and there is a university that is suitable for this."

Madagascar, Philippines, Williamsburg, See Measles Resurgence

New York may soon follow California and Vermont with legislation that makes vaccinations mandatory.

Los Angeles Hatzolah Fighting City, Fire Dept. Hostility

Unlike the LAFD, Hatzolah members are trained in emergency medicine-related Jewish law, and with an understanding of the unique needs of their community.

Israeli Research Links Adult Fibromyalgia to PTSD, Childhood Sexual Abuse

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an effective treatment.

Israeli Researchers Say Teens with Celiac Disease at Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation and atrophy of the small intestine. It affects roughly 1 in 100 people.

IDF Soldiers Save Life of Palestinian Authority Woman

The soldiers noticed the woman struggling with severe breathing difficulties.

Israeli Research Finds Cannabis Can Ease Symptoms of Autism

Cannabis administered as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders appears to be well-tolerated, and can serve as a safe and effective option to relieve symptoms including seizures, tics, depression, restlessness and rage attacks for patients under the age of 18.

Watch: Israeli Delegation at Work in Brazil’s Dam Collapse Disaster

To date, 190 people have been rescued. The official death toll at the dam, which collapsed on Friday, stands at 58, with more than 300 still missing.

Israeli Government Approves Export of Medical Cannabis

“This is a dramatic move that was approved only after it passed all the meticulous procedures by professionals in Israel."

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