Health and Science are two of the most developed sectors in Israel and the country is a powerhouse of medical innovation with many game-changing medical advances being made on a regular basis. 'Health and Science' provides you with the latest updates on Israel's health trends, health tips, news and fitness.as well as the cutting edge scientific discoveries and advancements.
According to researchers in the field, modern day military helmets, including those used by the US military today, are no more effective in preventing the damage caused by blast shock waves than military helmets used 100 years ago.
Even light exercise like walking might help reduce this risk.
With the addition of the individual diagnosed early Friday in Israel and this person in Lebanon, there are now 11 cases in the region.
"The drug to our delight is entering the "drug basket" of 2020 and that's a great thing for patients suffering from severe osteoporosis.
"All your dog wants is for you to show them the way" through compassionate leadership and positive reinforcement.
Pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world, second only to humans, and are especially popular in China and Vietnam, where their meat is considered a delicacy.
Study on a child's fractured bones finds that individuals must have taken care of the injury, allowing the child not only to survive but even to recover from the fracture.
"When we ask patients and physicians, we get a clear answer that the device has the potential to change the natural history of colon cancer screening," said Check-Cap CEO, Alex Ovadia.
A specific characteristic of the joint project is that it will combine archaeological and environmental studies.
The Israeli startup allows patients to self monitor, and the data to be sent remotely to medics, allowing them to monitor patients without exposure to the disease.
"Those who know how to hack into financial bodies can also hack pharmaceutical companies and create a virus."
The alternative, meanwhile, is to adhere strictly to the Health Ministry's instructions on the issue to prevent infection.
After undergoing its first clinical trial in 2015, the technology is now fully approved and commercialized
The new technology was developed by researchers at Bar Ilan University
The innovative therapy is based on the research of Prof. Dror Mevorach, a senior physician from Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital.
“The normalization of cannabis in our society directly endangers its most vulnerable members: children,” said Dr Miriam Adelson.
Americans evacuate US passengers from the boat as Israel announces new travel restrictions and flight cancellations.
The fish are native to Australia and, due to their small population numbers, little is known about the species.
2MASS 1155-7919 b orbits a sun that is 5 million years old, about 1,000 times younger than the sun.
The Angelman Clinic at the Sheba Medical Center and the Israeli Angelman Syndrome Foundation are working closely at the forefront of advances in treating and managing this rare disease.
The scientists tackled one of the most pressing questions regarding the giant creatures: whether dinosaurs were cold or warm-blooded animals.
Study suggests that the hotter the environment is, the faster the rate of living - which in turn leads to more accelerated aging and a shorter lifespan.
When it comes to being excited by experiments, age is simply not a factor for 86-year-old Prof. Ruth Arnon, co-creator of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.
"It is a completely noninvasive method of clearing secretions that reproduces normal physiology,” said its inventor, Dr. Eliezer Be'eri.
"Now that we can individually manufacture the cells of the atrium and the ventricle, we can test each drug for each cell type separately.”
The decision to grant the compassionate use request followed the Israeli Ministry of Health approving the experimental administration of PR001.
From cancer to tremor, meet some of the most innovative Israeli biotech companies.
“It certainly gives a positive spin to cold dark places, and opens up a tantalizing clue as to the existence of life on other planets,” said Snyder.
There were 2,478 new confirmed cases on the mainland on Feb. 10, down from 3,062 on the previous day, bringing the total to 42,638, the National Health Commission said.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific said they were cancelling flights to and from Taiwan to manage the risks from the fast spreading virus outbreak.
The Trump administration called on NASA early last year to reorganize its exploration program to send humans to the moon by 2024 and to Mars in the next decade.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that there could be 10 million deaths per year by 2050 because of drug-resistant infections.
The Jerusalem Post took a mitochondrial DNA test with Family Tree DNA and local start-up Igentify to trace back my maternal ancestry
A group of researchers from the Tel Aviv University identified a benign tumor called LCH (Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis) in the fossilized tale of a 'duck-billed dinosaur.’
Israelis use dozens of millions of plastic cups per month. The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is trying to change the culture on campus.
Carbon-containing waste has presented an increasingly problematic challenge for industrialized societies
National carrier El Al halted all flights to Beijing on January 30 amid the outbreak, but flights have continued to Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Three of the largest US airlines – Delta, American and United – have canceled more flights between the United States and China because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
Electroporation is a technique seen in microbiology where an electrical field is applied to cells in order to increase the membrane's permeability, allowing drugs, DNA or chemicals to be introduced.
Families are thirsty for information, in need of assistance and professional tools to guide them.
The thing about pancreatic cancer which makes it so scary is that patients respond, often well, to certain chemo-therapies - until they stop responding
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) constitutes a significant burden on the US healthcare system, but an innovative Israeli treatment may be able to fill that requirement.
A team of scientists from Bar-Ilan University's Azrieli Faculty of Medicine are taking part in the global Pan-Cancer Project to create a huge resource of primary cancer genomes.
Hazardous materials can apply to everything from facilities for water treatment, to airports, to seaports, to pharmaceutical companies, to hospitals, to swimming pools to even wineries.
Acute Kidney Injury affects 19 million patients worldwide, and result in 300,000 deaths a year in the US.
The researchers created a complex metamaterial construct with 3D printing, and added intentional defects in the structure to show how they influenced the response.
It's fossil was uncovered through a stroke of luck, when an extremely low tide in 2011 exposed the typically submerged rock where it was embedded on an island beach
The surgery can result in significant weight loss, but with a faster recovery times, fewer side effects and lower rate of complications.
The study was conducted on 31 patients who underwent a 60-session treatment course
Healthy.io said the app measures wounds and captures standardized visual records over time allowing to monitor a wound’s progression, reducing human error
"Nothing should be spared, and there is no room for bureaucracy when it comes to treating the virus," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
The man who died was a companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman, also from Wuhan, who was the first to test positive for the virus in the Philippines. They arrived from Hong Kong on January 21.
The meeting comes two days after the Foreign Ministry issued a warning Friday to Israelis not to travel to China.
Now when it comes to GPS trackers, the market is saturated and there are tens, maybe hundreds of products out there. However, one Israeli company, Angel Sense.
“Many people care about their reputation and how they will be perceived by others. Sometimes our desire to appear honest outweighs actually being honest, even if it costs us,” noted Choshen-Hillel.
It is estimated that clinical trials on humans won't begin for about a year.
People who had the most flavonols in their diet were about half as likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who consumed the least, the study found.
Researcher Hila Flayev has for years been conducting research on computational models of the coronavirus structure and interactions it can create.
The Australia-grown virus sample would allow detection of the virus in patients who had not shown symptoms, as well as contributing to the creation of a vaccine, the institute said.
The world's largest plastic conference is attended by 12,000 experts in dermatology and plastic surgery from over 100 countries.
"A total of around 40 employees at the company have been identified as potential close contacts. As a precaution, the people concerned are to be tested on Wednesday," Bavaria's Health Minister said
Scientists at Tel Aviv University and Harvard University developed the multi-Organ Chip to improve pre-clinical testing.
Sonovia can provide thousands of protective masks or other hospital apparel ‘We have the ability to help prevent the virus from spreading’
Nanox announced last week that it raised another $26 million for its Nanox System project
I never really expected to be this old. I’ve already lived longer than both my parents did, and when I look through my address book, I see many names of friends who were younger.
The campaign is a collective work, joining together the Israeli Association of Cardiologists and four other women’s heart health centers.
The revolutionary device is expected to be tested in humans by 2028.
Conducted by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Michigan, the study is one of the few in the world that has tested the effectiveness of childhood vaccination.
The program is especially important this year when many people have already died from the flu in Israel, and the virus is expected to take an exceptionally heavier toll than usual.
As with all daily injections, the treatment is often associated with poor levels of adherence.
Joint research by the Environmental Protection and Health ministries reveals alarming findings on the human impact of air pollution in Israel.
"Because Chicago Sky Blue is non-toxic, we think it might be tested to prevent further damage following the initial injury of a heart attack."
The four individuals were diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday and are in stable condition.
The Health Basket Committee announced the addition of 141 medical technologies worth NIS 500 million.
There are not many things more daunting than the sight of someone in a hospital bed attached to endless wires used to monitor their vital signs.
“There is a connection between businesses in Israel and Texas that make both Israel and Texas far better,” governor Greg Abbott said.
A method for ending procrastination.
The fascinating story of a bricklaying robot
CAPS Medical uses Cold Atmospheric Plasma (CAP) technology that is usually used to treat superficial solid tumors to now target solid internal organ tumors.
From sufganiyot to hamantaschen: Can you handle it?
463 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes worldwide and up to 95% of this number have Type 2.
I’ve never been a great bowler. Now try doing it with only one eye.
Having all of cardiac services under one team creates a unified approach, and leads to better treatment.
Better skin, better digestion…with a foodie (and even boozy) twist
All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the Challenge of science is to find it.” – Paracelsus (16th-century Swiss physician).
Owlytics specializes in wearable-based analytics technology for the medical sector
Beresheet 1 made Israel the seventh country in the world to reach the moon’s orbit, but failed to land.
Israel has a highly developed health care system, and citizens have access to highly developed medical diagnostic technologies.
Prof. Nathalie Balaban and Dr. Maskit Bar-Meir teamed up and showed that bacteria thought to be resilient to antibiotic treatment may in fact be treatable.
Ministry of Health to pilot lung cancer screening program proven internationally to catch up to 80% of tumors in their earliest stage.
The AI technology "uses deep learning to automatically look at every head CT before a patient has even left the imaging room."
“This is important news for the residents of Beit Shemesh,” said Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman.
Lawmakers in New Jersey are voting today on a bill that would eliminate religion as a legal reason not to vaccinate children.
A 130-year-old tortoise is returning to the wild after a good job done in San Diego Zoo's breeding program.
Epigenetics tech, in experiments performed on tomatoes and corn was able to multiply the plants' photosynthesis level by 100, increasing the yield significantly.