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.
UBQ, based in Kibbutz Tze’elim, emerged last year to unveil its solution of converting unsorted household waste into a sustainable, bio-based, climate-positive thermoplastic material.
The study was published in the journal Evolution Letters, and shows that differing necessities in gender and life can influence using different voices for different reasons.
The small device created by Sight Diagnostics may be able to conduct the complete blood count (CBC) test with just two drops of blood.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is not the most common malady affecting mankind, but for those who suffer from it, and especially their families, it can be one of the most humiliating.
The tumor in one mouse that was injected with human cancer cells completely disappeared.
BGU was ranked 15th in this year's Nature Index of Young Universities, which ranks any university 50 years old or younger in the natural sciences.
Men from a lower socioeconomic background are twice as likely to smoke than those who are more wealthy.
The brain’s “reward system” is why we find such pleasure in the perfect pair of high heels at 50% off, and still continue shopping for a matching handbag that we might not really need.
A new way to make the classic shakshuka.
A new study published in Science Advances on Thursday has shed light on the life of ancient legged snakes.
More than 50% of people in the world suffer from some form of vision impairment.
More than half of children had to travel without their parents in 2018; by July this year, that figure was just one in five.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by symptoms including memory loss, speech impairments, orientation problems, and an impairment of motor functions.
The latest capabilities to identify cellphone usage and smoking will be added to the system's current analysis of head pose, gaze, blink rate and eye openness to identify risks.
The MayMaan system offers additional benefits, including a longer engine lifespan due to lower temperatures and clean combustion and reduced engine weight.
HU team says that “designer babies” are still more fantasy than future
"The Paris climate accord was unfair as far as trade is concerned, and the US was penalized through the Paris climate accord," said EPA chief Andrew Wheeler.
The implant is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision and mimics the function of the natural meniscus
The company's immune-based protein signature MeMed BV distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections, helping physicians determine whether antibiotic treatment is appropriate.
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The data showed, however, that among Jewish men, the rate of people diagnosed with the disease has decreased, as has the number of men who smoke.
“The mostly night-time atrial fibrillation was shown to be caused by a mutation in a gene (KCND2), encoding a crucial component of a potassium ion channel (Kv4.2) in the heart."
“If you think Marlboros are bad because they’re addictive, then this is like a Marlboro on steroids.”
Once the pre-clinical research phase and human clinical trials are complete, the company will try to license the product globally.
"We are encouraged by the emerging safety profile and initial signals of anti-tumor activity of COM701," said Compugen president and CEO Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayan.
In Rockland County, everything depended on whether a team of about a half-dozen health officials could rally their community to stop one of the world's most contagious diseases from spreading.
Environmental groups said they hoped Trump would be defeated in 2020 by a rival who would re-join the agreement with bold new targets.
The signs are clear, the science is proven and we Jews have been getting annual reminders in synagogue that this has happened before.
New Innovation Hub at Sheba Medical Center Aimed at Accelerating Cutting-edge Technologies Developed by Israeli Digital Healthcare Start-ups.
Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center prepares for a new era in cancer care
The Perspective of Israel's Soldiers with PTSD
Riding at the first therapeutic school in an Arab town
From pink stun guns to stand mixers, we’re encouraged to shop for a cure. We’ve assimilated breast cancer into our national ethos and transformed “awareness” into just another financial transaction.
“This is only the beginning of the developing of treatments for strokes,” Einav told the Post. “I think in the next years we are going to see more and better treatments.”
At less than six-months of pregnancy, an Israeli mom started feeling dizzy.
The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was able to use a new biotechnology to cultivate a single-sex population of prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) that will act as a biological agent.
"This $5m. investment by Chartered Group signals confidence in Pepticom’s technology and abilities going forward,” said Pepticom founder and CEO Immanuel Lerner.
Israel-based Teva is looking to reach a nationwide settlement over its role in selling opioid painkillers, together with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and the three largest U.S. drug distributors.
The sad fact is that the 30-km. basin sitting at the heart of three great world religions has become a conduit for raw sewage.
MayMaan is seeking additional partners to make its impact on the world. The founders think that it’s just a matter of time until MayMaan joins the ranks of successful garage-based start-ups.
Seedo has developed a fully-automated indoor cannabis growing device that looks like a mini-fridge.
Overall, mothers who breastfed for more than 12 months were 30% less likely to develop diabetes and 13% less likely to develop high blood pressure.
Samantha Cristoforetti is a fan of the television program Star Trek, and even took selfies with the uniform of the Enterprise on her space station.
The vaccine is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect people against the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Israeli researchers use DNA to reveal the look of the ancient human ancestor.
At Rambam, all the different components of the hospital’s research and innovation units interact with each other and appear in the hospital literature in the shape of a hub.
In order to produce high quality, interesting and artistic images we need to know the important rules of photography on a smartphone. Here they are.
While women are more resistant to infectious diseases, this same reaction may make them more likely to suffer from auto-immune diseases.
In two cases, a single dose of VMT induced a long-lasting and complete remission.
The discovery is the earliest evidence of delayed consumption.
Fasting is not a new idea, as Jews know, and scientists are looking at the practice’s potential health benefits.
A recent outbreak in West Africa killed over 11,000 people.
Lead researcher Dr. Yaron Carmi believes that the treatment will be available within two years for human trials and compassionate use.
Some 1,000 breast reconstructive operations are performed in Israel each year.
For women who are dealing with breast cancer, plastic surgery for breast reconstruction is a dramatic and vital stage, affecting the healing process and body image.
Older age, male gender and non-Hispanic white race/ethnicity were all associated with an increased incidence of head and neck melanoma.
“This is a new way to treat diabetes,” said CEO Dr. Nikolai Kunicher.
FDA says new testing method found unacceptable levels of impurities in heartburn drugs
The research underscores the need for brain-imaging techniques that could help predict damage to the blood-brain barrier regardless of symptoms.
"Determining the mechanisms that underlie the developmental plasticity of plants is essential for agricultural innovation," Prof. Shaul Yalovsky explained.
Coral reefs are very sensitive to any environmental change. Multiple stressors can lead to dramatic deterioration that can result in loss of reefs and their ecological services for years.
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"Many counter-drone platforms were assessed by the DIU seeking the optimal solutions, and we are proud to have been down-selected."
"Fluency in Hebrew is crucial to the [communication] between a patient and a physician."
“The study validates the need for us to continue to learn more about the use of pesticides and other toxins.”
Eight cases of Zika were diagnosed in Israel since 2019, according to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment. In all of those cases, the patients contracted it while abroad.
Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica
"The (nicotine) increase is extensive and we see it in every single grade," Richard Miech of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor said.
The current outbreak of measles is the worst to hit the country since 1992.
The WHO warned, however, that because Magrudis' products are so popular, and because they have a three-month shelf life, there is a likelihood of further cases in the coming weeks.
Purdue's board met Sunday evening to approve the long-expected bankruptcy filing, which the company is pursuing to restructure under terms of a proposal to settle the widespread litigation.
The Technion researchers opened a start-up based on this technology called H2Pro to convert the technology to a commercial application.
ProtFus is able to identify fusion proteins that go by different names, making it easier for researchers to find the relevant literature.
“We’re preaching Israel as Start-Up Nation all around the world,” said Saul Kaye, founder & CEO of CannaTech.
The new technology allows AI to identify molecular features of cancer cells based on biopsy images.
Collaboration between Hebrew University Prof. Israel Nelken and Prof. Hagai Bergman and the government of Guangzhou is to create high-level clinical research centers in the field of neuromodulation.
At least five people in the United States have died from lung illness possibly tied to vaping; Ministry warns e-cig-smoking teens highly likely to continue to regular cigarettes later.
DNA-based information storage may also help reduce our carbon footprint.
A new study by Hebrew University researchers has found a potential method to slow down egg maturation.
Many devastating diseases have proved able to cross the species barrier and infect humans, including Zika, Ebola, African Swine Fever and Anthrax.
“We have been in the field of medical cannabis for over five years, which may not sound like a lot, but in this relatively new field, it is considered a long time,” Alfiah said.
The shrimp could be the key to successfully reducing poverty, helping the environment and controlling schistosomiasis outbreaks, according to BGU.
During pivotal trials that led to the drug's approval, approximately 40% of patients saw their tumors shrink in size.
A recent genetic study hasn't found a single 'gay gene,' but previous studies suggest human sexuality is actually developed in the womb.
The researchers had expected that the first group of "master athletes" would have an increased ability to build muscle due to their superior levels of fitness over a prolonged period of time.
In recent years, big data has taken a leading role in patient care and medical research.
"The statistics prove that mental health is an issue that affects all of us - it's not a niche issue that matters to only a few, but rather to the wider public."
ICRF has a long history of supporting fundamental laboratory science that provides the foundation for work with clinical impact.
Few breads are especially suited to our hot, Mediterranean climate, but one country has perfected a light, summery bread – Italy – and it is called the ciabatta.
One organization is trying to change the game, picking up one piece of trash at a time.
Both cookies and apples are sweet, but are their sugars the same? Experts help JPost explore understanding nutrition better.
That’s the recommendation by a U.S. task force announced in an editorial this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The steep rise in opioid use here is a real danger to public health
The ‘Magazine’ interviews professionals on measles cases in the Orthodox community and discovers that ideology is not the reason for the outbreak.