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Why does my child bully other children? How do I stop him?

What causes children to be abusive and how can parents help them stop hurting others?

By Keren Arzi/Walla!

535 deaths from corona in Israel in September

221 COVID patients ventilated, most since March, including two new mothers • Coronavirus cabinet not supposed to meet until Wednesday • Experts say serious cases should decline in a few weeks

Two new moms, two kids hospitalized at Hadassah with critical COVID

Due to the serious nature of their conditions, two young mothers sick with COVID-19 were forced to deliver their babies early, at weeks 27 and 28.

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Does eating healthy prevent people from getting, dying from COVID?

A new study claims that one-third of coronavirus cases could have been avoided if people had healthier eating habits. 

By Walla!

COVID: Overcrowded and short on ECMOs, Israeli hospitals are in crisis

Israel's hospitals are overcrowded with coronavirus patients. Will Israeli doctors be the ones to decide who lives or dies? 

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COVID pandemic will be over within a year - Moderna CEO

Bancel stated that the world will return to routine life by this time next year.

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COVID-19: Llama, camel antibodies could be used as nasal spray treatment - study

This peer-reviewed study builds off previous studies that determined nanobodies produced by llamas, alpacas and camels could be used to fight coronavirus.


COVID: Unjabbed, untested teachers in Israel can't work starting Oct. 3

Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash said that unvaccinated patients are straining the hospitals.

Can police help win Israel’s COVID-19 battle?

Tomer Lotan, director-general of the Public Security Ministry, spoke with the Post about one of the critical elements of Israel’s battle against COVID-19: enforcement

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Exploring innovative treatments

Dr. Martin Ellis, Chairman of the Israel Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, spoke to The Jerusalem Post about two newer treatments for the main types of blood cancer.

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EU drugs regulator says to decide on Pfizer vaccine booster in early October

Many EU states have already decided to administer a booster dose despite facing higher legal risks without a formal decision to do so by the EMA.

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COVID-19 is evolving to become more airborne, says recent study

A new University of Maryland study suggests that successive strains to the novel coronavirus are becoming more transmittable through the air.

How can the world save millions of lives from air pollution?

World Health Organization highlights key guidelines for prevention of fatal air pollution.

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COVID vaccines protect more than just your physical health - here's how

New research has discovered a secondary benefit to the corona vaccine, and it’s really surprising.

By Walla!
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Here are five exercises to start your day

You just woke up, and you can’t be bothered to train hard today? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Here are five things you can do instead of a full workout

By Walla!
The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA

Scientists discover genes directly responsible for obesity

A discovery by UVA scientists could pave the way to develop obesity treatment.

Which COVID vaccine is most effective against hospitalization?

A new study found that Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were found to keep adults out of the hospital over Johnson & Johnson.

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Should parents help their kids do their homework or not?

Why do our children receive homework, and if we offer help do we actually harm them? A parenting instructor explains how to raise children to be "Independent learners.”

By Lizi Porat/Walla!

COVID-19: FDA to authorize Pfizer booster vaccine for older Americans

Advisers to the FDA voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older.


COVID: Mild cases at risk of deterioration to be given antibody drug

Regeneron was authorized in November for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

COVID: Bennett vows to continue ‘calculated risk’ plan with schools

93% of new cases of coronavirus in Israel are from among the unvaccinated population or had received the vaccination jabbed 6 months earlier.

Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis take another blow - study

Researchers were able to prevent bone loss in lab mice by blocking the cellular protein ELMO1, including in two different forms of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Will peanut butter help you with insomnia? Do alcohol wipes stop nausea?

Dr. Anthony Yuan shared health tricks he said "really work.”

By Walla!

Horseshoe bat coronaviruses related to COVID virus - study

Researchers looked for viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 and found three among bats living in Laotian caves that had receptor binding domains closely resembling those found in the virus.

Johnson & Johnson: Second COVID-19 vaccine shot boosts protection to 94%

Johnson & Johnson said a booster given two months after the first dose increased antibody levels four to six-fold.

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