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Why are cancer patients being given inaccurate advice? - study

Israeli cancer patients’ quality of life becomes compromised by following mistaken guidance from non-medical sources that discourage harmless activities and foods, new study shows.

Why can't some people burp? And how can it be treated?

The inability to burp may not sound like a big deal, but it is actually a serious health problem that can cause severe pain in the chest and abdomen. Here is a possible treatment.

By Walla!

How to manage and minimize trauma responses

Whether or not a person has been directly affected by gun violence, hearing the news of a mass shooting – especially one in which the victims are predominantly children – can be difficult to process.

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Too many people pee in swimming pools - and it’s dangerous

It’s hard to say this, but many people pee in swimming pools and it's not only kids. A doctor explains why it’s so bad, especially when combined with chlorine.

By Dr. Liora Berzag Peru/Walla!

How do you get a toddler to listen to you?

Toddlers' wishes don’t always match what needs to happen, but it’s important to allow them to discover the world while setting firm boundaries.


Rybelsus: What is the life-changing type 2 diabetes medication? - explainer

Rybelsus is a relatively new medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Here's what we know.

COVID-19 in Israel: Isolation no longer required for people living with COVID+ person

People living in the same space as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to isolate, the Health Ministry announced.

Monkeypox spread likely 'amplified' by sex raves in Europe - WHO

The likely cause of the monkeypox spread was sexual behavior at two parties in Europe. More than 90 cases have been recorded in a dozen countries to date.

Researchers find possible new therapies for rare neurological disorder

Ben-Gurion University-led team offers proof of concept to relieve effects of rare congenital neurological disorder that affects boys.

Germany orders 40,000 vaccine doses as precaution against monkeypox spread

While the outbreak is unusual, it remains "containable" and limited, the WHO said, and it is convening further meetings to support member states with more advice on how to tackle the situation.

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