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.
149 in serious condition, 117 intubated * Israel loses 37-year-old to the disease
In late March, Genetics giant BGI announced it would be working alongside Israeli company MyHeritage to build a lab capable of testing up to 10,000 people a day for coronavirus.
The school is now partnering with local organizations and individuals to increase the production of face-shields.
When the Jews left Egypt, they traveled from Egypt through the Sinai and the Negev desert. I think the Nana Estate Winery in Mitzpe Ramon is one of the Israel’s best-kept wine secrets.
The Planning and Budgeting Committee, a section of the Council for Higher Education in Israel, has approved a new research grant program amounting to $4 million USD.
Health Ministry deputy director-general Itamar Grotto clashes with Hadassah CEO Zev Rotstein.
Some 106 people are on respirators.
The five-minute test is able to identify sudden changes in odor perception that could indicate the onset of COVID-19.
Reports of scientists finding bacterial bugs, enzymes, or even caterpillars that eat or break down plastic have been heard before, so what makes this one different?
Israel lost its way in recent decades and enabled a free fall in the number of hospital beds per capita.
The girl, named Yael from Petah Tikvah, was born without her left arm, leaving her unable to fulfill her long-harboured desire to play the musical instrument.
The survey was released exclusively to The Jerusalem Post on Friday, the same day that the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) completed its investigation into the movements of the minister.
45th Israeli dies Sunday morning: 84-year-old woman. She was the sixth person to pass from the Mishan senior living facility.
In a relatively short time span the world as we know it has turned upside down. Life is not the same. Stuck in our homes, we can only venture out for short walks, shop for food, and get medicine.
On March 15, guidelines were issued regarding the closure of all educational institutions and a significant reduction in manpower in the workplace. After March 17, pollution levels dropped noticeably.
"Home confinement restricts freedom of movement and, therefore, is similar in some ways, to involuntary hospitalization or imprisonment."
The study concluded that cats, as well as ferrets, were susceptible and could catch as well as transmit COVID-19, while dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks cannot.
Compare Bnei Brak's 900 patients to Jerusalem's 916 or Tel Aviv's 324.
900 people sick in the haredi city, 4,500 elderly to be evacuated * Worldwide cases surpass 1 million.
In this wild time of coronavirus, Chaim still managed to receive a "new used" kidney.
Responsibility, burnout and depression
MIGAL and IIBR are both testing potential COVID-19 vaccinations on mammals
"I think that we're going to have a vaccine in the next 12 or 18 months.”
“We usually swab from a spot inside the nose or mouth and look for the virus there."
This assumes that those who have recovered from COVID-19 have developed special anti-virus proteins or antibodies in their plasma, which could therefore help sick patients cope with the disease.
"The coronavirus pandemic requires the efficient managing of the resources of the health system," Cordio CEO Tamir Tal told the "Post"
Six more dead • Over 6,000 infected • Citizens asked to wear masks in public
The institute's director told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the vaccine was being readied for testing in animals.
The novel process grows cultured meat tissue within just three or four weeks, which the company says resembles both the texture and taste of beef.
One-third of people screened for coronavirus in Bnei Brak tested positive * Jerusalem has the most COVID-19 patients
Israel lost its way in recent decades and enabled a free fall in the number of hospital beds per capita.
COVID-19: Number of dead surges to 21 people, 97 patients in serious condition * Health Ministry: 'Too early to be optimistic,' despite decline in numbers
The company dosed three patients in two different hospitals in Israel under a compassionate use program for the treatment of COVID-19.
The announcement was part of a $1 billion deal made with the US government to create the manufacturing capacity for 1 billion vaccine doses.
Bar-On: Palestinians are worried Arab citizens of Israel could spread virus to territories
Over 4,000 people are infected * 22-year-old in critical condition * Random virus testing starts Monday at three groceries
While new innovations have been proposed to the Israel Innovation Authority, other already existing methods have already been re-purposed for the goal of fighting the coronavirus.
The man was traveling on a cruise ship near Turin in northwest Italy with his wife when he was diagnosed with the novel virus.
ID NOW also has uses outside of COVID-19 testing as it can be used to test for Influenza A&B, Strep A and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to Abbott.
While early reports of dolphins swimming in Venice were proven false, the European Space Agency reports that air pollution dropped in three cities.
The lab will be able to perform over 10,000 tests per day and is expected to be completed by April 9.
As respirators have become essential to deal with the complications of the coronavirus, the Israeli Air Force, Microsoft Israel R&D, and others have found a solution to avoid future shortages
As healthcare workers experience a shortage of protective equipment, 3M CEO urges that masks go to them.
Deaths rise to 12 • Haredim lead surge in new cases • Some 1,300 fines issued for defying directives.
The project is one of the several emergency projects that are the focus of around the clock work by 20 different labs at Technion-Institute of Technology
The warning was delivered by Dr. Orr Karassin, a senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel, based on evidence from the 2008 global financial crisis.
All of that alone is enough reason to feel anxious, nervous, stuck and concerned.
From an early age, Cauchard was told by her grandparents and parents not to tell anyone she was Jewish.
When the time comes, I want to be prepared – mentally at least (there may not be a whole lot I can do about it physically).
"If we only had one ventilator and four patients, I would explain to the patients' families that we could save the lives of one patient, or the lives of four."
"The city now needs to be really careful to avoid prematurely lifting physical distancing measures, because that could lead to an earlier secondary peak in cases,."
It seems as if coronavirus is making us all stop and take stock of our families, relationships, hobbies, work and home life.
Information on how to deal with the stress, anxiety and “social distancing,” and what to do during this uncharted crisis is flying all over social media and can be confusing and overwhelming.
So – for what it’s worth, here goes: Reasons to be glad during a global pandemic.
Although face masks reduce the likelihood of transmission by blocking the most common entryways of the virus, there are several reasons why they do not completely prevent infection.
The matchmaker responds: I have received so many messages lately about closures and social distancing and/or from the individuals I set up, who are scared and lost in this time.
Some 46 people are in serious condition.
So on Monday, at 5:55 p.m., I said goodbye to my husband from six feet away, not knowing when I would see him again.
Kryon works to create, maintain and manage virtual machines that can essentially be compared to virtual workers.
These emergency projects focus on different important aspects, such as detection and diagnostics; vaccine development; therapeutic treatments; and methods for remote care and monitoring of patients.
Vaccine expected to take 12 to 18 months, other therapies likely available much sooner, scientists say
Virtual conference explores ways that advanced products and systems can be used to fight global pandemic.
New regulations go into effect - don’t walk more than 100 meters * 2 more people dead
The company's artificial intelligence-based platform plans to use its voice sampling technology to detect virus symptoms related to the patient's respiratory system.
Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will continue to operate as usual.
Magen David Adom wants to ensure that everyone will have access to critical information on the coronavirus.
The pandemic known as the Spanish flu spread across the world in the early 20th century, reaching the Land of Israel as well; we took a look back at the news reports of the day
Human respiratory diseases like COVID-19 are one of the biggest threats facing mountain gorillas, with even the common cold being potentially fatal.
Coronavirus cases climbed to 1,442 on Monday, an increase of 371 in one day.
"Once we’ve suppressed the transmission, we have to go after the virus. We have to take the fight to the virus."
This is the first time that the Wafk Department calls on Muslims not to arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
“We cannot continue working the same way."
"I need you to keep davening and keep doing mitzvahs," Beer says in a video before being put under sedation.
As of Monday morning, 24 people are considered in serious condition - an increase of four people from press time on Sunday.
In one of the unique ways that Israelis – as opposed to Italians, Americans and Chinese – are coping with the virus, balcony minyanim have sprung up in religious neighborhoods around the country.
While it was first argued that older people were more vulnerable to the coronavirus, new findings show that young people, too, are at risk.
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets are used against malaria, lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis but could be effective against COVID-19.
"Every cough, every fever, every change in their oxygen saturation level is usually a cause of a lot of stress."
British company diagnostics.ai, whose R&D is entirely based in Herzliya, is already providing labs in the UK and the US with their advance diagnostic technique employing artificial intelligence.
The Imperial College London report also says millions would die and that health systems would be overwhelmed. To mitigate the disaster new measures would need to go into place immediately.
Now the coronavirus has us all stuck at home, here's a list of great food delivery companies to get you through it
Stream unlimited workouts from your own home
Whether you live alone or have the whole family quarantined, now is a great time to prioritize your health with at-home workouts.
Israelis only allowed out to buy food, medicine, or see doctor * 10 Israelis described as in critical condition
The specimens collected at these clinics could help locate others who need to be isolated.
How you choose to see COVID-19 and the issues around it will determine how you respond to it. Your perception of the situation will determine how you react and cope.
This new testing method allows for testing asymptomatic people suspected of having the virus, as well as for dozens of tests to be carried out at once, speeding up efforts to curb the virus's spread.
The kits were provided with consent, the 'Post' confirmed. But a Health Ministry official said, "What they brought is not exactly what we were lacking."
"The coronavirus does not distinguish between Jews, Arabs, Circassians, Bedouins and Christians."
“If we want to stop the spread, you have to isolate” people - social distancing, Magen David Adom medical director Refael Strugo stressed.
The study found that the first evolutionary pattern for the first version of a human hand appeared in fish before they left the water
“I am in the ICU and waiting for results tomorrow, but most probably I do have it,” Eli Beer told the Post.
"We must rally the technology and manufacturing capabilities of the Israeli industry to support the national effort and maintain public health."
Roman Abramovich would cover the costs of providing accommodation and the club has made all rooms available if required.