Health & Science

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.

Prof. Ran Barkai at the Middle Pleistocene elephant butchery site of La Polledrara, Italy.
Elephants, hippos central to prehistoric human diet, Israeli scholars say
The coronavirus cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday
Corona chief: Public health services failed; gov’t made foolish decisions
Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on July 6, 2020.
More than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday as spike continues
People wear protective face masks for fear of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on the beach promenade in Tel Aviv on April 22, 2020
How to avoid catching coronavirus
Israel Police officers giving out tickets for not wearing a mask in public
En route to more restrictions? Netanyahu to convene cabinet on Monday
Mayanei Hayeshua Medical team treat a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the coronavirus unit, in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, Israel, April 13, 2020
Will COVID-19 halt the rise in life expectancy?
By YOSSI HEYMANN
A puppy is shown looking up. Studies have shown that oxytocin levels spike when humans and their dogs gaze into each others' eyes
New study debunks 'dog years' myth, dogs and humans age differently
MONKEY BUSINESS in the Amazon rainforest.
Monkeys develop short-term immunity to coronavirus, Chinese study finds
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, US, May 27, 2020
COVID trials halted for hydroxychloroquine after failure to reduce death
By REUTERS
Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020.
Gilead's coronavirus antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance
By REUTERS
Virtual image of human heart
Study shows that telecardiac rehab can help adherence, exercise capacity
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.
Yuli Edelstien: We'll have to act if COVID-19 takes a turn for the worse
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Swedish flag is seen at Gamla Stan, the Old City of Stockholm, Sweden, May 7, 2017.
Lack of coronavirus lockdown increased deaths in Sweden - study
By CODY LEVINE
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci attends the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 13, 2020
Anthony Fauci: COVID-19 may have mutated, spreads faster
By OMRI RON
Dolphins [Illustrative]
New study shows dolphins can learn to use tools
By OMRI RON
Doctors perform surgery [illustrative].
Israeli medical company receives FDA approval for life-saving tech
Flu vaccine 370
Health Min. fears flu vaccine shortage will make COVID-19 treatment harder
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israeli border policewomen chat with local residents at the entrance to Bnei Brak as Israel enforces a lockdown of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bnei Brak, Israel April 3, 2020
Coronavirus crisis continues as country passes 11,000 active cases
Paul Rothman, Dean of the Medical Faculty at The Johns Hopkins University and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins CEO: Big data could turn coronavirus pandemic around
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
Elephant (illustrative).
Mystery deaths of 275 elephants in Botswana under investigation
By REUTERS
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Florida reports record spike of 10,000 new cases in 24 hours
By REUTERS
SNORKELERS SWIM with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, at the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll in 2012
Whale sharks have layer of teeth on their eyes, new study finds
‘THE PLASTIC plate and utensils are a symbol of modernity and the environmental destruction brought about by mankind through uncontrollable dumping and pollution.’
Backpack volunteers gather data showing pollution rising after lockdowns
By REUTERS
A NURSE WEARS a mask in the Coronavirus Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu: We must restore restrictions to flatten corona curve
Chemdawg marijuana plants grow at a facility
Israeli researchers provide evidence microdosing cannabis relieves pain
Peeking in at newborns at a Jerusalem hospital
Amy Klein's down-to-earth advice for enduring fertility treatments
DO WE head for the beaches where the jellyfish now reign or buy beach chairs for the balcony?
Coronavirus has given us a summer of 'dissonance'
A person wearing a face mask and gloves adjusts glasses while taking photos of the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020
60% of all coronavirus cases reported in past month - WHO
WE CAN embody both hot and cold, happy and despondent in the same person
Blunder of binary thinking: How can humans be both happy and despondent?
FILE PHOTO: Parents wait with their children to enter their elementary school in Sderot as it reopens following the ease of restrictions preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Israel May 3, 2020
Coronavirus: Here is what Israel’s schools could look like in Sept. 2020
Vial 1 of Box 1. This is the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trial at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (CBF) in Oxford, Britain, April 2, 2020. Picture taken April 2, 2020
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine developers encouraged by immune response
By REUTERS
Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration
BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial
By REUTERS
An Orthodox Jewish man wears a mask while talking on a cellphone in the Orthodox Jewish community of the Borough Park neighborhood during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 30, 2020.
Senior ultra-Orthodox rabbis call for vigilance over COVID-19 regulations
Israel President Reuven Rivlin
Rivlin, Tropper host meeting with arts industry over COVID-19 damages
Sheba Medical Center team at the Coronavirus isolation ward of Sheba Medical Center unit, in Ramat Gan, June 30, 2020.
Highest number of new COVID-19 patients diagnosed in single day
Panel: How 2030 Digital Health Tech is Defeating COVID 19 in 2020
COVID-19’s silver lining: Embracing technology in healthcare
Magen David Adom medical team members, wearing protective gear, are handling a Coronavirus test from a patient in Jerusalem, April 7, 2020.
Israeli technology that can 'sniff out' COVID-19 infections begins trials
Mummies from the Haifa Museums undergo a CT scanning at the Rambam Health Care Campus on June 29, 2020
Rambam hospital journeys back in time scanning 2,500-year-old mummies
Pre-filled M-001 universal flu vaccine syringes
US FDA comes out with guidance for COVID-19 vaccine approval
By REUTERS
Ibex uses AI to help pathologists minimize diagnostic errors
Tel Aviv-based Ibex to provide AI cancer diagnosis support to UK's NHS
Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem
COVID-19 spikes in east Jerusalem due to ongoing Green Line crossings
A tray containing cancer cells sits on an optical microscope in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL's School of Pharmacy in London May 2, 2013.
Israel becomes first country to incorporate breakthrough leukemia therapy
By CELIA JEAN
Workers move young pigs at a farm in Guangxi, China, March 21, 2018
New virus in pigs with 'pandemic potential' found in China
By REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: Children are seen washing their hands at Heath Mount School as some schools reopen, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Watton-at-Stone, Britain, June 2, 2020.
Rare syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in almost 300 US kids, adolescents
By REUTERS
An Ethiopian Orthodox Priest blesses the faithful with an incense which according to their belief will keep the coronavirus disease away, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 26, 2020.
114-year-old Ethiopian monk could be oldest coronavirus survivor
Shoppers wear face masks and walk around a fashion shopping center in Ashdod, as restrictions over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ease around Israel, May 5, 2020.
Why are so many younger people catching coronavirus?
A view shows an Aventa-M medical ventilator next to a bed inside a pavilion of Crocus Expo exhibition centre, turned into a temporary hospital amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia May 11, 2020
Blood tests after COVID-19 diagnoses can predict virus severity - study
By CODY LEVINE
A MEDICAL worker at the coronavirus unit, in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) hospital last month.
Israel's coronavirus cases rise by 714 since Monday
A 3D printed, small-scaled human heart engineered from the patient’s own materials and cells.
Bayer to test new drugs on 3D-printed heart tissue at Tel Aviv University
By CELIA JEAN
Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia. Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska.
Israeli researchers discover a new way of reading Earth's history - ice
By CELIA JEAN
tobacco plant 224.88
Canadian company Medicago develops plant-based coronavirus vaccine
French cemetary
Prominent deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic
By REUTERS
Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Washington
Coronavirus: Global death toll passes half a million
By REUTERS
Shaare Zedek Medical team receive a patient with suspension on coronavirus, outside the coronavirus unit at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on April 16, 2020.
50% of COVID-19 patients suffer from weakness, distress after recovery
Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on June 28, 2020.
Coronavirus cabinet to consider new restrictions
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus: World approaches 10 million cases
By REUTERS
A pile of 200mg generic ibuprofen tablets.
Israeli researchers find ibuprofen doesn't aggravate COVID-19 infection
By CELIA JEAN
Dr. Rodrigo Yelin
US company with Israeli roots to test COVID-19 vaccine on humans by August
TESTING FOR coronavirus at a Leumit Health Fund lab in Or Yehuda.
Coronavirus testing centers, Finance Ministry strike deal
Sun penetrating the clouds above the mountains near Chengdu, China. "It looks like Genesis to me," says Tomer
Midday sunlight could deactivate up to 90% of coronavirus strain - study
The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014
Astrazeneca, Moderna most advanced in COVID-19 vaccine race - WHO
By REUTERS
Pregnant woman (Illustrative)
Pregnant women with COVID-19 'significantly more likely' to be hospitalized - CDC
Super-resolved image of mitochondria rendered as a 2D histogram. Scale bar 5 μm.
Technion breakthrough unlocks secrets of cells in 3D for first time
Mayanei Hayeshua Medical team treat a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the coronavirus unit, in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, Israel, April 13, 2020
Coronavirus cabinet to consider new restrictions as cases climb
An ultra-Orthodox man wearing a mask walks around the neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, April 12, 2020
Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam sells Yiddish coronavirus face masks
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Illustrative image of an EEG test to measure electrical activity of the brain being performed.
Severe COVID-19 can damage the brain, preliminary study finds
By REUTERS
A view of Jupiter's moon Europa created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990's, according to NASA, obtained by Reuters May 14, 2018.
Subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa deemed potentially 'habitable'
By REUTERS
Nurse examines patiest (illustrative)
Israel approves new psoriasis treatment
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A DEEP gaze can be a gesture of love.
Embracing during an epidemic
By CAROL UNGAR
An Israeli flag carrier El Al Airlines plane is seen on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International Airport, in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel
Ban on foreign entry to Israel extended through Aug. 1
Close up of a woman hands working with a laptop and drawing in a digital tablet on a dek at home or office (Illustrative)
How did it change you?
By DR. BATYA L. LUDMAN
Beachgoers hang out at the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Israel May 21, 2020
Coronavirus: Cases climb as gov't puts more neighborhoods under lockdown
Ant (illustrative)
Meat allergy in the US is slowly being eradicated by fire ants
A model of the protein (the blue ribbon) and the DNA (the spheres) is binds
Israeli scholars reveal structure of 3.7 billion-year-old proteins
Actor Michael J. Fox speaks during a panel discussion on Parkinson's disease during lunch at the annual Skybridge Alternatives Conference (SALT) in Las Vegas May 6, 2015.
Bar-Ilan named co-winners of Parkinson's disease research challenge
The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014
AstraZeneca taps Scottish firm for 10th COVID-19 vaccine supply deal
By REUTERS
DiA’s LVivo RV uses AI to immediately detect signs of right ventricle dysfunction.
Israeli AI leader DiA receives FDA clearance for ultrasound solutions
Taking a sample at Hadassah
Hadassah treats COVID-19 patient with new concentrated passive vaccine
The coronavirus cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday
Knesset advances bill to enable Shin Bet surveillance in coronavirus fight
A masked man gives money to a homeless person at Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall
Corona is a collective crisis; the experience is personal
UV Light Bulb that may help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Scientists support use of ultraviolet light to prevent COVID-19 spread
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Typical brain images from a American football player (right) and a non-player control. The colored regions show brain areas with a leaky BBB.
BGU researchers develop test for degenerative brain disorder in athletes
By CELIA JEAN
Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration
French drugmaker approval of COVID-19 vaccine by first half of 2021
By REUTERS
An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac, demonstrates research workflow on a vaccine for the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at a laboratory in Tuebingen, Germany
Coronavirus vaccine rollout could be delayed due to glass vial shortage
A drone is seen over the border between Israel and Gaza in June
Coronavirus has prompted 'quantum leap' in drone technology
A mask is produced on Israel's first production line for N95 masks
Unmasking the Controversy: COVID-19 and Mask-Wearing
By ALEXANDRA MARKUS HUTZ , JAMIE MAGRILL
WORKERS INSTALL air conditioners on the wall of a building in the center of Jerusalem.
Could there be an Israel without air conditioning?
By DOMINIK DOEHLER , ZAVIT/SCIENCE , ENVIRONMENT NEWS AGENCY
Esti Toledo and Guillaume Le Saux at Dr. Mark Schvartzman's laboratory at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Coronavirus in Israel's cities: Where is the virus spreading the most?
Paul Rothman, Dean of the Medical Faculty at The Johns Hopkins University and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins CEO: 30% of doctor visits will shift to telehealth
Misliya Cave
Prehistoric humans migrated to Israel during Ice Age
The coronavirus cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday
Coronavirus cabinet: Prepare for 4,000 ventilated patients
Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration
Wall Street anticipates Donald Trump to approve vaccine before November
By OMRI RON
An elderly woman sits in the recreation room of a retirement home as visits have been restricted due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns in Grevenbroich
Review finds elderly often left out of COVID-19 trials
By CELIA JEAN
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
COVID-19 is weakening, could die out without vaccine, specialist claims
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Solar eclipse over Israel, June 21, 2020
Stunning solar eclipse wows Israelis Sunday morning
Injecting syringe for vaccination (illustrative)
IIBR coronavirus vaccine found to work on hamsters
The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 27, 2020
US halts test of Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients
By REUTERS
A girl hugs her mother before entering her elementary school in Sderot as it reopens following the ease of restrictions preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease.
‘Israel in second wave of coronavirus, death toll may soar’
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand in a street in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Stamford Hill in the UK
Jewish men in UK are twice as likely to die from coronavirus - study
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
 Cultural and Event Industry Action Committee in a tent protest
Gov't approves cultural events as daily coronavirus cases near 300
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