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.

Israelis in Jerusalem are seen with ice cream ahead of an expected snowfall, on February 16, 2021.

Coronavirus: Israel is further opening - here's what you need to know

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, March 7, 2021.

Brazil's COVID-skeptical gov't pins hopes on Israeli drug in development

Israeli women take part at a Mass Breastfeeding as they gathered at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on March 18, 2016, the idea  was to promote women's right to breastfeeding their babies in public, March 18, 2016. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Coronavirus: Vaccinated nursing moms likely pass antibodies on to babies

A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wien Congress Center, which has been set up as coronavirus disease vaccination centre, in Vienna, Austria February 7, 2021.

Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death

By REUTERS
Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba

International Women's Day: The female doctors of Soroka

A medical worker is seen filling up a coronavirus vaccine dose at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on February 16, 2021.

Israel marks 800,000 coronavirus infections since pandemic began

‘A bracelet of freedom’ says CEO in charge of COVID electronic monitoring

Coronavirus: Electronic bracelet quarantine pilot ends successfully

Royal Caribbean's new ship, which will sail from Israel for the first time in May.

Royal Caribbean's newest ship stuck in port after workers catch COVID-19

Mother with her child (Illustrative).

Vaccinated nursing mothers appear to pass on antibodies to their children

A medical worker holds a syringe with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before administering an injection at a vaccination centre in a shopping mall in Saint Petersburg, Russia February 24, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccination: 73 cases of facial paralysis, 7 anaphylactic shock

A healthcare worker treats a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient inside a COVID-19 unit at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth

Merck says study shows COVID-19 drug causes quick reduction in virus

By REUTERS
Computer code and an Israeli flag

Israel allocates $60 million to build first quantum computer

A mall in Israel opens up after the country's third coronavirus lockdown.

What Israel has learned from its battle with COVID-19

By JTA STAFF
Israelis shopping at Mamilla mall in Jerusalem, March 1, 2021.

Coronavirus in Israel: Number of serious patients drops below 700

A Palestinian health worker prepares a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Gaza City February 22, 2021.

Netanyahu bought Russian vaccines for Palestinians - Hadassah head claims

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (greenish brown) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (pink), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Ma

Coronavirus variants: Are they as scary as they sound?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

Israel, Austria, Denmark launch joint vaccine initiative

A MAN receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem on Monday.

Coronavirus: Vaccine effort caused severe cases in elderly to drop - study

WORKERS UNLOAD containers transporting the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at an airport on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, in January.

Are COVID-19 vaccines the key to world power?

Peter van Wees opens the door so John Moritz can exit the quick breath analyzer cabin that tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a testing location in Amsterdam, Netherlands March 1, 2021.

Scream, not swab: Did a Dutch inventor just discover a new COVID test?

By REUTERS
A flood-affected girl eats her food inside a school, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 20, 2018.

Israeli startup offers India smart hygiene devices to prevent childhood illness

President Reuven Rivlin arrives in Spain to visit the King of Spain, on November 5, 2017.

Israel, Spain share knowledge on COVID vaccine, marking close relations

DVORA SZERER, founder and CEO of Nehishut: Climbing together toward a solution.

Meet the woman promoting organ donation in Israel

Medical workers get ready to receive passengers arriving from Sweden's Stockholm at Hohhot Baita International Airport amid a global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China April 26, 2020.

China's anal COVID-19 tests upsets, traumatizes foreigners

By REUTERS
17-year-old Orion Raz in Hadassah- Mount Scopus recovering from inflammatory syndrome caused by the coronavirus

17-year-old girl in critical condition a month after recovering from COVID

By HADASSAH BRENNER
Israelis are seen boarding the light rail on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem after the coronavirus lockdown ends, on February 8, 2021.

Corona ‘czar’: Lockdown possible before election

Main entrance to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Israel’s Sheba named among top 10 hospitals in the world

Aidoc offers artificial intelligence solutions that support and enhance the impact of radiologist diagnostic power

Yale Hospital first to use Israeli AI to combat pulmonary embolism

By GADI ZAIG
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.

South Korea probing two deaths after AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

By REUTERS
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (greenish brown) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (pink), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Ma

Coronavirus: Contagious Brazil variant evades immunity - scientists

By REUTERS
Notes scattered throughout Habima Square in Tel Aviv by protesters, symbolizing the 4,600 victims of the coronavirus in Israel, Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Coronavirus: Israel's excess mortality rate rose 10% in 2020, study finds

3D scan of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles created by design lab Nanographics

BGU develops easy, cheap test to identify UK, South African COVID variants

A woman smokes during an event marking Israel's government's approval of a new policy to decriminalize personal marijuana use in Tel Aviv, Israel February 4, 2017

Does marijuana help sick recover from coronavirus?

The ear of a locust is seen inside a special sensory chip.

Meet the Israeli robot that 'hears' through a dead locust's ear - Watch

The transplant operation being performed at Bellinson Medical Center.

Israel performs first heart accessory implant surgery in Israel

Palaeontologists pose for a picture next to an excavation of dinosaur bones and fossils that may have belonged to the largest dinosaur ever discovered, in Neuquen, Argentina November 12, 2016.

Fossils of oldest member of huge dinosaur group found in Argentina

By REUTERS
Teachers' submissions for the "Classroom Look in Lockdown" project.

COVID-19: Schools must reopen, studying at home worse for health - doctors

Lillie McCray (R) receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Walgreens healthcare professional Ghassan Ayyad (L) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. February 22, 2021.

Recover from COVID? Your physical strength might be that of an 80-year-old

Cancer cells [illustrative]

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection rising, mortality falling

A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine, at the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, on January 3, 2021.

COVID-19: Study shows symptoms and testosterone levels in men are related

By HADASSAH BRENNER
Elephant hunting illustrations

Our brain grew after large game extinction; Israeli researchers suggest

Resistant multiple myeloma cells (violet-blue) in two samples, seen under a microscope

Weizmann study identifies genes connected to myeloma drug resistance

Stanford University

COVID-19: Study shows those with college degree more likely to get vaccine

A healthcare worker shows an ampule with the Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro, February 22, 2021.

After corona vaccination, public less likely to follow rules, expert says

By GADI ZAIG
A baby sits up, hands out (Illustrative)

COVID-19: For the second time in Israel, stillborn baby has corona

Palestinians wait to cross into Israel at Jalama crossing near Jenin

Coronavirus in Israel: Palestinian workers to receive Moderna vaccines

Nurses receive training on using ventilators recently provided by the World Health Organization at a hospital allocated for coronavirus patients in preparation for any possible spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sanaa

Corona in Israel: Study shows vaccination keeps people off ventilators

A healthcare worker shows an ampule with the Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro, February 22, 2021.

Russian scientists say Sputnik V performs well against COVID mutations

By REUTERS
A refrigerated truck leaves the Pfizer plant in Puurs, Belgium December 3, 2020.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla calls Israel 'world's lab' in interview to NBC

A healthcare worker shows an ampule with the Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro, February 22, 2021.

Coronavirus can be transmitted via lung transplant

By REUTERS
PEOPLE WAIT to receive their COVID-19 vaccine injections outside a mobile Magen David Station at the Mahaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem, on Monday.

Coronavirus: Can a vaccinated person still spread COVID?

PURIM MAY be all about simcha, but happiness may be elusive for a lot of us this year.

Coronavirus in Israel: Public transportation to shutter for Shushan Purim

Moon and Earth’s Atmosphere

What if life figured out how to use oxygen before it was freely available?

SHAARE ZEDEK hospital team members in the coronavirus ward.

COVID-19 crisis: 37 pregnant women, 36 children hospitalized

Streets in Israel appear abandoned amid coronavirus lockdown

Israeli research: British variant increases risk of serious COVID by 70%

A Yad Sarah volunteer helps a Holocaust survivor to reach a vaccination center.

These doctors are providing Holocaust survivors with free treatment

FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 18, 2020

Moderna expects $18.4 billion in COVID-19 vaccine sales in 2021

By REUTERS
A medical worker wearing a protective mask and glasses, who treats patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy

People wearing glasses less likely to be infected by coronavirus - study

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020

Pfizer-BioNTech testing booster of their COVID-19 vaccine in new trial

By REUTERS
People shop at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem on January 1, 2021, during the 3rd lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Debilitating 'long-COVID' may have severe health, social impacts - WHO

By REUTERS
Medical cannabis

Medical cannabis: What I’ve learned

Cartoon on Israel's green passport program

Coronavirus: There’s an upside to lockdowns

GETTING INOCULATED at a Jerusalem Clalit clinic this week

Israel COVID vaccine data released for first-time in peer-reviewed journal

Making merry at a school Purim party in years past

Coronavirus and Purim in Israel: These are the rules this year

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.

Moderna is developing booster shot for new coronavirus variants

By REUTERS
A nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 7, 2020

New coronavirus variant identified in New York - study

By REUTERS
Israelis in Purim costume buy hamentashen from a Mahaneh Yehuda seller.

Coronavirus in Israel: Purim 2021 v. 2020, what changed?

13-year-old Noam Avichezer before his hospitalization.

Purim miracle: 13-year-old COVID-19 patient leaves ICU in time for holiday

VAXA facilities in Iceland, where the algae are cultivated in order to change their metabolomic profile and bioactive molecules.

Israeli researchers say spirulina algae could reduce COVID mortality rate

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine/ Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe - FDA staff

By REUTERS
A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine stronger if 3 months between doses - study

PixCell Medical

Israeli PixCell's device to help in US rural health research

Deng Wei poses for a picture in front of her grandmother's and father's tombs, both of whom died due to complications related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 24, 2021.

China's bid to stop Wuhan COVID-19 spread cut deaths from other causes

By REUTERS
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Teachers may play role in in-school COVID-19 transmission - US CDC

By REUTERS
Cancer (Illustrative)

Israeli-made treatment for non-melenoma skin cancer in development

Jerusalem's usually busy Old City is seen virtually empty during Israel's third coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Israeli gov't approves Purim night curfew

An ultra-Orthodox woman accompanies her daughter to school, Jerusalem, October 19, 2020

Coronavirus in Israel: More children to return to school on Wednesday

An illustrative photo of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

FDA to allow Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be stored at higher temps - NYT

By REUTERS
Lillie McCray (R) receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Walgreens healthcare professional Ghassan Ayyad (L) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. February 22, 2021.

COVID-19 highlights importance of doctor-patient communication - experts

Tuberculosis.

Biological antibiotic alternative works against tuberculosis - TAU study

Jerusalem's Mayor visiting a village in east Jerusalem

COVID vaccine: Israel sets up station for Palestinians in east Jerusalem

SHOPPING for Purim costumes at a toy store in Kiryat Ekron ahead of Purim, this week.

Coronavirus in Israel: Gov’t to meet Tuesday about Purim curfew

A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun is seen in an undated NASA artist's concept illustration.

Hole lotta noise: Israeli scientists hear radio flares from black hole

11-year-old Liel Dubinsky

COVID-19 in Israel: 11-year-old hospitalized in ICU after catching virus

David Broza: You have to teach yourself in a disciplinary way how to compose music without words-not just one song, but an album's worth.

What is the impact of music on our ability to understand? - study

Cars cause streaks of lights as they drive past a red light camera in downtown Chicago

Israeli health equity and innovation hub launches in Chicago

A teenager wears a costume as a reference to the coronavirus during the Jewish holiday of Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. in Jerusalem March 8, 2020

COVID-19 czar: If Purim causes new wave, Israel may need another lockdown

Medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection, at a Clalit  vaccination center in Jerusalem, January 21, 2021

Green passport vs. vaccination certificate - let’s make it easy

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein meet a shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at Ben-Gurion Airport on January 10.

Israeli supply of Pfizer vaccines reportedly coming to an end

A HEALTHCARE worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Rehovot on Monday.

Coronavirus: Vaccinated non-residents will get certificate within 10 days

Israelis sit down to eat with friends at a restaurant in an ad campaign by the Health Ministry to encourage vaccination for COVID-19.

Back to life: Health Ministry launches campaign to encourage vaccination

COVID-19 face mask

50% of mild, moderate COVID patients still have symptoms after 6 months - study

A simulated image of a black hole.

Israeli scientists measure Hawking radiation from sonic black hole

A boy lies in bed at Hemodialysis Center in Al-Thawra hospital in Sanaa, Yemen September 13, 2018.

Israeli firm tests contact-free diagnostic tool for dialysis patients

A coronavirus vaccine dose is seen being administered at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on February 16, 2021.

Coronavirus vaccine 99% effective in preventing serious disease, death

Military vehicles from the Texas Military Department of the Texas National Guard, tasked to transport residents to designated warming centers and other required duties, form a convoy in Abilene, Texas, U.S. February 16, 2021.

Natural disasters lead to decreased crime, increased charity - study

NASA's Perseverance rover descends to touch down on Mars in a still image from a video camera aboard the descent stage taken February 18, 2021.

'Something we've never seen' - Mars rover beams back selfie

By REUTERS
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: Israeli-made nasal spray reduced infection at mass gathering

bird flu culling chicken hong kong 311

Russia reports world's first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu

By REUTERS
CEO of Gamida Cell Dr. Julian Adams

Cell therapy co. Gamida Cell announces USD 75 m. financing

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