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.

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 to supply 100-125m COVID-19 vaccines globally in first quarter
Injecting syringe for vaccination (illustrative)
Will coronavirus vaccines offer lasting immunity?
Lital Schertzman, who was trained to be a professional dancer and teacher, is now a Magen David Adom paramedic
MDA's COVID-19 course teaches public how to break chain of infection
CANTEK-brand medical cannabis in at their indoor growing facility in Mavki'im, in southern Israel.
Israel's first academic medical cannabis training center opens in Yeruham
A coronavirus wake-up call
Police set up a checkpoint in Jerusalem as Israel enters its second coronavirus lockdown
Airbnb, the corona getaway
‘IT’S SO difficult to go through the mourning process with each family.’
Doctors need emotional support, too
By ILANA SHTOTLAND
Cancer illustrative
Israel Cancer Research funding surpasses 2,500 grants totaling $77.5m.
MAGEN DAVID ADOM workers, wearing protective clothing, bring a patient to the coronavirus unit at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan
Israeli patient dies after contracting COVID-19 twice - report
WHY IS sugar addictive?
Could stevia be bad for your health? New study raises red flag
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
PROF. RAPHAEL MECHOULAM
Technion Harvey prize in science awarded to Israeli, American professors
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial results likely in late-Jan
By REUTERS
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration
UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first in the world
By REUTERS
The 'Pullup' mask, by Keren Attas, is designed for people with touch-sensory issues.
Israeli art students design masks to meet unmet needs of disabled persons
The Interpol logo
Interpol warns that COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals
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
Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people?
By REUTERS
Back to school, as the new school year begins, September 1, 2020
Amid coronavirus crisis: 'If Super-Pharm is open, schools should be too’
An inhaler used to treat asthma
Israeli research: People with asthma 30% less likely to contract COVID-19
The new “Check2Fly” coronavirus testing lab at Ben-Gurion Airport's Terminal 3, November 9, 2020
Experts: Life can go back to normal with fast, frequent virus testing
Hadassah-University Medical Center's Prof. Yossi Karko (left) and Hannah Drori, chief of the hospital’s clinical research center, administer Brilife vaccine to a volunteer
Hadassah research head raises questions about mRNA vaccine safety
A wind driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, California
Drones plant trees from the sky after US wildfires
By REUTERS
Mental health inmate rests in bed [illustrative] 300
Coronavirus research: One in five Israelis suffer from depression
Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel on July 15, 2020.
Nearly 3% of all people tested are positive for coronavirus
A woman blowing her nose into a tissue, possibly after or sneeze or while sick
Could COVID knock out flu in Europe this winter? - Analysis
By REUTERS
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 apply for EU emergency OK for COVID-19 vaccine
By REUTERS
New IMED Center at Ichilov
Ichilov hospital to open IMED center to develop medical technologies
Prof.Elhanan BarOn in the red outfit and the medical experts from Sheba who will head to Italy tomorrow night, Nov. 30, 2020.
Israeli medical delegation to fly to Italy, help contain COVID-19 spread
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 seeks US, EU emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe, October 30, 2020.
'Israeli over-regulation slowed country's COVID-19 vaccine release' - IIBR
An empty hospital bed at Hasharon Hospital
Health Ministry warns of alternative health center's untested methods
An HIV-positive and tuberculosis patient lies on a stretcher at the Jose Gregorio Hernandez hospital in Caracas
Health Ministry releases statistics on HIV/AIDS cases within Israel
A doctor examines a pregnant woman at a hospital in the province of Fayoum
Singapore experts studying effect of COVID on unborn babies
By REUTERS
High-rise buildings are seen at the Shinjuku business district during sunset in Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2018
October suicide deaths surpass total coronavirus deaths in Japan
Shoppers line up at stores in Jerusalem as Israel continues the exit from the coronavirus lockdown, Nov. 10, 2020
Netanyahu: Easing restrictions will halt if COVID infection keeps spiking
Sofwave SUPERBTM solution
Anti-aging skin treatment receives Health Ministry, FDA, CE approval
Pregnant woman (Illustrative)
Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies
By REUTERS
Jerusalem’s Gymnasia Rehavia high school, which was closed after some 120 teachers and students tested positive for COVID-19
Despite corona spike, Israeli high school students return to school today
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
UK regulator set to approve COVID-19 vaccine next week - FT
By REUTERS
Nachman Ash visits Nazareth on November 28, 2020
Health Ministry aims to make Nazareth ‘green’ by Christmas
diabetes monitor 248.88
Mothers petition MKs to include insulin pump in health basket
A medic of the regional hospital receives Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine shot against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020.
Coronavirus humoral immunity may decline in months after infection - study
Zebra Medical Vision and Storm ID collaborate with NHS and Assuta Medical Centers to develop solution for the early detection of osteoporosis
Israeli, Scottish team develops tech for early detection of osteoporosis
bird flu sde moshe
Norway makes its first discovery of highly pathogenic bird flu
Hannah Drori, Chief of Staff of the Clinic Research Center at Hadassah
Israel completes Phase I trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, Brilife
ICAROS virtual reality technology
Could virtual reality be the future of sports?
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe, October 30, 2020.
Coronavirus vaccination: Everything you need to know
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.
AstraZeneca likely to run new global trial on COVID-19 vaccine – report
Doctors at Rambam Hospital use a new method for providing respiratory assistance to premature babies.
Israeli study finds effective, less invasive way to treat preterm babies
Beef steak made from cultivated meat cultures via Aleph Farms
Israeli startup makes plant-based flavor bases for alt meat, wins €100k
Prof. Nachman Ash delivers his first formal address as coronavirus commissioner on November 26, 2020.
Ash announces ‘green passport’ for those who had coronavirus
THE ISRAEL MUSEUM – to reopen.
Seven Israeli museums to reopen as part of corona pilot program
Cancer illustrative
Increase in the number of women with lung cancer in recent years - study
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe, October 30, 2020.
Vaccine hesitancy is not new – history tells us to listen, not condemn
By REUTERS
Israelis wear protective face masks as they walk through the haTikva market in Tel Aviv, during a nationwide lockdown. October 05, 2020.
Health Ministry answers frequently asked COVID-19 questions
Joggers hit the pavement in Jerusalem's Sacher Park
Exercise is medicine, even in the middle of a pandemic
By DR. MIKE GROPPER
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein visit the Teva SLE Logistic Center, which is due to store and handle the vaccines against coronavirus under special conditions, November 26, 2020
Netanyahu: No logistical challenges distributing coronavirus vaccines
SOCIAL DISTANCING, but what to do at home?
COVID-19 deaths reduced by only meeting with those of same age – study
Water Drop Illustrative
Wohl Alliance launches $1 million fund for clean food, water and energy
A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient in a temporary testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Zenith Arena in Lille, France, October 26, 2020
New coronavirus symptoms have been discovered - study
The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016
Dating app-induced FOMO causes low self-esteem, bad moods - study
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
Black Friday shopping spree – coronavirus-style
Prof. David Sprinzak
Revolutionary inner ear study could help reverse hearing loss
By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
Prof. Chezy Levy, designated to be the Health Ministry's director-general
Chezy Levy: No date set for next coronavirus closure
The Tel Aviv University team for the iGEM is seen over Zoom.
TAU team wins gold at genetic engineering world championship
An image illustrates the use and degradation of perovskite in solar cells over time.
Israeli researchers discover how to lengthen life of solar panels
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
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
Israel slated to start discussing vaccine policy
By URI COHEN/THE MEDIA LINE
CRISPR research illustration.
Israeli scientists use mRNA COVID-19 vaccine technology to fight cancer
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
Coronavirus: Schools, malls, museums and marketplaces to open
The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA
Meet the Israeli scientist exploring ancient DNA
Agelas oroides sponges are seen with other sea life in an undersea habitat.
Study finds why once-common sponges vanished from Israel's shallow coasts
A view of Yeshiva University
Amid COVID-19, Yeshiva U., Eleos partner to combat mental health crisis
25-year-old Sharon Ben Hemo, a fourth-year student at the Faculty of Dentistry of Hadassah and Hebrew University, receives the IIBR's Brilife vaccine as part of the first phase of human trials in Hadassah University Medical Center, 08.11.2020
AstraZeneca must prove claim to cheapest COVID-19 vaccine
By REUTERS
Scientists develop a vaccine against the coronavirus disease in Saint Petersburg
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to be cheaper than rivals, says fund head
By REUTERS
Processed and treated raw trash is shredded and ready to be transformed into UBQ material.
Israeli company turns coronavirus masks into recyclable thermoplastic
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.
AstraZeneca signals more good vaccine news - but efficacy only beginning
By REUTERS
A masked student raises her hand on her first day back in school, November 1, 2020.
Coronavirus cabinet rules all students are going back to school
The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective, coming to Israel soon
Hadassah-University Medical Center's Prof. Yossi Karko (left) and Hannah Drori, chief of the hospital’s clinical research center, administer Brilife vaccine to a volunteer
Six in 10 Americans are willing to receive COVID-19 vaccinations - Gallup
Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
WHO report reviews 10 years of anti-malarial drug resistance
A mink farm is seen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Oploo, Netherlands June 3, 2020.
How COVID-19 mutations in animals affect human's, vaccine effectiveness
By REUTERS
Mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6, 2020
France finds COVID-19 in mink at one farm - ministry
By REUTERS
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber at Aviv Clinic in Florida
Israeli scientists claim to reverse aging process
Prof. Nachman Ash in Qalansawe
Corona cabinet to consider returning more students to school
An Israeli medical worker holds vials containing a vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in Tel Aviv, 2009
Israel Bio'l Institute to complete Phase I corona vaccine trial this week
A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020.
Israel to sign for 10 million doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine
Ramon: The Ramon Crater in Israel’s hot, dry Negev Desert.
How is Israel handling growing water scarcity issues in the desert?
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
Double duty. An irrigation canal provides a place for a Palestinian boy to cool off in September near the West Bank city of Jericho.
How can Israel resolve water scarcity issues with the Palestinians?
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
PEOPLE ON Jaffa Street in Jerusalem wear masks on Sunday.
Study on effectiveness of medical masks amid COVID draws harsh criticism
Arcturus CEO Joseph Payne
Meet the maker of the powdered vaccine that hopes to immunize 4m. Israelis
Beef steak made from cultivated meat cultures via Aleph Farms
World’s first lab-grown meat restaurant opens near Tel Aviv
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Chemotherapy treatment at the Chaim Sheba medical center at Tel Hashomer. On Jan 1, 2012.  A woman is treated with Chemotherapy due to breast cancer.
Gene responsible for spread of breast cancer could hold key to halting it
The single-use test, made by Lucira Health, has been given emergency use authorization for home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals age 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19
COVID-19 reinfection unlikely for at least 6 months, study finds
By REUTERS
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 applies for US emergency use for coronavirus vaccine
By REUTERS
WINTER WEATHER hits Jerusalem this week as shoppers in the Mahaneh Yehuda market brave the rain.
7 tips to get through Israel’s first coronavirus winter
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalized COVID-19 patients
By REUTERS
'Frances with Flower,' taken in 1931-1932 by pacesetting female American photographer Consuelo Kanaga.
Weizmann Institute study cracks code on codifying odors
An orderly pulls a gurney down the hall of Sourasky Medical Center.
Ichilov app saves 36 hours of patient wait-time daily
BizTech 2020 winning LightCode system.
Drug development technology wins first place at BizTech 2020
Rick Doblin is a leading advocate for the use of MDMA in psychotherapy. A clinical trial he championed produced favorable results this year.
Jewish psychedelics advocate working to turn drug into legal medicine
By BEN HARRIS/JTA
Israel Police prepare for new coronavirus lockdown regulations, Sept. 25, 2020
Deputy health minister: Third closure will probably happen
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