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Israeli National Healthcare Spending Up

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The average country in the OECD index utilizes between 7.2% and 8.8% of their national budget on public healthcare. In 2018, the global OECD average spend was 8.8%, yet Israel remained well below at 7.6%. The numbers show that healthcare expenditure in Israel remains fairly stable since 2000, as it typically falls between 6.9% and…

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Imagining Israel Through Climate Change

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Imagine two more months of summer, melting summer nights, and air conditioning as a requirement. As temperatures continue to rise in Israel, and if no immediate changes are made to counter climate change, the Israeli lifestyle will shift drastically. Yet as Israel steadily pumps a high concentration of toxic chemicals, or greenhouse gases, and does…

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Scientists Saving the Sabras from Pests  

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The national symbol of Israel is in danger, and the sabra cactus is being eaten alive and left for dead. The plant is being infested by aggressive pests, likely blown over from Lebanon. What started in 2013 in one small spot, has now become a widespread infestation across Northern Israel, and Israeli scientists are fighting…

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Groundbreaking Israeli Research on Cancer

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Israeli research is reaching breakthrough results when it comes to better managing cancer and chronic disease. From studies that prevent skin cancer in mice to a blood test that diagnoses lung cancer in its early stages, Israeli researchers are finding small solutions after years of study. The most groundbreaking study shows the possibility to prevent…

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Jellyfish Mucus to Cure Plastic Pollution?

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Are jellyfish the solution to saving our seas and oceans? This is what two marine biologists from Haifa University are exploring as part of a global “GoJelly” project. The project is funded by a European Union initiative committed to developing, testing and promoting a “gelatinous solution to plastic pollution,” where “we will use jellyfish as…

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