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Birth is Booming Across Israeli Hospitals

in Health & Science

Hospitals across Israel have reached capacity, with maternal wards bursting with babies in record breaking numbers during July of 2018. Babies commonly boom during summer months; however, this year has seen an all-time high with a 10% increase rate for hospitals Ichilov in Tel Aviv, Haemek in Afula, Soroka in Beer Sheba, Shaare Zedek Center…

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Law Says Pregnant Women Don’t Wait in Line

in Life, Culture & Sports

In a unanimous vote by the Israeli Knesset, a law was passed that women who are pregnant need not wait in line wherever public service is provided. The law was inspired by MK Yousef Jabareen when he was travelling abroad with his wife. While they hesitated to stand in long lines on vacation, they were…

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Cigarette Butts for a Birthday Gift?

in Health & Science

As the sun set on Friday night, July 19, which was also the Israeli version of Valentine’s Day, over a dozen local residents scattered along the Tel Aviv beach with one goal – to clean up cigarette butts. The idea was inspired by environmental activist and lifestyle mentor, Julian Melcer, who invited both friends and…

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Plastic Usage in Israel is Rising

in Economy & Innovation

In just four years, Israel’s plastic tableware consumption has grown by 51%. In 2014, sales were estimated at $124 million and in 2018, sales rose to $187 million. Despite the many environmental concerns and green initiatives from both governmental and private organizations, the growing statistic and reality is scary, and it’s not slowing down. Companies…

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Can Cells be Trained for Healthier Pregnancies?

in Health & Science

A woman’s body is more adaptable than she may think. New Israeli research studies led by Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University show that women’s bodies naturally learn from their first pregnancy to create healthier second, and further, pregnancies. A six-year cell study was conducted, and research found that complications during first time births are…

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