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Swine Flu Fatalities Increase in Israel

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Nineteen people died from complications with the flu, including three children, across Israel this winter season so far. With only 22% of the state receiving injections, up from 18% from this time last year, there are numerous factors creating concern amidst local communities. The Physicians Society for Public Health has placed an urgent call for…

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Orthopedic Technology Improves Painful Medical Process

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In a medical breakthrough, Israeli technologies are shifting the patient paradigm when it comes to painful orthopedic procedures. When orthopedic surgeries result in the need to adjust and correct internal bone structure, meaning there is a need for external fixation, or the turning of metal screws in the body daily, for months. This process is…

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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Trial Proves Hopeful

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The perils of pancreatic cancer are on the rise. Today, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in Israel, and cases are increasing worldwide. By 2030, it is believed that pancreatic cancer will be the second leading cause of cancer death. However, there is promising news. In a research study hosted by Tel…

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Israeli Healthcare Spend is in the Lowest

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A recent OECD health report shows that Israel invests less in healthcare than most countries. The United States lands in the number one spot, spending an average of $10,000 annually on resident healthcare. Israel falls in the bottom fifteen, only spending $2,780 on their individual citizens. According to the Health at a Glance report, the…

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Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

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 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who…

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