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Measles Outbreak Means Vaccinations Matter

in Health & Science

For the first time in 15 years, a measles outbreak is causing death. A one and half year-old child contracted measles and died last week. The baby was never vaccinated against the disease, and the death likely occurred because both of her parents had measles and were also never vaccinated. This case is one of…

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Cancer Tumors Shrink in Happy Mice

in Health & Science

What if manipulating the mind can create massive reductions in cancerous tumors? In a recent study on mice led by a team at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, results showed that activating the brain’s reward system can cause a cancerous tumor to shrink in both weight and size. Of course, there is no proof…

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Fourteen Hours Can Impact Social Wellbeing

in Health & Science

The connection between parent and child has always been crucial; yet newer studies prove how important the first five months of a baby’s life is for their long-term development, emotional and social wellbeing and future relationships. Ruth Feldman, who heads the neuroscience center at the IDC Herzliya, has run a long-term study with results that…

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Climate Change is Drying Rivers and Killing Trees

in Tourism & Nature

Water sources in Israel have reached their lowest levels as the worst drought, going on its 6th year, continues. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is on a mission to keep Israeli flora and fauna alive and well; however, an increase in human water usage and a decrease in rainfall is a destructive combination when…

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Israeli Healthcare Ranks in Global Top Ten

in Health & Science

According to Bloomberg’s annual Healthy System Efficiency Index, Israel’s healthcare system ranks among the highest in the world, and is number one in the Middle East region. Compared to the countries which top the list, Hong Kong and Singapore, Israel ranks in sixth place. In addition to being one of the most cost-efficient, Israel also…

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