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Measles Outbreak Means Vaccinations Matter

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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

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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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Israeli Healthcare Ranks in Global Top Ten

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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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Israeli Robotics Makes an Exit

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The largest acquisition in the Israeli robotics field was announced. Mazor Robotics, a Caesarea based company founded in 2001, was sold for $1.64 billion dollars to Medtronic plc, a medical technology company which sits in Dublin, Ireland. Mazor Robotics is known for their highly advanced medical devices to assist in spinal procedures. The relationship between…

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Birth is Booming Across Israeli Hospitals

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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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