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The Second Shift Program- An Answer to Physician Shortage Crisis

The Second Shift Program- An Answer to Physician Shortage Crisis

Prof. Gadi Segal shares his initiative to train physicians in the "second shift program", addressing the dire lack of doctors in Israel.

Israel not in talks to procure Pfizer COVID pill

Israel not in talks to procure Pfizer COVID pill

90 countries in talks with Pfizer to receive pill which reduces hospitalizations and deaths from COVID by 90%. Israel not in talks yet.

Technion & Cincinnati Children's may revolutionize ped. medicine

Technion to work with leading hospital on revolutionizing pediatric medicine

Groundbreaking partnership combines Israeli technological prowess with pediatric medicine.

Israel in talks to purchase Merck COVID pill

Israel in talks to purchase Merck COVID pill

Studies find Molnupiravir pill halves chances of dying from COVID. Treatment costs $800 per patient.

The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

Vials of valium and an assortment of anti-depressants and “uppers” can be found in the medicine cabinets of the very best homes.

Israel-bashing permeates Science, Medicine, and Education Unions

Israel-bashing permeates Science, Medicine, and Education Unions

Until recently, the hard sciences proved impregnable to political propaganda and to Soviet-style boycotts and censorship. Not anymore.Op-ed.

PM to developers of Israeli COVID medicine: 'Huge initiative'

PM to developers of Israeli COVID medicine: Huge initiative, global significance

Prime Minister meets with project managers developing coronavirus cure: 'This little thing can change the fate of humanity.'

Study: Giving antibiotics to babies could stunt their growth

Study: Giving antibiotics to newborns could stunt their growth

New study by Bar-Ilan University finds that exposing newborn boys to antibiotics could reduce their growth - while girls appear unaffected.

Complete US decoupling from China

Complete US decoupling from China

The pandemic revealed dangerous US dependence on China, including for medical supplies, and must spur a return to Made in USA. Op-ed.

€50 million loan from EIB to Israeli company Pluristem

€50 million loan from European Investment Bank to Israeli company Pluristem

Pluristem is a regenerative medicine company with a focus on novel biological products.

Coronavirus drug proves effective against virus, company says

Coronavirus drug proves effective against virus, company says

Biotech company Gilead Sciences says government study shows its remdesivir drug helps patients recover from coronavirus faster.

BDS attempts to stop Medicinal Herbs conference in Israel

BDS attempts to stop Medicinal Herbs conference in Israel

BDS activists pressure participants to pull out of conference on medicinal plants and herbs in northern Israel.

Medical breakthrough of 3D-printed hearts at Tel Aviv Universityplayer

Medical breakthrough of 3D-printed hearts at Tel Aviv University

Billionaire investor James Richman supports first medical breakthrough enabling 3D-printed hearts from Tel Aviv University.

OpEd: Dispel the myths — Vaccines are vital

OpEd: Dispel the myths — Vaccines are vital

Vaccinations are universally accepted by doctors and scientists and are only controversial due to conspiracy theorists.

Adelson, Friedman, Bennett at Ariel medical faculty inauguration

Adelson, Friedman, Bennett at Ariel medical faculty inauguration

After years of struggle, Ariel U celebrates opening of medical faculty, in presence of Adelson family, after whom faculty will be named.

Israeli scientists say cure for diabetes coming soon

Israeli scientists say cure for diabetes coming soon

Betalin Therapeutics touts 'Engineered Micro Pancreas' as replacement for insulin injections for diabetes patients.

Israel gives new hope to patients with multiple myeloma

Israel gives new hope to patients with multiple myeloma

Patients with deadly form of bone marrow cancer leading longer, better lives thanks to Israeli research.

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with 'ecstasy' therapy

Israel seeks to beat PTSD with 'ecstasy' therapy

New trial program integrates intense psychotherapy with the active component of ecstasy to allow PTSD patients to start road to recovery.

Watch: Arutz Sheva meets Dr. Mike in Jerusalemplayer

Watch: Arutz Sheva meets Dr. Mike in Jerusalem

Internet celebrity Dr. Mike describes excitement at seeing medical breakthroughs being made in Israel and meeting Israelis

Israeli scientists successfully print human heart

Israeli scientists successfully print human heart

Scientists at Tel Aviv University unveil 'first' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels.

Faculty of medicine in Ariel - approved

Faculty of medicine in Ariel - approved

Council for Higher Education gives final approval for decision of its chairman, Naftali Bennett, to establish medical faculty at Ariel U.

Rambam, Stanford to cooperate on future of medicine

Rambam, Stanford to cooperate on future of medicine

Rambam Hospital in Haifa and Stanford Medicine in California sign cooperation agreement to work together on the future of medicine.

Doctors save life of baby who swallowed Advil 'candy'

Doctors save life of baby who swallowed Advil 'candy'

Baby loses consciousness after swallowing 11 times the maximum dosage for his age.

Algorithm leads to dramatic improvement in drug discovery times

Algorithm leads to dramatic improvement in drug discovery times

Algorithm by Hebrew U. researchers cuts through vast number of possible solutions to shorten drug discovery times from years to months.

Improved circulation - improved quality of lifeplayer

Improved circulation - improved quality of life

New Israeli-made compression stocking can help millions recover from various injuries.

Changing how medicine breaks down in the bodyplayer

Changing how medicine breaks down in the body

Watch: Israeli ‘Intec Pharma' presents innovative ‘Accordion Pill’ which improves how a medicine works after it's already been digested.

Saving lives - one drug at a timeplayer

Saving lives - one drug at a time

Watch: How one small Israeli pharmaceutical company has found a home for its breakthrough drugs in over 20 countries.

Israelis perform world's first artificial bone transplantplayer

Israelis perform world's first artificial bone transplant

Israeli doctors performe revolutionary procedure in which the patient's own cells are used to regenerate decaying bones.

New Israeli vaccine protects against the fluplayer

New Israeli vaccine protects against the flu

Israeli company Biondvax has come up with a new vaccine to heighten immunity against the most common of all viruses - the flu.

MK Litzman: ‘Life-saving medicines must enter healthcare plan’

'Life-saving drugs must enter healthcare plan’

During Knesset Health Committee, Health Minister Litzman announces plans to include life-saving medicine in healthcare services.

Could too many medical tests be bad for your health?

Could too many medical tests harm your health?

'More medical tests and more antibiotics aren’t always better and sometimes, they can even cause harm,' medical expert says.

'Just As They Saved Me From Death I Will Save Others'player

'As They Saved Me From Death I Will Save Others'

Wounded war hero Asael Lubotzky, critically injured in Lebanon, receives his doctorate degree in medicine completing the 'circle of giving.'

ADHD Drugs Found to Trigger Suicidal Thoughts

ADHD Drugs Found to Trigger Suicidal Thoughts

Canadian Ministry of Health revises warnings on ADHD drugs after numerous reports indicating they lead to suicidal behavior.