WHO e-Pocket book app: helping save children’s lives in Kyrgyzstan and Russian Federation

WHO e-Pocket book app: helping save children’s lives in Kyrgyzstan and Russian Federation

A smartphone app based on the popular WHO “Pocket book of hospital care for children” has received an overwhelmingly positive response from child health practitioners in Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation, with users reporting the free app as essential in helping them save the lives of thousands of young patients.

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A Lesson in Epilepsy

A Lesson in Epilepsy

​A special school event in Haifa, led by senior physicians from Rambam Health Care Campus, focused on raising awareness of epilepsy and educating children so as to remove their misconceptions and fears related to this condition.

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Israeli researchers harness gold in battle with cancer

Israeli researchers harness gold in battle with cancer

Gold nanoparticles found to help increase intensity of radiation absorbed by head and neck tumors in mice

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WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11)

WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11)

The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe.

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Largest Hospital in Northern Israel Prepares for War

Largest Hospital in Northern Israel Prepares for War

The Scenario: Faced with the threat of missile attacks, Rambam Health Care Campus, Northern Israel’s largest hospital will have to move underground.

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Search Results New Pluristem treatment improves mobility, fights revascularization risk

Search Results New Pluristem treatment improves mobility, fights revascularization risk

“Finding a non-surgical medical solution for PAD has proven to be one of the biggest medical challenges in recent years.”

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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.

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Israeli, Chinese scientists to cooperate at Shanghai innovation center

Israeli, Chinese scientists to cooperate at Shanghai innovation center

The Chinese city has 25 million residents.

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WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is today joining Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new "WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world."

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Israel, Britain sign scientific cooperation agreement

Israel, Britain sign scientific cooperation agreement

An agreement for scientific cooperation was signed on Wednesday between Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis and his British counterpart Sam Gima. The agreement will expand scientific cooperation between the two countries to promote science, technology and innovation.

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Helmsley Foundation gives Rambam hospital a big 80th birthday present

Helmsley Foundation gives Rambam hospital a big 80th birthday present

The joint initiative of Rambam and the University of Haifa is regarded as one of the most important projects in Israel in the fields of medicine and life sciences.

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Israeli breakthrough in noninvasive prostate cancer test

Israeli breakthrough in noninvasive prostate cancer test

New-generation cytopathological staining platform could be a reliable diagnostic tool to help determine whether and when to perform a prostate biopsy.

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MISINTERPRETED DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE ORDERS CAN BE DEADLY

MISINTERPRETED DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE ORDERS CAN BE DEADLY

Other studies have shown that patients with DNR orders receive fewer interventions as well in cases of heart failure.

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Enzyme identified by Bar-Ilan researcher seen as No. 1 scientific breakthrough of 2017 in Israel

Enzyme identified by Bar-Ilan researcher seen as No. 1 scientific breakthrough of 2017 in Israel

Professor Uri Nir, a researcher at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, has identified an enzyme that is key to the energy source of metastatic cancer cells, those cells that spread throughout the patient’s body at an advanced stage of the disease.

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WHO and World Bank Group join forces to strengthen global health security

WHO and World Bank Group join forces to strengthen global health security

WHO and World Bank Group today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences.

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In brain stimulation therapy less might be more

In brain stimulation therapy less might be more

One of the promising non-invasive brain therapeutic methods is the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). During such a procedure, a magnetic coil is placed near the head of the patient and a magnetic pulse is transmitted to a specific damaged region of the brain.

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Investing in noncommunicable disease control generates major financial and health gains

Investing in noncommunicable disease control generates major financial and health gains

A new WHO report launched today shows that the world’s poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period.

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First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may actually receive the wrong treatment.

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WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

WHO today released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

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'Landmark agreement' signed between Bar-Ilan Institute and UN Nano Lab

'Landmark agreement' signed between Bar-Ilan Institute and UN Nano Lab

At INL, 100 researchers from 30 countries conduct research in all fields of nanotechnology. Established a decade ago by the governments of Spain and Portugal, its annual budget is 100 million Euros.

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