Tiny kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days
When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan's COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Two New Studies Show That the U.K. COVID-19 Virus Variant Is Not Linked to Severe Disease —But Questions Remain
In two studies published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and in The Lancet Public Health, respectively, scientists provide comforting news about a new strain of the COVID-19 virus that emerged from the U.K. last December. It has since become the dominant virus in the region, accounting for nearly all of the new COVID-19 cases there—and has recently been implicated in spikes in parts of the U.S., as well as other parts of the world. The researchers report that the so-called B.1.1.7 variant of the virus is not linked to more severe disease or death, and that the virus isn’t causing different (or higher numbers ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Iran Vows Revenge for Alleged Israeli Attack on Nuclear Site
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, threatened Israel after a blackout at a uranium enrichment plant over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 tourists from Israel, US, Mexico & Australia stuck in India were caught strolling in Tapovan area against lockdown & social...
A group of foreigners was made to write "sorry" 500 times for flouting the lockdown guidelines on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site
If Israel was responsible, it would further heighten tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran vows revenge for 'Israeli' attack on Natanz nuclear site
Iran's foreign ministry blames Israel for Sunday's incident at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday blamed Israel for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at nuclear facility
A top official in Iran blamed Israel on Monday for a sabotage attack at its underground Natanz nuclear facility in what Tehran called an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackout Hits Iran Nuclear Site in What Appears to Be Israeli Sabotage
The power failure was described by Iran as “nuclear terrorism” as talks were underway in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear deal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli startup Donisi Health lands De Novo for AI-enabled contactless monitor
As indicated by the FDA, the system can estimate pulse rate, heart rate, respiratory rate and/or breathing rates.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Regulation, Technology, Public Policy Source Type: news

Covid variant from South Africa was able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine in Israeli study
The coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa is able to evade some of the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel appears to confirm it carried out cyberattack on Iran nuclear facility
Shutdown happened hours after Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were started (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism,' Israeli media indicate cyberattack
The head of Iran's civilian nuclear program has called a blackout that struck the country's Natanz nuclear facility "nuclear terrorism." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Less Effective Against The South African And UK Variants Than Against The Original Virus, According To A New “real-World” Study From Israel
Thanks to an extensive vaccination program in Israel and diligent follow-up of those vaccinated, we have a bigger glimpse of how the Pfizer/BioNTech is performing against variants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 88
After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clay Risen Tags: Ben-Yishay, Yehuda (1933-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Psychology and Psychologists Traumatic Brain Injury New York University Langone Health Israel Source Type: news

Gennova set to kick off trials for India ’s first mRNA vaccine
Currently, the two mRNA vaccines that are under use for Covid-19 are by US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna and have shown to have over 90% efficacy in preventing Covid-19 infection. The effectiveness study from the real-world setting shows that the vaccine has cut down hospitalisations and infections, studies done in Israel showed. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blinken tells Israel: Palestinians should enjoy same rights, freedoms as you do
US secretary of state to Foreign Minister Ashkenazi: 'Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal measures of freedom, security,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent global need to control air pollution
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new commentary reviewing current research on the potential relationships among pollution, respiratory viruses and health disparities, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) dis-cuss several ways that the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need to address the global problem of air pollution and improve respiratory health and equity worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Varian to work with Google on new diagnostic AI platform
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems plans to work with Google Clou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian invests in Israeli microcatheter company Radformation releases rad therapy contouring software Varian CEO to step down after Siemens deal European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal Varian installs 1st ProBeam 360˚ system at Penn (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We ’re Not Sure Yet
After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working? Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working well for those who can get them. As soon as the rollout kicked off, a variety of researchers began conducting what might be considered an unofficial phase 4 clinical trial, monitoring early vaccine recipients among the general public. Several of their studies have found a significant reduction in both the rates of infection and severity of symptoms among vaccinated populations compared t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Lessons in equity from the frontlines of COVID-19 vaccination
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Authors identify five key lessons about health equity that have emerged health system's patient vaccionation campaign (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ant responses to social isolation resemble those of humans
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Ants react to social isolation in a similar way as do humans and other social mammals. A study by an Israeli-German research team has revealed alterations to the social and hygienic behavior of ants that had been isolated from their group. The research team was particularly surprised by the fact that immune and stress genes were downregulated in the brains of the isolated ants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Netanyahu tapped to form new Israeli government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was tapped Tuesday to try to cobble together a governing coalition as lawmakers look for a way... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the pandemic: a universal crisis is revealing our divisions | Editorial
The UK must tread carefully. While some countries seem to be emerging from the shadows, no one is safe when Covid spreads so freelyThe pandemic has transformed the lives of billions around the globe, but beyond that common experience, it has highlighted and deepened divides rather than closed them. On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund warned that inequality both within and between countries will not justpersist, but increase this year. It predicted that rich western nations will recover faster than expected from the crisis due to successful vaccine programmes and the ability to increase public spending and borrowing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research Inequality Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Chile Taiwan China New Zealand Australia news Israel Health policy Source Type: news

Mass COVID-19 Vaccinations May Help Protect Unvaccinated People
TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Mass COVID-19 vaccinations may help combat the pandemic by protecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 223 communities in Israel and found that higher vaccination rates... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try and form government
Israel’s president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel's Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate
He said the case against him is a "witch hunt." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer halts corona vaccine shipments to Israel after failure to pay
A shipment of 700,000 doses was expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday but was halted until further notice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Empathy Born in Mom's First Hugs?
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Show your baby your love, and you'll get a kinder, gentler adult child as your reward, a new study suggests. More than 20 years ago, researchers in Israel began studying the impact on newborns of time spent in physical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Falls and fear of falling among Israeli community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional national survey - Frankenthal D, Saban M, Karolinsky D, Lutski M, Sternberg S, Rasooly I, Laxer I, Zucker I.
BACKGROUND: Falls and fear of falling are a major problem for older people and a leading cause of functional decline and institutionalization. There is limited data on the prevalence of falls in a 12-month period among Israeli older adults. Our main object... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

IceCure Medical Granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for ProSense(R) Cryoablation System
Treatment for patients with T1 invasive breast cancer and/or breast cancer for patients not suitable for surgical alternatives included in the indications being reviewed CAESAREA, Israel, April 5, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IceC... Devices, Oncology, FDA IceCure Medical, ProSense , cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Israel PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back in court for his corruption trial on Monday as the country's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Life in Israel ’s Brave New Post-Pandemic Future
A Green Pass allows us, the vaccinated, to go to concerts, restaurants and sporting events. But Israel’s real-time experiment in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving
Zabulon Simantov, who will reunite with his family who has lived in Israel for decades, is wary of the Taliban's return to power. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

After call with Israelis, Gaza activist tortured by Hamas, forced to divorce his wife
Peace activist Rami Aman says he was arrested, subjected to painful physical abuse; his spouse, the daughter of terror group official,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid live: Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Biden revokes Trump's sanctions on International Criminal Court
Biden had delayed the move at Israel's request. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid live: Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s – reports; Turkey records highest level of new cases
10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry;Turkey records42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates6.47pmBSTHere is a quick recap of the main Covid updates from around the world:6.37pmBSTRussia has recorded over 225,000 Covid related deaths sinc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe (now); Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Israeli National Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Bail Jumping and Participating in Conspiracy to Distribute Unlicensed Prescription Drugs
FDA OCI, Boaz BenMoshe, Israel, conspiracy, prescription drugs, distribution, wholesale, jump bail, Serostrim, HIV, AIDS, false pedigree, extradite, high cost, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 2, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

An israeli covid mutation has been discovered :
The strain has not been associated with higher infection rates nor does it appear to cause more serious illness. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Open-label placebo works as well as double-blind placebo in irritable bowel syndrome
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a randomized clinical trial published in the journal PAIN, researchers found participants with moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who were knowingly treated with a pharmacologically inactive pill -- referred to as an honest or open-label placebo -- reported clinically meaningful improvements in their IBS symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Racial disparities in chronic disease death rates persist despite efforts to close gap
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a research letter written by colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the authors report racial disparities improved only minimally in rural areas over the last two decades, with larger improvements occurring in urban areas (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Israel's military gives away location of secretive bases by publishing map of coronavirus testing sites
(Natural News) Israel’s military has published a map of coronavirus testing sites that inadvertently gave away the location of some of its secretive military bases. Aside from the civilian testing sites and the military bases where soldiers from Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) might be screened for coronavirus, the map also showed the names, locations and exact perimeters... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israelis gather for Passover, celebrating freedom from virus
JERUSALEM (AP) — A year ago, Giordana Grego's parents spent Passover at home in Israel, alone but grateful that they had escaped the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates and risk factors for suicide among Israeli immigrants from Ethiopia (1985-2017) - Youngmann R, Zilber N, Haklai Z, Goldberger N.
This study sought to identify suicide-risk factors in this population in order to suggest some potentially preventive measures to mental health policymakers who are st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Varian invests in Israeli microcatheter company
Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems has invested in Israel-base...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian CEO to step down after Siemens deal European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal Varian installs 1st ProBeam 360˚ system at Penn Varian shows mixed results for Q1 Varian to start 1st human trial of Flash rad therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Opposing Zionism is not hate speech, new antisemitism definition asserts
Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, endorsed by more than 200 scholars, says boycotting Israel is not necessarily a form of bigotry (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation treatment Vibrant raises $7.5 million led by Unorthodox Ventures
Sequoia Capital invests for fourth time as treatment continues third round of FDA trials YOKNEAM ILLIT, Israel, March 26, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vibrant, a leading developer of gastrointestinal treatments, today announced the... Devices, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital Vibrant Ltd, vibrating capsule (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Final results confirm political deadlock after Israeli vote
JERUSALEM (AP) — Final election results show Israel in political deadlock once again, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news