Tag: Medicine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make it Medical Powerhouse

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

In this Oct. 16, 2015 photo, amputee victims in Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake, Nepalese girls Khendo Tamang, left, and Nirmala Pariyar, both 8, practice walking with new prosthetic legs at a clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Spending months together with surgeries and the following physical therapy, both girls were soon inseparable …

Israeli Company Successfully Grows Bones from Fat Cells

Haifa-based biotech company Bonus BioGroup has entered the second trial of a clinical study seeking to regrow bones in a lab. The first trial, which began four years ago and comprised 32 patients, was completed successfully, according to Dr. Shai Meretzki, CEO and founder of Bonus BioGroup.

Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 17 - …

Larry Summers Cries Tax Cuts Will Kill Thousands

Former Bill Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers argued in an op-ed for the Financial Times on Monday that thousands will die because the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate.

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Netanyahu Has Kidney Stones Removed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to work on Friday after surgery to remove kidney stones, his office said.

This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last …

Israeli Startup Seeks to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate specific bacteria.

Joey Rosco, a 38 year-old father of five shows the scar from the removal of one of his kidney as he sits outside his house in the shanty town of Baseco in Manila on March 25, 2008. For the poor, unemployed denizens of the garbage-strewn community informally known as Baseco, …

Egypt Busts Organ Trading Racket, Arrests 45 People

Egypt has uncovered a network accused of illicit international trafficking in human organs, arresting 45 people and recovering millions of dollars in a dawn raid on Tuesday, the health ministry said.

Medical students work on a body in the dissection hall of the medical department of the University of Greifswald in Greifswald, Germany, 05 July 2016. Body donors are considered an indispensable contribution to teaching and training by helping prospective dentistry and medical students as well as human biologist acquire basic …

Cadaver Shortage Leads Turkey to Import Dead Bodies from U.S.

Just in time for Halloween, some good news on the export front comes from Turkey’s Hurriyet, which reports the high demand for cadavers at Turkish medical schools has obliged them to purchase American bodies at 120k lira (about $40,000) a pop.

An injured Nepalese woman arrives on stretcher to be treated at the Israeli field hospital in Kathmandu on May 1, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal's earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing …

Israeli Field Hospital May Be Recognized as World’s Best

Israel’s military field hospital, regularly dispatched to disaster zones to provide humanitarian relief — and to win the Jewish state some rare international brownie points — may soon be awarded the World Health Organization’s highest ranking, which would make it the first in the world to be so recognized.

Kenyan witch-doctor John Dimo, who claims to be 105 years old, interprets the result after throwing shells, bones, and other magic items to predict the outcome of the U.S. election, in front of his hut in the village of Kogelo, from where President Barack Obama's late father came from and …

Kenya Legalizes Medical Advertising to Curb the Witch Doctor Business

In west Africa, trust in traditional herbalists significantly worsened the outlook in the unprecedented Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. In Tanzania, authorities banned witch doctors entirely after years of attacks on the nation’s “magical” albino population. Now Kenya has taken a bold new move in eradicating the practice of unlicensed medicine: letting certified physicians advertise their services in public.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama announces his appointment of former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Tom Donilon to the the newly-created Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity in the Oval Office at the White House February 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Having previously served as Obama's National …

Report: Obama Administration Lifts Entry Ban on More Diseases

President Obama ended the policy banning people with HIV from entering the U.S. in 2009, and now the administration is eliminating the entry ban for another three sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

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Wisconsin Defunds Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed two pro-life bills Thursday that will eliminate more of Planned Parenthood’s funding in Wisconsin.