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Renee Ghert-Zand

Renee Ghert-Zand

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Young girl seriously hurt in Iran attack remains in life-threatening condition

7-year-old girl from Bedouin community in south sustained head injury when shrapnel from intercepted ballistic missile fell directly on her home

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Stressed out by war, Israelis appear to be smoking more than they have in years

Soldiers, hostages’ families and others seem to be lighting up at increasing levels, reversing years of falling rates, but health experts...

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Invisible traumatic brain injuries in wounded IDF soldiers may have devastating effects

Recent immigrant and expert researcher on concussions, Dr. Raquel Gardner leads efforts to raise awareness among colleagues to accurately diagnose and...

08.04.2024 20

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Author Lihi Lapid asks what happens when a mourning mother can’t remember her son

Novel ‘On Her Own’ marks a major milestone in the writer’s career, and paints a poignant portrait of Israel that provides...

07.04.2024 20

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Lidor Levy, 34, dies of wounds from Gan Yavne terror stabbing

Computer engineer leaves behind infant daughter and pregnant wife; family describes him as ‘exemplary, full of love, nobleness and...

04.04.2024 50

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Health Ministry orders closure of IVF clinic accused of importing sick embryos

Officials’ surprise visit revealed medical practices ministry says clinic was not licensed for, and that endanger public health

31.03.2024 20

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Study assesses half a million Israelis at risk of developing PTSD due to Oct. 7 and war

Psychology researchers rely on studies done on similar situations to create predictive mathematical model; leading expert questions study’s...

24.03.2024 10

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No more peeing on a stick: New saliva-based pregnancy test now available in Israel

After launching Salistick in the UK, Ireland and Sweden last year, Israeli company Salignostics is selling the product at home and eyeing the US...

20.03.2024 30

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Israeli survivor of captivity and torture in Syria exorcises his demons by sculpting clay

Former Yom Kippur War prisoner of war Amnon Sharon shares his experiences living ‘alongside PTSD,’ criticizes public activism for release...

18.03.2024 30

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Israeli IVF clinic imported embryos with serious genetic disease, probe reveals

Medical staff reportedly implanted embryos afflicted with hemophilia in several hopeful mothers in latest revelation in series of Israeli IVF scandals

18.03.2024 20

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Rail construction in Tel Aviv may be behind a surge in rat-related disease cases

Patients diagnosed with flea-borne typhus and leptospirosis at area hospitals have reported seeing the rodents in their neighborhoods, and even in...

16.03.2024 30

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Surgeons in Ashdod remove remnants of twin from 12-year-old girl’s swollen abdomen

Girl suffered from a 10-kilogram cyst growing in her belly before doctors discovered it contained an embryo’s hair, bones, and cartilage

14.03.2024 40

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Citing war, group asks court to force PM to reveal health status, succession plan

Survivors of massacre, MK and others say Netanyahu has not been transparent about his well-being, allege that he has exhibited worrying signs,...

10.03.2024 10

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Top EU official visits Cyprus to check on plans to send Gaza aid by sea

Ursula von der Leyen inspects facilities at Larnaca port, with maritime route likely to open by start of Ramadan on Sunday

08.03.2024 20

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Physicist Haim Sompolinsky first Israeli to win largest brain science research prize

Hebrew University and Harvard professor is a pioneer in theoretical and computational neuroscience, which studies the complex circuits and systems...

08.03.2024 50

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Visiting Lebanon, US envoy says diplomacy ‘only way’ to end Israel-Hezbollah clashes

Speaking to reporters in Beirut, Amos Hochstein says a temporary ceasefire is not a solution, and the situation along the Blue Line demarcating the...

05.03.2024 10

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‘I can’t breathe anymore’: At Knesset, emotional hostage relatives beg for better care

Survey of families shows many are suffering mentally, neglecting their health, with friends and families also deeply affected; relatives say far too...

05.03.2024 10

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Iranian media: Hardline conservatives secure bulk of parliamentary seats in elections

Official IRNA news agency puts turnout at around 41% in first vote since outbreak of protests over death of Mahsa Amini in September 2022; authorities...

03.03.2024 20

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Equal but different: The specific health considerations of female combat soldiers

While serving on the front lines against Hamas alongside their male IDF comrades, women must contend with the medical realities of their biology

03.03.2024 20

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Wounded IDF veterans find a home in Israel’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation centers

The Zahal Disabled Veteran Organization’s Beit Halochem centers expect to welcome a large portion of the projected 20,000 new permanently...

02.03.2024 20

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Rare genetic diseases captured in painful and inspiring online art exhibition

With February 29 marking International Rare Diseases Day, Israeli researchers launch a website providing families of diagnosed kids with crucial...

29.02.2024 30

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Surgery without a stay: Ichilov hospital unveils new operating rooms to cut wait times

System supporting 10 new operating rooms uses digital health to offer optimal care without adding beds to hospital’s wards

28.02.2024 20

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A NY Yiddish center finds Nazis lurking deep within Hamas’s ideology

Starting Feb. 26, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research sponsors a 3-part webinar with scholars countering the view that October 7 was...

25.02.2024 50

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Israel’s 2024 health basket gets 110 new medications and technologies

This year will see an expansion of genetic testing, treatment for adult ADHD, innovative diabetes management, and new drugs for cancer and chronic and...

23.02.2024 30

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In breakthrough, Bar-Ilan University scientists form artificial lab-grown testicles

Creation of male gonad organoids using mice could lead to similar work using human tissues that could support advancements in infertility treatments

23.02.2024 50

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With contact barred, families of Palestinian prisoners go on air to send messages

Since October 7 massacre, Palestinian prisoners detained on terror-related charges have been denied visitation and phone rights

22.02.2024 30

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In Michigan, Arab American voters vow to ‘punish’ Biden over support for Israel

‘Vote for Palestine. No Biden’: Campaigners, angry at US president for his handling of the war, are not concerned by possibility that...

22.02.2024 20

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Inside RAM 2, the IDF Medical Corps unit that cares for hospitalized soldiers

Greatly expanded since the war began, RAM 2 units respond to the practical and emotional needs of wounded soldiers and their families while liaising...

22.02.2024 20

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October 7 and war trauma will lead to at least 30,000 new cases of PTSD, expert says

Prof. Yair Bar-Haim, head of the National Center for Traumatic Stress and Resilience, warns mental health system unprepared to handle patient deluge,...

21.02.2024 30

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Preventative medicine: After Oct. 7 mass casualty event, Israeli MDs share tough lessons

While dealing with the ongoing medical challenges of the war, physicians are already in touch with others about what they learned about honing...

16.02.2024 20

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Global mazel tov! New book chronicles weddings of 100 Jewish brides from around world

Women’s firsthand accounts illustrate the huge variety of customs associated with Jewish nuptials, while not shying away from pain and...

14.02.2024 10

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Pregnant war widows carry new life while processing death of their fallen husbands

IDF Widows and Orphans organization launches multifaceted program supporting dozens of women who face giving birth without their partners

09.02.2024 60

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Footage shows medication packages in Gaza tunnel where hostages were held

Boxes of drugs include anti-fungal vaginal tablets, insulin syringes and hypothyroidism treatment, as Israel awaits proof of delivery of medicine...

09.02.2024 20

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Trying to get a good night’s sleep has been a nightmare for many Israelis since Oct. 7

Research by psychologist shows that dreaming has changed due to heightened anxiety, but there are ways to gain control over scary scenarios playing...

06.02.2024 40

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Updated protocols for freed hostages include training to address sexual abuse, torture

Amid negotiations for new deal, Health Ministry issues recommendations based on treatment of those released in November truce; advises 4-day minimum...

02.02.2024 20

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IDF: 82% of soldiers treated for mental health since Oct. 7 are returning to duty

Military’s mental health system checks some 3,000 troops, says returning to army prevents development of long-term disorders

02.02.2024 50

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New Israeli study uncovers molecular connection between anxiety and testosterone

Ben-Gurion University researchers use cutting-edge genetic sequencing to connect the dots between a protein in the brain, low male hormone levels, and...

29.01.2024 30

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New Hadassah Org. president makes Israeli solidarity trip her first act in office

Carol Ann Schwartz says priorities for her term are Zionist education, fighting antisemitism, seeking justice for women raped by Hamas and addressing...

26.01.2024 20

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“No one recognized me,’ says ‘Fauda’ actor Idan Amedi of injury from Gaza blast

Discharged from hospital and set to begin rehabilitation, singer-songwriter promises to get back to entertaining fans, encourages unity

25.01.2024 50

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Innovative treatment helps family severely burned when Hamas set their home on fire

Ariel and Ellay Golan and baby Yael were in life-threatening danger after surviving in their safe room on Oct 7. Pioneering enzyme-based treatments...

19.01.2024 20

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Doctors say hostages’ meds vital, but could cause harm without supervision

Israeli medics warn that resumption of needed medications could cause problems if not watched closely by health professionals

17.01.2024 9

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How cutting-edge Israeli med tech is boosting survival rates of war wounded

AI reviews scans at Sheba Medical Center and sends alerts to doctors’ phones, while at Hadassah, wounded soldiers recover quickly after surgeons...

17.01.2024 20

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Portable virtual reality system helps brain-injured patients with recovery

At Sheba Medical Center, occupational therapists find that war-wounded soldiers like XRHealth’s game-like headsets and specialized software

16.01.2024 10

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Government forbids doctors from speaking to UN group investigating Oct. 7 atrocities

Israel says commission of inquiry formed by UN Human Rights Council in 2021 is led by three people with antisemitic and anti-Israel views

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War trauma compounds challenges faced by autistic children and their families

Much-needed routine, predictability, and consistency are taken away by rocket fire, displacement, and absence of loved ones since October 7. How can...

15.01.2024 20

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For Shaer family, targeted killing of Arouri brings some closure to son’s 2014 murder

Bat-Galim Shaer, mother of son Gil-ad, who was slain by Hamas terrorists in 2014, focuses her energy on building unity and resilience within Israeli...

12.01.2024 30

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Nobel laureates pen plea to international organizations demanding action on hostages

Letter is accompanied by an updated, detailed report on hostage health based on medical records and testimony of released hostages about horrific...

09.01.2024 20

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Winter arrived late this year, so Israel only now seeing surge in COVID and flu

With hospital beds filled with the war wounded, the healthcare system urges people to get vaccinated while there is still time to keep themselves and...

04.01.2024 20

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High-tech medical simulation training arrived ‘just in time’ for IDF medics

Soldiers use computer-controlled anatomically correct mannequins to learn key lifesaving procedures for use on the battlefield

03.01.2024 30

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Sandfly-borne parasitic disease has affected at least 100 IDF troops in Gaza

Contracted in southern Israel before entering the Strip, cutaneous ​leishmaniasis causes deep, ugly skin lesions — but in most cases doesn’t...

02.01.2024 30

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