Being developed for oral use, not an injection, the ground-breaking treatment for acute myeloid leukemia will accomplish the work of 3-4 separate drugs, reduce cancer patients’ need for radical procedures and eliminate some unbearable side effects. • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers are trying to expand the drug’s use to other cancers.
By Ran Reznick, Erez Linn, Maytal Yasur Beit-Or & Israel Hayom Staff
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough biological drug to treat people suffering from acute myeloid leukemia.
AML is one of the most aggressive cancers, and while other cancers have benefited from new treatments, there has been little encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past 40 years, the researchers said in a statement. Continue Reading »
Israel’s first knee implant, recently performed as part of clinical trials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the product of Israeli startup Cartiheal and researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. – Watch video report
The team believe they have found a solution to moderate damage done to the knee, with their unique implant that grows both bone and cartilage.
Israeli PM tells Gautemalan president following volcanic eruption, search & rescue, first aid, recovery provision, anything you need, we’re sending it.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to assist Guatemala in rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating earthquake that killed dozens of people earlier this week.
Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue volunteeres arrive in Gautemala and begin coordinating with local officials. – Photo courtesy: ZAKA Search & Rescue NGO/Facebook
On Sunday, the Volcan del Fuego volcano southwest of Guatemala City erupted, killing more than 60 people and burying nearby towns in ash.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the volcano and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Continue Reading »
Rambam Health Care Campus, serving the over 2 million residents of Northern Israel, will pool its resources to break new ground in medicine along with Stanford University Medical Center, by funding & collaborating in joint R&D projects.
By Ariel Whitman
Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus struck a partnership deal with Stanford University Medical Center to encourage research and development entrepreneurship and collaborative projects, Israel Hayom discovered Wednesday.
The heads of the respective hospital agreed to the partnership in the interest of pooling medical resources, time and manpower as well as connecting Silicon Valley with Israel’s burgeoning and innovative high-tech industry. Continue Reading »
In less than 2 years approximately 60 corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in Gaza by Palestinian doctors who were trained in Israel.
At the end of 2016, a new branch of St John’s Eye Hospital was opened in Gaza and, recently, corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in the Gaza Strip by Palestinian doctors who have undergone training in Israel.
Earlier this week, two Palestinian doctors who work at the Jerusalem hospital crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing to perform rounds of treatments and corneal transplants at the St John’s hospital branch in Gaza. Continue Reading »
Developed by researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute and Sourasky Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the approval for their cancer treatment Yescarta, based on technology that uses the patient’s immune system to destroy cancer cells. • List price in U.S. for the personally tailored drug is $373,000.
By Hezi Sternlicht & Israel Hayom Staff
Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American Professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted regular approval for its cancer treatment Yescarta.
California-based Gilead Sciences bought Kite Pharma for $12 billion in August this year.
Professor Arie Belldegrun – Photo: Kite Pharma
The product, which was approved on a fast-track process, is based on innovative technology that recruits the body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells. Continue Reading »
With millions of sufferers in the world who suffer from this cardiac insufficiency, Israeli doctors are optimistic that this new development will be a breakthrough, since up until now, congestive heart failure has had no definitive medical solution.
Millions of people around the world suffer from congestive heart failure, which occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow and meet the body’s needs. Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness and leg swelling. The disease, which can be fatal, has no medical solution.
Robert McClaken, 72, of Canada recently made history by becoming the first person in the world to undergo the surgery for cardiac insufficiency. Continue Reading »
Israeli-made Woundclot, successfully field tested by Border Police, stops bleeding in 40 seconds and was found effective in stopping blood flow from bleeding artery or stomach. • Police, military forces worldwide express interest in the life-saving bandage.
By Itsik Saban
Israel’s Border Police are making preparations to equip their medics, commanders and team leaders operating in the Jerusalem area with Israeli-made Woundclot hemostatic bandages, which help save lives by making the blood flowing from wounds clot faster. The bandages dissolve within seven days.
New bandage stops the bleeding, allowing the seriously wounded more time to be evacuated to hospital.
Border Police medics tested the bandages during the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, and they proved efficient in stopping bleeding quickly and keeping victims alive while they were being transferred to hospitals for further treatment. Continue Reading »
After years of sitting in a wheelchair, unable to stand on his feet and in severe respiratory distress, 4 yr-old Sliman was finally diagnosed correctly, and after the removal of a chest growth undetected in several Gaza hospitals, Sloman is now walking and breathing easier.
A four-year-old boy from Gaza is able to walk after undergoing complex surgery at Hadassah-University Medical Center, in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, to remove a tumor from his chest.
Born with a number of birth defects in his spine and chest, Sliman was taken during his short life to several hospitals in Gaza where unsuccessful attempts were made to diagnose his condition. Continue Reading »
Apparently, not just the mega-millionaire Palestinian leaders feel the ‘right’ to exploit Israeli hospitals for strictly personal gains: After being badly injured in a car accident, a Palestinian pulled out his gun in order to “persuade” the PA hospital in Jenin to transfer his relative to an Israeli hospital for medical treatment.
By Tsvi Sadan
A sense of despair accompanies the experience of watching someone defending Israel. The bias, the ignorance, the post-truth era, makes it nearly impossible to win an argument that favors Israel.
It’s as if in and of itself speaking positively about the Jewish state is illegitimate. Continue Reading »
After a career of lying, demonizing and delegitimizing Israel, as well as preferring conflict over peace, the Palestinian chief negotiator and adversary at every peace table, Saeb Erekat now looks to Israel over every Arab or Muslim country for his life-saving treatment.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is suffering from a serious respiratory disease and is on the waiting list for a lung transplant in Israel or the United States, according to Ynet.
Erekat, who is also secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and one of the most recognizable Palestinian public figures, is reported to be suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and has been informed that a transplant will markedly increase his chances of survival. Continue Reading »
The London-based institute’s comparative study, examining three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical & mental health, showed Israelis enjoy top health care.
By Chana Roberts
A recent study ranked Israel’s health care system as the ninth-best in the world, the UK’s Business Insider reported.
The research, conducted by the London-based Legatum Institute, compared 104 variables and listed nine subindexes. The study examined three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical and mental health.
Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya – Photo courtesy
149 countries were included in the comparison, with Israel included in the top ten. Continue Reading »
After crediting Haifa’s Rambam Hospital and staff for saving his life, and seeing Gaza, Syrian, and Palestinian children being lovingly cared for, a senior PA official donates “tens of thousands of shekels” to the Israeli institution anonymously, for obvious reasons.
By Hillel Fendel
A top official of the Palestinian Authority has donated an unspecified amount of money – described only as “tens of thousands of shekels” – to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. He was long treated there for cancer, saw the many children and adults from Gaza receiving similar treatment there, and decided that he wanted to share in the kindness. Continue Reading »
Hospitals throughout Israel saved 504 lives in 2016 attributed to organ transplants, compared with 433 in 2015. • 1,116 patients still waiting for organ transplants, most of them needing a liver, kidney or heart. • 61% of families approached about donating a dead loved one’s organs agreed.
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or
A record 504 organ transplants were performed in Israel in 2016, a significant increase from the 433 in 2015, according to data from the National Transplant Center. The transplanted organs were taken from both the deceased and the living, giving new life and hope to terminally ill patients. Continue Reading »
With his infamous namesake notwithstanding, meet Israel’s own Hassan Nasrallah, an Israeli Arab who’s chosen a different path, one dedicate to saving the lives of others as an Israeli EMT with United Hatzalah.
Arutz Sheva Staff
When most people hear the name Hassan Nasrallah, it arouses negative sentiments for the leader of the Lebanese terrorist organization of Hezbollah. They are reminded of a man who has the blood of thousands on his hands. While the man may live in infamy, the name is shared by another individual, an Israeli, who has chosen to dedicate his life to saving the lives of others. Continue Reading »
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