Divine Jewish law and tradition since the giving of the Torah to Moshe include commands for which no logical explanations are given: Observe a day of rest every seven days on Shabbat; wash your hands before eating; do not eat pork, let the land of Israel rest on every seventh Sabbatical year and do not… Read more »
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a very cruel neurological disease, usually first appearing during the third, fourth or fifth decade of life – the prime of life – and totally unpredictable. The insulating cover – called myelin – of the axons of nerve cells that carry electrical impulses in the brain and spinal cord is attacked by the body’s immune system, which recognizes it as an “intruder.”
A promising partnership between Israel’s Rambam Medical Center and and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) at Georgia’s Institute of Technology in the US will make it possible for Israeli scientists to produce and sell new medical technology better and faster. The two sides agreed to set up a medical technology incubator for Israeli-based companies in Atlanta.
Flu season is coming to the northern hemisphere as autumn and winter are about to arrive. The Influenza vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization is the best way to risk complications that include pneumonia; inflammation of the heart (myocarditis), brain (encephalitis) or muscle (myositis, rhabdomyolysis) tissues; and multi-organ failure).
Attending religious services is surely good for the soul, but recent research also highlights its benefits for the body and the heart. Lifestyle intervention delivered in churches by community-based health workers has been shown to bring about a significant reduction in blood pressure among African Americans, compared to health education alone.
Machines have for centuries worked for humankind, but can they also think for us? It seems they can, and this amazing but potentially frightening development is called artificial (or machine) intelligence (AI). Unlike natural human or animal intelligence, AI devices survey their surroundings and take aim at a target, imitating human learning, problem solving and carrying out other types of cognitive functions.
After the Children of Israel were delivered from the hands of the ancient Egyptians at the Sea of Reeds and complained that the water was too bitter to drink, the prophet Moshe threw a piece of wood into it, making it sweet. Today, there is a cornucopia of sugar, honey, corn and date syrup and… Read more »