There is a no greater tragedy than when a parent buries his or her child; it’s again the natural course of things. When this results from incurable disease, it is agonizing. But when the death results from an unintentional – and preventable – accident, the tragedy is absolutely heart rending and the cause of great guilt for the rest of the parent’s life, even if not present at the scene of the accident.
The Bible is not shy about discussing unmentionable, unpleasant and embarrassing subjects, even what to do with human excrement. Strict rules of Jewish law address all aspects of everyday life including public sanitation and personal hygiene. These rules are very important in Jewish practices, demanding a high standard of public health required of leaders as well as the individual.
Everybody wants to live a sweet life – but to do this, remember that sugar is deadly! Go to any supermarket or kiosk and see piles of candies, soft drinks, cookies, cakes, starchy snacks and other inexpensive but tantalizing simple-carbohydrate junk foods waiting for you – and your children – to pounce on them. They… Read more »
Measles – the highly contagious viral disease caused that affects 20 million people and kills about 75,000 per year, mostly in developing countries in Africa and Asia – is a good candidate for eradication. There is an excellent, very effective vaccine, and unlike influenza and other infectious diseases, it does not occur in animals.
Cancer is not a single disease but a whole range of different diseases, the treatment of which is different, the treatment is different, and the prognosis is different. The process of DNA damage that causes uncontrolled division of the cells can begin for various reasons, not always known and clear. It may persist for years, so that the outbreak of the disease is already a relatively late stage in a long and sometimes imperceptible process.
An international research group that includes Israeli scientists has deciphered genetic code – its sequence and genome structure – of the deadly parasite Trypanosoma brucei that causes sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery could lead to the development of treatments to protect people from it.
But now, a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba has led to the world’s first ban of sunscreen products that have ingredients that harm the environment. They hypothesized that the visible “sheen” on the surface of the water produced from swimmers’ sunscreen lotions was somehow impacting coral reef health.
No one knows what Adam and Eve looked like and how their lives ended. According to Jewish tradition, the pair were buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, where all the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish People except for Rachel – Abraham, Sarah, Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah – found their resting place.
One minute, a person is talking, smiling and rushing about. Suddenly, he has difficulty speaking and understanding you. He has trouble walking, is dizzy, loses his balance or has lost coordination. Half of his body – the face, an arm or a leg – may be numb or paralyzed. He may have trouble seeing in one or both eyes or see double. A sudden, severe headache explodes in his head.
Although companies that grow and process medical cannabis are making claims that their products can benefit almost everything, one must be very careful before starting to use them. While patients who use the products usually say they help them, there has been very little scientific research that proves benefits, but risks have been proven scientifically.