Nurses around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in May 2020. The British woman – known as the Lady with the Lamp – is regarded as the founder of modern nursing.
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More than three decades after plague of the AIDS virus (HIV) became known, it is still with us and has killed millions of people, most of them in the developing world. Fortunately, if patients have access to the anti-AIDS “cocktail” of drugs, the highly infectious disorder has become a chronic disease rather than one that kills its victims.
Did Methuselah, the grandfather of Noah who – according to Genesis – lived for 969 years, contract prostate cancer before meeting his Maker? If human health in biblical times was similar to that today, he probably did, because the main factor behind malignancy of the prostate, is aging. Thus, men who live long lives are unlikely to escape some problem with the prostate, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (non-cancerous enlargement of the gland that makes urination difficult) if not actual cancer.
The idea to establish a human milk bank in Israel has long been in development. The pediatric care-givers community has wished such a thing existed for years. The Health Ministry requested that Magen David Adom run the project. It is specifically targeted to help save the lives of hundreds of premature babies in Israel every… Read more »
It certainly hasn’t reached the dimensions of the Ten Biblical Plagues, but leishmaniasis – dubbed “Rose of Jericho” because of the red rash it can cause – is a potentially disfiguring but not life-threatening skin disease. It is endemic to the Middle East, Latin America, southern Europe and other hot regions and is spreading, causing concern to Israeli parasitologists and dermatologists.
A recent report by the Israeli Ministry of Health showed that abortion rates in Israel have been declining for the last quarter century. However, Israel continues to have some of the most liberal abortion laws compared to other western countries. This week, the Knesset held a conference sponsored by the Knesset Committee on the Status… Read more »
The Israeli Health Ministry recently released a report that spread some good news when it comes to a very controversial topic. The rate of abortions among Israeli women, which has been in decline for the past quarter century, has continued to decrease through data received up to the end of 2012. Israel, which has fairly… Read more »
Israeli women aged 20-33 will be able to receive abortions funded by the state for non-medical reasons beginning in 2014. This change is brought about through the recommendations of a Health Ministry commission. Over the last three months, the commission, headed by Professor Yonatan Halevi, has researched over 650 medicines and technologies to be included… Read more »
And He said, If you hearken to the voice of the Lord, your God, and you do what is proper in His eyes, and you listen closely to His commandments and observe all His statutes, all the sicknesses that I have visited upon Egypt I will not visit upon you, for I, the Lord, heal… Read more »