Zum Thema: Health & Science

Solar Energy Can Benefit All

Three years ago, the Energy Ministry and Electric Authority of Israel set a goal to produce 10% of Israel’s power from alternative energy sources by 2020. Due to their own restrictive rules, however, only about 2% of Israel’s electricity is currently being produced by solar and wind sources. The institutions, in support of their prior… […]

Middle East Milk Bank

Breastmilk is a sought-after substance; especially for the prematurely born babies who cannot digest milk formula, and for the 50% of mothers who cannot breastfeed their early arrivals. With about 10% of all births being premature, there is a large gap in the Israeli system when it comes to feeding and nourishment for premature babies,… […]

Conscious aging cooperative in Israel

Startups are taking all kinds of shape in the startup nation. Much like the co-working spaces which have sprung up across the world, a new conscious community cooperative is following suit in the form of an elderly co-living space in Israel. For a group of about thirty people between the ages of 50 – 75,… […]

Disabled Israeli Arab with Guide Dog has a vision

  As he walks through the streets of Nazareth, Salim Sharif follows his guide dog Winston. Though Sharif may not see with full vision, he knows that Winston is protecting him just as much as he needs to protect Winston. Of the 27,000 people in Israel who are blind, about 250 have guide dogs, and… […]

Israeli solution may give sight to the blind

In an ongoing Israeli medical technology revolution, there are promising signs that one company is fighting, and possibly winning, the battle against global blindness. CorNeat has created a potential solution for the upwards of 2 million people per year who deal with corneal disease and blindness. With their new patent-pending blend of technology, they have… […]

Mini Ambulance Means Quicker Response Time

The world’s first mini medical ambulance is on the loose in Israel, and it can go places which are impossible for other safety vehicles to access. The United Hatzalah purchased four narrow, electric and fully equipped ‘mini-lances’ which can trek upstairs and through narrow alleys, sidewalks and streets. The innovative smart cars were purchased for… […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Making a Statement

The trees are officially growing bras in Tel Aviv, as over 100 bras have been hung on the central ‘Tree of Life’ which sits amidst Habima Square. Though many locals questioned the newest exhibit with curiosity, it proves how crucial these kinds of attention grabbers are to introduce October as breast cancer awareness month in… […]

Bees Need Balanced Diet to Survive

Bees are the queens who make honey, and honey is a symbol of a sweet Jewish new year. To our readers, donors and friends – the whole team at Israel Between the Lines wishes you the sweetest, healthiest new year yet. From our family to yours, Shana Tova! Bees Need Balanced Diet to Survive It’s… […]

Doctor WHO? Israeli Doctor Elected to World Health Organization

Israel finally has a spot on the Executive Committee in the World Health Organization after twenty-one years with no representation. In a recent election which took place in Budapest, Professor Itamar Grotto, Deputy Director of Israel’s Health Ministry, was elected to the committee to represent Israel and its advancements and endeavors in the medical field.… […]

Weizmann Institute Named Best International Researcher

The Nature Index ranked the world’s top 200 research centers, and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science landed sixth on the list, and the first international best after the top five listed in the United States. The number one school listed is Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. The institutions were ranked according to the impact… […]

Israeli Schools Require Healthy Food

The new school year in Israel is starting off healthy thanks to new government regulations put in place by the Ministry of Health. A recently signed provision requires afternoon programs and kindergartens to serve nutritious food, and provide educational context surrounding it. The new program begins at the perfect time to instill healthy eating habits… […]

Teens Save Lives on Summer Vacation

Almost 1,000 Israeli teenagers have opted to spend their summer vacation learning how to provide medical care with Magen David Adom, or MDA first aid response organization have acquired hundreds of teen volunteers, aged 15 – 18, who not only learn basic first aid but also how to prevent diseases, and the harm of smoking… […]

Could HIV Cure be Close?

For the past three consecutive years, HIV/AIDS cases have been on the decline in Israel. This is thanks to the dedication of the Health Ministry to running various projects aimed to prevent and cure the previously fatal disease. Thanks to data from the National HIV Center in Israel, 2016 saw only 385 new cases of… […]

High School Science Project Launched at NASA

A group of high school students from various cities in Israel just launched a satellite called Duchifat 2 through the NASA space program. Eighty students worked in teams of ten for two years building the satellite, and are one of only 28 teams across the world to have worked on this kind of project for… […]

Israeli Digital Health Industry is Booming

The Startup Nation has picked up millions in investments thanks to its dedication to advancing the medical field. In the constantly advancing industry of medical technology, Israel is becoming a leader in the digital health field. Over the past year alone, the sector grew in finances, involvement and innovation. Since 2015, investment in the digital health field… […]

Tel Aviv High School Joins Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Say goodbye to burekas, rugelach, processed meat, and soda. Say thank you to Jamie Oliver, the well known British “Naked Chef”, who for years has been working towards revolutionizing the way public school systems supply food to our children. His ultimate goal is to create cost effective ways to bring healthier food options onto our… […]

Israeli Early Education programs prove Worthy

Being utilized in over ten countries worldwide, HIPPY, which stands for Home Instruction for Parents and Preschool Youngsters, is now taking a turn towards South Korea and other Asian countries. Developed in 1969 by Dr. Avima Lombard of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, HIPPY is an educational initiative which provides a platform for parents to learn… […]

Israeli invention vital for NASA mission to Mars

Whenever you’re ready to go to Mars, this new Israeli invention has you covered. Thanks to StemRad, a Tel Aviv based company who specializes in gamma radiation protection, astronauts and their vital organs are much more safe. Most NASA missions until now have not been set in deep space, and StemRad is hoping to change… […]

Israeli Doctor Helps 16 Deaf Palestinian Kids Hear

Sixteen palestinian children were granted their sense of hearing thanks to the efforts of the Peres Center for Peace. The series of cochlear ear implant surgeries happened in a marathon style fashion and were performed in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.   The children were from Gaza and the West Bank, and though the… […]

Robot Companion to Cure Loneliness for Elderly

Loneliness is becoming a worldwide epidemic, especially for older people who live alone. Recent studies have proven the dire effects loneliness can have on someone’s life, and an Israeli company called Intuition Robotics has set out to change that. Intuition Robotics has brought together the fields of technology and psychology to create Elli●Q, a robot… […]