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SodaStream, Hadassah Hospital unveil innovative respiratory device for COVID-19 patients

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A clinical trial of StreamO2 has started in the Jerusalem medical centre after the device was approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel-based sparkling water maker SodaStream and Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital unveiled Thursday that they had jointly developed a device that helps address the critical need for respirators in hospitals and healthcare facilities…



Hadassah First: Recovered COVID-19 Patients Volunteer to Assist the Sick

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Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem became the first known hospital in the world to use recovered coronavirus patients to provide humanitarian support for those currently infected with the virus. On Wednesday, the hospital launched a programme to allow these volunteers, who were organised with the help of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) nonprofit Yad Avraham,…



Hadassah’s Wohl Institute Provides Tools for Researchers to Advance

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Just six months have passed since the Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine opened at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, but it has already become the focus of 30 research projects from Hadassah. “In such a short time, with nearly half of it dominated by COVID-19, we’ve established ourselves as a national centre,” says Institute Director Prof.…



Hadassah Researchers Find Source of Coronavirus Blood Clots

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Researchers around the world have been puzzled by a deadly COVID-19 complication. Swollen legs, rashes and sudden death are a result of large and small blood clots. More than 30 percent of COVID-19 patients suffer from blood clots which create lethal blockages in the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain. Hadassah Prof. Abd Higazi, who heads…



Hadassah UK Summer Summit Programme

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Hadassah UK Summer Summit Programme 2020 A series of talks, with Hadassah Experts. Last chance to join our  webinars with Hadassah top professionals from Jerusalem’s two world-renowned University Hospitals. Sign up to the last talk now! “Transformation and Innovation in Cancer Research and Treatment” Prof. Aron Popovtzer – Head of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology,…



What does Covid-19 mean for children with additional needs and their families

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In a webinar, on May 27, organised by Hadassah UK and Norwood (the UK’s largest Jewish charity supporting children, families, and people with learning disabilities and autism), Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of the Division of Paediatrics at the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem, offered advice to listeners from 16 countries about how parents can steer their…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES PROGRAMME TO DETECT LUNG CANCER EARLIER

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Ministry of Health to pilot lung cancer screening programme proven internationally to catch up to 80% of tumours in their earliest stage. The Health Ministry has approved a three-year pilot programme for early detection of lung cancer that could substantially increase the number of patients cured of the otherwise deadly disease, according to Prof. Dorith…



Welcome to the decade when medicine meets sci-fi fantasy

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Edited from an article in The Times, 17 January 2020. Thanks to AI and genome editing, age-defying treatment breakthroughs that were just out of our reach should become reality, says Tom Whipple. In the next ten years medicine will get cleverer, more targeted and personalised. But what is personalised medicine? Experimental genetic therapies find their way…



HADASSAH IS FIRST IN MIDDLE EAST TO USE NEW TUMOUR DIAGNOSTIC TEST

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Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, a leader in the field of molecular diagnosis of tumours, has announced that its Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Tumours department is now the first location in the Middle East and third outside of the United States to conduct a unique tumour diagnostic test within its own laboratories that help inform…



Basket Ball Stars Bring Joy to Children at Hadassah Hospital

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For the 24th year in a row, the basketball stars of Hapoel Jerusalem came to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem to bring holiday cheer to the paediatric patients. Parents wearing a mix of head coverings—kippot, scarves, and hijabs—and their children enjoyed the Chanukah party. Speakers compared the tall and famous basketball players to the heroic Maccabees…



International Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Hadassah Psychiatrist

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The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) has honoured the Hadassah Medical Centre’s pioneering psychiatrist Prof. Bernard Lerer with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Lerer, 71, was born in South Africa and moved to Israel as a young physician. He entered the field of psychiatry just after the revolutionary anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs like…



Hadassah International Raises $9M (£6.9M) for Rehabilitation Centre at Mount Scopus Hospital

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MIAMI, FL, December 4, 2019 – Hadassah International brought together donors and supporters from three continents to an electrifying evening which raised $9M (£6.9M) in donations for the Hadassah Medical Organisation’s two world-class research hospitals in Jerusalem. The gala, held on December 2nd in the spectacular Miami residence of Joey and Lindsay Schottenstein, was Hadassah International’s first fundraising…



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