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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…



New Innovative Hyperimmune Therapy for COVID-19 at Hadassah

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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem became the first site in the world to test a passive vaccine treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19) by administering Immunoglobulin G (IgG). Two months ago, Hadassah started collecting plasma rich with antibodies from recovered Coronavirus patients, with the aim of producing a treatment for severely ill patients. The plasmas collected from the…



Coronavirus rebel Zeev Rotstein’s battle against the bureaucrats

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Article by MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, YAAKOV KATZ  Published in the Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2020  “We are not enemies, I just have a different opinion,” the Hadassah Hospital chief said. A few weeks after the novel coronavirus broke out in Israel in late February, Prof. Zeev Rotstein, the powerful head of Hadassah-University Medical Centre, sent a letter…



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…



Hadassah’s Vision: Living Through and After COVID-19

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Over 200 Hadassah leaders from 25 countries around the world participated in a virtual meeting with Prof. Ze’ev Rotstein, Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO), to learn about the groundbreaking lifesaving innovations that have been taken at the Hadassah Hospitals to battle the Coronavirus in Jerusalem. Hadassah’s pioneering model and innovations in hospital…



Conservative Friends Of Israel Hosts Online Covid-19 Briefing: With Prof. Allon Moses.

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CFI hosted Israel’s leading expert on infectious diseases Professor Allon Moses in an online briefing about COVID-19. Professor Allon Moses was previously the President of the Israel Society for Infectious Diseases and was Director of the Department for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Centre. After Professor Moses’s briefing, Conservative parliamentarians asked questions…



Face to Face with the Coronavirus

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Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, a highly respected infectious disease expert at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, has travelled to Japan many times, but the trip he took last month was unlike any other. Hundreds of people — aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship — including four Israelis — contracted the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Israeli government…



HADASSAH VISITS JAPAN TO TREAT ISRAELIS WITH CORONAVIRUS

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At the request of the Israel Health Ministry, Hadassah Medical Centre microbiology and infectious disease specialist Prof. Ran Nir-Paz is traveling to Japan to care for the three Israelis said to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Israelis were among thousands of passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were quarantined by the Japanese authorities. More than 350…



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…



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