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Hadassah Ophthalmologist First Israeli to Win Prestigious ARVO Award

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Prof. Jacob Peer, Head of the Onco-Opthalmology Department at Hadassah-University Medical Centre, has become the first Israeli to win the prestigious Joanne G. Angle Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Prof. Peer, won the award earlier this month from ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organisation in the world…



Hadassah Preliminary Covid-19 Study Shows Promising Results

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Babies born to vaccinated mums have COVID-fighting antibodies A team at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem checked blood from the umbilical cords of 40 newborns whose mothers had been vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, and found that all had a strong supply of antibodies, suggesting they are born with immunity to coronavirus. ‘’In our study, we found immunoglobulin…



Hadassah Vaccinates over 90% of its Staff

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There are very pleasing statistics coming from Hadassah Medical Centre as the vaccination campaign appears to be working, according to data released last Thursday by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Segal has been tracking virus trends since the start of the pandemic: He wrote on Twitter that since the…



Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

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Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past…



First in Israel: Hadassah’s New Innovative Treatment Corrects Irregular Heartbeat

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For the first time in Israel, a surgical team at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has performed an innovative procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat in a patient’s atrium that enables the surgeon to access areas of the heart that were either difficult or impossible to reach previously. The procedure destroys abnormal tissue with high-frequency electrical energy, rendering the dysfunctional tissue incapable…



Hadassah Hospital’s Stem Cell research results shows promise for a treatment for Progressive MS

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Breaking news: The results of the latest M.S. research project study at Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem are just published in “Brain” Journal of Neurology by Oxford Academic. Hadassah UK is proud to have supported Multiple Sclerosis research at Hadassah by a team led by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. Prof. Karussis’ team study is a culmination of…



Hadassah To The Rescue: IDF Tank Flips over while being loaded

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The tank began accelerating wildly onto the moving truck before flipping upside down, barely missing a nearby commander. A soldier who happened to be taking a video of the loading process can be heard in the background being asked whether filming the loading process is a good idea, to which he replied: “When filming a…



Hadassah Remove Padlock From Child’s Stomach

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Tommy, a 6-year-old from Jerusalem, was admitted to Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem last week by his father after accidently swallowing a padlock. “We arrived at the hospital with heavy hearts and very afraid” said Tommy’s father. Hospital staff attended to Tommy immediately, urgently needing to decide on the best treatment method. Dr Ze’ev Davidovics, a…



Israeli Joins Hadassah Vaccine Trial in Hope of Visiting Grandad for 90th Birthday

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Effi, 26, was third in the queue for human trials of the Israeli Coronavirus vaccine this week. One of the first volunteers in Israel’s newly launched Coronavirus vaccine trial says he misses his English grandad so much that it pushed him to sign up. Human trials for the Israeli vaccine got underway this week, and…



Israel Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Human Trials

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Netanyahu “true exit from coronavirus crisis is development of a vaccine Two Israelis were inoculated on Sunday morning with the first doses of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine candidate at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer and Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem. The first volunteers were Anar Ottolenghi, 34, a resident of Moshav Telalim in…



Flyover Salute To Hadassah Coronavirus Medical Staff

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Hadassah Hospital staff from the coronavirus ward received a special surprise last Friday morning when a civilian planes appeared over the hospital to express support for their intensive activity and salute their dedicated work. As part of the surprise, Hadassah’s CEO, Prof. Zeev Rotstein, a veteran pilot, was among the six pilots who circled in…



Hadassah UK and Maccabi GB launch brand new project ‘Just For Kicks’

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Wednesday 21st October, London – On Monday 19th October, Hadassah UK and Maccabi GB announced the launch of a brand new project, ‘Just For Kicks.’ ‘Just For Kicks’ is a fun initiative allowing people to support not only their favourite football team but also nominate their rival football teams whilst donating to two fantastic charities.…



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