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Number of serious Coronavirus patients in Israel drops below 200

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At the peak of the pandemic some 1,200 people were in serious condition. The Israeli Health Ministry reported last week: The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition has dropped to 193, the lowest figure since last July. The number of new daily cases has been steadily declining, and at last count 2,270 people were…



Newborns Won’t Get COVID-19 Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

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A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in the hospital. Researchers said the findings support existing advice from public health authorities. Last…



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 UK Appeal: New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator

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Hadassah UK’s Appeal supports the New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus The Rehabilitation Department at Hadassah Mount Scopus is the sole department for patients aged 16-100 in the greater Jerusalem area. This department covers diverse neurological and orthopaedic situations in at least 4 dominant languages. It is characterised by a multicultural…



AN UPDATE FROM HADASSAH HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL CLOWNS

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The Hadassah UK Purim Campaign supports Hadassah’s Medical Clowns A MESSAGE FROM DAVID ‘DUSH’ BARASHI – ‘’HAPPY PURIM TO OUR HADASSAH UK SUPPORTERS’’ As Hadassah Hospital’s Head Clown, I am pleased and privileged to provide you, our partners in the Hadassah “Dream Doctor” Clown Project, with this update. I will share with you how our…



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’s Revolution in Scientific Research: What are Organoids?

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Classically, researchers in basic medical science have had two tools: in vitro cultures and animal models. The limitations pose many challenges: Cells taken out of the human body and grown in a petri dish won’t behave exactly as they do within a real organ of the body. Animal models are not as highly complex as the human body.…



Hadassah and Neurogenesis announce results from Phase 2 MS Study

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A Phase 2 study at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has revealed significant clinical improvements in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) after being treated with NG-01 stem cells developed by NeuroGenesis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative cell therapies to combat neurodegenerative diseases. The 14-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study, comprised of 48 patients, was led by Prof.…



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…



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