Category: Health & Nutrition

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Israeli start-up strives to cut CO2 emissions using food waste

An Israeli startup, HomeBiogas, aims to cut three million tons of CO2 emissions by 2022 using an affordable and accessible biogas system that is fueled by a combination of bacteria and food scraps
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Camouflaged Pollution

The IDF has the critical mission of ensuring Israel’s security, but often during its activities, the environment gets damaged. So who is guarding the guards?
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From Oil Lamp to Light Pollution

Chanukah is the Jewish festival of lights. Every year, in December, during the darkest time of the year, Jewish people around the world celebrate “the festival of lights” with the lighting of the Hanukkiah. But what does modern society actually associate with light?
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You can’t just walk it off

Past research has shown that the built environment can allow for changes in adolescent obesity rates. A new Israeli study shows that this linkage is more complex than previous research suggests
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Is Israel finally turning its back on single-use plastics?

Israel is known for its excessive use of disposable plastic products; however, recent developments indicate that a change is underway
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Israeli scientists use prawns to fight tropical disease

Aquaculture practices are most commonly used to increase food security, ensure the nutritional needs of people, boost a nation’s economy through trade, and provide jobs. However, Israeli researchers are using aquaculture techniques to reduce tropical infectious diseases
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During Yom Kippur, air pollution levels all over Israel plummet to near zero

Once a year, for 24 hours, traffic all over the country grinds to a halt. Cars, buses, trucks, and traffic lights give way to empty roads filled with a somewhat rare silence. Trains stand still, and airports shut down. This is Yom Kippur
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Israel lags behind global efforts to halt deadly “superbugs”

India banned “last-hope” drug misused in livestock, and the WHO has launched a global campaign against drug-resistant bacteria. But Israel lags behind. Infectious disease expert Prof. Myriam Weinberger: Foodborne infections are skyrocketing
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Jewish and Muslim Women in the Urban Environment

According to a new study, Jewish women feel calm in quiet neighborhoods, while Muslim women tend to be more relaxed in the bustling city center. There may be a physiological mechanism for dealing with pollution, noise and heat in urban environments
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The real value of shade

Shade does not only protect us from the sun, but it lowers the risk of skin cancer, reduces air pollution, and encourages physical activity. A new Israeli report revealed that providing shade can save thousands of shekels per person each year
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