Category: Health & Nutrition

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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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Revolutionizing the food systems in Israel and the U.S.

U.S. and Israeli experts are trying to implement changes in the food system to make people more aware of what they eat
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Green Gold

Several Israeli companies are taking advantage of the country’s ideal environmental conditions for algae farming
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The Land of Milk?

Eating dairy products is a long-standing tradition of Shavuot. The increasing demand for dairy around the holiday sheds light on the environmental impact of the industry. Is an environmental-friendly Shavuot just around the corner?
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Israeli experts come together to tackle a global problem: Bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise, a multidisciplinary team of Israeli experts has developed a series of creative solutions
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Lag BaOmer – Cheerful Tradition and Public Danger

Lag BaOmer is approaching, and many Israelis commemorate this holiday by having a big bonfire in their backyard. Unfortunately, the benign intentions of those fires may have malignant consequences
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Turning 71: Israel’s top environmental stories of the year

Israeli Independence Day is just around the corner, and during this past year a lot has happened; especially in environmental matters
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Israeli scientists find large amounts of microplastics in table salt

According to a new study, every Israeli consumes about 2,000 plastic particles per year
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