In the 13th Oct 2013 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:
· Israeli hospital restores speech to student electrocuted in Romania.
· Two Israeli citizens won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
· Apple has bought a 21-year-old Israeli’s personal assistant application for $40 million.
· Israel has produced a record date crop using less water.
· A pro-Israel video called “Boycott Israel” has gone viral.
· Archaeologists have unearthed a 2000-year-old Jewish village in the Galilee.
· Last week’s JPost Israel Good News descriptive summary
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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Israeli hospital saves electrocuted student. Romanian Jewish student David Fintzi struck an electric cable as he leaned out of a train window. 27,000-volts set him on fire and he was close to death in a Bucharest hospital. The Jewish Agency flew him to Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital where a medical miracle has taken place.
Teva launches generic treatment for kidney disease. Teva is the first company to produce generic Zemplar (paricalcitol) tablets in the US. The treatment is for patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 chronic kidney disease and in Stage 5 patients on dialysis.
Keep taking the tablets. Israel’s MediSafe has just raised $1million to expand its medication management solutions. MediSafe’s smartphone app keeps track of medication taken and sends alerts to relatives or monitoring organizations if any treatment is missed.
One year at Hadassah hospital. In the last 12 months, Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital treated nearly a million patients including 137,142 emergency cases. It performed 4,318,652 lab tests and delivered 10,971 babies.
Israel’s contribution to World Vision (Thanks to Israel21c) October 10th was “World Sight Day”. Here are 10 products from the “Light to the Nations” that will transform the field of vision. They include implants, keyboards, a smartphone for the blind, electronic spectacles and cameras.
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Ethiopian wins Israel’s “Big Brother”. Tahunia Rubel became the fifth Ethiopian-born Israeli woman to snag major headlines over the previous 12 months. The 25-year-old model won Israel’s Big Brother contest in its fifth season. Tahunia won just over $250,000 in prize money.
Ugandan woman helps defend Jewish State. Private Or Meidan’s decided to follow in her Israeli stepfather’s footsteps and has joined the IDF after immigrating to Israel in 2011. She now operates the Iron Dome missile defense system and is joining the IDF’s Nativ program to convert to Judaism.
A (dental) bridge to peace. Dr Adam Stabholz, ex-dean of the Hebrew University dental school joined with Dr. Musa Bajali, head of the dental school at Al-Quds University to form the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders. They share the ambitious goal of promoting peace globally through oral health.
Israeli organizes European seminar against Femicide. Israeli researcher Shalva Weil has brought delegates from 26 countries to the Hebrew University in order to initiate European action against the widespread murder of women. Up to now, little has been …read more