By The Jerusalem Post
‘Photoshop Law’ Banning Retouched Photos Gets Scientific Backing
A recent study conducted in Israel and the US has reaffirmed what Israeli former MK Rachel Adatto has claimed for years: there's a link between "airbrushed" images of models and anorexia. The study is a major confirmation for the law passed by Adatto in 2012, banning the use of retouched images and seriously underweight models.
December 12, 2013
Breakthrough: Israeli Doctors Eliminate Tremors By Zapping Faulty Brain Tissue
Essential tremor, most commonly known as a symptom of Parkinson's disease, is a condition that causes people's hands to shake. Israeli researchers from Rambam Medical Center have been able to significantly reduce tremors in a 73 year-old man, using focused ultrasound.
December 01, 2013
Giant Plant Will Turn Half Of Greater Tel-Aviv’s Garbage Into Fuel
Last week, a cornerstone was laid to what will soon be a giant refuse-derived-fuel plant. The facility will reuse roughly half of Gush Dan's (Greater Tel Aviv Area) waste and turn it into fuel in a eco-friendly way.
September 19, 2013
Israelis And Palestinians Clean Medicine From Water Together
A joint Israeli and Palestinian team are working in unison to make sure that water reservoirs don't contain traces of medicine and other pharmaceuticals. The project, now entering its second year, has achieved and impressive 100 percent success rate.
August 22, 2013
Israeli Firm Brings Green Sewage Pipes To European Countries
Pollution doesn't just come in the form of uncleanliness, it can also come in the form of noise pollution. Israeli company Huliot is tackling both issues with their new eco-friendly pipes, to be installed in several European countries.
August 20, 2013
Tel Aviv Is Home To Israel’s First Electric Bus
Public transportation in Israel just got greener. Israeli bus company Dan is launching the country's first electric bus, made by Chinese company BYD, which will be part of the city's 5 line, one of the busiest in the country.
August 12, 2013
Researchers Identify Mechanism That Causes Alcoholics To Relapse
One of the hardest things for recovering addicts is resisting temptation. An Israeli-led research has identified the part of the brain that causes alcoholics to crave alcohol again and even found a way to shut it down.
June 24, 2013
Tel Aviv Testing Electric Scooters For Municipal Workers
In an attempt to reduce the city's ecological footprint, Tel Aviv's municipality is trying out 25 electric scooters. If the test is successful, the aim is to eventually replace the city's 300 scooter fleet.
June 23, 2013
Israeli Special Needs Workers Are Lynchpin In New Recycling Facility
Taking apart delicate computer parts is a necessary task that has not been automated. A new recycling plant gives people from the special needs population in Israel a job in taking these components apart – helping both them and the environment.
June 06, 2013
Researchers Use Bee Hormones As Pesticide
Despite their sting, bees are an important part of the food chain, due to their role as pollinators. For years, scientists have been trying to find pesticides that don't harm them. Israeli scientists now say the answer may be a hormone derived from the bees themselves.
May 20, 2013
West Nile Virus Spreading May Be The Result Of Global Warming
Though the cause for global warming is still open to debate, its effects are not. Now, alongside troubling phenomena such as desertification and glacier-melting, it seems that it may also be the cause for the spreading of the West Nile virus.
May 18, 2013
Israeli Dates Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease, Study Shows
For 5,000 years, dates have been considered part of a healthy diet. A recent study from Israel examined the nine varieties growing in the holy land and showed that the sweet fruit is good for your heart and liver.
May 08, 2013
Researchers Identify Cause For ‘Mirror-Image’ Organs
According to estimates, one in every 15,000 babies will be born with PCD, a condition that causes organs to develop on the wrong side of the body. A recent research from Israel has discovered a mutation that may be the cause for the condition.
April 04, 2013
Suffering From Lower Back Pain? Walk It Off!
Israeli researchers have made a discovery that may very well ease the lives of many people suffering from back pain. As a recent study reveals, walking three times a week is just as effective for pain-relief as in-clinic treatment.
March 06, 2013
Funding Rare Disease Research With Crowdsourcing
Approximately 250 million people worldwide suffer from orphan diseases – conditions that are too rare to receive funding for research. Now, a new initiative aims to use crowd-funding to raise money for new research.
February 28, 2013