Health

The healing power of touch is real

New study shows that couples' breathing and heart rates sync up, and pain decreases, when they hold hands.

Scientists discovered something amazing about left-handed women

Aside from their natural-born awesomeness, of course.

David Blatt opens up about his battle with MS

'Life throws different things at you, and no one guarantees you anything,' said the legendary Israeli basketball coach.

Pot for pets: Startup aims to treat canine ailments with medical cannabis

CBD oil has been shown to help dogs with everything from pain to separation anxiety.

Fighting a life-threatening disease with … shrimp?

Researchers are working in Nigeria to help curb the spread of a potentially deadly parasite. And it all starts with a tiny, bug-eyed crustacean.

This children's nonprofit takes saving lives to heart

Save a Child's Heart has provided life-saving treatments to more than 4,500 kids from 58 countries.

Next mission for new judo world champion — Olympic gold

Israeli Sagi Muki's training regimen includes running on the beach with his dog and re-watching 'Rocky.'

Doctors confirm that ALS patients with positive attitude feel less pain

A team of Israeli researchers finds scientific proof to oft-heard anecdotal evidence.

At Israeli hospital, this clown is part of the medical team

David 'Dush' Barashi is offering more than smiles on his rounds at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli startup making cannabis-enriched pizza and popcorn

Cannibble has raised $1 million from more than 1,000 backers in a crowdfunding effort.

Women snore, too – they just don't admit it

But why? A new study explores the reason that women's snoring goes largely underreported.

This man invented a spell-checker for prescriptions, and it's saving lives

Dr. Gidi Stein's MedAware software eliminates errors and is now in use in the United States and Israel.

This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive organs. But that's just his day job.

IKEA creates a new line of products for the disabled

The home furnishings giant is teaming up with 2 Israeli nonprofits to make their furniture accessible to everyone.

The secret to keeping cool during the NCAA basketball tournament – just take a breath

A new study reveals how inhaling before a task can help improve performance.

Bill and Melinda Gates team up with Israeli tech company to help African children

EarlySense device wirelessly monitors babies in their hospital cribs to track life-threatening issues.