Israel News Roundup – APRIL 2019

April 30, 2019 - 5 minutes read

Welcome to Pillar & Cloud’s Israel News Roundup for this month. Below are some interesting articles we came across and wanted to share with our P&C community.

1. 10 Things NOT to Do in Israel

By Destination Tips

SOURCE: Youtube

2. WOW! Amazing New Hebrew Worship with English Subtitles Music Video from Israel!


3. Fearful Cancer Type May Have Met Its Match

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

For most people, cancer is a very scary word. And acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – one of the most relentless types of malignancies – is among the most frightening of all. Earlier this year. some new therapies emerged, yet they are given mainly in combination with chemotherapy developed 50 to 60 years ago and with no promise of a cure.

While other cancers have benefitted from new treatments, there has been no encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past four decades – until now.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have developed a new biological drug with a cure rate of 50% in laboratory mice that have AML. The scientific journal Cell has just published the discovery of Dr. Yinon Ben-Neriah and his research team at the university’s Faculty of Medicine.

“We were very excited to notice a dramatic effect made with a single-dose treatment of the new drug. Nearly all the leukemia signs disappeared from a sick mouse overnight,” said Waleed Minzel, the doctoral student who led the rodent studies.

In this type of cancer, the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells or platelets. Leukemia produces a variety and a large number of proteins that, together, provide leukemic cells with rapid growth and death protection from chemotherapy.

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SOURCE: Breaking News Israel

4. Iraqi-born Physician who Fled Saddam Teaches Israelis About Prostheses

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

It’s normal and healthy to stand on your own two feet, but not everybody has that privilege, such as amputees. Many people around the world have undergone amputation of one or even two legs because they were wounded in road or work accidents, by hidden exploding mines, in war or by terrorism.

Then there are many more who lost their legs to complications of diabetes, in which their glucose/insulin were not in balance, leading to numbness in the feet due to neuropathy (nerve damage), making them less aware of injuries and foot ulcers. These ulcers may fail to heal, which can, in turn, lead to serious infections that become gangrenous.

Such people may wear a prosthetic leg, held to the stump with a cuplike socket. For some disabled persons, the use of ordinary prosthesis is bearable. Unfortunately, for others, there is pain from the constant friction between the stump and the socket, as well as residual limb pain when the area around the prosthesis hurts and no longer fits properly due to limb shrinkage.

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SOURCE: Breaking News Israel