Identifying anxiety attacks in anticipation of Iranian threat

Amid the tense security climate and UAV attacks from Iran, the Israeli public may experience heightened anxiety. Even for those accustomed to dealing with security threats, these feelings can intensify, potentially disrupting daily life. Distinguishing between natural fear and clinical anxiety can be challenging. This distinction can be gauged by evaluating the intensity of […]

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Pretzel size affects how people eat the pretzel – Penn State study

With a quarter of daily calorie intake in the Western world – especially in Israel – derived from snacks that are not nutritious and even harmful to health, ways have to be found to encourage reducing their intake and replacing them with unprocessed and natural food.  Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found that […]

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Many trauma professionals in Israel themselves traumatized

Since October 7, healthcare professionals in medicine, mental health, education, welfare, first responders and rescue workers face such great difficulties in getting help to those who need it that many of them suffer from fatigue, apathy, burnout, stress, and distress. Recently, in a roundtable meeting in which researchers in the healthcare field participated, the […]

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Sugary drinks in toddlers linked to adult obesity risk

Now, most people are aware of the fact – even though many do nothing to stop it – that consuming sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to obesity during the first few years of childhood. But now, researchers at Swansea University in Wales have found that parents who give their toddlers such beverages put them at a […]

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Study finds a friendly pat on the back improves basketball performance

Amazingly, a friendly pat on the back of a basketball player can improve his or her performance, according to a research team at the University of Basel in Switzerland. A free throw in basketball will have every eye glued to one person during an intensely stressful situation, and many games are decided by this bonus.  […]

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Psychedelics could make mental health worse in people with a personality disorder

The interest in psychedelics is growing both in scientific circles and among the public. These are powerful substances capable of altering perception, mood and various mental processes. They also show promise for treating a wide range of mental health disorders. However, for their use to be safe and effective, it’s important to understand how they […]

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Nigeria first country to introduce ‘revolutionary’ meningitis vaccine

The Men5CV vaccine offers a powerful shield against the five major strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W, Y and X – which cause the disease.  Known by the brand name MenFive, it provides broader protection than the vaccine currently used in much of Africa, which is only effective against the A strain.  […]

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Researchers say flexibility necessary to live without smartphone

It isn’t only ultra-Orthodox Jews who frequently object to smartphones – although stores in haredi neighborhoods report that some have both a “dumbphone” – with minimal features – and a smartphone to avoid community and rabbinic pressures. There are people around the world who purposely choose a cellphone with only minimal services, even though they […]

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WHO EMRO | Meet the heroes powering our emergency response: Dr Ahmed Al Soofi Head of WHO suboffice in Al Hudaydah, Yemen | News

Dr Ahmed Al Soofi Head of WHO suboffice in Al Hudaydah, YemenMy journey with WHO began in 2007, following years of service with Yemen’s health ministry and a Belgian nongovernmental organization dedicated to assisting people with disabilities. Al-Hudaydah, nestled by the Red Sea, presents unique challenges. It has experienced years of conflict and continues to […]

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Sleep quality, circadian rhythm and metabolism differ in women and men – new review reveals this could affect disease risk

Sleep is critical for our health and wellbeing. But with poor sleep becoming a growing problem around the world, it’s more important now than ever to understand what factors affect sleep quality. Surprisingly, one factor that affects how well a person sleeps at night is their sex. Research shows sleep problems appear to be more […]

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