Three dead from COVID-19 in one shift, patients who languish for hours in the ambulance, impossible ethical dilemmas that must be resolved daily – a grim chronicle of the life of an Israeli paramedic
Health & Body
The Rorschach test, invented 100 years ago, still provokes fierce controversy. Do the mysterious inkblots really possess the almost magical qualities attributed to them?
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer invests in Israeli start-up looking into ways of eliminating allergies and food sensitivities
Despite the taboo, sexual surrogate therapy has found its place in Israel, offering a real lifeline for those with intimacy issues
From 3D-printed Human Hearts to Healthy Pizza: Six Israeli Companies Developing Life-improving Ideas
Energy generated by sea waves, cartilage made of corals, healthful dough, 3D printed organs, a tiny camera that helps blind people see and an ultrasound from the comfort of your living room: A Haaretz project surveys promising Israeli companies
Scholars studying pre-modern pandemics have been reinforcing plague myths without actually checking for evidence to back the ancient wails of woe. And give the rat a break
Is the coronavirus vaccine safe? What about side effects? Researchers and doctors answer dozens of readers’ questions, giving you all the information you need before being vaccinated
The world is starting to take climate change seriously, which is just as well, because humanity is not going anywhere
The country's hospitals are not collapsing, the lockdown does more harm than good and the policy for dealing with COVID is fundamentally wrong. An increasing number of senior physicians are convinced: Israel needs to switch gears in its handling of the pandemic ■ Originally published October 15, 2020
The future may reveal a syndrome that afflicts recovered coronavirus patients, but in the meantime, scary headlines about it are exacting a price
His research has enabled blind people to see using sounds, and allowed hearing impaired people to hear using touch. Leading Israeli brain scientist Amir Amedi is certain that our brain is far more flexible than we think
The acceleration of bubonic plague infection in London over 300 years, to the 17th century, may indicate that the source of infection shifted from rats to ourselves
Around the world, evidence mounts that vitamin D can protect against infection by COVID-19 and ease the virus' symptoms, but the medical establishment isn't convinced. Is it time to think outside the box?
Three Israeli psychotherapists shed a spotlight on dissociation – one of the most mysterious and least diagnosed of psychological phenomena
COVID positive? Do not recite ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’
Our bodies can handle 24 hours without food perfectly well, though our minds may find it taxing. There are ways to make it all easier.
The study, conducted by researchers from Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Germany, showed that climate data can help predict when the virus will erupt
For decades, no one would tell me anything about the final days of my sister Ofra, who fell ill with polio in 1950 and was forcibly sent into isolation. The story of one of hundreds of victims of the epidemic that was hushed up in Israel – at a time when another frightening virus is plaguing the world
She’s only 18 herself, but for the past two years Tova Safranai has been devoting her life to helping youths living on the streets of Jerusalem
Few mothers will admit it, but sometimes they get so angry at their children that they blow up. What underlies maternal rage – and why has the phenomenon become more acute during the pandemic?
Aim is to boost immunity of specific groups of people, including medical workers, those who work at food markets, transportation and service sectors
An app that offers therapy via text messages is having a moment. How does the therapist get paid, and can this method really help people in distress?
Whose business is it if I don’t wear a mask? A short lesson in coronavirus conduct by Haaretz’s ethics adviser
Tel Aviv University-Ichilov Hospital collaboration harnesses AI, engineering and DNA sequencing to indicate if surgeon caught it all during the operation, rather than days later
The five senses serve to help us understand the external world. A new study sheds light on a sixth sense and its potentially dramatic implications for the body’s development
Study of over 30 European countries by TAU researchers suggests a direct link between COVID-19 deaths and share of population confined to nursing homes
Psychologists are increasingly convinced that there’s an obsessive disorder associated with romantic relationships. How can ROCD – relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder – be treated, and why are religious Zionists particularly susceptible to it?
Doctors within the ear-nose-and throat department at Rambam hospital speak up about a lucrative procedure they say is being done unnecessarily and in a slipshod manner, and about department heads whom they say insist indiscriminately on operating