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
Health & Body
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
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
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
As is true of every country, Sweden has advantages and disadvantages in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic
Ukrainian-Israeli collaboration emulates aspects of naked mole-rat physiology in mice and even postulate future treatment for obesity, but one wonders if it’s worth it. Maybe SpaceX might be interested, though
The coronavirus pandemic may be tipping the balance more in Israel’s favor. Here’s a checklist for potential immigrants
Puberty, sex and gender content for teenagers rarely makes it to the TV screen in Israel
Infection rates are rising, but it is still unclear whether a second wave is on the way. But while there’s no need to close high schools or reintroduce full lockdown, there are some things we must all do
Unlikely early adopters for Hargol’s locust-based energy bars and whole insects in a jar: American evangelicals emulating John the Baptist
‘The world’s best brains have come together to beat this thing’: Interview with Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda, head of the hematology department at Hadassah Medical Center
But spike of ear infections in Chalcolithic could indicate that adding dairy to our diet gave us more than a calcium boost
Breakthrough device invented at Ben-Gurion University could reach market within months; meanwhile normal speech sprays infectious droplets that can remain in the air for minutes, doctors warn
Scientists elucidate the conditions under which huge virus’ starfish-shaped seal attaches to a hapless host cell and opens up to inject its viral DNA