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How This Young Doctor's Twist On Venture Capital Could Revolutionize Healthcare Innovation

Even though change is looming, the healthcare industry has been slow at adopting new technologies. It could take years for new paradigms to be accepted and doctors often resist shifts in daily routines.<p>Enter Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, who has been quietly spearheading Health Digital — a growing health …

Digital Health

British Commander: Anti-Israel UN Report is Dangerous

British Army Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp, former Commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan, completely deconstructed and debunked the UN report …

8 Simple Ways To Stimulate Your Brain Power

It’s the part of our body that we most often use, yet it’s also the one that we love to neglect and take for granted. As the main processing unit for …

WhatsApp messages show Israeli soldiers knew they were about to kill a child

Yousef al-Shawamreh, 14, was killed although he “posed no danger” to Israeli occupation forces, according to the rights group B’Tselem.

Israel

Ramadan in St Petersburg – the city where the sun doesn't set

Muslim authorities in northern Russia say wait of up to 22 hours to break fast is simply an extra challenge to faith<p>When Ramadan starts on Thursday, the faithful in St Petersburg and elsewhere in northern Russia will face an obstacle that the prophet surely didn’t envision: in June, the sun never …

Islam

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

Sharpen your memory with these surprising anti-aging tricks.

The Brain

After Netanyahu Criticized World’s ‘Silence’ on Gaza Attacks, Here’s What the White House Said

The White House said it supports Israel’s right to defend itself after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday blasted the international community for what he called its “silence” in response to the recent renewal of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel.<p>“Clearly, the United States stands …

Israel

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EyeWitness app lets smartphones report war crimes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1172000/1172177_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524727356_634a54e2f593fe25dcf8df64b3e36fc3<p><b>In dangerous places around the world, where soldiers or police officers may be committing human rights abuses, a mobile phone has become a key</b> …

Human Rights

Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System And Brain

In contradiction to decades of medical education, a direct connection has been reported between the brain and the immune system. Claims this radical …

Key player during the Iraq war explains how Iraq unraveled

That was in 2003, when Sky was a 35-year-old, left-leaning, Oxford-educated, Arab-speaking employee of the British Council, which was looking for civilians to help administer what allied troops had just conquered.<p>Somewhat to her astonishment, Sky went on to spend much of the following decade there. …

Middle East

New Cancer Drug Combination Shrinks Tumors in 60% of Patients, Says Study

Two cancer drugs, when taken in concert, can shrink tumors in nearly 60% of people with advanced-stage melanoma, according to a new study.<p>The trial, …

Cancer

Netivot -- The Varanasi of Israel: Israel's Fraught Border With Gaza on the Looney Front, Part 2

If Sderot is known as the Bomb Shelter Capital of the World (previous blog) Netivot, eight miles further south along the fraught border with Gaza, has been called the Varanasi of Israel, likened to Hinduism's holiest city because of its links to Jewish mysticism and miracles as home of one of the …

Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu 'calls for West Bank settlement talks with Palestinians'

In response to mounting EU pressure, Netanyahu says he’s ready to talk with the Palestinians - and discuss possible West Bank settlement annexation - for first time since coming to power in 2009, according to reports<p>Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has called for peace talks with the …

Sins of the Aral Sea

“This is what the end of the world looks like,” says Yusup Kamalov, sweeping his hand toward the scrub-covered desert stretching before us. “If we ever have Armageddon, the people of Karakalpakstan are the only ones who will survive, because we are already living it.”<p>From our perch atop this sandy …

Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation

The Israeli government is imprisoning Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Shachar Berrin for criticizing its illegal occupation of the Palestinian …

Israel

Tears Tell Story of Syria's War Victims

Nahed, a Syrian mother, once had a good life. She was a school teacher in Rural Damascus. It was a middle-class living that could provide for her family. But all that changed when the civil war came to her country.<p>The fighting between the government and rebel groups forced Nahed and her family to …

Middle East

Scene of the crime: Leaving Chicago ... and then your 4-year-old is shot in the head

A shooter, a 4-year-old, a mom and blood-soaked jeans<p>Four-year-old Jacele Johnson, a bullet in her head, writhed in her mother's arms while her mother screamed the child's name to keep her from slipping into unconsciousness.<p>Jacele had been pretending to drive her mother's car moments earlier in …

Memorial Day Weekend

Targeted Therapy

What Is Targeted Therapy?<p>Targeted therapy is the foundation of precision medicine. It is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in …

Cancer

Obama Gives $1.9 Billion in Weapons as Welcome Gift to Israel’s Racist Government | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Rumors of a deterioration in US-Israel relations are very much exaggerated. (Pete Souza/Official White House photo).<p>The Obama administration approved …

‘For Palestinians, history is never behind us’: Family memories on Nakba Day

A heavy silence filled the bare-walled room in East Amman where I sat with three generations of Palestinian refugees. A moment before, we’d sat …

Israel

“When you’re at war, you have to have an enemy”: How the way we talk about crime makes the problem worse

Drexel University’s Robert Kane tells Salon why criminal justice reform can’t ignore the “tough on crime” lexicon<p>Now that there's at least one big name presidential candidate from each party running on a platform that includes criminal justice reform — Sen. Rand Paul for the GOP, and Hillary …

Justice

Anna Kendrick Rips Hollywood Gender Bias in New Interview: "What the F—?"

"There's [a film I'm considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation," …

Anna Kendrick

Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or …

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

Pharma Moves Into Digital Health

The announcement that Novartis and Qualcomm Ventures have formed a joint venture to invest $100 million in digital health is significant and suggests …

Israeli soldiers on 'lax' Gaza war rules

Testimonies from Israeli soldiers have cast doubt on the legality of Israel’s tactics during last summer’s war in Gaza.<p>Interviews with about 60 combatants alleged operations disregarded civilian safety.<p>The claims of lax rules feature in the report by human rights group Breaking the Silence.<p>“There …

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