An Israeli study conducted on Israeli men during and immediately after two wars between Israel and Gaza has proven that feelings of prolonged stress can reduce sperm quality in potential fathers. The study, conducted by the Ben-Gurion University Faculty of Health Sciences and the Soroka University Medical Center, was presented last month at the Annual Israel Fertility Association Conference in Tel Aviv
Reflections following Israel’s flooding tragedies last month
On Wednesday, April 25, there was a mass casualty event involving 60 special needs children who were caught in a flash flood: 46 of them were evacuated to Soroka for medical care. This meant that approximately 50 staff members mobilized to prepare the Emergency Department, including physicians & nurses to triage and treat the injured, […]
Israeli’s Wounded in Gaza Attacks on Southern Israel
Three IDF soldiers were wounded on Tuesday afternoon in another barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at southern Israel by Gaza terrorists, according to a statement by the IDF. “Three IDF soldiers were injured, two lightly and the third moderately, as a result of the launches from the Gaza Strip. The soldiers are being evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment,” the IDF Spokesperson said.
New, accurate Israeli method detects early breast cancer
Researchers say an inexpensive ‘electronic nose’ diagnosed breast cancer with 95% accuracy and may be used for other cancers in the future. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva announced the development of a new and accurate method of screening for early breast cancer, using inexpensive technology for breath and urine analysis.
Fighting Genetic Disease Among The Bedouins
There has been a 30 percent reduction in the infant mortality rate in Israel’s Bedouin community of southern Israel, due to the diagnosis and prevention of many genetic diseases. As the scientists at Ben Gurion University, have deciphered the molecular basis of the diseases, and in many cases developed carrier testing. Thanks to these outreach efforts, many more young people are requesting to be tested before marriage
Community Health at Soroka
At Soroka, we are proud of our close connection to the Negev community. We are leaders in advancing and developing programs aim at improving quality of life and promoting health. Activities are tailored to accommodate the different population groups that comprise the wonderful mosaic of the Negev with their varied countries of origin, religions, ethnicities, and age groups. Soroka’s staff members take place in a range of activities for the benefit of the community