Israeli scientists develop AI to treat cancer

An artificial-intelligence algorithm to identify a group of “point mutations” that cause cancer in TP53 – a gene involved in about half of all cancerous tumors – has been developed for the first time in the world by a group of researchers at Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Their discovery has aroused much interest among doctors and scientists around the world.

Israeli and Portuguese make breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy

A team of Israeli and Portuguese scientists have made a breakthrough in developing an oral immunotherapy pill for cancer that patients could take at home instead of having to go to the hospital for intravenous immunotherapy treatment, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Judge rules transgender surgeries must be covered by Medicaid

A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Bishop Tutu Dies At 90

Desmond Tutu, the Anglican church leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa,” has died. He was 90 years old.

“Prayer can help patients’ health” says respected cancer practitioner

A well-respected cancer practitioner stated in a recent USA Today article that he believes prayer can have a significant positive impact on patients’ health, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. A medical director at the Center for Recurrent Cancer in Florida, Dr. Gary Onik said his belief is based on both personal and clinical experience.

Federal Judge Orders Jan. 6 Detainee Released Over Issues at DC Jail

A man from Florida who stands accused of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol Building Jan. 6 has been ordered released from the D.C. Jail by a federal judge because of ongoing issues at the facility where he and dozens more suspects charged with crimes stemming from the riot are being held.

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