Israeli kidney donation nonprofit hits ‘world record-breaking’ 1,000 transplants

Good News Notes:  “Leading Israeli kidney donation nonprofit Matnat Chaim has continued the legacy of its co-founder Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber, who died at age 55 of COVID-19 last April, marking 1,000 transplants this week. “We broke an unprecedented world record,” his widow and the organization’s co-founder, Rachel Heber, said in a television interview. “I knew this was…

IceCure shares up as tumor-freezing tech gets FDA breakthrough device nod

Good News Notes: “IceCure Medical, an Israel-based maker of tumor-freezing technology, said Sunday that it had received notification from the US Food and Drug Administration recognizing its ProSense product as a “breakthrough device” to freeze tumors in a number of medical conditions including breast cancer. The breakthrough devices recognition is given by the FDA for certain medical…

St. Jude patient from Ballard County, Kentucky, in remission from leukemia

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, we introduced you to Hudson Pace, a Ballard County sixth-grader who’s battling leukemia. We’re happy to tell you that Hudson’s family says he is in remission! They announced it on their Facebook page, Healing 4 Hudson. His mom, Heather, says Hudson has a long treatment to complete, but they are…

Baby born in Florida from embryo frozen for 15 years

Good News Notes: “A Gadsden County couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy after adopting an embryo that had been frozen for 15 years. Noah was donated to an adoption agency as an embryo, which is the stage before becoming a fetus. After struggling with fertility issues, Amanda and Jeremy Lewand decided to adopt…

Cardiac patients in Tasmania can now seek digital rehabilitation

Good News Notes: “Digital health group Cardihab has partnered with Tasmania’s health department and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an aeromedical organisation, to roll out its Cardihab app in public hospitals throughout the state. The app will enable patients in Tasmania with heart disease to undergo rehabilitation programmes and receive medical advice at home through…

Study of 25 stroke patients shows BrainQ’s wave therapy can reduce disability

Good News Notes: “Israeli startup BrainQ said that a pilot trial of 25 stroke patients treated with its artificial intelligence (AI)-based electromagnetic therapy has shown ‘striking’ results in reducing disability following a stroke. The Jerusalem-based startup has developed a wearable hat-like device that looks like a large round hair-dryer. This cloud-connected device aims to treat…

Monger completes 140 mile triathlon-style charity challenge

Good News Notes: “Double amputee racing driver Billy Monger has completed a 140 mile (225 km) charity event consisting of walking, cycling and kayaking. Monger completed the fundraiser at the Brands Hatch circuit where he had his life-changing accident in a 2017 Formula Ford race. He was raising money for UK charity Comic Relief. Monger…