The End of Disease?

Our charge tonight is to explore a Jewish answer to the question “Can there be an end to disease, and if so, or even if not, what would that mean for our humanity and our spirituality?” To begin, we first have to look back to a historical perspective about Judaism’s view on disease and on…

The Teenager with Vanishing Bones | Living Differently

The disease causes bones all over my body to disappear. I’m in pain every day and every minute of every day. So I kind of have to do something to get me distracted, because if I focus on it, it’ll hurt a lot more. I have idiopathic multicentric osteolysis. This means that I’m tired a…

Dad’s Entire Body Is Covered In Tumours

COMM: Shadot Hossain has an incredibly rare medical condition causing tumours to grow all over his body. The condition started when he was just 13. Local doctors initially tried to get him treatment for the disorder, but nothing helped, and as he grew older, the symptoms got progressively worse. COMM: Shadot used to work as…

Understanding Sickness and Disease through Swedenborg

An early twentieth-century physiologist Walter Cannon spoke of the wisdom of the body and he coined the term homeostasis to describe a body in balance. One biological textbook writer has put it this way “In general, the body is said to be in homeostasis when its cells’ needs – because fundamentally we’re a huge mass…

Self Healing | Influencing Cells | Guided Meditation

Welcome. Position your body comfortably, on a chair or on a bed. Close your eyes and take a few minutes to just tune your body into calm and relaxed state. The easiest way is to do that is by noticing your breath coming in and out of your body as you inhale and exhale naturally,…

Our Unbreakable Bond: Mum And Daughter Both Have Brittle Bone Disease

DOROTHY HOHL: I like having somebody around who knows what I am going through because I don’t have to explain it to her. COMM: Dorothy Hohl has osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition causing brittle bones and stunted growth. DOROTHY HOHL: It’s a genetic disorder which affects the collagen in your system. Our bones are very fragile…

How AI is making it easier to diagnose disease | Pratik Shah

Computer algorithms today are performing incredible tasks with high accuracies, at a massive scale, using human-like intelligence. And this intelligence of computers is often referred to as AI or artificial intelligence. AI is poised to make an incredible impact on our lives in the future. Today, however, we still face massive challenges in detecting and…

It Took 19 Years To Learn I Have Lyme Disease

– I’m Katie and it took me 19 years to figure out that I had Lyme disease. (slow music) I’d always had health issues my whole life from when I was young. Sinus problems, poor immune system. It was my freshman year of college. I kept getting pneumonia every week or two and then all…