Mixed Healthcare News in OECD ReportOECD finds that Israelis are healthy, but hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded. Government promises change.
Study: Cinnamon Inhibits Alzheimer’s DiseaseStudies were inspired by Biblical passage describing a preparation used by High Priests. Caution: too much raw cinnamon is dangerous.
Report: Global War on AIDS Bears FruitUN reports some success in global war on AIDS, but more than 50% of sufferers in “third world” remain without treatment.
Largest E. Coli Outbreak Spreading in EuropeThe largest outbreak of E. coli in the world has killed 14 people in Germany. More than 300 are seriously ill. And it's spreading.
New Cure for Lymphoma Passes Phase II Clinical TrialA new treatment for lymphoma, a type of cancer, has passed its Phase II clinical trial. CT-011 is produced by CureTech, a Teva company.
Doctors Protest: 'We Strike for the Sick, Not for Ourselves'Israel's doctors demonstrated outside the Knesset after talks with the Finance Ministry ended with no agreement being reached.
Japan's Radiation Leak Plugged But Problems PersistA radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable.
Bikur Cholim Hospital Gets Another ChanceDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has approved a recovery plan for Bikur Cholim Hospital following Jerusalem terror attack.
Japan: IDF Team Treats Homeless Baby GirlBaby Sanae, whose home was destroyed by tsunami, among the first treated at IDF clinic in Minami Sanriku.
Health Ministry Warning on BPA BottlesThe health ministry has warned against using baby bottles with Bisphenol A (BPA).
'Facebook Girls' More Prone to Eating DisordersHaifa U study: the more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the greater the risk of negative body image and eating disorders.
Green Light for OTC Ritalin, But Some See RedCriticism of decision by Ethics Committee of Medical Federation to allow purchase of Ritalin without a prescription.
Research: Life Goes Up in Tobacco Smoke Faster than Once ThoughtSmokers beware: Inhalation of tobacco results in cancer-causing chemicals entering the body almost immediately, according to a new study.
FDA Limits Max Amount of Acetaminophen in Combo Pain MedsThe FDA has reduced the maximum allowable amount of acetaminophen in combination pain medication, and added a boxed warning for good measure.
Expert: Flu Still Dangerous, Even in an 'Off' YearThis year's flu is mild, compared to last year's H1N1 pandemic - but that doesn't mean that the current risk is any smaller, says a top expert.
Nurses Warn Hospitals are Dangerously OvercrowdedHospital are dangerously full; wards could be closed to new patients in just two weeks, the Nurses' Union warns.
Three Killed in Haifa Chemical Mishap, Arabs Riot in HospitalThe victims carried out maintenance work on a hydrogen sulfide gas line at the Haifa refining complex. Ten other men were hurt.
Israel Conducts Biological Warfare DrillArutz7 visits Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, where a drill in biological warfare took place, involving combined emergency forces.
Shaare Zedek Hospital Sends 100 Strong Team to Koman Cancer RaceShaare Tzedek Hospital, leading facility for breast cancer care in Jerusalem, took part in inaugural event of the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.
Technion Develops New Blood Test to Detect CancerTechnion researchers have come up with a new and simple blood test that may be able to detect cancer.
Haifa Residents '30% More Likely to Get Cancer'A Knesset committee received worrisome data regarding the incidence of cancer in the northern port city.
Israel Builds World's Largest Underground HospitalAll concrete equipment north of Jerusalem pulled to Haifa as Israel builds the world's largest underground hospital, used in case of air attacks.
African Doctors Learn About Treating AIDS at Seminar in IsraelIsraeli medical knowledge and advances shared with African HIV/AIDS experts. Israel suggested as medical hub for East Africa.
Leitzman's Plan: An MRI in Every HospitalDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman wins approval for more MRI equipment. Shaarei Tzedek, Barzilai to benefit.
Report: Fewer Dentists in IsraelIsrael's Ministry of Health reports a decline in doctor-to-patient ratio in Israel.
New Meds Could Stop Cancer by Cutting Off Its BloodTel Aviv U researchers developing new medicines that could prevent cancer and make existing cancer a manageable chronic illness.
Health Ministry Issues West Nile Virus AlertThe Health Ministry warns citizens to beware of West Nile Virus and take action against mosquitoes.
IDF Trains Med Students from Nigeria to Nepal in RescuesSixty medical students from around the world learned from the IDF about humanitarian medicine in disaster zones.
First Time in Israel: Heart Recipient Gives Birth to TwinsA heart transplant recipient has given birth to healthy twins, in what is thought to be the first case in Israel and the fifth worldwide.
Saudis High on Speed, According to Drug Abuse ReportThe lion's share of amphetamines being consumed in the Middle East are seized in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest global drug abuse report.
Israeli Team Helps Ease Chile’s Quake TraumaA team from Rambam Medical Center’s trauma team helps train Chile medics how to cope with mass casualty events such as this year’s massive quake.
High Court Overturns Free Dental Care PlanThe High Court has overturned a plan for free dental care to young children by reallocating funds, saying the Knesset should have been consulted.
Four Children and an Adult Saved by Single Organ DonorAfter teen suffers brain death, family donates his organs, saving four youths aged 13 to 17 and one adult.
Good OECD Report Card for Israel in Health SectorIsrael has a good report card in the health sector in comparison with other OECD nations, as seen in data just released by the Ministry of Health.
Dental Care to be Free for Young ChildrenThe cabinet has approved free dental care for children up to age eight.
Catching Multiple Sclerosis Before It StrikesTel Aviv University finds that multiple sclerosis biomarkers appear almost a decade before symptoms.
Study Links Rocket Attacks with TraumaA study conducted in Israel links rocket attacks to depression, post-traumatic stress. Warning systems found to reduce trauma.
Study: High-Carb Diets Put Women at RiskA diet too high in refined carbohydrates can put women at risk for heart disease, an Italian study finds.
Netanyahu: Barzilai Emergency Room Won't Be RelocatedUTJ wanted fortified ER built at different location because of ancient graves found beneath the intended site.
Happier Marriage Reduces Risk of Stroke in MenA new Tel Aviv University study suggests that happiness in marriage may help prevent fatal strokes in men.
PM Tells Hareidi Party: Ashkelon Emergency Room is Staying PutDeputy Health Minister wanted emergency room relocated because of graves uncovered beneath it. UTJ not expected to leave coalition.
Stats Show Use of In-Vitro on the RiseStatistics gathered over the past decade show that the use of in-vitro fertilization is on the rise in Israel.
Isracare: Preparing for DisastersIsracare's Eli Stone: "Israel has the most experience of anyone in the field of disaster management and preparedness"
Israeli Company Develops Bionic Retina ImplantAn Israeli company is restoring the sight of patients who have lost vision due to disease.
Hospital Emergency Ward Closure Reflects Larger ProblemOnce again, a major hospital in Israel is filled past capacity and temporarily closed to Magen David Adom ambulances: Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
Bone Marrow Registry 'Especially Important for Jews'MKs Bielsky and Orlev say the government should fund a national bone marrow registry.
Israel to Use PLAC Test to Detect Chance of Heart Attack, StrokeThe PLAC test will serve as an early warning system for seemingly healthy patients who may be on the verge of having a heart attack or stroke.
Attention Parents: Forcing Costumes on Babies Can Ruin PurimForcing babies and small children to wear unwanted costumes on Purim can ruin their holiday, advises a psychologist. Keep Purim Happy.
Congo Surgeon Trains in Burn Treatment at RambamRambam Hospital is training a Congolese surgeon in plastic surgery for burn treatment. He will be the first such specialist in his country.
Medical Update: UK Journal Retracts Flawed Vaccine StudyStopping current outbreak of mumps is balanced, in the public mind, against fears of the vaccine. Dr. Rabin sets the record straight.
Israeli Research: Schizophrenia Prevention Better than CureDrugs to prevent schizophrenia might be better than trying to cure it, according to a Tel Aviv University professor. So far, it works on rats.
Study: Almond Flowers Produce a Poison Seductive to BeesResearchers at the University of Haifa-Oranim investigate why almond trees produce poison, when the purpose of flower nectar is to attract bees.
Mass Bio Drill at Int'l Emergency Conference in Tel AvivThe first international conference for emergency preparedness and response features a mass biological attack drill in Tel Aviv.
A Sonata a Day Keeps the Baby Doctor AwayNew music therapy for premature babies: Playing Mozart helps them gain weight faster, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. How about rap?
The Jewish Approach to Pre-birth Genetic TestsRabbi Gideon Weitzman of the Puah Institute speaks with Arutz Sheva TV about pre-birth tests for genetic problems in the fetus.
'Beware Vitamin E’ Say Israeli ResearchersA unique Tel Aviv U. study warns that Vitamin E, once ballyhooed as wonder vitamin, may do more harm than good.
Young and Full of Life SciencesIsraeli biologist Tommy Kaplan only became interested in biology at age 25. Seven years later, he has won a prestigious US prize for his work.