Mixed Healthcare News in OECD Report

OECD finds that Israelis are healthy, but hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded. Government promises change.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 12:38 PM

Study: Cinnamon Inhibits Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies were inspired by Biblical passage describing a preparation used by High Priests. Caution: too much raw cinnamon is dangerous. Gil Ronen, 6/13/2011, 9:23 PM

Report: Global War on AIDS Bears Fruit

UN reports some success in global war on AIDS, but more than 50% of sufferers in “third world” remain without treatment.Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2011, 2:13 PM

Largest E. Coli Outbreak Spreading in Europe

The largest outbreak of E. coli in the world has killed 14 people in Germany. More than 300 are seriously ill. And it's spreading.Chana Ya'ar, 5/31/2011, 1:14 AM

New Cure for Lymphoma Passes Phase II Clinical Trial

A new treatment for lymphoma, a type of cancer, has passed its Phase II clinical trial. CT-011 is produced by CureTech, a Teva company.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/26/2011, 2:35 PM

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.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/28/2011, 1:14 AM

Japan's Radiation Leak Plugged But Problems Persist

A radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable. Chana Ya'ar, 4/6/2011, 2:38 PM

Bikur Cholim Hospital Gets Another Chance

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has approved a recovery plan for Bikur Cholim Hospital following Jerusalem terror attack.Maayana Miskin, 4/1/2011, 1:58 PM

Japan: IDF Team Treats Homeless Baby Girl

Baby Sanae, whose home was destroyed by tsunami, among the first treated at IDF clinic in Minami Sanriku.Gil Ronen, 3/30/2011, 8:03 PM

Health Ministry Warning on BPA Bottles

The health ministry has warned against using baby bottles with Bisphenol A (BPA). Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2011, 7:17 PM

'Facebook Girls' More Prone to Eating Disorders

Haifa U study: the more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the greater the risk of negative body image and eating disorders.Gil Ronen, 2/9/2011, 5:38 PM

Green Light for OTC Ritalin, But Some See Red

Criticism of decision by Ethics Committee of Medical Federation to allow purchase of Ritalin without a prescription. Gil Ronen, 2/8/2011, 2:31 PM

Research: Life Goes Up in Tobacco Smoke Faster than Once Thought

Smokers beware: Inhalation of tobacco results in cancer-causing chemicals entering the body almost immediately, according to a new study.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/17/2011, 6:24 PM

FDA Limits Max Amount of Acetaminophen in Combo Pain Meds

The FDA has reduced the maximum allowable amount of acetaminophen in combination pain medication, and added a boxed warning for good measure.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 1/16/2011, 1:33 PM

Expert: Flu Still Dangerous, Even in an 'Off' Year

This 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.David Lev, 1/9/2011, 9:00 AM

Nurses Warn Hospitals are Dangerously Overcrowded

Hospital are dangerously full; wards could be closed to new patients in just two weeks, the Nurses' Union warns.Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2011, 7:31 PM

Three Killed in Haifa Chemical Mishap, Arabs Riot in Hospital

The victims carried out maintenance work on a hydrogen sulfide gas line at the Haifa refining complex. Ten other men were hurt.Gil Ronen, 11/24/2010, 10:09 PM

Israel Conducts Biological Warfare Drill

Arutz7 visits Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, where a drill in biological warfare took place, involving combined emergency forces.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/10/2010, 3:15 AM

Shaare Zedek Hospital Sends 100 Strong Team to Koman Cancer Race

Shaare Tzedek Hospital, leading facility for breast cancer care in Jerusalem, took part in inaugural event of the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.INN Staff, 10/29/2010, 2:59 PM

Technion Develops New Blood Test to Detect Cancer

Technion researchers have come up with a new and simple blood test that may be able to detect cancer.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/27/2010, 12:09 PM

Haifa Residents '30% More Likely to Get Cancer'

A Knesset committee received worrisome data regarding the incidence of cancer in the northern port city.Gil Ronen, 10/18/2010, 10:31 PM

Israel Builds World's Largest Underground Hospital

All concrete equipment north of Jerusalem pulled to Haifa as Israel builds the world's largest underground hospital, used in case of air attacks.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2010, 1:19 AM

African Doctors Learn About Treating AIDS at Seminar in Israel

Israeli medical knowledge and advances shared with African HIV/AIDS experts. Israel suggested as medical hub for East Africa.Elad Benari, 10/14/2010, 5:05 AM

Leitzman's Plan: An MRI in Every Hospital

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman wins approval for more MRI equipment. Shaarei Tzedek, Barzilai to benefit.Maayana Miskin, 9/25/2010, 7:04 PM

Report: Fewer Dentists in Israel

Israel's Ministry of Health reports a decline in doctor-to-patient ratio in Israel.Elad Benari, 8/12/2010, 5:12 AM

New Meds Could Stop Cancer by Cutting Off Its Blood

Tel Aviv U researchers developing new medicines that could prevent cancer and make existing cancer a manageable chronic illness.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2010, 8:03 PM

Health Ministry Issues West Nile Virus Alert

The Health Ministry warns citizens to beware of West Nile Virus and take action against mosquitoes.Maayana Miskin, 8/10/2010, 7:28 AM

IDF Trains Med Students from Nigeria to Nepal in Rescues

Sixty medical students from around the world learned from the IDF about humanitarian medicine in disaster zones.Gil Ronen, 7/27/2010, 9:56 PM

First Time in Israel: Heart Recipient Gives Birth to Twins

A heart transplant recipient has given birth to healthy twins, in what is thought to be the first case in Israel and the fifth worldwide.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2010, 9:58 PM

Saudis High on Speed, According to Drug Abuse Report

The lion's share of amphetamines being consumed in the Middle East are seized in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest global drug abuse report.Hana Levi Julian, 7/25/2010, 12:35 PM

Israeli Team Helps Ease Chile’s Quake Trauma

A 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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/21/2010, 9:55 AM

High Court Overturns Free Dental Care Plan

The High Court has overturned a plan for free dental care to young children by reallocating funds, saying the Knesset should have been consulted.Maayana Miskin, 5/21/2010, 1:00 PM

Four Children and an Adult Saved by Single Organ Donor

After teen suffers brain death, family donates his organs, saving four youths aged 13 to 17 and one adult.Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2010, 10:08 PM

Good OECD Report Card for Israel in Health Sector

Israel 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.Hana Levi Julian, 5/11/2010, 5:04 PM

Dental Care to be Free for Young Children

The cabinet has approved free dental care for children up to age eight.Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2010, 11:10 PM

Catching Multiple Sclerosis Before It Strikes

Tel Aviv University finds that multiple sclerosis biomarkers appear almost a decade before symptoms. Baruch Gordon, 4/29/2010, 9:27 PM

Study Links Rocket Attacks with Trauma

A study conducted in Israel links rocket attacks to depression, post-traumatic stress. Warning systems found to reduce trauma.Maayana Miskin, 4/15/2010, 9:00 PM

Study: High-Carb Diets Put Women at Risk

A diet too high in refined carbohydrates can put women at risk for heart disease, an Italian study finds.Maayana Miskin, 4/15/2010, 6:31 PM

Netanyahu: Barzilai Emergency Room Won't Be Relocated

UTJ wanted fortified ER built at different location because of ancient graves found beneath the intended site. Gil Ronen, 4/12/2010, 9:33 PM

Happier Marriage Reduces Risk of Stroke in Men

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that happiness in marriage may help prevent fatal strokes in men.Baruch Gordon, 4/11/2010, 4:26 PM

PM Tells Hareidi Party: Ashkelon Emergency Room is Staying Put

Deputy Health Minister wanted emergency room relocated because of graves uncovered beneath it. UTJ not expected to leave coalition.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2010, 10:58 PM

Stats Show Use of In-Vitro on the Rise

Statistics gathered over the past decade show that the use of in-vitro fertilization is on the rise in Israel. Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2010, 10:37 AM

Isracare: Preparing for Disasters

Isracare's Eli Stone: "Israel has the most experience of anyone in the field of disaster management and preparedness"Israel National Radio, 3/17/2010, 5:28 PM

Israeli Company Develops Bionic Retina Implant

An Israeli company is restoring the sight of patients who have lost vision due to disease.Malkah Fleisher, 3/16/2010, 10:13 PM

Hospital Emergency Ward Closure Reflects Larger Problem

Once again, a major hospital in Israel is filled past capacity and temporarily closed to Magen David Adom ambulances: Rambam Hospital in Haifa.Hillel Fendel, 3/9/2010, 4:24 PM

Bone Marrow Registry 'Especially Important for Jews'

MKs Bielsky and Orlev say the government should fund a national bone marrow registry.Maayana Miskin, 3/1/2010, 10:47 PM

Israel to Use PLAC Test to Detect Chance of Heart Attack, Stroke

The 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.Malkah Fleisher, 2/24/2010, 10:19 PM

Attention Parents: Forcing Costumes on Babies Can Ruin Purim

Forcing babies and small children to wear unwanted costumes on Purim can ruin their holiday, advises a psychologist. Keep Purim Happy.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/24/2010, 1:57 PM

Congo Surgeon Trains in Burn Treatment at Rambam

Rambam Hospital is training a Congolese surgeon in plastic surgery for burn treatment. He will be the first such specialist in his country.Hana Levi Julian, 2/14/2010, 11:24 PM

Medical Update: UK Journal Retracts Flawed Vaccine Study

Stopping current outbreak of mumps is balanced, in the public mind, against fears of the vaccine. Dr. Rabin sets the record straight.Douglas S. Rabin, MD, 2/7/2010, 5:25 PM

Israeli Research: Schizophrenia Prevention Better than Cure

Drugs to prevent schizophrenia might be better than trying to cure it, according to a Tel Aviv University professor. So far, it works on rats. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/30/2010, 10:00 PM

Study: Almond Flowers Produce a Poison Seductive to Bees

Researchers at the University of Haifa-Oranim investigate why almond trees produce poison, when the purpose of flower nectar is to attract bees.Malkah Fleisher, 1/27/2010, 10:13 PM

Mass Bio Drill at Int'l Emergency Conference in Tel Aviv

The first international conference for emergency preparedness and response features a mass biological attack drill in Tel Aviv. Hillel Fendel and Yoni Kempinski, 1/13/2010, 12:20 PM

A Sonata a Day Keeps the Baby Doctor Away

New music therapy for premature babies: Playing Mozart helps them gain weight faster, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. How about rap? Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/11/2010, 4:04 PM

The Jewish Approach to Pre-birth Genetic Tests

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman of the Puah Institute speaks with Arutz Sheva TV about pre-birth tests for genetic problems in the fetus.Yoni Kempinski, 1/6/2010, 6:42 PM

'Beware Vitamin E’ Say Israeli Researchers

A unique Tel Aviv U. study warns that Vitamin E, once ballyhooed as wonder vitamin, may do more harm than good.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/6/2010, 1:20 PM

Young and Full of Life Sciences

Israeli biologist Tommy Kaplan only became interested in biology at age 25. Seven years later, he has won a prestigious US prize for his work.Karin Kloosterman, Israel21c.org, 1/5/2010, 7:20 AM