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It's not Obamacare, but there are holes in Israel's healthcare system

Minister Litzman, are you listening?Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 1/16/2016, 6:15 AM

6 Keys To Outsmart Stress

Simple steps to reclaim your life.Slovie Jungreis-Wolff, 12/9/2015, 10:56 AM

Is our antibiotics addiction killing us?

By taking unnecessary antibiotics and eating food filled with it, humanity is writing its own death warrant, claims recent report.Raphael Poch, 12/7/2015, 2:59 PM

Could too many medical tests harm your health?

'More medical tests and more antibiotics aren’t always better and sometimes, they can even cause harm,' medical expert says.Raphael Poch, 11/29/2015, 2:38 PM

Netanyahu Holds A Special Hearing to Discuss Ebola

In a meeting discussing Ebola prevention, a decision was made to question travelers arriving from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.Cynthia Blank, 10/12/2014, 12:46 PM

Hospitals Treated Over 2,200 Civilians, Soldiers

Israel's hospitals treated some 2,200 injured civilians and soldiers during the war, proving their worth, says Health Minister Yael German.Moshe Cohen, 8/7/2014, 4:39 PM

OECD: Medical Equipment, Hospital Bed Shortage

Israel's hospitals are consistently full-to-bursting, lack enough advanced medical equipment, according to 2012-based survey.Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2014, 7:10 PM

‘1 in 200 Million’ Triplets Go Home

Rare identical triplets born in central Israel are finally all at home after premature birth.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 12:35 PM

California Rabbi Wins First MMA Fight

Rabbi Yossi Eilfort wins first amateur Mixed Martial Arts match by TKO, wants to promote self-defense among religious Jews.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 6:57 PM

Rabbi Shteinman Released from Hospital

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Shteinman was released from the hospital Thursday, after being treated for the flu in recent days.David Lev, 1/23/2014, 3:29 PM

Govt to Compensate Soldiers for Anthrax Vaccine

100 soldiers who say they were hurt by anthrax vaccine test to get 36,000 shekels.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 4:42 PM

Former PM Ariel Sharon in 'Slow, Gradual Decline'

No changes reported in condition of former premier, described as undergoing a 'slow, gradual decline'.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2014, 6:32 PM

Israeli Researchers Link Bacteria, Proteins

Hebrew University research team finds that some bacteria simply becomes 'inactive', reinfecting patients. The key: amino acids.Tova Dvorin, 12/27/2013, 12:42 PM

Doctors Warn: Say No to Vaporizers

Israeli pediatricians come out against vaporizers, humidifiers as ineffective and potentially deadly.Maayana Miskin, 12/10/2013, 6:40 PM

8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel

2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 9:54 AM

MKs to Tackle Nutrition, Hygiene in Schools

‘Worrying’ findings from 2009 the subject of Knesset discussion after MKs find no changes were made.Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2013, 9:51 AM

Knesset Committee: Mandatory AIDS Testing By 2015

Israel AIDS Task Force tests all Knesset MKs in push to mandate HIV screeningsTova Dvorin, 11/25/2013, 10:18 PM

Statistics Show Leading Causes of Death in Israel

Data released Wednesday from Central Statistics Bureau reveals cancers as major killer, with heart disease as close second.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 8:39 PM

Netanyahu Back in the PM’s Seat

Netanyahu officially gets his powers back as recovery from surgery continues to go smoothly.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 11:49 AM

MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Care in Beitar Illit

MK warns that health centers are failing to keep up with hareidi birthrate, putting babies at risk.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 12:39 PM

Officials: Arab 'Traffic' Gives Israel Virus Risk

Israeli health officials said they were keeping a close eye on the spread of a new virus in the Middle EastDavid Lev, 6/20/2013, 4:51 PM

Woman Sets Medical History, Twice

Second Israeli record as woman gives birth twice with no cervix.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2013, 8:41 AM

Smartphone App Helps ‘Balance’ Alzheimer’s

A new smartphone app helps caregivers manage the myriad tasks of coordinating help for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 3/11/2013, 5:39 PM

Cancer #1 Killer in Israel, Alzheimer’s Rising

Mortality statistics from Israel’s Health Ministry released Sunday held good news and bad for residents in the Jewish State. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 3/10/2013, 4:55 PM

Nurses ‘Being Treated like Slaves’

Nurses’ Union head accuses the government of treating hospital staff “like slaves.” Nurse: We’re doing this for the patients.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2012, 4:44 PM

Teva Joins Breast Cancer Cure Trial

Israel’s giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with Galena Biopharma to develop and sell NeuVax breast cancer treatment in Israel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/5/2012, 12:04 PM

2011 Births: More Epidurals, Fewer Triplets

Doctors review births for 2011. More epidurals, more large families, fewer triplets.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2012, 11:35 AM

Fears of Outbreak as Anti-Vaccine Trend Continues

Doctors fear that trend toward avoiding vaccine could mean a resurgence of childhood diseases in Israel’s capital.Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 1:39 PM

‘Meningitis Plague’ Hits More Than 200 Americans

A spreading plague of meningitis has infected more than 200 people in the United States. Fifteen are dead, and thousands are in danger. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/15/2012, 9:50 AM

Medical Tourism is New Trend in Israel

Now you can tour Israel and at the same time get a knee replacement. Sounds unusual? Thousands are turning Israel into a medical hot-spot.INR Staff, 10/9/2012, 7:00 AM

Bibi: Our Changes Mean Israelis Live Longer

PM Netanyahu praises his government’s new investment in health, says new OECD ratings show the strategy is paying off.Maayana Miskin, 9/23/2012, 6:22 PM

Lose Weight with High-Fat Diet!

A carefully scheduled high-fat diet prevents obesity and can actually lead to weight loss, a Hebrew University researcher says. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/12/2012, 10:07 AM

Cancer Biggest Killer in Israel, Report Says

A new study shows that the cause of death for one in four Israelis is cancer, making the disease the number one killer in IsraelDavid Lev, 9/6/2012, 10:25 AM

Rabbis: Health Dept. 'Printed and Spread Lies'

A group of rabbis said they would ignore a proposed law that would mandate that parents sign a consent form to perform metzitzah b'peh.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/5/2012, 1:15 AM

Americans Are Fat, Says Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

Call it overweight or call it obese, but in old-fashioned English, American are fat – in all 50 states, says Gallup’s “well-being index.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/20/2012, 8:27 PM

Israel Sixth Healthiest Country in the World

Be healthy, move to Israel. That is the message learned from Bloomberg’s ranking of the healthiest countries in the world. US number 33. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/20/2012, 8:37 AM

Swiss Hospital Lifts Ban on Circumcision

A Swiss hospital said it is lifting the ban on circumcision that had been imposed following a controversial ruling by a German court.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/12/2012, 10:51 AM

PMO: Health Cuts Won’t Affect Healthcare

Cuts to the annual health budget will effect ministry administration, not hospitals, Netanyahu says.Maayana Miskin, 7/29/2012, 8:09 PM

Health Experts: System Already Short by 9 Billion

Health officials protest plans to cut the annual health budget, warn that the system is already seriously underfunded.Maayana Miskin, 7/29/2012, 8:08 PM

West May Be Killing Asians with Fast Food

Western fast food may be a new unintended enemy of Asians, who are suffering more from diabetes and heart diseases. Reuters/Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/23/2012, 9:01 AM

‘Treat Anxiety with Computers instead of Drugs’

Anxiety in children can be treated better by using computers instead of drugs, says a Tel Aviv University professor.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/12/2012, 1:53 PM

Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision Method

Religious freedom and public health clash in New York after babies contract Herpes disease from a ritual practice after circumcision.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/10/2012, 3:21 PM

TAU Links Air Pollution to Recurrent Heart Attacks

A 19 year study of 1120 initial heart attack victims revealed air pollution increased chances of recurrence by 43%; strokes by moreGabe Kahn, 6/6/2012, 10:16 PM

WHO Warns of Untreatable Strain of Gonorrhoea

The World Health Organization is warning that a new strain of gonorrhoea has appeared, and is resistant to antibiotics.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/6/2012, 5:25 PM

PA Smugglers End up with 90,000 Broken Eggs

PA Arabs try to smuggle 90,000 eggs with faked stamps of approval. Israeli inspectors found them hidden behind mattresses.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/6/2012, 9:01 AM

Peres Running Back to Work after Operation

The indefatigable President Shimon Peres, who turns 89 in August, intends to get back on the job Sunday after a hernia operation Friday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/13/2012, 8:45 AM

Government Bans Smoking at Western Wall

People going to the Western Wall for HaShem to accept their prayers will find smoking is not acceptable, the government ordered.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/2/2012, 3:38 PM

Israeli Drug Firm’s Diabetes Drug Passes Test

A small Israeli drug firm called Kamada reports its drug for juvenile diabetes has passed an interim Phase I and II trial.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/16/2012, 12:59 PM

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

What medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/3/2012, 11:14 AM

Yeshiva Students Learn About Health

The Bnei Akiva Nechalim yeshiva dedicates a whole month to health awareness, nutrition, fitness, harmful factors and addictions.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/10/2012, 9:33 AM

Knesset Cte Passes Polio Benefit Bill

A Knesset committee has approved a bill that would ensure all polio patients receive the same benefits, including new immigrants.Chana Ya'ar, 1/2/2012, 9:03 PM

Fearing Riots, Police Rush Raid on Phony Drugs

Police asked health officials to cut short a raid on 'dirty' Arab pharmacists, fearing Arab riots over Israel's enforcement of the law.David Lev, 12/15/2011, 12:04 PM

PA Group Condemns WHO Conference in Jerusalem

A Palestinian Authority human rights organization has used a WHO regional health conference as a launching pad for political salvos.Chana Ya'ar, 11/28/2011, 10:28 PM

Report: PM’s Health ‘Excellent’

The Prime Minister’s Office publishes his annual doctor’s report, Netanyahu in “excellent” health.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2011, 1:13 AM

Netanyahu to Oversee Negotiations with Residents

Prime Minister Netanyahu agrees to oversee talks with the medical residents. They, in return, promise to wait with mass resignations.Elad Benari, 10/7/2011, 4:41 AM

Medical Residents Rebuff Netanyahu

Representatives of the medical residents rejected a request by Prime Minister Netanyahu to wait several more days before resigning.Elad Benari, 10/5/2011, 3:34 PM

Catastrophe Postponed: Residents to Stay

Medical residents have agreed to postpone a mass resignation by 48 hours, averting what hospital officials warn would be a catastrophe.Maayana Miskin, 10/4/2011, 9:01 AM