Study shows BMI in adolescence influences cognitive functionNew study shows higher BMI in adolescence impairs cognitive functioning in midlife.
First of its kind: Wall of screens guides, tracks tumor removalRambam Hospital unveils state-of-the-art digital control system for delicate cancer removal surgeries.
Can being religious make you healthier?Research finds link between attending religious services and a lower risk of death from all causes.
Study: Nearly half of Israeli Arabs suffer from depressionPhysical, mental health poorer in Israeli Arab sector, in study released amidst debate on segregation in hospitals.
Take an eye breakWe all try to look after our bodies and personal hygiene - but how many people properly take care of their eyes?
It's not Obamacare, but there are holes in Israel's healthcare systemMinister Litzman, are you listening?
6 Keys To Outsmart StressSimple steps to reclaim your life.
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.
Could too many medical tests be bad for your health?'More medical tests and more antibiotics aren’t always better and sometimes, they can even cause harm,' medical expert says.
Netanyahu Holds A Special Hearing to Discuss EbolaIn a meeting discussing Ebola prevention, a decision was made to question travelers arriving from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Hospitals Treated Over 2,200 Civilians, Soldiers During Gaza Op.Israel's hospitals treated some 2,200 injured civilians and soldiers during the war, proving their worth, says Health Minister Yael German.
Hospital Bed, Medical Equipment Shortage Revealed in OECD ReportIsrael's hospitals are consistently full-to-bursting, lack enough advanced medical equipment, according to 2012-based survey.
‘1 in 200 Million’ Triplets Go HomeRare identical triplets born in central Israel are finally all at home after premature birth.
California Rabbi Wins First MMA FightRabbi Yossi Eilfort wins first amateur Mixed Martial Arts match by TKO, wants to promote self-defense among religious Jews.
Rabbi Shteinman Released from HospitalRabbi Yehuda Leib Shteinman was released from the hospital Thursday, after being treated for the flu in recent days.
Government to Compensate Soldiers for Anthrax Vaccine Test100 soldiers who say they were hurt by anthrax vaccine test to get 36,000 shekels.
Former PM Ariel Sharon's Condition 'Unchanged' Since FridayNo changes reported in condition of former premier, described as undergoing a 'slow, gradual decline'.
Israeli Researchers Link Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, ProteinsHebrew University research team finds that some bacteria simply becomes 'inactive', reinfecting patients. The key: amino acids.
Doctors Warn: Say No to VaporizersIsraeli pediatricians come out against vaporizers, humidifiers as ineffective and potentially deadly.
8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.
MKs to Tackle Nutrition, Hygiene in Schools‘Worrying’ findings from 2009 the subject of Knesset discussion after MKs find no changes were made.
Knesset Committee: Mandatory AIDS Testing For Pregnant WomenIsrael AIDS Task Force tests all Knesset MKs in push to mandate HIV screenings
Statistics Reveal Leading Causes of Death in IsraelData released Wednesday from Central Statistics Bureau reveals cancers as major killer, with heart disease as close second.
Netanyahu Back in the PM’s SeatNetanyahu officially gets his powers back as recovery from surgery continues to go smoothly.
MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Healthcare in Hareidi CitiesMK warns that health centers are failing to keep up with hareidi birthrate, putting babies at risk.
Health Officials: Arab 'Traffic' Puts Israel At Risk for MERSIsraeli health officials said they were keeping a close eye on the spread of a new virus in the Middle East
Woman Sets Medical History, Twice, in Birth without CervixSecond Israeli record as woman gives birth twice with no cervix.
Smartphone App Helps to ‘Balance’ Alzheimer’sA new smartphone app helps caregivers manage the myriad tasks of coordinating help for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
Cancer #1 Killer in Israel, Alzheimer’s Deaths RisingMortality statistics from Israel’s Health Ministry released Sunday held good news and bad for residents in the Jewish State.
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.
Teva Joins Breast Cancer Cure TrialIsrael’s giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with Galena Biopharma to develop and sell NeuVax breast cancer treatment in Israel.
2011 Birthing Trends: More Epidurals, Fewer TripletsDoctors review births for 2011. More epidurals, more large families, fewer triplets.
Fears of Outbreak as Jerusalem Anti-Vaccine Trend ContinuesDoctors fear that trend toward avoiding vaccine could mean a resurgence of childhood diseases in Israel’s capital.
‘Plague of Meningitis’ Strikes More Than 200 AmericansA spreading plague of meningitis has infected more than 200 people in the United States. Fifteen are dead, and thousands are in danger.
Medical Tourism is New Trend in IsraelNow you can tour Israel and at the same time get a knee replacement. Sounds unusual? Thousands are turning Israel into a medical hot-spot.
Bibi: Our Changes Mean Israelis Live LongerPM Netanyahu praises his government’s new investment in health, says new OECD ratings show the strategy is paying off.
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.
Cancer Biggest Killer in Israel, Report SaysA new study shows that the cause of death for one in four Israelis is cancer, making the disease the number one killer in Israel
Rabbis: Health Dept. 'Spread Lies' About 'Metzizah Be'Peh'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.
Americans Are Fat, Reports 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.”
Israel Sixth Healthiest Country in the WorldBe healthy, move to Israel. That is the message learned from Bloomberg’s ranking of the healthiest countries in the world. US number 33.
Swiss Hospital Lifts Ban on CircumcisionA Swiss hospital said it is lifting the ban on circumcision that had been imposed following a controversial ruling by a German court.
PMO: Health Cuts Won’t Affect HealthcareCuts to the annual health budget will effect ministry administration, not hospitals, Netanyahu says.
Health Experts: System is Already Short by 9 BillionHealth officials protest plans to cut the annual health budget, warn that the system is already seriously underfunded.
West May Be Killing Asians with Fast FoodWestern fast food may be a new unintended enemy of Asians, who are suffering more from diabetes and heart diseases.
‘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.
Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision MethodReligious freedom and public health clash in New York after babies contract Herpes disease from a ritual practice after circumcision.
TAU Links Air Pollution to Recurrent Heart AttacksA 19 year study of 1120 initial heart attack victims revealed air pollution increased chances of recurrence by 43%; strokes by more
WHO Warns of Untreatable Strain of GonorrhoeaThe World Health Organization is warning that a new strain of gonorrhoea has appeared, and is resistant to antibiotics.
PA Smugglers End up with 90,000 Broken EggsPA Arabs try to smuggle 90,000 eggs with faked stamps of approval. Israeli inspectors found them hidden behind mattresses.
Peres Running Back to Work after OperationThe indefatigable President Shimon Peres, who turns 89 in August, intends to get back on the job Sunday after a hernia operation Friday.
Government Bans Smoking at Western WallPeople going to the Western Wall for HaShem to accept their prayers will find smoking is not acceptable, the government ordered.
Israeli Drug Firm’s Diabetes Drug Passes TestA small Israeli drug firm called Kamada reports its drug for juvenile diabetes has passed an interim Phase I and II trial.
The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines: Ask Your RabbiWhat medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health.
Yeshiva Students Run, Learn About HealthThe Bnei Akiva Nechalim yeshiva dedicates a whole month to health awareness, nutrition, fitness, harmful factors and addictions.
Polio Benefit Bill Passed by Knesset CommitteeA Knesset committee has approved a bill that would ensure all polio patients receive the same benefits, including new immigrants.
Fearing Riots, Police Rush Raid on Phony PharmaceuticalsPolice asked health officials to cut short a raid on 'dirty' Arab pharmacists, fearing Arab riots over Israel's enforcement of the law.