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UN Issues New 'Bird Flu' Warnings

The World Health Organization has warned of a possible resurgence of the H5N1 'Bird Flu' virus; and a new 'mutant strain.' Gabe Kahn., 8/29/2011, 7:19 PM

US Group Building New Children’s Clinic in Is

The US-based Sanford Health group is building a new children’s clinic in Carmiel, in the western Galilee.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/23/2011, 4:13 PM

Cabinet Approves Marijuana for Medical Purpos

The Cabinet approves the use of marijuana for medical and research purposes. No suggestion was made to legalize the weed for the public. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/7/2011, 5:49 PM

New: Green Building Standard

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Standards Institution launch Israel Green building standard is adapted to Israel's climatic conditions. Gil Ronen, 7/12/2011, 6:44 PM

Hebrew U Studies Cancer

Researchers at Hebrew U say they have discovered the molecular basis for the breakage of DNA during the development of cancerous tumors.Elad Benari, 7/11/2011, 8:29 AM

Lives Saved in 3-Way Transplant

The first three-way kidney transplant in Israel gives three a new chance at life.Maayana Miskin, 7/10/2011, 11:27 PM

Mixed Healthcare News from OECD

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

European E. Coli from Egypt?

An outbreak of the deadly E coli bacteria that spread across Europe last month has been traced to fenugreek seeds from Egypt. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, 6/30/2011, 3:51 PM

Cigarette Warnings Go Graphic

The FDA hopes that by decorating cigarette packs with graphic descriptions of the harm caused by smoking it can encourage people to quit. Aryeh Ben Hayim, 6/22/2011, 11:28 AM

Wake-Up Call on Cell Phone Risk

The Israeli Health Ministry is considering recommending limiting the use of mobile phones by children following UN research.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/1/2011, 8:47 AM

EU in a Pickle over E.coli

In addition to the genuine health scare the E.coli epidemic has touched off bickering over responsibility.Aryeh ben Hayim, 5/31/2011, 1:50 PM

109-Year-Old Gets New Nose

"I must go down to the sea again," said 109 year old Meir Korner, after 60 years of sun at the Haifa beach led to a nose job at Rambam Hospital.INN Staff, 5/25/2011, 2:54 PM

Doctors' Strike Returns -- Again

All public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 1:56 PM

IDF Opens Health Ops Room

Health operations room will coordinate Arab medical and humanitarian cases in Judea, Samaria 24 hours a day.Gil Ronen, 5/17/2011, 4:41 PM

Israel, Thailand Team on Cancer

Haifa's Rambam Hospital will sign a joint cancer treatment deal Sunday with a Thai research institute. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/15/2011, 12:06 PM

20 to 60: USA Jobless Awareness

Runnin' Richard Cohen is raising awareness about unemployment as he lives his dream of running across the United States, 20 miles a day. Chana Ya'ar, 5/15/2011, 7:42 AM

Hydrazine Hurts 33 Soldiers

Soldiers on IAF base Ramat David inhaled the highly toxic chemical, used in F-16s.Gil Ronen, 5/12/2011, 10:07 PM

Anti-Stress Proteins Discovered

Scientists have discovered that people who have a hard time turning off the stress response may be missing a special protein. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/12/2011, 5:28 PM

Klebsiella Death at Sheba NICU

The death of a premature baby due to Klebsiella bacteria at Sheba Medical Center has led to temporary closure of its neonatal intensive care unit. Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/9/2011, 8:43 PM

Rabbi Ovadia: Stop Smoking

Shas spiritual leader and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said in his weekly radio sermon real friends should hand out candies and not cigarettes.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/9/2011, 6:53 PM

Scientists Find Obesity Protein

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute have discovered a protein in the brain that contributes to obesity.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/5/2011, 8:01 PM

Breath Test for Cancer Detection

Researchers at Israel’s Technion are developing an "electronic nose” that can "smell” head-and-neck cancer, which is often discovered too late.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2011, 12:13 AM

Doctors Renew Slowdowns

Doctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country. Chana Ya'ar, 5/2/2011, 8:11 PM

ALEH Marches with Handicapped

More than 300 marchers participated last week in ALEH's first-ever Jerusalem event, "ALEH Marches Forward" over the city's Chords Bridge. Hana Levi Julian, 4/30/2011, 10:22 PM

Ambassador Carries Radiation

Radioactive iodine has been found in the body of Israel's ambassador to Japan, who remains unconcerned.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2011, 1:01 PM

IDF Marches on Healthy Stomach

Napoleon said an army marches on its stomach, and the IDF is in the midst of a “revolution” in the kitchen to make the stomachs healthier.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/24/2011, 2:32 PM

Doctors Back on Strike

Hospitals are on Sabbath schedules as doctors go back on strike after talks collapse with the Finance Ministry. Nurses join in.Chana Ya'ar, 4/13/2011, 10:50 AM

Video of Miracle Liver Patient’

Shirley Marder, a month after severe liver damage from pain killers, goes home without need of a transplant. “I am trembling” from emotions. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 4/12/2011, 7:23 PM

Doctors' Walkout Ends - For Now

A two-day “warning strike” by Israeli doctors has ended, but the Israel Medical Association says it may resume. Chana Ya'ar, 4/7/2011, 12:32 PM

Doctors to Strike Tuesday

Doctors are set to strike Tuesday in at least two health maintenance organizations and in hospitals across the country.Chana Ya'ar, 4/4/2011, 11:12 PM

Doctors to Go on 2-Day Strike

The Israeli Medical Association has announced plans to go on a warning strike on Tuesday and Wednesday.Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2011, 10:22 PM

New Hope for Bikur Cholim

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

How to Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Good news for heart attack patients: 11 years of research in Israel by US National Health Care Services shows how to reduce the risk.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/22/2011, 8:17 AM

Don't Panic Stay Inside

The Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 2:24 PM

Israel Equips PA Arabs

Israel distributed NIS 90,000 worth of medical equipment in 2010 to PA Arabs with disabilities -- an amount to be surpassed in 2011.Chana Ya'ar, 3/6/2011, 7:06 PM

Health Ministry Warning on BPA

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

Israel Leads in Cancer Treatment

Israeli hospitals are on the cutting edge of providing treatment for cancer, according to the chief of Oncology at Rambam Medical Center.Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2011, 8:12 PM

Israeli Carpenter is 'CNN Hero'

An Israeli named as a CNN "hero" helps PA Arab medical patients as a way of healing his grief over his brother's murder by Hamas terrorists.Chana Ya'ar, 2/2/2011, 4:52 PM

Light at Night Can Cause Cancer

Researchers confirm link between "light at night" pollution and elevated rates of breast cancer. Best bet, they say: learn to sleep in the dark.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2011, 1:11 PM

A Heartfelt Hand Saves a Life

A quick-thinking Israeli doctor saved the life of a stabbing victim with a primitive technique. He stuck his fingers in the hole of his heart.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/19/2011, 10:01 AM

‘Dr. Clown’ Aids IVF Pregnancies

“Medical clowning” boosts in vitro fertilization pregnancies, according to an Israeli hospital study headed by a physician-turned-clown.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/16/2011, 9:49 AM

PA Girl Gets Medical Rights

Israel has granted “temporary resident” status to a 9-year-old PA girl from Gaza, and two family members, to enable her to receive medical care.Chana Ya'ar, 1/13/2011, 2:11 PM

Expert: Get Your Flu Shot Now!

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

Hospitals Dangerously Full

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

Clean Air Law Goes into Force

From January 1, a comprehensive set of prohibitions and obligations applies to pollution sources in Israel. Gil Ronen, 1/4/2011, 12:14 PM

Physicists’ War against the Flu

Move over, physicians. Three Hebrew U. and US physicists may have the solution to the flu: Selective inoculation based on quantum mechanics theory.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/3/2011, 3:47 PM

The Root of Alcoholic Violence

Researchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R , 12/23/2010, 3:23 PM

PUAH Institute Holds Conference

Rabbis and doctors meet at special fertility and halakha conference in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Rochel Sylvetsky & Yoni Kempinski, 12/23/2010, 3:20 AM

New Research May Help Jet Lag

A novel modulator of cellular circadian rhythms has been discovered. It may lead to new therapies for jet lag and sleep disorders.Hana Levi Julian, 12/15/2010, 11:56 AM

Cell's Shipping & Packing Dept.

A Weizmann Institute scientist is studying part of the human biological quality control system she calls “the cell’s shipping and packing dept.” Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2010, 1:19 PM

OU: Make Chanukah Safer

Chanukah features fire and hot oil - items that have the potential to do great damage in the home. The OU has some suggestions to prevent problems.David Lev, 11/30/2010, 10:15 PM

Why Don't People Get Flu Shots?

Deputy Health Minister Litzman set a personal example Monday and received a flu shot, while the Knesset asked why the public isn't doing the same.Chana Ya'ar, 11/29/2010, 10:11 PM

New Research to Help Fight Fat

A Tel Aviv University researcher has added new ammunition to the fight against fat, just as Jews prepare for the fried foods of Chanukah.Chana Ya'ar, 11/24/2010, 3:50 PM

Check Children's Grape Tylenol

Kosher consumers are being warned to avoid Canadian-produced Children's Liquid Tylenol due to a change in the formula.Chana Ya'ar, 10/28/2010, 5:59 PM

IsraAid Heads to Haiti, Again

An IsraAid team is heading to Haiti Thursday night to check the progress of its programs as a new threat looms -- a cholera outbreak.Chana Ya'ar, 10/28/2010, 2:03 PM

Israeli Cell Radiation Shield

An Israeli startup has created a product that although small in physical size, may produce a big impact on the general market.Chana Ya'ar, 10/28/2010, 8:26 AM

Simple Blood Test for 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