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'Draconian' Cigarette Ad Law One of the World's Toughest

The Health Ministry plans to propose a law that would entail nearly a complete ban on the advertising of cigarettes.David Lev, 9/2/2011, 12:37 AM

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 Health Group to Build New Children’s Clinic in Israel

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 Purposes

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 Study Sheds Light on Early Development of 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 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

European E. Coli Traced to Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds

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

The Tobacco Industry Will Advertise Against Itself

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 Phones May Spur Warning for Children

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

European Countries Trade Charges over Contaminated Cucumbers

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 Haifa Resident Gets New Nose at Rambam Hospital

"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 to Public Hospitals

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 Civil Administration Opens Health Operations 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 Up Against 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

Richard Cohen Raises Awareness of Unemployment with '20 to 60'

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

33 Soldiers Lightly Hurt by Inhaling Hydrazine

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

Israeli Scientists Discover Anti-Stress Proteins

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

Infant Death from Klebsiella Temporarily Closes 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 Yosef Tells Followers to 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

Israeli Scientists Discover 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

Israel’s Technion Develops ‘Electronic Nose’ to Detect Cancer

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 at Hospitals, Clinics

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 Forward in Jerusalem with the 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 to Japan Not Affected by 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

A Strong Israeli Army Marches on a 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 on Shabbat Footing

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: ‘Miracle Patient ‘Trembles” after Release from Hospital

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' 2-Day Strike 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 at Clalit, Leumit

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

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

Israeli Research Reveals How to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

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

Japanese Leaders Balance between Candor and Appeals for Calm

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 Distributes NIS 90,000 Medical Equipment to 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 Bottles

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

Israel at the Cutting Edge of 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 Named '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

Researchers Confirm: 'Light at Night' Linked to 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 Doctor’s Hand with a Heart 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' Says Entertainment Promotes 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

Gaza Girl Granted Resident Status for Medical Treatment

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: 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

Breathe Deep: 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

Can Quantum Mechanics Conquer the Common Cold?

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

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant in 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 its Annual 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 Lead to Treatment for 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

Israeli Researcher Studies Cell’s ‘Shipping and 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 Effort to 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

Knesset Probes Poor Response to Flu Shot Campaign

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

Israeli Scientific Breakthrough Fights the 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

Kashrut Alert: No to Grape Children's Liquid 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 Team Heads to Haiti as Cholera Outbreak Looms

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 Startup Creates Cell Phone 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