'Draconian' Cigarette Ad Law One of the World's ToughestThe Health Ministry plans to propose a law that would entail nearly a complete ban on the advertising of cigarettes.
UN Issues New 'Bird Flu' WarningsThe World Health Organization has warned of a possible resurgence of the H5N1 'Bird Flu' virus; and a new 'mutant strain.'
US Health Group to Build New Children’s Clinic in IsraelThe US-based Sanford Health group is building a new children’s clinic in Carmiel, in the western Galilee.
Cabinet Approves Marijuana for Medical PurposesThe Cabinet approves the use of marijuana for medical and research purposes. No suggestion was made to legalize the weed for the public.
New: Green Building StandardMinistry of Environmental Protection and Standards Institution launch Israel Green building standard is adapted to Israel's climatic conditions.
Hebrew U Study Sheds Light on Early Development of CancerResearchers at Hebrew U say they have discovered the molecular basis for the breakage of DNA during the development of cancerous tumors.
Lives Saved in 3-Way TransplantThe first three-way kidney transplant in Israel gives three a new chance at life.
Mixed Healthcare News in OECD ReportOECD finds that Israelis are healthy, but hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded. Government promises change.
European E. Coli Traced to Egyptian Fenugreek SeedsAn outbreak of the deadly E coli bacteria that spread across Europe last month has been traced to fenugreek seeds from Egypt.
The Tobacco Industry Will Advertise Against ItselfThe FDA hopes that by decorating cigarette packs with graphic descriptions of the harm caused by smoking it can encourage people to quit.
‘Wake-Up’ Call on Cell Phones May Spur Warning for ChildrenThe Israeli Health Ministry is considering recommending limiting the use of mobile phones by children following UN research.
European Countries Trade Charges over Contaminated CucumbersIn addition to the genuine health scare the E.coli epidemic has touched off bickering over responsibility.
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.
Doctors' Strike Returns to Public HospitalsAll public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.
IDF Civil Administration Opens Health Operations RoomHealth operations room will coordinate Arab medical and humanitarian cases in Judea, Samaria 24 hours a day.
Israel, Thailand Team Up Against CancerHaifa's Rambam Hospital will sign a joint cancer treatment deal Sunday with a Thai research institute.
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.
33 Soldiers Lightly Hurt by Inhaling HydrazineSoldiers on IAF base Ramat David inhaled the highly toxic chemical, used in F-16s.
Israeli Scientists Discover Anti-Stress ProteinsScientists have discovered that people who have a hard time turning off the stress response may be missing a special protein.
Infant Death from Klebsiella Temporarily Closes Sheba NICUThe death of a premature baby due to Klebsiella bacteria at Sheba Medical Center has led to temporary closure of its neonatal intensive care unit.
Rabbi Yosef Tells Followers to Stop SmokingShas spiritual leader and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said in his weekly radio sermon real friends should hand out candies and not cigarettes.
Israeli Scientists Discover Obesity ProteinScientists at the Weizmann Institute have discovered a protein in the brain that contributes to obesity.
Israel’s Technion Develops ‘Electronic Nose’ to Detect CancerResearchers at Israel’s Technion are developing an "electronic nose” that can "smell” head-and-neck cancer, which is often discovered too late.
Doctors Renew Slowdowns at Hospitals, ClinicsDoctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country.
ALEH Marches Forward in Jerusalem with the HandicappedMore than 300 marchers participated last week in ALEH's first-ever Jerusalem event, "ALEH Marches Forward" over the city's Chords Bridge.
Ambassador to Japan Not Affected by RadiationRadioactive iodine has been found in the body of Israel's ambassador to Japan, who remains unconcerned.
A Strong Israeli Army Marches on a Healthy StomachNapoleon 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.
Doctors Back on Strike, Hospitals on Shabbat FootingHospitals are on Sabbath schedules as doctors go back on strike after talks collapse with the Finance Ministry. Nurses join in.
Video: ‘Miracle Patient ‘Trembles” after Release from HospitalShirley Marder, a month after severe liver damage from pain killers, goes home without need of a transplant. “I am trembling” from emotions.
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.
Doctors to Strike Tuesday at Clalit, LeumitDoctors are set to strike Tuesday in at least two health maintenance organizations and in hospitals across the country.
Doctors to Go on 2-Day StrikeThe Israeli Medical Association has announced plans to go on a warning strike on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bikur Cholim Hospital Gets Another ChanceDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has approved a recovery plan for Bikur Cholim Hospital following Jerusalem terror attack.
Israeli Research Reveals How to Reduce Risk of Heart AttackGood news for heart attack patients: 11 years of research in Israel by US National Health Care Services shows how to reduce the risk.
Japanese Leaders Balance between Candor and Appeals for CalmThe Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.
Israel Distributes NIS 90,000 Medical Equipment to PA ArabsIsrael distributed NIS 90,000 worth of medical equipment in 2010 to PA Arabs with disabilities -- an amount to be surpassed in 2011.
Health Ministry Warning on BPA BottlesThe health ministry has warned against using baby bottles with Bisphenol A (BPA).
Israel at the Cutting Edge of Cancer TreatmentIsraeli hospitals are on the cutting edge of providing treatment for cancer, according to the chief of Oncology at Rambam Medical Center.
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.
Researchers Confirm: 'Light at Night' Linked to CancerResearchers confirm link between "light at night" pollution and elevated rates of breast cancer. Best bet, they say: learn to sleep in the dark.
A Doctor’s Hand with a Heart Saves a LifeA 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.
‘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.
Gaza Girl Granted Resident Status for Medical TreatmentIsrael 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.
Expert: Flu Still Dangerous, Even in an 'Off' YearThis 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.
Nurses Warn Hospitals are Dangerously OvercrowdedHospital are dangerously full; wards could be closed to new patients in just two weeks, the Nurses' Union warns.
Breathe Deep: Clean Air Law Goes into ForceFrom January 1, a comprehensive set of prohibitions and obligations applies to pollution sources in Israel.
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.
Scientists Identify Genetic Variant in Alcoholic ViolenceResearchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.
PUAH Institute Holds its Annual ConferenceRabbis and doctors meet at special fertility and halakha conference in Jerusalem.
New Research May Lead to Treatment for Jet LagA novel modulator of cellular circadian rhythms has been discovered. It may lead to new therapies for jet lag and sleep disorders.
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.”
OU Effort to Make Chanukah SaferChanukah 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.
Knesset Probes Poor Response to Flu Shot CampaignDeputy 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.
Israeli Scientific Breakthrough Fights the FatA Tel Aviv University researcher has added new ammunition to the fight against fat, just as Jews prepare for the fried foods of Chanukah.
Kashrut Alert: No to Grape Children's Liquid TylenolKosher consumers are being warned to avoid Canadian-produced Children's Liquid Tylenol due to a change in the formula.
IsraAid Team Heads to Haiti as Cholera Outbreak LoomsAn IsraAid team is heading to Haiti Thursday night to check the progress of its programs as a new threat looms -- a cholera outbreak.
Israeli Startup Creates Cell Phone Radiation ShieldAn Israeli startup has created a product that although small in physical size, may produce a big impact on the general market.