New: Green Building StandardMinistry of Environmental Protection and Standards Institution launch Israel Green building standard is adapted to Israel's climatic conditions.
Hebrew U Studies CancerResearchers at Hebrew U say they have discovered the molecular basis for the breakage of DNA during the development of cancerous tumors.
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.
Cigarette Warnings Go GraphicThe 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 Phone RiskThe Israeli Health Ministry is considering recommending limiting the use of mobile phones by children following UN research.
EU in a Pickle over E.coliIn addition to the genuine health scare the E.coli epidemic has touched off bickering over responsibility.
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.
Doctors' Strike Returns -- AgainAll public hospitals, with the exception of Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, are operating on a Shabbat schedule due to a doctors strike.
IDF Opens Health Ops RoomHealth operations room will coordinate Arab medical and humanitarian cases in Judea, Samaria 24 hours a day.
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.
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.
Klebsiella Death at 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 Ovadia: 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.
Breath Test for Cancer DetectionResearchers at Israel’s Technion are developing an "electronic nose” that can "smell” head-and-neck cancer, which is often discovered too late.
Doctors Renew SlowdownsDoctors plan to strike at public hospitals and some clinics at the Clalit and Leumit HMOs in cities around the country.
ALEH Marches with HandicappedMore than 300 marchers participated last week in ALEH's first-ever Jerusalem event, "ALEH Marches Forward" over the city's Chords Bridge.
IDF Marches on 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 StrikeHospitals are on Sabbath schedules as doctors go back on strike after talks collapse with the Finance Ministry. Nurses join in.
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.
Doctors to Strike TuesdayDoctors are set to strike Tuesday in at least two health maintenance organizations and in hospitals across the country.
New Hope for Bikur CholimDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has approved a recovery plan for Bikur Cholim Hospital following Jerusalem terror attack.
How to Reduce Heart Attack RiskGood news for heart attack patients: 11 years of research in Israel by US National Health Care Services shows how to reduce the risk.
Don't Panic Stay InsideThe Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.
Israel Equips PA ArabsIsrael distributed NIS 90,000 worth of medical equipment in 2010 to PA Arabs with disabilities -- an amount to be surpassed in 2011.
Israel Leads in 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 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.
Light at Night Can Cause 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 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.
‘Dr. Clown’ Aids IVF Pregnancies“Medical clowning” boosts in vitro fertilization pregnancies, according to an Israeli hospital study headed by a physician-turned-clown.
PA Girl Gets Medical RightsIsrael 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: 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.
Hospitals Dangerously FullHospital are dangerously full; wards could be closed to new patients in just two weeks, the Nurses' Union warns.
Physicists’ War against the FluMove over, physicians. Three Hebrew U. and US physicists may have the solution to the flu: Selective inoculation based on quantum mechanics theory.
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.
New Research May Help Jet LagA novel modulator of cellular circadian rhythms has been discovered. It may lead to new therapies for jet lag and sleep disorders.
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.”
OU: 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.
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.
New Research to Help Fight FatA Tel Aviv University researcher has added new ammunition to the fight against fat, just as Jews prepare for the fried foods of Chanukah.
IsraAid Heads to Haiti, AgainAn IsraAid team is heading to Haiti Thursday night to check the progress of its programs as a new threat looms -- a cholera outbreak.
Israeli Cell Radiation ShieldAn Israeli startup has created a product that although small in physical size, may produce a big impact on the general market.