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

Technion Develops New Blood Test to Detect 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

US Researcher to Lead Diabetes & Metabolic Center at Rambam

World-renowned diabetes expert Professor Derek LeRoith is tapped to lead a new clinical research center at Rambam Hospital.Chana Ya'ar, 10/25/2010, 6:34 PM

Israel Builds World's Largest Underground Hospital

All concrete equipment north of Jerusalem pulled to Haifa as Israel builds the world's largest underground hospital, used in case of air attacks.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2010, 1:19 AM

Aleh Organization Hopes to Build Fifth Care Center

While there are many worthy organizations in Israel, Aleh is unique in providing care for some of the most severe childcare cases in the country.David Lev, 10/11/2010, 8:41 AM

Leitzman's Plan: An MRI in Every Hospital

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman wins approval for more MRI equipment. Shaarei Tzedek, Barzilai to benefit.Maayana Miskin, 9/25/2010, 7:04 PM

Israel's Oldest Artificial Heart Recipient 'Going Strong'

A 74-year-old kibbutz member is the oldest man in the world to receive a 140-gram miniaturized artificial heart in a successful 5-hour operation.Chana Ya'ar, 9/21/2010, 11:20 AM

Doctor: Netanyahu is 'in Excellent Shape'

Prime Minister trains several times a week, including 40 minute walk and weight lifting.Gil Ronen, 9/19/2010, 8:50 PM

UNICEF: Israeli Infant, Child Mortality Rate Dropped

Israel is in the top 16th global percentile in reducing the mortality rate of infants and children under five in the past decade, says UNICEF.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2010, 6:41 PM

Israeli Team Finds Genetic Link to Kidney Disease

An Israeli team led by Dr. Karl Skorecki finds a key link into the source of kidney disease. Skorecki also tells of the 'Jewish Genome'.Eli Stutz, 9/12/2010, 11:28 AM

Health Ministry Issues West Nile Virus Alert

The Health Ministry warns citizens to beware of West Nile Virus and take action against mosquitoes.Maayana Miskin, 8/10/2010, 7:28 AM

How Israeli Technology Can Help Clean Gulf Oil Spill

Proven Tel Aviv University bacterial technology can clean up the oil that BP’s cleaning crew leaves behind.Baruch Gordon, 8/5/2010, 10:38 PM

First Time in Israel: Heart Recipient Gives Birth to Twins

A heart transplant recipient has given birth to healthy twins, in what is thought to be the first case in Israel and the fifth worldwide.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2010, 9:58 PM

Israeli Team Helps Ease Chile’s Quake Trauma

A team from Rambam Medical Center’s trauma team helps train Chile medics how to cope with mass casualty events such as this year’s massive quake.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/21/2010, 9:55 AM

National Service, National Marrow Bank to Work Together

National service coordinators to work with bone marrow donor registry, hoping for over 13,000 new people registered per year.Maayana Miskin, 7/19/2010, 12:28 PM

Autism in the Holy Land: Conference Skyrockets Interest

International Autism conference in Jerusalem draws over 500 attendees.Ruth Amber Gristak and Maayana Miskin, 7/17/2010, 11:51 PM

Tel Aviv Mice May Hold Key to Healthy Brain

Researchers in Tel Aviv have created a strain of mice that they hope will unlock the secrets to various brain ailments.Maayana Miskin, 7/16/2010, 10:07 AM

Hamas Sends Patients to Israel for Care

Hamas sends up to 100 patients a month to Ichilov hospital alone. Hospital treats patients from hostile Arab countries as well.Maayana Miskin, 7/8/2010, 10:33 PM

US Journal: Israel One of World's Top Spots for Science Research

A magazine for science researchers has named two Israeli universities among the top ten best workplaces for scientific researchers in the world.Malkah Fleisher, 6/30/2010, 7:13 AM

TAU Works on Computer Chip Implant to Treat the Brain

Tel Aviv University is working on a project to implant a computer chip into the brain to treat conditions like depression and Parkinson's disease.Hana Levi Julian, 6/29/2010, 2:23 PM

Hebrew U. Adapts GPS for Crowd Control and Medical Care

GPS now has a new ‘point B," thanks to a Hebrew U. graduate student who shows it can be used for crowd control and for keeping patients healthy. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/15/2010, 2:57 PM

ILSI Biomed - International Life Science & Technology Week

Considered the biggest life sciences conference held outside the USA, ILSI Biomed attracts world's leading biotechnology and medical entitiesYoni Kempinski, 6/14/2010, 10:33 PM

Supreme Court to Rule on Cremeiux St. Case Against Olmert

Though the Cremeiux St. case against Olmert was closed by the State Prosecution, the Supreme Court has suggested that the decision be reconsidered.Hillel Fendel, 6/14/2010, 1:43 PM

TAU Scientists: Stopping the Spread of Cancer Cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv Universities are on track to finding a way to stop cancer cells from multiplying and spreading.Hana Levi Julian, 6/8/2010, 5:02 PM

Canada Does Without Israel's Medical Isotopes

The Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 6/1/2010, 1:06 PM

Israel's Aid to Gaza: 'No PA Arab Denied Medical Care'

No PA Arab in Gaza has been denied medical care in Israel, officials say – but if the PA prevents access, there is nothing Israel can do.Hana Levi Julian, 5/26/2010, 3:54 PM

Former Miracle Baby, 28, Delivers Girl

A woman who was dangerously premature at birth gives birth to her first child at the hospital that saved her life.Maayana Miskin, 5/17/2010, 9:03 AM

Good OECD Report Card for Israel in Health Sector

Israel has a good report card in the health sector in comparison with other OECD nations, as seen in data just released by the Ministry of Health.Hana Levi Julian, 5/11/2010, 5:04 PM

Study: Post-Trauma Growth Linked to Faith, Family

A study based on Jews expelled from Gaza links post-trauma growth to faith, family.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2010, 2:38 PM

Egypt Bars Israeli Doctor from Int'l Conference in Cairo

Egypt has barred an Israeli hematology expert from attending an international conference slated for May 22-25 in Cairo, despite the peace treaty.Hana Levi Julian , 5/9/2010, 9:32 AM

Dental Care to be Free for Young Children

The cabinet has approved free dental care for children up to age eight.Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2010, 11:10 PM

Global Bio-Med Conference Comes to Israel

Leading international bio-medical experts will be presenting their findings at a conference in Jerusalem, with an eye toward personalized cures.Malkah Fleisher, 5/1/2010, 10:35 PM

Health Ministry Advisory: Polio Outbreak in Tajikistan

The Health Ministry is warning Israelis traveling to Tajikistan to be vaccinated against polio due to an outbreak of the illness in that country. Hana Levi Julian, 4/28/2010, 5:59 PM

Shoah Survivors to Get Medicine Discount

The Knesset has approved reduced-price medicine for Holocaust survivors.Maayana Miskin, 4/26/2010, 3:51 PM

New Israeli Drug for Alzheimer's Disease in Advanced Trials

A new medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and improve its psychological symptoms is entering advanced trials.Hana Levi Julian, 4/21/2010, 4:12 PM

Made in Israel: Electronic ‘Nose’ Smells Out Pleasant Odors

A new Israeli electronic nose can sniff out nice odors that previous “e noses” could not detect. Do the French really like to smell their cheese?Tzv Ben Gedalyahu, 4/16/2010, 9:18 AM

Study: High-Carb Diets Put Women at Risk

A diet too high in refined carbohydrates can put women at risk for heart disease, an Italian study finds.Maayana Miskin, 4/15/2010, 6:31 PM

Lifelong Trauma Destroys Lives of Some Holocaust Survivors

Some Holocaust survivors never get past the horrors they encountered during the Nazi regime. The trauma has destroyed their lives.Hana Levi Julian, 4/13/2010, 11:46 AM

Happier Marriage Reduces Risk of Stroke in Men

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that happiness in marriage may help prevent fatal strokes in men.Baruch Gordon, 4/11/2010, 4:26 PM


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Infrastructure Minister: PA Arabs Contaminating Our Water

National Infrastructure Minister MK Uzi Landau: Arabs are receiving clean water from us and are returning sewage. This is ruining the environmentYoni Kempinski, 4/7/2010, 2:44 PM

Stats Show Use of In-Vitro on the Rise

Statistics gathered over the past decade show that the use of in-vitro fertilization is on the rise in Israel. Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2010, 10:37 AM

Ancient Tombs Lead to Government Dispute

Tombs in Ashkelon threaten government stability as ministers argue over construction of a hospital wing, Health Ministry Director-General quits.Maayana Miskin, 3/21/2010, 7:27 PM

Teva Acquires German Generic Maker Ratiopharm

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has won the bid to acquire German generic drug maker Ratiopharm for $4.9 billion.Hana Levi Julian, 3/21/2010, 12:13 PM

Tel Aviv University: Disabled Children Begin Healing - Magically

A researcher at Tel Aviv University is using magic tricks to make therapeutic exercises more fun for children - with significant results.Malkah Fleisher, 3/17/2010, 7:07 AM

Israeli Company Develops Bionic Retina Implant

An Israeli company is restoring the sight of patients who have lost vision due to disease.Malkah Fleisher, 3/16/2010, 10:13 PM

Sandstorm Hits Israel, Warnings Issued

Sandstorm brings dusty air, pollution. Public warned not to exercise outside.Maayana Miskin, 3/14/2010, 6:56 PM

How to Keep to Arteries Young: Live in Israel, Eat 'Med Style'

Living the sunny Mediterranean lifestyle in Israel is a healthier way to keep one's arteries limber for longer, according to a new studyHana Levi Julian, 3/4/2010, 4:24 PM

New Law Prescribes Hebrew for Doctors

A new law requires doctors to know Hebrew before they obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 3/3/2010, 2:50 PM

'Micro-Ear' will Listen to Living Cells

A new discovery will soon be able to help scientists listen to the tiniest events, exactly as the microscope reveals the 'invisible.' Hana Levi Julian, 3/2/2010, 5:09 PM