Artificial Heart at Age 74A 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.
Israel Child Mortality Rate DownIsrael is in the top 16th global percentile in reducing the mortality rate of infants and children under five in the past decade, says UNICEF.
Kidney Disease BreakthroughAn Israeli team led by Dr. Karl Skorecki finds a key link into the source of kidney disease. Skorecki also tells of the 'Jewish Genome'.
West Nile Virus AlertThe Health Ministry warns citizens to beware of West Nile Virus and take action against mosquitoes.
Twins Born to Heart Recipient 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.
Israel Eases Chile’s TraumaA 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.
Pledge to Aid Marrow RegistryNational service coordinators to work with bone marrow donor registry, hoping for over 13,000 new people registered per year.
Mice to Solve Brain RiddlesResearchers in Tel Aviv have created a strain of mice that they hope will unlock the secrets to various brain ailments.
Hamas Sends Patients to Israel Hamas sends up to 100 patients a month to Ichilov hospital alone. Hospital treats patients from hostile Arab countries as well.
Israeli Research Gets Top MarksA magazine for science researchers has named two Israeli universities among the top ten best workplaces for scientific researchers in the world.
TAU's 'Pacemaker' for the BrainTel Aviv University is working on a project to implant a computer chip into the brain to treat conditions like depression and Parkinson's disease.
GPS for 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.
Israeli BioMed ConferenceConsidered the biggest life sciences conference held outside the USA, ILSI Biomed attracts world's leading biotechnology and medical entities
High Crt. to Rule on Olmert CaseThough the Cremeiux St. case against Olmert was closed by the State Prosecution, the Supreme Court has suggested that the decision be reconsidered.
Canada Rejects Israel's IsotopesThe Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.
Aid to Gaza: No One Denied CareNo 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.
Former Miracle Baby has GirlA woman who was dangerously premature at birth gives birth to her first child at the hospital that saved her life.
Good OECD Report Card for IsraelIsrael 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.
Egypt Bars Entry of Israeli MDEgypt has barred an Israeli hematology expert from attending an international conference slated for May 22-25 in Cairo, despite the peace treaty.
Major Bio-Med Meeting in IsraelLeading international bio-medical experts will be presenting their findings at a conference in Jerusalem, with an eye toward personalized cures.
Polio Outbreak in TajikistanThe Health Ministry is warning Israelis traveling to Tajikistan to be vaccinated against polio due to an outbreak of the illness in that country.
Progress on New Alzheimer's DrugA new medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and improve its psychological symptoms is entering advanced trials.
An Israeli Electronic NoseA 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?
Holocaust Horrors Never End Some Holocaust survivors never get past the horrors they encountered during the Nazi regime. The trauma has destroyed their lives.
'PA Arabs Contaminating Water'National Infrastructure Minister MK Uzi Landau: Arabs are receiving clean water from us and are returning sewage. This is ruining the environment
In-Vitro Use on the RiseStatistics gathered over the past decade show that the use of in-vitro fertilization is on the rise in Israel.
Ancient Tombs Lead to DisputeTombs in Ashkelon threaten government stability as ministers argue over construction of a hospital wing, Health Ministry Director-General quits.
Healing Children With 'Magic'A researcher at Tel Aviv University is using magic tricks to make therapeutic exercises more fun for children - with significant results.
Weight Loss Reverses Stroke RiskLiving the sunny Mediterranean lifestyle in Israel is a healthier way to keep one's arteries limber for longer, according to a new study
'Micro-Ear' to Hear CellsA new discovery will soon be able to help scientists listen to the tiniest events, exactly as the microscope reveals the 'invisible.'
Fatal Dive at the Red SeaSue Kahana was an experienced diver, and her trip to Sinai was meant to be another joyous occasion. But something went wrong on her 70th dive.
Keep Purim Happy for ToddlersForcing babies and small children to wear unwanted costumes on Purim can ruin their holiday, advises a psychologist. Keep Purim Happy.
Israel Research: Boosting MemoryA Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product that does.
R. Mordechai Eliyahu ConsciousThe Rabbi's son, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, said the public's prayers have helped and that his father has regained consciousness.
Rambam Hospital Security First Haifa's Rambam Hospital has raised its security standards to become the first hospital in the world with advanced institute-wide criteria.
Shira Bar-El, 3-Year-Old FighterChasdei Naomi launches fundraising campaign for saving the life of Shira Bar-El, who needs expensive medication to recover from cancer.
Wolf Prize Winners AnnouncedIsraeli Minister of Education and Wolf Foundation Council Chair, Mr. Gideon Sa'ar, has announced the recipients of the 2010 Wolf Prizes.