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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

Artificial Heart at Age 74

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

PM '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

Israel Child Mortality Rate Down

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

Kidney Disease Breakthrough

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

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

Israel Breakthru on Cleaning Oil

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

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.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2010, 9:58 PM

Israel Eases Chile’s 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

Pledge to Aid Marrow Registry

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 Conference Lifts Interest

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

Mice to Solve Brain Riddles

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

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

Israeli Research Gets Top Marks

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's 'Pacemaker' for 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

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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/15/2010, 2:57 PM

Israeli BioMed Conference

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

High Crt. to Rule on Olmert Case

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 'Turn Off' Cancer

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 Rejects Israel's 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

Aid to Gaza: No One Denied 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 has 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

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

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 Entry of Israeli MD

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 Free for Children

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

Major Bio-Med Meeting in 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

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

Survivors to Get Medicine Aid

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

Progress on New Alzheimer's Drug

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

An Israeli Electronic Nose

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

High-Carb Diets a Risk for Women

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

Holocaust Horrors Never End

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 Means Health

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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'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 environmentYoni Kempinski, 4/7/2010, 2:44 PM

In-Vitro Use 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 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 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

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.Malkah Fleisher, 3/17/2010, 7:07 AM

Israel Develops Bionic Retina

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

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

Weight Loss Reverses Stroke Risk

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

Law Prescribes Hebrew for MDs

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' to Hear 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

Fatal Dive at the Red Sea

Sue 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.Hana Levi Julian, 2/28/2010, 10:36 PM

Paramedics Save Two Babies

MDA paramedics manage to save a baby and a toddler in a single day. Medics remind parents to learn CPR.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2010, 11:17 PM

Keep Purim Happy for Toddlers

Forcing babies and small children to wear unwanted costumes on Purim can ruin their holiday, advises a psychologist. Keep Purim Happy.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/24/2010, 1:57 PM

Israel Research: Boosting Memory

A Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product that does.Baruch Gordon, 2/23/2010, 11:37 AM

Pre-Purim Safety Alerts

As Purim approaches, doctors caution parents to avoid common holiday dangers.Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2010, 10:27 PM

Can Fly-Eating Plants Save Men?

New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants.Baruch Gordon, 2/18/2010, 11:13 PM

R. Mordechai Eliyahu Conscious

The Rabbi's son, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, said the public's prayers have helped and that his father has regained consciousness.Gil Ronen, 2/10/2010, 6:47 PM

Tzfat Med School Opens Oct 2011

A new medical school will open its doors in northern Israel October 2011 next to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.Hana Levi Julian, 2/7/2010, 5:06 PM

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.Hana Levi Julian, 2/7/2010, 10:14 AM

Shira Bar-El, 3-Year-Old Fighter

Chasdei Naomi launches fundraising campaign for saving the life of Shira Bar-El, who needs expensive medication to recover from cancer. Gil Ronen, 2/4/2010, 5:02 PM

Wolf Prize Winners Announced

Israeli Minister of Education and Wolf Foundation Council Chair, Mr. Gideon Sa'ar, has announced the recipients of the 2010 Wolf Prizes. Malkah Fleisher, 2/1/2010, 10:52 PM