Technion Develops New Blood Test to Detect CancerTechnion researchers have come up with a new and simple blood test that may be able to detect cancer.
US Researcher to Lead Diabetes & Metabolic Center at RambamWorld-renowned diabetes expert Professor Derek LeRoith is tapped to lead a new clinical research center at Rambam Hospital.
Israel Builds World's Largest Underground HospitalAll concrete equipment north of Jerusalem pulled to Haifa as Israel builds the world's largest underground hospital, used in case of air attacks.
Aleh Organization Hopes to Build Fifth Care CenterWhile there are many worthy organizations in Israel, Aleh is unique in providing care for some of the most severe childcare cases in the country.
Leitzman's Plan: An MRI in Every HospitalDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman wins approval for more MRI equipment. Shaarei Tzedek, Barzilai to benefit.
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.
Doctor: Netanyahu is 'in Excellent Shape'Prime Minister trains several times a week, including 40 minute walk and weight lifting.
UNICEF: Israeli Infant, Child Mortality Rate DroppedIsrael is in the top 16th global percentile in reducing the mortality rate of infants and children under five in the past decade, says UNICEF.
Israeli Team Finds Genetic Link to Kidney DiseaseAn Israeli team led by Dr. Karl Skorecki finds a key link into the source of kidney disease. Skorecki also tells of the 'Jewish Genome'.
Health Ministry Issues West Nile Virus AlertThe Health Ministry warns citizens to beware of West Nile Virus and take action against mosquitoes.
How Israeli Technology Can Help Clean Gulf Oil SpillProven Tel Aviv University bacterial technology can clean up the oil that BP’s cleaning crew leaves behind.
First Time in Israel: Heart Recipient Gives Birth to TwinsA heart transplant recipient has given birth to healthy twins, in what is thought to be the first case in Israel and the fifth worldwide.
Israeli Team Helps Ease Chile’s Quake 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.
National Service, National Marrow Bank to Work TogetherNational service coordinators to work with bone marrow donor registry, hoping for over 13,000 new people registered per year.
Autism in the Holy Land: Conference Skyrockets InterestInternational Autism conference in Jerusalem draws over 500 attendees.
Tel Aviv Mice May Hold Key to Healthy BrainResearchers 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 for CareHamas sends up to 100 patients a month to Ichilov hospital alone. Hospital treats patients from hostile Arab countries as well.
US Journal: Israel One of World's Top Spots for Science ResearchA magazine for science researchers has named two Israeli universities among the top ten best workplaces for scientific researchers in the world.
TAU Works on Computer Chip Implant to Treat 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.
Hebrew U. Adapts GPS for Crowd Control and Medical CareGPS 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.
ILSI Biomed - International Life Science & Technology WeekConsidered the biggest life sciences conference held outside the USA, ILSI Biomed attracts world's leading biotechnology and medical entities
Supreme Court to Rule on Cremeiux St. Case Against OlmertThough the Cremeiux St. case against Olmert was closed by the State Prosecution, the Supreme Court has suggested that the decision be reconsidered.
TAU Scientists: Stopping the Spread of Cancer CellsResearchers at Tel Aviv Universities are on track to finding a way to stop cancer cells from multiplying and spreading.
Canada Does Without Israel's Medical IsotopesThe Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.
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.
Former Miracle Baby, 28, Delivers 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 Israel in Health SectorIsrael 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.
Study: Post-Trauma Growth Linked to Faith, FamilyA study based on Jews expelled from Gaza links post-trauma growth to faith, family.
Egypt Bars Israeli Doctor from Int'l Conference in CairoEgypt has barred an Israeli hematology expert from attending an international conference slated for May 22-25 in Cairo, despite the peace treaty.
Dental Care to be Free for Young ChildrenThe cabinet has approved free dental care for children up to age eight.
Global Bio-Med Conference Comes to IsraelLeading international bio-medical experts will be presenting their findings at a conference in Jerusalem, with an eye toward personalized cures.
Health Ministry Advisory: 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.
Shoah Survivors to Get Medicine DiscountThe Knesset has approved reduced-price medicine for Holocaust survivors.
New Israeli Drug for Alzheimer's Disease in Advanced TrialsA new medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and improve its psychological symptoms is entering advanced trials.
Made in Israel: Electronic ‘Nose’ Smells Out Pleasant OdorsA 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?
Study: High-Carb Diets Put Women at RiskA diet too high in refined carbohydrates can put women at risk for heart disease, an Italian study finds.
Lifelong Trauma Destroys Lives of Some Holocaust SurvivorsSome Holocaust survivors never get past the horrors they encountered during the Nazi regime. The trauma has destroyed their lives.
Happier Marriage Reduces Risk of Stroke in MenA new Tel Aviv University study suggests that happiness in marriage may help prevent fatal strokes in men.
Infrastructure Minister: PA Arabs Contaminating Our WaterNational Infrastructure Minister MK Uzi Landau: Arabs are receiving clean water from us and are returning sewage. This is ruining the environment
Stats Show Use of In-Vitro 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 Government DisputeTombs in Ashkelon threaten government stability as ministers argue over construction of a hospital wing, Health Ministry Director-General quits.
Teva Acquires German Generic Maker RatiopharmIsraeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has won the bid to acquire German generic drug maker Ratiopharm for $4.9 billion.
Tel Aviv University: Disabled Children Begin Healing - MagicallyA researcher at Tel Aviv University is using magic tricks to make therapeutic exercises more fun for children - with significant results.
Israeli Company Develops Bionic Retina ImplantAn Israeli company is restoring the sight of patients who have lost vision due to disease.
Sandstorm Hits Israel, Warnings IssuedSandstorm brings dusty air, pollution. Public warned not to exercise outside.
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 study
New Law Prescribes Hebrew for DoctorsA new law requires doctors to know Hebrew before they obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Israel.
'Micro-Ear' will Listen to Living 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.
Paramedics Save Two BabiesMDA paramedics manage to save a baby and a toddler in a single day. Medics remind parents to learn CPR.
Attention Parents: Forcing Costumes on Babies Can Ruin PurimForcing babies and small children to wear unwanted costumes on Purim can ruin their holiday, advises a psychologist. Keep Purim Happy.
New Israeli Research: How To Boost Memory and Avoid Memory LossA Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product that does.
Pre-Purim Safety AlertsAs Purim approaches, doctors caution parents to avoid common holiday dangers.
Will Fly-Eating Plants Save Human Lives?New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants.
Improvement in Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu's ConditionThe Rabbi's son, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, said the public's prayers have helped and that his father has regained consciousness.