Israel to encourage production of gluten-free foods

Health Ministry announces new policies aimed at reducing food costs for Celiac sufferers and widening variety of available foods.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 2/26/2017, 1:11 PM

1.6 tons of chicken confiscated and destroyed by Health Ministry

Health Ministry inspectors ordered the destruction of 1.6 tons of chicken found in poor sanitary conditions.Yoel Domb, 12/1/2016, 4:28 PM

Israel's healthy food revolution

Minister Litzman aims to change Israel's unhealthy eating habits. New food labeling rules to take effect next year.Shlomo Vile, 11/21/2016, 4:50 PM

Manufacturers nervous about red stickers

60% of food products expected to be marked with red stickers warning public of potential health dangers.Chana Roberts, 11/14/2016, 4:20 PM

Salmonella saga: 'The public demands answers'

In special Knesset debate regarding recent Salmonella food infections, MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli blasts Health Ministry officials.Hezki Baruch, 8/16/2016, 2:45 PM

Tehina company shut down over Salmonella infection

'Hansich' tehina company shut down until further notice by Health Ministry; 'Irresponsible, negligent, and unprofessional conduct.'Shai Landesman, 8/14/2016, 10:17 PM

Health Ministry issues travel advisory for Florida over Zika

Israel's Ministry of Health issues an advisory on travel to southern Florida, due to Zika virus concerns.JTA, 8/5/2016, 3:57 AM

Why did the Health Ministry pull its viral snack video?

Report reveals food companies desperately made a deal to pull campaign exposing just how unhealthy their snacks are.Ari Yashar, 6/6/2016, 10:03 PM

West Nile virus descends upon Israel

After four reported cases, Health Ministry warns to take precautions against outbreak of the dangerous virus.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/29/2016, 6:49 PM

Abortions down in Israel

With abortion clinics in the United States closing at a record pace, abortions in Israel continue to drop sharply.Hillel Fendel, 3/6/2016, 3:53 PM

Health Ministry to provide preventative drug against HIV

In new pilot project, Health Ministry will include PREP, a preventative drug against HIV as part of HMO package.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 2:23 PM

With rain, wind and cold, Israel's first winter storm is upon us

Peak of the storm will hit overnight Friday with 20 centimeters of snow predicted on Mount Hermon, and light snow anticipated in Jerusalem.Cynthia Blank, 12/31/2015, 8:08 AM

Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

Revolutionary measure to combat widespread smoking phenomenon from influencing teens at school.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2015, 1:12 PM

Coming soon: Physician Assistants

Israel's medical system to branch out beyond doctors and nurses in response to emergency room overcrowding.Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2015, 9:45 PM

Medical marijuana to land in pharmacies 'soon'

Following approval by professional medical board, Health Minister's initiative to sell medical marijuana at pharmacies will be implemented.Moshe Cohen, 10/22/2015, 12:11 PM

West Nile Fever Makes Comeback in Israel

The Health Ministry has issued a warning to Israelis to watch out for mosquitoes, as West Nile Fever makes a comeback.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2015, 8:38 PM

Litzman: Lapid's Only Achievement is the Increase in My Salary

Soon-to-be Health Minister mocks Yesh Atid chairman over appeal which resulted in Litzman's upgrade to minister.Haim Lev, 9/2/2015, 4:43 AM

Alarming Report: 8,000 Smoking Related Deaths in Israel a Year

New Health Ministry report finds that nearly one in five Israelis smoke, with many others being exposed to secondhand smoke.Reut Hadar, 5/31/2015, 7:55 AM

Lapid Threatens Netanyahu with High Court Petition

If Netanyahu refuses to appoint health miniter, leaving minsitry in hands of UTJ, Lapid threatened, Yesh Atid will turn to High Court.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 7:53 AM

Israel’s Health Ministry is Deterring French Aliyah

Many French medical professionals cannot receive licenses in Israel, yet quick fixes to correct the problem have been delayed for years.Gedalyah Reback, 3/8/2015, 1:29 PM

Haredi Party UTJ Features Seculars, Woman in TV Ad

For the first time, haredi party United Torah Jewry has produced an election ad for television that includes a woman.Moshe Cohen, 3/5/2015, 5:21 PM

Hanegbi Appointed Deputy Health Minister

Cabinet votes to appoint Tzahi Hanegbi as Deputy Health Minister and Tzipi Hotovely as Deputy Science Minister.Ben Ariel, 12/24/2014, 2:14 AM

Study Shows Wide Gaps in Hospital Services

Depending on the procedure, Israelis can find themselves waiting just a few days - or years - for a non-emergency procedure or operationYaakov Levi, 11/30/2014, 7:34 PM

Ministerial Committee Passes Water Recycling Bill

A purifier in every home? Bill to recycle sink, shower water for reuse passes in Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 3:01 PM

Student Org: Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Treat Wounded Syrians

Students for Israel complains to Health Ministry about 32 million shekel cost of treating Syrian refugees, saying 'Israelis are human too.'Shimon Cohen, 11/30/2014, 9:36 AM

Poll: Three Quarters of Hospital 'Customers' Satisfied

A Health Minsitry poll showed that the large majority of Israelis are satisfied with the care they get in hospitals.Yaakov Levi, 11/11/2014, 4:10 PM

Report: Hospital Mismanagement Wasted Organ

Accusations levied against Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center for preventing liver transplant over intraoffice politics.Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 2:16 AM

Ministry: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer

The Health Ministry has placed tanning beds on a list of products and devices that “definitely” cause cancer.Moshe Cohen, 9/28/2014, 6:37 PM

Cases of West Nile Virus Diagnosed in Israel

Health Ministry releases figures on potentially dangerous virus; three diagnosed cases reported in July.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 8/10/2014, 12:44 PM

High-Ranking Official Resigns over Hadassah Hospital Crisis

Professor Roni Gamzu, Director of the Health Ministry, announces end to four-year tenure as of this June.Tova Dvorin, 3/28/2014, 12:03 PM

Who Will Take Care of Adelle?

Hospital to send home toddler who was badly disabled in rock attack, but parents do not have the equipment she needs.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2014, 11:08 AM

Protests at Prime Minister's Office: 'Save Hadassah Hospital'

Demonstrators picket Prime Minister's Office, call on Health Minister to do something about Hadassah hospital crisis, impending collapse.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 1:56 PM

Health Ministry: J-M Bus Depot Most Polluted Site in Israel

Israelis taking the bus from the the Jerusalem Central Bus Depot should stay off the boarding platforms, the Health Ministry saidDavid Lev, 1/20/2014, 10:36 PM

Prescription Drug Prices in Israel to Drop by 5.6%

Price drop set for December 1; continues trend of 33% reduction since 2008.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2013, 11:25 AM

Comptroller: What is Govt. Doing to Save Hadassah Hospital?

State Comptroller: Health Ministry cannot ignore Hadassah hospitals’ woes - Hadassah serves 1 million people.Maayana Miskin, 11/21/2013, 10:15 AM

Heat Wave to Hit Wednesday

Hot weather will last through Yom Kippur holiday - Health Ministry issues warning for the elderly.Maayana Miskin, 9/10/2013, 4:34 PM

Health Ministry Answers Questions on Polio Vaccine

Anti-polio operation spreads to entire country, with parents asked to bring young children in to get the oral vaccine.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 9:00 AM

Anti-Polio Operation to be Expanded to All of Israel

The Ministry of Health has decided that the operation to vaccinate children against the polio virus will be expanded to all of Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/9/2013, 9:53 PM

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

Mass immunization may be slowed as activist groups argue vaccines are dangerous.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 11:15 AM

Health Ministry’s Anti-Polio Op Begins

Health Ministry urges vaccines after finding 2.5% of children in south carry polio virus.Maayana Miskin, 8/4/2013, 10:22 AM

Tel Aviv Marathon Death Prompts Sweeping Rule Changes

The death of a runner in last March's Tel Aviv Marathon has prompted the Health Ministry to issue rules for marathon sponsorsDavid Lev, 7/18/2013, 1:26 PM

Israel to Provide Health Insurance to Illegals?

Min. German says: “We are obligated, as a state, to treat people of all classes.”Gil Ronen, 6/12/2013, 5:04 PM

Govt. to Decide on Medical Marijuana Eligibility

Some 11,000 Israelis are currently being treated with medical marijuana – enough to catch the attention of the government and KnessetDavid Lev, 5/27/2013, 10:40 PM

Health Ministry Rethinks Blood Donor Criteria

Health Minister asks experts to reconsider the ban on blood donations from those in male homosexual relationships.Maayana Miskin, 3/27/2013, 3:40 PM

BMW Not 'Green Enough' for Health Minister

Yael German has turned down her ministerial BMW, but she cannot get the hybrid car she really wants.David Lev, 3/19/2013, 10:33 PM

Health Ministry Promotes Whole Grain Products

The Health Ministry will allow bakers and bread manufacturers to use a “seal of approval” if they use whole grain flourDavid Lev, 12/24/2012, 12:42 AM

Bibi: Our Changes Mean Israelis Live Longer

PM Netanyahu praises his government’s new investment in health, says new OECD ratings show the strategy is paying off.Maayana Miskin, 9/23/2012, 6:22 PM

State Warns of Collective Bargaining Collapse If Interns Win

The fight of interns for higher wages than specified in the collective bargaining agreement has reached the high courtAryeh ben Hayim, 10/25/2011, 7:22 PM

Jerusalem Upgrades Arab Part of Shiloach Neighborhood

Jerusalem raises the quality of life in Arab neighborhoods, changing attitudes; on Sunday, a new infant care center opened in Shiloach.Chana Ya'ar, 9/26/2011, 12:14 AM

Health Ministry Warning on BPA Bottles

The health ministry has warned against using baby bottles with Bisphenol A (BPA). Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2011, 7:17 PM

High Court Overturns Free Dental Care Plan

The High Court has overturned a plan for free dental care to young children by reallocating funds, saying the Knesset should have been consulted.Maayana Miskin, 5/21/2010, 1:00 PM