New Hope for Bikur Cholim

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has approved a recovery plan for Bikur Cholim Hospital following Jerusalem terror attack.Maayana Miskin, 4/1/2011, 1:58 PM

How to Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Good news for heart attack patients: 11 years of research in Israel by US National Health Care Services shows how to reduce the risk.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/22/2011, 8:17 AM

Don't Panic Stay Inside

The Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 2:24 PM

Israel Equips PA Arabs

Israel distributed NIS 90,000 worth of medical equipment in 2010 to PA Arabs with disabilities -- an amount to be surpassed in 2011.Chana Ya'ar, 3/6/2011, 7:06 PM

Health Ministry Warning on BPA

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

Israel Leads in Cancer Treatment

Israeli hospitals are on the cutting edge of providing treatment for cancer, according to the chief of Oncology at Rambam Medical Center.Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2011, 8:12 PM

Israeli Carpenter is 'CNN Hero'

An Israeli named as a CNN "hero" helps PA Arab medical patients as a way of healing his grief over his brother's murder by Hamas terrorists.Chana Ya'ar, 2/2/2011, 4:52 PM

Light at Night Can Cause Cancer

Researchers confirm link between "light at night" pollution and elevated rates of breast cancer. Best bet, they say: learn to sleep in the dark.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2011, 1:11 PM

A Heartfelt Hand Saves a Life

A quick-thinking Israeli doctor saved the life of a stabbing victim with a primitive technique. He stuck his fingers in the hole of his heart.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/19/2011, 10:01 AM

‘Dr. Clown’ Aids IVF Pregnancies

“Medical clowning” boosts in vitro fertilization pregnancies, according to an Israeli hospital study headed by a physician-turned-clown.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/16/2011, 9:49 AM

PA Girl Gets Medical Rights

Israel has granted “temporary resident” status to a 9-year-old PA girl from Gaza, and two family members, to enable her to receive medical care.Chana Ya'ar, 1/13/2011, 2:11 PM

Expert: Get Your Flu Shot Now!

This year's flu is mild, compared to last year's H1N1 pandemic - but that doesn't mean that the current risk is any smaller, says a top expert.David Lev, 1/9/2011, 9:00 AM

Hospitals Dangerously Full

Hospital are dangerously full; wards could be closed to new patients in just two weeks, the Nurses' Union warns.Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2011, 7:31 PM

Clean Air Law Goes into Force

From January 1, a comprehensive set of prohibitions and obligations applies to pollution sources in Israel. Gil Ronen, 1/4/2011, 12:14 PM

Physicists’ War against the Flu

Move over, physicians. Three Hebrew U. and US physicists may have the solution to the flu: Selective inoculation based on quantum mechanics theory.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/3/2011, 3:47 PM

The Root of Alcoholic Violence

Researchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R , 12/23/2010, 3:23 PM

PUAH Institute Holds Conference

Rabbis and doctors meet at special fertility and halakha conference in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Rochel Sylvetsky & Yoni Kempinski, 12/23/2010, 3:20 AM

New Research May Help Jet Lag

A novel modulator of cellular circadian rhythms has been discovered. It may lead to new therapies for jet lag and sleep disorders.Hana Levi Julian, 12/15/2010, 11:56 AM

Cell's Shipping & 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: 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

Why Don't People Get Flu Shots?

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

New Research to Help Fight 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

Check Children's Grape 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 Heads to Haiti, Again

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 Cell 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

Simple Blood Test for 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

'Zionism, Meshugas and Medicine'

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's 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 Working to Build New 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

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