Land and sea crossings close to arrivals from China

Interior Min. Deri orders Israel's borders closed to those who were recently in China - with one catch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2020, 3:13 PM

Number of kidney donations hits all-time high

Health Ministry statistics show majority of organ transplants are kidney transplants, number of kidney transplants continues to climb.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 9:54 AM

Health Ministry food labeling reform launches

Food companies in Israel now required to mark products to warn public of high levels of sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.Mordechai Sones, 1/2/2020, 2:47 PM

Dep. Health Minister takes on role of Minister

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 1:18 PM

Health Ministry recommends: Videotape all medical operations

Special committee investigates complaints against doctors, suggests all operations be videotaped and complications centrally monitored.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 10:28 AM

Health Ministry: Watch for illegal counterfeit medications

Tel Aviv businesses sold fake medications illegally, Health Ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 12:43 PM

'Health Ministry reform harms children in the periphery'

MK Yogev to Dep. Health Min. Litzman: 'Why do you think eliminating options will reduce wait times?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 9:29 AM

He took weight loss pills - and ended up in the ICU

Health Ministry warns against taking VOX weight loss pills after man is hospitalized intensive care unit in life-threatening condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2019, 2:50 PM

Health Ministry warns: Frozen tilapia, hamburgers, recalled

Affected fish has 'uncharacteristic' smell, as well as an aftertaste, Health Ministry says.Chana Roberts, 9/27/2019, 11:44 AM

Health Ministry to ban sale of electronic cigarettes?

Health Ministry Director-General examines option to ban or limit sale of e-cigarettes - without passing a new law.Chana Roberts, 9/25/2019, 10:49 AM

Health Ministry to travelers to Uman: Vaccinate against measles

Ministry warns against measles outbreak in Ukraine, calling on those traveling there to make sure they are vaccinated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 4:49 PM

Health Ministry issues egg recall

Salmonella enteritidis found in eggs with sell-by dates in July and early August, Health Ministry warns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 10:58 AM

Health Ministry to stop funding children's therapies?

Blue and White MK urges Dep. Health Minister to backtrack on plan to defund private child development services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2019, 10:17 AM

Why did the Health Ministry hide its report?

Health Ministry hides survey showing low levels of public satisfaction with health care system, says it is "only for internal use."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 12:38 PM

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

New Health Ministry report on early childhood care, hospital wait times, shows improvement in health care, but leaves much to be desired.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 8:33 AM

Israel to combat measles with earlier vaccines for 2-year-olds?

Committee of experts proposes Health Ministry offer second dose of measles vaccine at two years instead of in first grade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2019, 10:05 AM

Report: 66% of Israelis exposed to secondhand smoke

Nearly half of smokers smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day; lack of law enforcement allows 66% of Israelis to suffer from secondhand smoke.Chana Roberts, 6/5/2019, 12:13 PM

Mumps outbreak in central Israel

Health Ministry vaccinates high school students in Modi'in after several of their peers fall ill with mumps.Chana Roberts, 5/29/2019, 4:46 PM

Flying to Ukraine? You may want to think again

Health Ministry issues travel advisory for five countries with measles outbreaks, asks travelers to reconsider plans.Chana Roberts, 5/14/2019, 2:24 PM

El Al sets up special vaccination clinic at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel’s Health Ministry orders local airlines to vaccinate staff against measles.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/23/2019, 7:35 AM

Tap water in haredi city of Modi'in Illit gets green light

Health Ministry tells residents: Testing shows tap water safe to drink again.Chana Roberts, 4/2/2019, 2:13 PM

Crisis averted as emergency services for settlements to continue

PM intervenes to end ongoing crisis with MDA's operations in Judea and Samaria, securing deal to ensure funding for emergency services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 4:21 PM

'There is one area in which the health system undoubtedly leads'

President Rivlin participates in Health Min. conference. "I hope the co-existence in our hospitals becomes the norm in Israeli society."Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 7:12 PM

More arrested in Health Ministry bribery affair

Raid on health inspector's home reveals hundreds of thousands of shekels from bribes to confirm sanitation passes to businesses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2019, 11:33 AM

From tomorrow: Prescription drug prices fall by average of 6.9%

Reduction follows reform to change the drug price control model led by Minister Kahlon and Deputy Minister Litzman.Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 10:57 PM

Fear of measles on flight from Turkey to Israel

Health Ministry calls on passengers on Turkish Airlines flight 788 Thursday from Istanbul to Ben-Gurion Airport to be examined by doctor.Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2018, 9:35 PM

MDA and United Hatzalah to cooperate

Health Ministry launches new information application to bring about cooperation between emergency organizations MDA and United Hatzalah.Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2018, 8:52 PM

Health Ministry: Leptospirosis isn't contagious

Leptospirosis transfers only via animals, not people, Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 2:32 PM

Health Ministry: Number of leptospirosis cases rises to 42

Health Ministry says rising number of leptospirosis cases under control, calls on relevant office to work together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 1:18 PM

Water company shuts tap due to suspicious test result

Water company says business as usual after closing tap due to abnormal test result.Orly Harari, 8/15/2018, 12:17 PM

Nurses' strike ends

Nurses' strike ends after union reaches agreements with the Ministries of Health and Finance.Orli Harari, 8/7/2018, 11:25 PM

Report: 30% of Israel's eggs infected with salmonella

Coop owners refuse plan, grant to improve coop hygiene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 8:01 AM

Supreme Court orders natural birth centers to remain closed

Supreme Court ruling states Health Ministry has the authority to close natural birthing centers.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 6/18/2018, 2:11 PM

Report: 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke

New study shows Israeli children are exposed to more cigarette smoke than their counterparts in England, Germany, and Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 1:54 PM

Health Ministry reveals main causes of death in Israel

Data shows cancer leading cause of death among men and women, followed by heart disease. Good news: Life expectancy in Israel on the rise.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 5:07 PM

State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

Health Ministry not working to reduce consumption of cigarettes, Health Minister Litzman hid meetings with tobacco company representatives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 8:03 AM

The unseen danger: How many Israelis die from air pollution?

Health report shows children consume pesticides while eating fruits and vegetables, Israel's desalinated water lacks magnesium and iodine.Chana Roberts, 12/18/2017, 8:50 AM

New law would bring Litzman back to Health Ministry

Proposed law would allow Litzman to return to the Health Ministry as deputy minister under Netanyahu as in the past.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2017, 4:38 AM

Doctors' strike reduced

Doctors in Israel to strike for two hours on Wednesday morning and resume full activities at 9:00 a.m.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2017, 2:27 AM

It's official: Health Minister resigns over Shabbat train work

Resignation letter submitted this morning to take effect in 48 hours. Litzman to Arutz Sheva: 'I'm disappointed I didn't stop desecration.'Mordechai Sones, 11/26/2017, 10:59 AM

Report: Netanyahu to serve as health minister

PM Netanyahu expected to serve as health minister as he attempts to persuade Litzman to come back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2017, 1:12 AM

Thousands of Israeli eggs contaminated with salmonella

Tests reveal dangerous strain of salmonella in Yesh Maof eggs. Company claims coops are clean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 9:57 AM

Health Ministry warns of new salmonella outbreak

Up to 11 million eggs could be contaminated with dangerous strain of salmonella - most of them have already reached supermarkets.David Rosenberg, 9/5/2017, 10:54 AM

Official forges documents, endangering public health

Licensing official suspected of submitting false documents to Health Ministry pharmaceutical division endangering public safety and health.Mordechai Sones, 8/30/2017, 12:37 PM

Health Minister opposes bill to raise smoking age to 21

20 MKs from across the political spectrum support a bill raising smoking age from 18 to 21 - but Health Minister opposes it.Chana Roberts, 8/14/2017, 1:36 PM

Seniors are most likely to commit suicide, Health Ministry finds

Divorced fathers, Ethiopian immigrants, are also at heightened risk. And why are Jews more likely to commit suicide than Arabs?Chana Roberts, 8/7/2017, 3:46 PM

Israel to subsidize HIV prevention drug

Health fund subsidizes anti-AIDS drug, offering patients to pay a few hundred each month instead of a few thousand.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 1:53 PM

Health Minister buries smoking report

Health Ministery: Rise in number of smokers illogical, we won't submit report until we can 'reexamine the statistics'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 3:00 PM

Will Israel subsidize the new anti-AIDS drug?

Israeli government approves new anti-AIDS drug meant to prevent healthy people - especially homosexuals - from contracting HIV.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2017, 1:31 PM

Health Ministry cautions against toxic children's products

Ministry says that poisonous chemicals exist in some children's jewelry - and current safety regulations are inadequate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 9:05 AM

Health Minister rejects compromise in Hadassah Hospital crisis

Health Minister Litzman rejects Justice Rubinstein proposal allowing cancer patient treatment by doctors who resigned at different hospital.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 7:09 PM

Government halts research on Haifa pollution

Health, Environment ministries say research investigating connection between Haifa pollution and higher morbidity needs to be redone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2017, 3:06 PM

New survey shows high rates of iodine deficiency in Israel

New national survey shows 62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women have low iodine intakes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2017, 3:41 PM

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

Parents of autistic children sue Welfare Ministry for not finding places for their toddlers in rehabilitative daycare centers.Yedidya Ben-Or, 3/27/2017, 12:30 PM

How can immigrants save Israel's healthcare system?

Knesset 'round table' meeting to discuss integration of immigrants into Israel's healthcare system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 1:47 PM

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