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

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