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Watch: Israeli company on the cusp of finding diabetes cure?

4.2 million people succumbed to the disease in 2019 and by 2045, it's projected that 700 million will be diagnosed with the condition.

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Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Disease believed to have been present in London for months.

Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Weekly Torah Study: Metzora - imagine an infected house

Imagine a disease that looks like mildew on the walls of your home, but is of real concern.

Weekly Torah Study: Metzora - imagine an infected house

Bruce Willis calls it quits after announcing rare disease

The legendary actor says he has been diagnosed with a serious brain condition, forcing him to end his career in Hollywood.

Bruce Willis calls it quits after announcing rare diseaseplayer

First treatment for Tay-Sachs disease successfully tested

Positive results of drug's clinical trial heralded as "major breakthrough" in treating rare genetic disease common among Ashkenazi Jews.

First treatment for Tay-Sachs disease successfully tested

Another animal-to-human disease: leptospirosis

Around 50 cases of this disease have been reported recently, mostly among tourists who took dips in the country's rivers.

Another animal-to-human disease: leptospirosis

Endinng the nightmare

Our Father is screaming at us to return. He is making it clear that technology, treaties, and allies will not protect us from this plague.

Ending the nightmare

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

CDC, FDA, investigating 'multistate outbreak' of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, urge avoiding the products.

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

Health Ministry: Leptospirosis isn't contagious

Leptospirosis transfers only via animals, not people, Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov says.

Health Ministry: Leptospirosis isn't contagious

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.

Health Ministry: Number of leptospirosis cases rises to 42

Clean water to be added into infected Golan streams

In an effort to fight leptospirosis, Israel adds clean water into several northern streams.

Clean water to be added into infected Golan streams

Water company shuts tap due to suspicious test result

Water company says business as usual after closing tap due to abnormal test result.

Water company shuts tap due to suspicious test result

Fear of leptospirosis: 2 treated at hospital in Tzfat

Northern hospital tests two patients for leptospirosis after they arrive with abdominal, muscle, pain and fever.

Fear of leptospirosis: 2 treated at hospital in Tzfat

Warning to Golan hikers

27 people contract Leptospirosis disease; Health Ministry warns against entering Zaki, Yehudia, Meshushim, and Zavitan until further notice.

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Leptospirosis suspected in northern water sources

Nature and Parks Authority closes two streams as Health Ministry investigates leptospirosis cases.

Leptospirosis suspected in northern water sources

Parasitic disease outbreak in Samaria: Government must wake up

Dozens of residents ill, shortage of millions of shekels to protect settlements. Council head: Budget doesn't cover quarter of need.

Parasitic disease outbreak in Samaria: Government must wake up

Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Approximately 4,000 die each year in Israel from obesity; a quarter of adult population suffers from disease not due to behavioral weakness.

Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Israeli hospital sends delegation to cholera-stricken Zambia

Medical professionals from Israel help treat cholera victims in Zambia, which is battling an outbreak of the disease.

Israeli hospital sends delegation to cholera-stricken Zambia

Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

Team of Israeli, US, researchers successfully identifies a single gene which causes a rare and severe neurological disorder.

Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

Getting rid of old cells

Understanding why cells refuse to die may lead to treatments for age-related disease.

Getting rid of old cells

Main cause of death in Israel: Cancer

About 25% of deaths are from cancer, and another 21% are from heart disease.

Main cause of death in Israel: Cancer

CBS: Cancer, Heart Disease Biggest Killers

More Israelis died from cancer in 2012, the latest year for which statistics were available, than from any other disease.

CBS: Cancer, Heart Disease Biggest Killers in Israel

Ebola Outbreak Reaches African Capital

Guinea confirms lethal virus has infiltrated capital of two million, suspected cases in neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Ebola Outbreak Reaches African Capital

Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to 5 States, Kills 4

An outbreak of a rare and deadly type of meningitis has killed four people and caused 30 others to fall ill in five states across the US.

Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to 5 States, Kills 4 in U.S.

Israeli Medical Breakthroughs Offer Hope

A team of Israeli scientists offer hope in treating autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.

Israeli Medical Breakthroughs Offer Hope to Auto-Immune Patients