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Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in ICU at Bnei Brak Hospital

The public is asked to pray for the health of Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gitel Feige, b'toch sha'ar cholei Yisrael.

Israeli Hospital Training Spiritual Escorts for Patients

"The studies are not frontal in the sense of lectures, but include a lot of self-observation, and assimilation of materials in a practical and experiential way."

PM Netanyahu Recovering from Removal of Polyps

The prime minister is in "excellent health," according to a statement by Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

PM Netanyahu to Undergo Medical Procedure, Appoints Minister Miri Regev as Temporary Acting PM

This is not the first time Regev has stepped in for Netanyahu: the former IDF spokesperson was named acting prime minister in June as well.

Haredi Hospital Sued for Refusing Fertility Treatments to Unmarried Woman

This is the first time an Israeli court has approved a class action against a hospital.

Israeli Scientists Discover New Enzyme to Destroy in Metatastic Cancer Cells

The research team hopes to begin Phase 1 clinical trials within the next 18 months.

Gaza Report Shows 80% Below Poverty Line, 50% Unemployment

The report claims that during the decade of the blockade there has been an increase of half a million civilians in Gaza, without any improvement in services. Instead, poverty, unemployment and the decline in purchasing power have increased dramatically.

Kite Pharma, Launched by Israeli Scientists, Gets FDA Approval for Lymphoma Treatment

The Yescarta therapy will cost $373,000 for a one-time dose, which will surely become a major issue of concern for insurance companies and public health officials.

Israeli Scientists Turn Brain Cells Into Skin Cells

"Future developments based on this method may enable the transformation of one tissue taken from the patient's own body into another tissue to replace the damaged organ."

Israeli Scientists Develop Fast 3D Microscope with Nano Precision

"The high speed and precision will help biologists to follow dynamic processes in short time scales, while determining cell profile with nano-precision will help in diagnosing diseases such as cancer at early stages."

Israeli Doctor Tapped to Head World Medical Association

“The fact that an Israeli doctor was elected to the most prestigious role in the world of medicine . . . is very very significant."

Former IDF Chief Medical Officer: Inform Female Combat Soldiers of Higher Injury Risk

"When we integrate more and more women into combat units, we must make sure that they are consciously willing to volunteer, precisely because their injury rates are so much higher."

Israel Offers $15,000 Bonus to Olim Physicians Who Settle Up North

A recently launched, unique pilot program of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, integrates the need to remedy the...

IDF Soldier Dies After Collapse in Military Prison 4

The soldier was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after her collapse.

US to Pull Non-Essential Diplomatic Personnel from Cuba

The move follows unexplained “health attacks” on 21 staff in Havana; it's not yet clear "who is responsible or what is causing these attacks."

Israeli Rescued in Nepal

A Magnus rescue force tracked down and rescued the hiker, who had broken both of his legs and one arm.

United Hatzolah Treats 2,000 Medical Emergencies in Israel on Yom Kippur

The majority of the cases dealt with people who fainted, were dehydrated, or felt severely ill due to the fast.

Israeli Agro Companies Fight Black Sigatoka Banana Fungus With Biotech

Genome editing technology involves targeted modifications in a cell’s DNA in order to develop a potentially safer and healthier product.

Israeli Scientists Warn Fever During Labor May Present Risk to Mother

Tel Aviv researchers say fever during labor triggered by bacterial infection may cause neonatal complications.

Good News for Diabetics: Israeli Scientists Engineer Super Enzyme to Detect Glucose Levels

In addition to much clearer readings, the enzyme produces much quicker responses, thus lowering the test-taking time.

Israel Innovation Authority Launches Tender for Second Biotech Incubator in Northern Israel

"This is another part of the ongoing “Northern Plan” which will reach NIS 920 million by the end of 2018."

Frenkel Emergency Medical Center Opens at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem

"It is our hope that this place will become a leader and model in the quality of service that it provides to the public."

Saeb Erekat to Undergo Surgery in US after Outrage over Inclusion in Israel’s Transplant...

"In recent months there has been a major deterioration in my situation," Erekat said. "I need oxygen and have difficulty walking, and every day I expect two lungs to be implanted."

Israeli Rescuers Applauded on Streets of Mexico City

Retired spokesman & head of social Media for the IDF Spokesperson's office Peter Lerner filed the enclosed tweet from Mexico City.

BGU Medical School for International Health Announces Global Health Scholarship

“The need for medical training that addresses underserved populations has never been more important."

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