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Vaccination Debate Rears Head Again

A most disturbing aspect to anti-vaccination groups is that debunked frauds and misinformation are routinely treated as fact.

Religious Zionists’ Spiritual Leader on Vaccination: Listen to Doctors, Don’t Be Your Own Physician

"We very much value independent and critical thinking, but we also need some common sense and humility."

Report: Fewer Than 20 Percent of Israelis Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

During the 2016-17 school year, 18 percent of Israeli elementary school age children were obese.

Israel to Tax Electronic Cigarettes as Regular Cigarettes

The move came after a year-long struggle by the Israeli “Avir Naki” (“Smoke Free Israel” organization and Likud MK Yehuda Glick.

Israeli Scientists Find Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Gait in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Tel Aviv University researchers say transcranial direct current therapy positively impacts mobility and executive functions.

Billionaire Donates $20m to Israel’s Sheba Hospital for Nuclear Medicine, Research Center

Targeted cyclotron radiation, which causes minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue, has been hailed by some as a form of “magic bullet” in the field of cancer treatment.

Haifa U Study: Our Handwriting Reveals Our Mood

The goal: to create an objective index of mood independent of the individual’s subjective report.

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, Warns Crown Heights-based ‘Operation Survival’ (video)

"Some people still tend to think of drug use as an 'outside problem', but the reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate."

Israeli Tech To ‘Transform’ British Healthcare System

“This will deliver Israeli innovation and technology for the good of the British people,” UK Ambassador David Quarrey said.

Israeli Scientists Find Medical Cannabis Significantly Safer for Elderly With Chronic Pain Than Opioids

More than 60 percent were prescribed medical cannabis due to the pain, particularly pain associated with cancer.

Israeli Research Creates ‘ Superfood’ Out of Blemished Apples

“The powder can be integrated into many food products and enrich their nutritional values, give them a refreshing apple flavor and turn them into a superfood.”

President Rivlin Visits Downed F-16 Pilot, Navigator, in Hospital

The President visited the combat pilot whose condition was upgraded to moderate, and met his wife and infant son and his parents.

Israeli Doctors Restoring Patient’s Jaw Using Shinbone

In a surgery that lasted 12 hours, a multidisciplinary team of more than 30 doctors and nurses removed a tumor from a patient's mouth and reconstructed part of her jawbone to fit in the gap.

Israeli Doctors Remove Battery from 10-Months-Old Baby’s Stomach

The battery, from a toy, caused an ulcer in the stomach of 10-month-old baby Ram.

Benefits of Smoking Cessation Medications Diminish Over Time, Israeli Researchers Say

"This study is particularly important in Israel, where 22.5 percent of adults smoke and the rate of smoking is not declining."

Medical Imaging Devices Need Cyber Security, Say Israeli Researchers

Researchers found CT devices face the greatest risk of cyberattack due to their pivotal role in acute care imaging.

Israel, International Donors to Supply Power, Water & Help Clean Up Gaza

It is expected the southern Gaza desalination plant will supply half a million residents with some 20,000 cubic meters of water per day.

Report: 97% of Gaza’s Drinking Water at Sewer Quality

"The sewage reaches the beaches of Ashkelon and Ashdod, but first it pollutes our own beaches."

Knesset Committee Approves Accessibility Law

The new policy was drafted by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon. It becomes law in February 2018.

Hasidic Movement Bans EMT Volunteering on Penalty of Expulsion

Deputy Health Minsiter Yakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) is a senior member of the Gur Hasidic movement.

Snipers Slated To Defend Israel’s Borders Against Rabies

Israel’s northern region has been hit with an unprecedented rabies epidemic in recent months.

FDA Approves Teva Leukemia Treatment

The medication is approved for treatment of recently-diagnosed low-risk adults with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).

Israel Fines Teva $22 Million for Corruption

Last Friday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to junk rating, citing the company’s debt load.

Beis Finger Rehab Center Opens for MS, Neuro Residents in Jerusalem

Beis Finger is intended to be accessible to those from the central region of the country, and is fully disabled-accessible.

LGBT, Ethiopian Groups Praise MDA’s Blood Donation Decision

"I consider it a victory and another sign that Israeli society, which supports the community, is fed up with the conservative vision of the politicians.”

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