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Litzman Pressures Reluctant Hospitals to Shorten Wait for MRI Scans

Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman has gone to war with Israeli hospitals over the long wait for MRI scans.

Russia Invents Bubonic Plague Epidemic in US

Moscow advised citizens not to travel during the holidays due to supposed health risks in the U.S. and security risks elsewhere. Israel, chummy with Moscow, was not mentioned.

Israeli Salt Maker to Push Sodium Reduction at Paris Food Ingredient Fare

Israeli manufacturer Salt of the Earth, a global industry leader in salt and salt-related products, launches Umamix, its new sodium reduction ingredient for hamburgers and processed meat at Fi Europe, Paris, December 1-3.

Ben Gurion U. Students’ Cancer Therapy Wins Boston Competition

The student team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has won the Best Health and Medicine Project category in the prestigious 12th annual iGEM...

Kapparot ‘Sacrificial Chicken’ Ritual Gets Green Light in New York

A NYS Supreme Court judge has given a green light to the ancient Jewish custom of kapparot, transferring sins to a chicken before Yom Kippur.

Another Massive Heat Wave Hits Israel, Middle East

Another super high heat wave hit Israel Sunday and sent temperatures soaring over 100 degreees Farenheit.

Medical Marijuana to be Available at Pharmacies

Acting Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says it will be supervised like any other drug that is considered a narcotic.

Israeli Researchers: Smartphone App May Help Parkinson’s Patients [video]

A Smartphone app may be able to help prevent Parkinson's disease patients from falling.

Israeli Mental Health Services Moving to HMOs

Mental health care services are moving from the Health Ministry to direct supervision under the four Israeli HMOs.

Litzman Dumps Predecessor’s Policy, Returns Fluoride to Israeli Drinking Water

Deputy Health Minister Litzman dumps predecessor's policy and returns fluoride to drinking water in Israel.

Hebrew Univ. Study Links Fear of Terror with Risk of Death

A faster-beating heart as a result of fear of terror increase the risk of heart disease, researchers report.

Israeli Scientist Finds Omega-3 Reduces Smoking

A new study conducted by an Israeli scientist finds that Omega-3 helps reduce a smoker's craving for nicotine.

New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

A healthcare worker has returned to the US from West Africa suffering with symptoms resulting in testing for the Ebola virus at NYC's Bellevue Hospital.

Israeli ALS treatment Gets ‘Fast-Track’ FDA Designation

Stem cell treatment developed by Israeli company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics has been designated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a "fast-track" treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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