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Israeli Scientists: Parents Vastly Underestimate Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

"Studies have shown that 85% of smoke is invisible, and many components of cigarette smoke are odorless."

British Tourist Dies During Anti-Israel Bicycle Trek

The man had passed out a short time earlier, but reportedly, other members of his bicycling group told him he was OK to continue the bike trek.

Rabbis Approve In Vitro, Split on In Utero Meat

Rabbis Dov Lior, Yuval Cherlow, and Shlomo Aviner believe that the new invention is vital.

Israeli Researchers Says Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Israeli researchers say hyperbaric oxygen treatment has the potential to correct behavioral and physical deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease.

PM Netanyahu Released from Hospital following Tests

Netanyahu was admitted for tests suffering from coughing fits and a high fever.

Knesset to Vote on Paternity Leave

"This is the beginning of a significant revolution. I stayed at home for three months with each of my children after they were born, and I enjoyed it very much."

NIS 15 Billion Allocated — With A Plan — To Develop Northern Israel

There have been many plans announced to develop northern Israel, but this time the government is putting money and a time frame behind the proclamation.

MDA Treats ‘Hundreds’ Around Israel Over Secular New Year’s Eve

Hundreds of people required treatment throughout the country overnight on secular New Year's Eve, says MDA.

Measles Virus Prevents Wedding in Brooklyn

The groom was found to be ill with the measles virus upon his arrival in the United States.

Unvaccinated Children Told To Stay Home As Measles Outbreak Spreads

The directive, issued last week by Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, went into effect on November 5th.

Immunization Bill Imposes Economic Sanctions on ‘Anti-Vaxxers,’ Option to Ban Children from School

The death of an 18-month-old infant in Jerusalem earlier this month was the first recorded death from measles in Israel in 15 years.

Israel’s Health Ministry Confirms Two Deaths in West Nile Virus Outbreak

Both were older Israelis, ages 85 and 76; one had "preexisting health issues."

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 Farmers, Nurseries Clamoring for Cannabis Permits

The Knesset is considering legislation to allow Israel to export medical marijuana. Ministers estimate sales of the product could inject as much as $1.1 billion into the Israeli economy.

Litzman Asks Communications Minister Kara to Revoke United Hatzalah’s Hotline Number

The chairman of the Executive Committee of MDA, whose influence on the direction of the organization is enormous, is Avraham Mordechai Manela, a key figure in the Gur Chasidic sect.

President Rivlin Visits Sheba Hospital for Update on Peres’ Fight for Life

Pres. Reuven Rivlin made a bikur holim visit to Sheba Medical Center after the Sabbath to visit former Pres. Shimon Peres.

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.

Report: Dysentery Outbreak in Northern Negev City of Arad

“The mayor’s office says the vendor’s contract has been terminated . . . but at the end of the day, the parents don't trust the food at this point."

Hebrew U Researchers Discover Promising Treatment Against Aggressive Brain Tumors

"Not only can this breakthrough molecule kill tumor cells on its own, it has the power to help former chemotherapy-resistant cells become chemotherapy-sensitive once again.”

Outlawed Islamic Movement Head Arrested Where Arab Hunger-Striker is Hospitalized

The head of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Israel was arrested outside HaEmek Hospital in Afula.

Sheba Medical Center International Summit Attracts Top American Hospital and Healthcare Execs

The Sheba Summit 2018 focused on “The Future Hospital: Setting Strategies for 2030 and Beyond."

Sheba: A Template for Peace & International Cooperation

Israel enjoys close relations with a number of countries that cover the gamut of growing cooperation - military, economic, natural resources and humanitarian.

Bar-Ilan Study: Your Stressed-Out Bacteria Could Trigger Autoimmune Response

Autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, scleroderma, and pulmonary fibrosis.

Beit Shemesh Mayor’s Infant Grandson Passes Away

The infant grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul has passed away after a head injury.

Quadruplets Born at Rambam in Haifa to Wise Family [video]

“During this Passover season, ours is a story that carries a message of hope for everyone.”

Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

There is no blockade at the Israel-Gaza border: it operates like any other international border, with normal hours and inspections.

Nearly 20K Tons of Goods Delivered to Gaza Via Kerem Shalom Crossing

Kerem Shalom Crossing is on the southern Gaza Border, and open Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Israeli, US Scientists Discover Link to Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis [video]

Israeli and American researchers have found an important link to a treatment that prevents breast cancer metastasis.

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