NYC Health Dept. Orders Yeshivas to Ban Unvaccinated Students

The facts: 21 hospitalized with measles including 5 in the ICU; 246 of the 285 cases were children and 39 were adults, since October 2018.

Study: Israel Suffers Least Diet-Related Deaths in the World

The Jewish state was joined in the healthiest-diet group by France, Italy and other countries in the northern Mediterranean region.

NYS Supreme Court Judge Vacates Emergency Measles Ban

The 30-day order, enacted March 26, included places like schools, stores, shopping malls and places of worship as well as any form of public transportation.

Yasher Initiative Awards $12M to Improve Accessibility at Jewish Camps

The mammoth grant award was announced just before the start of World Autism Day.

El Al Flight Attendant Hospitalized, Measles Suspected

The flight attendant’s condition was listed as serious; she was unconscious Wednesday evening.

President Rivlin Visits his Wife Nechama at Beilinson Hospital

"Unfortunately, last night she had a serious cardiac incident caused by weakness in one of the valves in her heart."

At Poriya Hospital, Birthing Mother Delivered With Measles

The hospital had to immunize 26 other newborns as a result.

Israeli Government to Fund MDA Emergency Medical Services in Judea, Samaria

“Our services there will [now] be fully funded for 2019, easing the financial pressure Magen David Adom has been under while we’ve continued to fully provide EMS services,” said Ronen Bashari, MDA’s head of operations.

Bar-Ilan Study Shows Children’s Ritalin Treatment Predicts Antidepressant Use in Adolescence

The study is the first of its kind to examine the connection between children diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed MPH between the ages of six and eight, and future dispensed prescriptions of antidepressants.

New York’s Rockland County Declares Measles State of Emergency

The Rockland County Department of Health will host a free MMR vaccination clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Pomona.

Israel Marks World Autism Awareness Day at Beit HaNasi

More than 80 percent of surveyed parents said they would not want their child to be in a group with a child with special needs.
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Watch: Two Healed Turtles Return to the Sea

Inspectors of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Friday released to the Mediterranean two sea turtles after several they had received months of medical care.

National Autism Research Center opens at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

It will provide access to research for scholars seeking new treatment methods, create shared national databases and distribute information to decision-makers, health-care professionals and the general public.

NYC Health Dept. Says 5 More Yeshivas Allowed Unvaccinated Children Into Class

“The outbreak is not over, and we will continue to see additional cases as long as unvaccinated students are not properly excluded from attending school.”

University of Haifa and “ii2020” Sign Collaboration to Transform Haifa into Digital Health Powerhouse

The University and Dr. Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) announce partnership which will use the vehicle of digital health to create thousands of new jobs in Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city.

Israeli Scientists Create Biosensor to Isolate Leukemic Stem Cells

"A lack of tools to specifically isolate leukemic stem cells has precluded the comprehensive study and specific targeting of these stem cells until now."

First Lady Awake Following Lung Transplant, Talking to Doctors, Family

"Her doctors at Beilinson Hospital stress that the early days following a transplant operation are still considered critical, but they are very satisfied with her progress."

First Lady Nechama Rivlin Undergoes Single Lung Transplant

"Nechama required this operation because she has been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for several years. The transplant took place after a long period of waiting."
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WATCH: Arab Volunteers Train to Save Lives Under Star of David – in Jerusalem

Arab volunteer first responders on Wednesday participated in an emergency drilled in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Zur Bahr.

aMoon2 Raises $660 Million, Becomes Largest Israeli Venture Capital Firm

Israel’s electronic medical records account for 98 percent of the population, going back two decades. The Israeli government recently launched a national project that will invest $272 million in digital health initiatives over the next five years.

PCV Vaccine Leads to Steep Decline in Childhood Hospitalizations

"Our take-home message to all the parents out there is that vaccines work. . . We saw community-acquired bacteremia, pneumonia, and focal infections all decrease."

Shabbat Shalom…a Kidney is Waiting for You in the Hospital

Police came to the Ultra-Orthodox man's house on Shabbat to inform him that a life-saving Kidney had become available...

21 Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month

The problems this yeshiva has had with vaccinating its students go back to 1981, when its principal was fined by New York City's Health Department for failing to insure that his students were properly immunized.

Israeli Research Finds that Home Births are 3 Times More Dangerous than at Hospitals

The research found that 15 out of every 1,000 babies born in non-hospital settings are at risk of death, compared to five out of every 1,000 babies born in hospitals.

MDA Will ‘Honor Litzman’s Request’ to Delay Ending Service in Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley

"MDA previously announced that on March 1, it would shut its regional station serving residents south of Beit She’an all the way to the Dead Sea."

Jordan Valley Council to Red Crescent: Please Help, Litzman Abandoned Us

Next Sunday, March 1, MDA will shut down its station which would mean no emergency medical response to future accidents on Route 90, Israel's most dangerous highway.

NYC Health Dept. Issues Advisory for Orthodox Jews Traveling to Israel

Most of the affected neighborhoods in New York City have been those with large Orthodox Jewish populations, particularly the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Williamsburg.

Israel Ranks in Top 10 in Bloomberg’s Healthiest Country Index

Spain and Italy both share eating habits that are similar to those of Israelis.

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.

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