Study: Americans make up 15% of settler population in West Bank
Israel hits back at Swiss envoy's 'ugly act' in showing Netanyahu bird droppings cartoon
Switzerland regrets cartoon showing doves defecating on Netanyahu
‘Borderline corruption’ alleged against haredi political parties, chief rabbi
Jerusalem once again celebrates sacred music
‘We’ will connect
Concert review: English Indie band Alt-J rocks Israel
Tour Israel: Up, up and (almost) away
Maccabi Haifa shoots for first win at Kfar Saba
Gerbi’s Worlds medal hopes dashed in quarterfinals
Maccabi Tel Aviv dealt daunting yet fair draw
Israel’s national football team heads to Spain for first int'l showdown
‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews
WATCH: Palestinians struggle with IDF soldier, preventing boy's arrest
Family of missing soldier slams 'Hamas lies' broadcast on Al Jazeera
Hamas: 'IDF took terrorist's body instead of Israeli soldier's during 2014 Gaza war'
UN to decide September 15 on whether to raise Palestinian flag at headquarters
'Israel unwilling to understand Nakba, the trauma that constitutes Palestinian identity'
Jewish CEO of Ashley Madison infidelity site resigns amid hacking scandal
Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people
Report: Iran cancels Israeli conductor’s Tehran performance
'Jews have too much power and must be stopped,' white supremacist shooter tells jury
Germany warns Facebook: Clamp down on Holocaust denial - or else
US State Department clarifies description of Parchin as nuclear site
Sunni Muslim clerics furious over upcoming Iranian film about Muhammad
Obama aide due to arrive in Israel for talks on Iran nuclear deal
Concerns grow over Iran military complex as construction is spotted
US confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike
Analysis: Is ISIS here to stay in the Middle East?
US drone strike kills top cyber expert for ISIS, source says
Syria's Assad signals little chance of alliance against Islamic State
Risk of another autism spectrum disorder child after a first one is much lower than presumed
Allergy experts urge taking kids with symptoms for evaluation to avoid problems as school start
Study finds environmental factors, not just genetics, influence bowel disease
US anesthesiologists propose answer to serious shortage of Israeli specialists
A rock star, 9 congressmen, and one solar field
German, Israeli and Jordanian experts team up to explore climate change and bird migration
Israel likely to be water-stressed in 2040, study finds
Israelis excel at bottle recycling, less so in paper, cardboard, electronics
Israeli startup's digital 'guardian angel' saving lives of children with special needs
An Israeli laundry app with potential for more
Global innovators collaborate in Israel
The new space age: Israel holds youth satellite building contest
Global agenda: Move along
Israeli nanotech could improve fillings, breast implants
Grapevine: Good intentions gone awry
Grapevine: Toasting the New Year
This week in 60 seconds: Israel 1, BDS 0
What we should have learned
The story of Israel’s Arabs
My word: Between Duma and Douma
Into the fray: Water, not heavy water, is Iran’s desperate need
August 28: The Van Leer controversy
Parting shot: The NIS 64 question
The People and The Book: Of power and pain
Stasis of belligerence
Necessary Stories: Hitched
A concerned poet
The improbable Zionist
Open the gates of conversion
A literary life
Solemnity and levity on the shore
A laptop, Wi-Fi and a cup of coffee
Unusual tombs in the Kidron Valley
Here come the ‘monument men’
Oddities: Almost paradise
It’s a boy!
Shades of black and white
The face of Israeli prostitution
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: כִּנֶרֶת
הַמִזְרָקָה הַמוּזִיקָלִית בְּאֵילַת
Samphire and sourdough
Nokia, Motorola et al.....why why why?
Prayer in All the Wrong Places
Zionism and Chicken Soup
Metaphors in the Torah: “Ki Teitzei” (Deuteronomy 21.10 – 25.19)
Combatting Islamism - the Arab-Israel axis
Gaza Evacuees in Halutza, 10 Years Later
A Corner in Nitzana Forest in Memory of Sergeant Erez Sagi
Australian Legislators and Political Advisors Visit Gaza Border Communities
New Campsite for Youth Dedicated in Maginim Forest
Chinese Delegation Tours Negev Agriculture and Forestry
Italy’s National Day at EXPO 2015
The Ambassadors’ Club of Israel Tours the Galilee with KKL-JNF
The International Solidarity Mission Says Goodbye in Jerusalem
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Walking for Water with KKL France in the Mountains of Eilat
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Award Winning Designer Launches Career as Wedding Dressmaker
How Natalie Edwards Built a Successful Career in Israel’s Startup Industry
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
5 Strategies for Finding Your Professional Place in Israel
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
The Eisenberg’s Long Journey Home
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
WATCH: Why Olim #LiveLoveIsrael
5 Ways that Olim Kick Back
VIDEO: Are you ready for the South?
Make yourself at home… in Israel
NBN Announces Bonei Zion Prize Recipients for 2015
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Autistic spectrum disorders represent a variety of types of the neurodevelopmental disease that is diagnosed in around one in 20 children, more commonly in boys than in girls.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The most common cause of allergic asthma in school-age children is dust mites.
The survey of inflammatory bowel disorders among Jewish Ethiopian immigrants living in Israel.
The use of anesthesiology assistants, or non-physicians who learn the field and work under close supervision by specialists, could significantly alleviate the chronic shortage of Israeli specialists.
The portable, household "anaerobic digesters" can be taken along if people living in ramshackle huts or tent dwellers decide to move or relocate.
Platform for screening and evaluating small molecules as potential drugs for various human genetic disorders uses human pluripotent stem cells as a model system.
Help is available if a family adopts a dog or cat that turns out to have been abused.
Dr. Daniel Chemtob, director of the ministry’s department of Tuberculosis and AIDS, and colleagues have just published the study in the open-access 'Israel Journal of Health Policy Research'.
The social media provide opportunities and possibilities to interact and engage with people during emergencies by disseminating relevant information and gathering posted information.
ECMO, works by removing blood from the persons body and artificially removing the carbon dioxide and oxygenating red blood cells.
There is a risk that hospitals will not be able to perform non-emergency operations.
Like the gas, licensing and taxing locally grown marijuana could be a boon for the government coffers.
By NIV ELIS
Racing technology coming from the Technion and a new way to login to your online accounts?
The recent Israel Medical Conference in Jerusalem, attended by over 1,000 laymen, offered experts discussing a variety of relevant subjects.
Employers consent to court’s request that the strike stop and for the two sides sit down for serious deliberations until an agreement is reached.
For the first time, cigarette smoking is linked to a major decrease in the concentration of bone marrow progenitor cells.
The meeting, held in the municipality office of Safed Mayor Ilan Shohat, was called to discuss health disparities between the center of the country and the periphery.
A sense of connection to a being larger than oneself was associated with better physical function and fewer, or less severe, symptoms of cancer or treatment, according to patient reports.
Most implants develop microscopic cracks and defects over the years.
Epilepsy is an ancient brain condition that responds well to prescription drugs, but 30% of patients need more help.
In the first part of the study, the researchers examined the electrical activity in the brains of rats during social behavior.
Litzman added that the patient will be in the center, with public hospitals strengthened and waiting periods for treatment and MRI scans reduced.
Some 1,000 technicians in the government, Clalit, municipal and voluntary hospitals will stop working.
Deputy minister says Israeli medicine is excellent and admired by many other countries but there is suffering from long queues, manpower shortages and nosocomial (in-hospital) infections.
Melanoma results from the uncontrolled division of melanocytes in the skin.
Queues for doctors are "longer, patients are frustrated and angry, and Leumit secretaries have informed me that the Leumit clinics are emptying out."
Assistant Prof. Akram Alian said on Sunday that due to the partial failure of existing drugs, the strategy of medical research in this field is changing.
Health advice for your burning questions.
By RX FOR READERS/JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Until now, the authorization had to be signed by a doctor, but as the four public health funds did not agree that personal physicians sign the exact forms, it fell to sports medicine doctors.
The research team think that problem occurs because the beta cells in the pancreas, which create insulin, “forget their vital task of producing insulin when they wait for a meal.
The Customs Authority’s drug unit identified 42 packages all coming from the same address in Bulgaria.
“This is a breakthrough that can improve PTSD treatment in a big way,” Tel Aviv University researcher says.
The research results were sent for presentation at the European Burns Conference to be held in Germany in September.
The policy shift will make it easier for tens of thousands of people with pain and other chronic symptoms to get medical marijuana.
Empathy is a key mechanism for understanding the other, helping us to feel the emotions of someone distinct from ourselves.
Cochlear implants, in addition to conventional hearing aids, are increasingly supplied by the government and health funds to the severely deaf.
HoloDent reduces the time it takes to get dentures from 30 days to 30 minutes, while making the treatment more comfortable and precise.
Researchers from University of Haifa, Tel Aviv University and the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center conduct study on fatty liver disease and ties to gym training.
Between 4,000 and 6,000 patients die each year from contamination at hospitals.
Knesset Public Complaints Committee to ask Economics Minister Arye Deri to take measures.
The reform transferred responsibility for mental health treatment from the ministry’s hands to those of the four health funds.
Rabbi Yeshaya Haber discussed the kidney donation that he himself received and which opened his eyes to the issue, how he helped more than two hundred people in Israel to donate a kidney.
By JEREMY SHARON
Ellen Hershkin set to take over from Marcie Natan
By JENNA PERLMAN
Successful resuscitation of heart attack victims, including from the use by rescuers of defibrillators following cardiac arrest, has also lowered the rate of potential donors.
Prof. Jochanan Benbassat was a senior staffer in his department at Hadassah University Medical in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem in the 1970s and 1980s.
Since 2010, ranking rose impressively from 19th place.
According to a new statistical report, the Health Ministry says that by the end of January there were 15,457 budgeted general-hospital beds, with 167 added in 2014 alone.
Prof. Joseph Jacobson, a leading physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is not only the inventor of e-ink but also a mover in creating artificial DNA to eventually cure diseases.
Make sure your child is drinking sufficient water.
Mortality rates lower now than at the turn of century, but improvement is more dramatic in men.
The study recently appeared in the prestigious journal ITAL Nature Medicine END ITAL.
MKs hear sad testimony from patients suffering from painful diseases.
Israel adopting stricter limitations in light of recommendation by European Medicines Agency.
School bags should have wide, cushioned straps that can be adjusted with buckles.
IsrALS organization has given seed money for an Israeli startup, EyeControl for development of affordable mobile communication device.
The authorities confiscated 71 personal vehicles of violators who owe money and collected NIS 100 million more in debts.
Biomarkers show some young adults are aging three times faster than others.
Annual report compares more than 40 health indicators in 34 countries.
Welfare Minister: we have to protect our children from possible dangers
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
A round-up of the latest health news.
Prof. Peter Piot has been involved with HIV from its first discovery in humans as a researcher, clinician and UNAIDs official; His new book tells the story nearly 35 years since it became a pandemic.
Advances in medicine, as well as the recent focus on surrogacy, has brought to the fore various options for some couples, but certainly not all.
By BATYA L. LUDMAN
It is preferable not to eat either butter or margarine on a regular basis, but occasionally soft margarines without trans fats are available.
Officials praises natural gas outline as a way of "earning money to improve medical services."
Academics working in mental health to start sanctions on the first day of ‘revolutionary’ reform.
Operation Pangea, under the aegis of the World Customs Organization, was launched in 2008 by eight countries.
Director of the Association for the Protection of Individual Rights rejects ministry's remarks; says "We live in a terrible environment for LGBTs. Don’t hide your heads in the sand.”
A study of a number of online forums says seniors were heading online to bring up issues that they cannot talk about or that their doctors ignore.
Photos from Kaplan Medical Center showing doctor with pendant after it was pulled out, and girl with medical clown and playing with soap bubbles.
To help advance research on devastating neurodegenerative disease Prize4Life-Israel offers prize to discover why some die quickly from Lou Gehrig’s disease and others survive for decades.
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a sea creature that ejects its digestive system when danger threatens, and then regenerates it within two weeks.
The Hebrew University’s medical library is consolidating digital data with old, rare books and medical equipment that continue to educate.
Israel-American team says technology will “change the face of biomedical research by creating the ability to identify unique disease-related genes and predict their biological functions."
Botox (botulin toxin) is not the only way to get smoother.
Method may pave way to provide alternative to using electrodes into various parts of the heart.
The main purpose of video cameras in hospitals of all kinds is to prevent theft, smoking and various other violations of the law on the premises.
Ministry says equipment was added to 2015 basket of health services to help people who suffer from aphasia, other speech problems and complicated motor disabilities.
Researchers conclude that while some randomized and controlled studies have shown benefit, others have not.
Now new research compares 278 pregnancies in which one fetus disappeared with 252,000 children born in normal single and 1,800 twin pregnancies.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, becoming fit is more important to health than
losing fat. A leading US cardiologist and fitness expert who made his first visit
to Israel explains why.
Health Minister says it is unconscionable that any patient had to wait for weeks or months for MRI test.
Jewish National Fund among recipients of grant money.
If you are sensitive to swimmer’s ear, use a combination of ear plugs and alcohol to clean the inner canal.
Jerusalem’s burgeoning cycling scene negotiates challenging logistics and exciting terrain
By BARRY DAVIS
Herzog Hospital has struggled to cope with its lack of space for patients. And the waiting list is only growing.
By SHANA MEDEL
Birthday cakes balanced with fruits, vegetables, and physical activities are on the menu
Some 400 food establishments in Tel Aviv are certified "vegan friendly," including Domino's Pizza.
Health Ministry statistics indicate that in 2011, 64 children came to hospitals after swallowing cigarette butts they found in parks or ashtrays at home.
By GIL HOFFMAN
MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) told the committee that her daughter, a medical resident, was required to sign a statement that she will not get pregnant for a year.
By LAHAV HARKOV
"The quicker we get involved, the better the prognosis."
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Granting more than 3,000 children the joy of a fulfilled desire, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is celebrating 20 years in Israel.
By TAMARA UNGAR
Readers get answers for their medical and health queries.
Lack of cover in public spaces has us scrambling for protection from the blistering sun; Design Museum Holon presents possible solutions
By CARL HOFFMAN
Ramat Gan Safari successfully operated on Samouni, an 8-year-old lion, after carers noticed abnormal swelling in his abdomen.
Are the scales balanced on the matter of passenger vs luggage weight?
By MARK FELDMAN
Reciting a litany of ailments, illnesses and worse has become a regular part of the casual “How are you and how’s your family?” conversation.
By BRIAN BLUM