Michael Oren enters politics with Koolanu
Herzog: Israel faces 'economic kassams'
Liberman: North Korea’s cyber attacks underscore its threat to peace
AG’s office to rule on funding new settler visitor center during elections
Former health minister: Israel should follow FDA in allowing blood donations from homosexuals
Psoriasis patients march in Tel Aviv to stress that it is not infectious
Chronic exposure to terror threat increases risk of natural death, says Hebrew U study
Energy Ministry slams Antitrust Commissioner for delaying Leviathan development
Environment Ministry to submit NIS 17m. plan for Arava oil spill rehabilitation
Tech Talk: Technology and health
David's Sling 'can intercept warheads over enemy territory,' Rafael official tells 'Post'
From the BBC with love
Conversion law implementation delayed
Antiquities Authority finds 1,600-year-old glass bracelet with menorah inscription
Theater Review: Gorodish
Hapoel Beersheba has top two in sights
Cup win comes in timely manner for Hapoel Jerusalem
Sports: Blatt landslide choice as top Israeli in 2014
Maccabi and Hapoel to meet in TA Cup derby
In pictures: American astronaut photographs Israel from space on Christmas
IDF deploys Iron Dome near Netivot, Beersheba in wake of rising Gaza tensions
Two police officers stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City
Gantz dismisses Givati commander accused of sexual harassment against female soldiers
Lapid: Jerusalem will not be divided 'no matter what happens' with the Palestinians
Liberman: No election goes by without an investigation against Yisrael Beytenu
Don't believe the hype - Israel's elections neither 'historic' nor 'a battle for its soul'
Should the next crop of Hatnua MKs watch their backs?
Bennett endorses US-born primary candidate Uri Bank
Report: Nasrallah is pushing for Hamas reconciliation with Syria and Iran
Erekat: UNSC to vote Monday on draft demanding Israeli withdrawal from West Bank
Two arrested in connection with Thursday's firebomb attack
IDF fires, injures Palestinian man attempting to cross Gaza border
Girl hurt in firebomb attack improves slightly, but life remains in danger
French police arrest fourth suspect in Creteil rape and robbery
Bullet holes discovered at Jewish storefront in Paris
Juden, SS and six million more spray-painted at Jewish cemetery in Greece
United Synagogue Youth drops ban on interdating
Iranian Army affiliated twitter account: Our soldiers are on Israel's borders
Egypt bans the movie 'Exodus'
Assad orders Christmas Day strike on Islamic State territory
Erdogan to Europe: Eradicate anti-Muslim racism before daring to criticize Turkey
Report: Doha puts its support for Hamas on hold
Islamic State fighters are moving ever closer towards Israel
Were the Temples built on the summit of Mount Moriah?
Into the fray: Israel’s only option
The POSTman Knocks Twice: Menachem Begin’s black dog
What happened to Steven Salaita?
My word: The non-picture-perfect year
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
Book Review: Challenging the past
Embracing the complex
A taste of Spain’s Hanukka 2014 celebrations
A personal mission
Grapevine: Support for survivors
How Coca-Cola became kosher
Wading Through Widowhood: Another election
Grapevine: Replenishing ‘good deeds’
Bat Yam, a city by the sea
The non-Arab Middle East: Iran, Turkey and Israel
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
Enjoying the desert, in the respite of winter
Here to stay
Learning to cope
Barkat : nous ne laisserons pas la violence nous décourager
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Un autre regard sur l’Ethiopie
Dany Boon, un humoriste humaniste
Tel père, tel fils
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
Loin de la campagne
1.6 million d'Israéliens sous le seuil de pauvreté
Recrutement sous haute surveillance
Retour à un monde perdu
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ce que veut Kerry, ce que veut Abbas
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
A journey of faith: Pilgrims celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land
PHOTOS: A look inside Christmas Eve in Bethlehem
Netanyahu on Christmas: Middle East Christians subject to violence, persecution and fear
A snapshot of Christmas in Iran
Holiday lights and holy sites: Christians head to Jerusalem on Christmas Eve
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.27.2014 | 5 Tevet, 5775
Served as a top adviser to former PM Salam Fayyad.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
More than 90 Israeli companies are involved in some way in the issues of digital health, according to venture capital head.
By NIV ELIS
JPPI president says genetic tests tests could foster an "expanded circle of individuals" who feel an affinity for Jews and Israel.
By SAM SOKOL
L’épopée médicale hiérosolomytaine est intimement liée aux questions de religion, de foi et de miracles. Visite guidée.
By Nicole Perez
MIXiii, le salon international de l’industrie biomédicale a ouvert ses portes aux plus grandes compagnies du monde
By LAURA UZAN
The two countries will be investing £10 million into the research over the next five years.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Dr. Kimchi and her team developed lab mice that retain some natural instincts, such as the ability to react to danger.
The impact of starvation on expectant mothers produced one of the first known epigenetic “experiments.”
Vital mechanism that causes accumulation of protein plaques in brain has been discovered by scientists in Israel, and may eventually lead to cure for fatal dementia.
Researchers at Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University develop way to diagnose blood problems early on, prevent serious hemorrhages thus saving lives.
Doctors, clinics, hospitals and patients are being brought together by electronics. It will be a revolution in healthcare, according to participants in a Jerusalem symposium.
On the one hand, they are in Israel and see what Gaza terrorists have done, and at the same team they see how their own population is being hurt.
Is there a yoga regimen to strengthen our oculars?
Hospital save 37-year-old mother of three from Katzrin from death after suffering a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting.
The program aims to reduce the need for the elderly to move to special housing and to instead receive services directly at their homes.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Treasury said to be adding NIS 1 billion to country’s healthcare system as part of reforms to be implement in next few years.
It remains unclear if Finance Minister Yair Lapid will agree to finance expensive reforms.
There are 334 Israelis with Parkinson’s per 100,000 residents, a very high rate compared with other developed countries.
Ministry seeking more information on unlicensed medical practitioner in Israel, Adiel Tel-Oren.
Couple is donating $18 million, marking their 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthdays.
Law could lead doctors to hook up prisoners to tubes; Health Ministry says it is full of checks and balances.-
HMO director-general Avigdor Kaplan says no one is enthusiastic about agreement reached between Hadassah and the government.
Starting August 1, Health Ministry officers will visit pharmacies and enforce the regulations against electronic cigarettes.
The results of the Israeli-French research will be useful in understanding processes such as fertilization or the formation of muscle fibers.
Neuroscientist Prof. Michal Beeri has returned from a decade in New York to investigate the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Between one tenth and one fifth of epilepsy attacks result from serious trauma to the head.
Condition called esophageal adenocarcinoma has strong link to deadly cancer.
Hemophilia once killed people, mostly males, before they reached high-school age.
Uniform supplementary health policy for country’s four health funds would cover surgery, second opinions regarding operations.
When paramedics arrived, the five year old was without a pulse after a piece of a hot dog became stuck in his airway.
New class of IDF combat medics mark graduation from the United Hatzalah combat medic-to-civilian emergency medical technicians’ course.
The HMO has already run out of the NIS 100 million that it was given two months ago.
The new Cologuard test requires no bowel preparation, medication restriction or diet change.
MDA setting up special blood donation spots at tourist locations, shopping centers and other public areas in preparation for holiday.
Researches at Ben-Gurion University make discovery on tiny parasitic wasp.
Weizmann Institute immunologist has developed a promising experimental drug that could help half of the near 5 million people suffering from System lupus erythematosus.
Of the 508 people diagnosed with TB in the past year, 90 percent were born abroad and 58% are not Israeli citizens.
“The only thought in my head is that he was born to save other youngsters. If not, there is no explanation for what happened,” said his mother.
Against the decrees of the rabbinical leaders, medical facilities began to spring up in disease-ravaged Jerusalem in the mid-19th century.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
Three thousand years’ worth of health-related artifacts and information related to the capital are on display at the Tower of David Museum.
By CARL HOFFMAN
The death toll has jumped by over 1,000 since November 26 alone, according to the World Health Organization.
Israel-based pharmaceutical company is battling to protect key patent for $4-billion-a-year multiple sclerosis drug that is due to expire in September 2015.
Health funds made a total profit of NIS 31 million in 2013, a decrease from NIS 68m. during the previous year.
Health Ministry chief has permanently removed video clip produced for NIS 450,000 for World AIDS Day from website and Facebook page.
The association joins international effort for ‘Health For All, Everywhere -- Universal Health Coverage Day.’
Age and emotional development influence kids’ coping abilities, but all benefit when parents grant legitimacy to their feelings and encourage them to ask questions.
By RX FOR READERS/JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Zarka, who works out of the Tel Hashomer army headquarters, will soon run Safed’s Ziv Medical Center, not far from the village of Peki’in where he was raised.
Private pharmacists may check chronic patients and eventually give flu vaccinations.
476 new cases of HIV among Israelis in 2013; minor decline from previous year.
‘Though dry eye is very common, some people don’t even realize they have it or regard it as normal, so they don’t consult with doctors’
The one-week course for second-year medical students presents a holistic approach to caring for patients with cancer that goes beyond the biological aspects of the disease.
Lack of bowel control is a growing phenomenon, but it remains largely ‘unmentionable’ not only among those suffering in silence but also among general practitioners.
Assuta Medical Centers and other private hospitals have been carrying out a massive media and lobbyist campaign to fight the government’s intention to tax and restrict private medicine.
Thousands of children are set to knock on doors throughout the country, asking for contributions for the promotion and treatment of some 34,500 people with intellectual disabilities in Israel.
Bill was proposed by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon, who argues that many people have to choose between food and drugs for chronic diseases.
Parents are often required to accompany their children for the difficult treatments four times a week for an average of four hours per treatment.
Leading biologists at Rehovot’s Weizmann Institute of Science reject offer by US companies to encourage women to postpone motherhood and boost careers.
Ministry working to ensure medical treatment is satisfactory and that HMO is carrying out commitments in recovery program.
Bruchian claims acting D-G not running hospitals and that others pull the strings.
Israel remains near the bottom of the list of 34 OECD countries in this measure – there are 1.87 beds per 1,000 Israelis, compared to an average of 3.4.
Site compares supplementary insurance programs offered by Clalit, Maccabi, Meuhedet and Leumit health services.
Efforts will increase to locate people entering Israel from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
By HERB KEINON
Three teams of medical professionals, along with mobile emergency clinics, will be sent to West Africa.
The new list includes exposure to electromagnetic radiation as a possible cause of cancer.
Ashkenazi Jews have played an important role in the study of human genetics, with notable successes in gene mapping as well as prenatal and cancer screening.
Rated #16 among US medical centers, NYC’s Mount Sinai Hospital has expanded beyond its original Jewish roots.
Six hundred new medical technologies proposed for inclusion in basket.
‘The pain resulting from the cramps is excruciating. I’ve reached the point where I’m almost afraid to go to sleep.’
Shaare Zedek Medical Center treating Nigerian health worker in isolation after admission to hospital with high fever.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Two-week-old Gazan baby girl, named Fajar, undergoes successful open-heart surgery at Holon hospital.
Despite the financial difficulties of the past year, the Hadassah Medical Organization managed to hold its eighth annual medical conference.
Setting fractures and treating infections used to be the main job of doctors treating musculoskeletal disorders.
Health Ministry and Jerusalem Municipality agree to keep Lifta Detoxification Center open until end of year, as ministry searches for new operator.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Until this discovery, there had been no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD.
MDA teams transport 18 people wounded in Gaza to Tel Aviv where they boarded Turkish aircraft that flew them to Ankara for treatment.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Can The Lancet’s moral medical malpractice be fixed?
By YITZHAK SANTIS
From bloodless circumcision to personalized medical searches, Israeli medical entrepreneurs are coming up with ideas to solve unmet problems.
By BERNARD DICHEK
Team of researchers are recommending circumcising males to avoid diseases, saying 1/2 uncircumcised males contract medical conditions.
The real-life drama of Dr. Amit Hanin, naturopath and chairman of the Israel Naturopath Association, has led her to pave the way to a holistic way of life whereby she helps herself and her clients to accept, listen and give.
By DAFNA ROTNER
"Can weekly exposure to high volumes reduce the level of hearing in young people?"
Are new immigrants susceptible to hair loss?
Leaving an established profession in the US, Ariel Siegel felt it more important to live out his dreams in Israel.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Resources for Israel’s disabled people fall short in wartime.
By MIRIAM KRESH
The room was not particularly romantic. Situated on the fourth floor of the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, it was ward No. 5 in the Neurology Department.
By PAMELA PELED
An Israeli-made app reminds people to take their medications, alerting family members if the pills are forgotten.
By PATRICIA CARMEL
Shamanism is gaining popularity as a way of serving Mother Earth.
The Israel Parkinsons’s Association helps patients and their families explore ways to best live with the complex disease.
By Miriam Kates Lock
In a project called 'Teddy Bears Hospital,' doctors-in-training teach Israeli students not to fear visiting the doctor.
Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear suffers from a slipped disk, impairing his mobility and causing pain.
Welfare Minister Meir Cohen announces granting of funds to help with expansion of facilities.
Emails openly available in Google groups show that two of the authors, Manducca and Ang, have sympathies with the views of David Duke, a white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.
By YISRAEL MEDAD,ELI POLLAK
Readers respond to the Jerusalem Post's latest articles.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR