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Hundreds hear from experts, see film premiere on Gaucher disease at patient event
The new Ambassador Cohort, made up of community members who either live with Gaucher or have family members affected by it, is helping raise awareness about the disorder.
Artificial sweeteners turn gut bacteria toxic, says joint study
Giving new meaning to the phrase “sickly sweet,” researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that artificial sweeteners are toxic to digestive gut microbes.
New Israeli anti-smoking law to go into effect Sept. 1
Any place where outdoor events are conducted with 50-plus people will now be a smoke-free zone, thanks to a new law by Israel’s Ministry of Health, in a bid to crack down on exposure to secondhand smoke.
Israel bans JUUL e-cigarettes, with their high nicotine levels
The move came at the recommendation of Israel’s Health Ministry and Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, due to the product’s extremely high levels of nicotine.
10,000 Israelis swabbed to be possible bone-marrow match for bride with leukemia
The family of Roni Cohen, 27, and her fiancé, Bar Amon, have partnered with Israel’s Ezer Mizion bone-marrow registry to try to find a donor.
Magen David Adom reports almost 50 drownings this swim season
Since mid-March, 49 people, including 13 children under the age of 10, have drowned in Israeli beaches, rivers and pools.
Israel Health Ministry weighs banning public from Jordan River, more Golan Heights waters, due to bacteria
As more people are hospitalized with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease transmitted via animal urine, Israeli health officials are considering making more rivers and streams in the Golan off-limits and possibly the Jordan River as well.
Officials warn not to enter certain Golan Heights rivers, due to bacterial infection
Israel’s Ministry of Health warned the public not to enter several streams in the Golan Heights after nearly 30 people were hospitalized with bacterial infections after spending time in the water.
Pilot program offers free genetic testing for Ashkenazi Jews to detect cancer risk
Dubbed the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) study, the privately funded, independent research initiative currently has nearly 2,000 participants across four cities: New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Israeli health study reveals high life expectancy, despite shortages of doctors
Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman Tov addressed the report, saying that while Israeli health is very good, the infrastructure and resources for protecting or improving that health require attention.
New law in Israel would ban tobacco advertisements
Companies violating the law would be penalized with a 450,000 shekel ($124,600) fine.
Israel cancer research fund finds its man
Dr. Mark Israel continues fundamental work in advancing cancer research from New Hampshire to New York.
As recreational use clears legal hurdle, medical cannabis rides high in Israel
Israel saves lives of Arab and African children, U.S. health group lauds video
Treating terrorists before victims: How real is the choice for Israeli responders?
Alina D. Sharon