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Israel Health Care
February 6, 2019
Needed stat: A medical school in Ariel
I want to believe that everyone involved in the Israeli health system understands that providing a speedy answer to the shortage of good doctors means saving lives and refraining from finding an immediate solution means harming patients
Health survey shows Israel’s Kfar Saba has country’s highest life expectancy
January 29, 2019
The Health Inequality Report published on Tuesday by Israel’s Health Ministry surveyed all cities of 100,000 or more residents—a total of 4.4 million people in all.
Israeli doctor saved Abbas’s life this summer, says report
January 23, 2019
A report in Israeli news revealed that when Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas was close to death this summer, Israel sent a specialist to Ramallah who helped save his life.
Israeli Health Ministry data shows ‘haredi’ areas hardest-hit by measles outbreak
November 27, 2018
Of the 2,040 cases of measles reported in the last nine months, 874 cases occurred in Jerusalem, 266 in Beit Shemesh, 149 in Tzfat, 97 in Bnei Brak and 95 in Beitar Illit.
Israeli Health Ministry launches emergency measles vaccinations in Jerusalem
November 5, 2018
Tipat Halav centers will be open every day until late for the next two weeks to attempt to ward off the illness, which is described as extremely contagious and particularly dangerous to small children, pregnant women, the old and the infirm.
In 2040, Israeli lifespan expected to be the world’s seventh highest
October 18, 2018
The top five determinants of average life span are all lifestyle-related: blood sugar, weight, blood pressure, tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
Study reveals that half of Israeli adults are overweight
September 4, 2018
It found that 55 percent of men and 41 percent of women are overweight. The statistics were very similar to data gathered in 2010.
Israeli study shows maternal depression has impact on physiology of young children
September 2, 2018
A new Israeli-led study found that children of mothers suffering from depression may be at greater risk for psychological disorders and altered immune responses.
Health ministry warns Israelis to get kids measles vaccine
August 29, 2018
Since the beginning of the year, 262 cases of measles have been reported, compared to 33 cases in 2017 and just nine in 2016.
Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Israel
August 24, 2018
An unidentified 85-year-old man with a previous health condition was the second victim; the first was a 76-year-old man who died in Ashdod.
Israel bans JUUL e-cigarettes, with their high nicotine levels
August 23, 2018
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.
Israel reports West Nile virus, 67 people hospitalized
August 22, 2018
Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry is warning Israelis to protect themselves from insect bites after reporting that 67 people have been hospitalized with West Nile virus.
Nurses across Israel to strike in protest of violence against hospital, medical workers
August 6, 2018
“It is inconceivable that the Israeli government stands by as the health system becomes a war zone—and the nurses, medical teams and health-care personnel serve as a punching bag for displeased patients,” said Ilana Cohen, chair of the National Association of Nurses in Israel.