Health


Officials: Israelis Suffer From Lack of Vitamin D

Despite Israel’s hot sun, tens of thousands of residents are lacking in Vitamin D, according to the results of a major study taken in recent years. The study, extending back…

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The Downside to Drinking Flavored Water

If sipping flavored water keeps you going throughout the day, I am sorry to burst your bubble. I know you are trying to do the right thing, staying hydrated and…

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Local Authorities Urged to Spray for Mosquitoes

Spring has sprung, and with it Israel’s annual “portion” of — mosquitoes. The annoying vampire-like creatures plague the country especially between mid-April and June, as the weather turns warm enough…

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Teva Receives Warning Letter from FDA

Teva has received a warning letter from the FDA [U.S. Federal Drug Administration] – its second in six months – raising concerns over its compliance with the agency’s “good manufacturing practices.”…

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First Blood Test Developed to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Israeli researchers say they have succeeded in developing a blood test for the diagnosis of lung cancer, the first of its kind, Ynet reported on Wednesday. Nucleix Ltd., a Rehovot-based…

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Elon Musk Starts Brain Implant Chip Company

Elon Musk is starting yet another company, this time to create implantable brain chips to treat neurological disorders and one day, perhaps, protect us from evil robot overlords. In a…

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Teva Denies That Mass Layoffs Loom

Sources in the Teva pharmaceutical company over the weekend denied reports that it was planning to lay off thousands of workers worldwide, including hundreds in Israel. Speaking to Yisrael Hayom,…

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New Rules to Regulate Medical Tourism

The Knesset has passed on its first reading a bill to regulate medical tourism, with measures to ensure that foreigners who come to Israel and pay privately for medical care…

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Ex-Pharmacy Exec. Convicted in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs…

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Officials Seize Hundreds of Kilos of Illegal Meat

As Israelis prepared for Pesach, thieves and robbers did as well – by preparing to foist treif meat on Israeli consumers and presenting it as kosher. Officials on Tuesday broke…

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