Health


Third Graders to Receive Flu Shots, Ministry Decides

Beginning in September, third graders will receive flu shots in school, expanding the program that saw second graders receive the shots this year. The plan is to continue administering shots…

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MKs: Time to Put Tobacco Companies on Trial

In a letter to State Attorney Avichai Mandelblit, MKs Yehuda Glick and Yoel Hasson recommended beginning major legal action against tobacco companies operating in Israel. “These companies should be subjected…

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Ichud Hatzalah, Magen David Adom to Work Together

Ichud Hatzalah will work together with Magen David Adom in taking responsibility for responding to calls for assistance, the Health Ministry announced. The deal is the result of a long…

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Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without Added Nitrites?

Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot-dog recipe that uses nitrite…

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Health Ministry: Sharp Jump in Cases of Mumps

Last month, the Health Ministry issued a statement saying that a slight uptick in the number of cases of measles in Israel did not mean a major outbreak had begun…

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Could Prozac Be a Treatment for Children With Autism?

After drinking mother’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements in…

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