Health


Official: Pass on Pre-Rosh Hashanah Kiwi

Kiwi can be a cool, refreshing snack — or not, the Israel Fruit Board said this week. Unripe kiwis of two of the most popular varieties that are now on…

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Poll: Israelis Don’t Bother With Sunscreen

Despite the hot summer sun, more than two-thirds of Israelis don’t bother with sunscreen or other skin protection on a regular basis. The figures come from a poll of a…

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Heart Implant Does Well in First Tryout at Rambam

A Canadian man recently became the first person to undergo therapeutic surgery for congestive heart failure, at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, The Jerusalem Post reported. Robert McClaken, 72, who…

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Report: A Million Israelis Take Ritalin-Type Drugs

Nearly one million prescriptions are written annually in Israel for Ritalin and similar drugs. Ritalin is a drug generally used to control behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

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