Health


Over 500,000 Israelis Suffer From Diabetes, Group Says

Over half a million Israelis suffer from diabetes, according to figures from the International Diabetes Federation, while another half million are pre-diabetic. The figures are based on data provided by…

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Trump Names Alex Azar as New Health Secretary

President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health and human services secretary, overseeing a $1 trillion department responsible for major health…

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Haifa First City to Ban Some Vehicles From City Center

The Knesset Economics Committee has authorized a rule change that will allow municipalities to ban vehicles that exceed new pollution standards from the city center, with the Haifa municipality set…

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New Program Seeks to Cut Waiting Time at Hospitals

Waiting times at Israeli hospitals, especially for elective procedures, can often be quite lengthy. In order to shorten those waiting times, the Health Ministry will spend NIS 900 million ($256…

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Trump Administration Moves Ahead With Obama Menu-Label Law

The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year. Despite years of opposition by…

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Healthy Kids’ Meals Coming to Hadassah

Hadassah Medical Center in Yerushalayim is the first hospital in the country to offer meals to all patients that will be lower in fat, sugar, and other less-desirable diet components.…

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Many Doctors, Nurses Avoid Flu Shots, Numbers Show

With flu season coming up, doctors and health organizations are urging Israelis to take flu shots — but according to Health Ministry statistics, in 2016 a large majority of doctors…

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PM Netanyahu Successfully Undergoes Medical Procedure

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu successfully underwent Friday a routine periodical gastro-intestinal follow-up test, the Prime Minister’s Office said. “The prime minister is in excellent health and he has returned to…

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