Health


HHS Nominee Will Sell Off Stock to Avoid Conflicts

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released on Thursday. Rep.…

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Sharp Increase in Kidney Donations in 2016

Forty percent more Israelis donated their kidneys to help others who needed them, according to volunteer organization Matnat Chaim (“The Gift of Life”). In 2016, 127 kidneys were donated by…

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Israelis Aware of, Accepting of Autism

Nearly all Israelis are aware that autistic individuals live among them, and are in favor of granting them rights and benefits to help them – but few are aware of…

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Hospitals Operating Over-Capacity, Officials Say

Unusually heavy “traffic” was reported this week in many Israeli hospitals, with requests for admissions outstripping available space. At Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv, for example, the emergency room on…

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