Health


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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Tuberculosis Scare in Central Israel

An outbreak of tuberculosis has threatened a kindergarten in the central Israeli town of Mazkeret Batya, Ynet reported on Monday. Parents received notification that an assistant teacher has apparently fallen…

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Bottled-Water Sales Climb After Lead Scare

Although health officials have stressed that there is nothing to worry about, the public remains concerned over reports that tap water in Israel has higher than desirable levels of lead…

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Ammonia Time Bomb Ticks on in Haifa

 The ammonia plant in Haifa described as a “ticking time bomb” will continue to tick for a few more days, as the district court said at a hearing on Sunday…

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