Health


FOCUS: New Weapons Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s frustrating enough when progress in medicine plods along slowly, but downright alarming when it starts to backslide. Bacterial infections were considered essentially conquered in the 20th century, and now…

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MK Glick Ends Tobacco-Motivated Hunger Strike

MK Yehuda Glick on Friday ended his hunger strike after avoiding eating for 25 days. Glick went on the hunger strike over a demand that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon raised…

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Study Links Desalination to Heart Disease

The desalination technology which has largely enabled Israel to escape the ravages of several consecutive years of drought may be putting people at greater risk for heart disease, according to…

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FDA OKs First Drug Made to Reduce Excessive Sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. The Food and…

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New Law Would Ban Virtually All Cigarette Advertising

The Knesset Economics Committee has authorized for its first Knesset reading a law that would virtually ban all advertisements for cigarettes and tobacco products. The law, sponsored by MKs Yehuda…

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Offering Patients the ‘Right to Try’

Last Wednesday, surrounded by terminally ill patients and their families, President Trump signed a bill allowing people with terminal illnesses for which traditional medicines and procedures have not helped to…

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