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Hospital says non-pregnant patient likely involved in embryo swap

Only one patient is considered 'highly likely' to be involved in the incident, but she is not pregnant, Assuta Hospital said in an update.


New ‘health basket committee' to add NIS 550 million of tech and services

The new committee chairwoman, Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda, is the first woman in the role since the mid-1990s.


All pregnant women should test for HIV/AIDS, not just those at high risk - Health Ministry

A woman carrying HIV may transmit the virus to the fetus during pregnancy, therefore early detection of morbidity and treatment of the mother will reduce the risk of infection for the fetus.

Israeli gov't must implement medical shifts reform, Health min. says

In a letter, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz accused the Finance Ministry's budgeting department of not taking the medical shift reform into account.


Health Ministry approves the return of Strauss-Elite products

The Health Ministry halted all productions of Strauss-Elite sweets over salmonella found in their chocolates.

Health Ministry: Supports shortening shifts, opposes mass resignation

The Health Ministry said that it supports young hospital doctors on shortening their shifts but opposes the mass resignations.

Health Min. looks into sugarless future in public service message against soft drinks

The public service messages were created by the ministry to “warn of the significant increase in the food companies’ spending on harmful food advertising.

Man dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba in northern Israel

Only around 400 cases of the disease have been diagnosed worldwide with a 98.5% mortality rate.

Smuggling of fake medicine into Israel foiled as part of int'l operation

The successful operation was part of an international effort led by Interpol, Europol, the World Customs Organization and the World Health Organization.

Arrivals from Ukraine, Russia increase number of hepatitis C carriers - Health Ministry

These carriers must be tested, diagnosed and treated, the ministry said.

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