Scientists, however, still a long way away from complete genetic understanding of disorder.
Government figures ahead of Rosh Hashanah show 75 percent of Israelis are Jews, and 21 percent are Arabs, most of the rest are foreign nationals.
After two weeks in hospital, Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres' condition seems irreversible. 'These are his last hours,' relatives say.
Since Health Ministry shifted responsibility to HMOs, Safed hospital staff have been deserting sinking ship.
A Health Ministry committee wants limits on advertising to adults, while proposing that manufacturers be required to gradually reduce the sugar, salt and fat content of their products by reformulating them.
Welfare services find man in community of Hura, days after another Bedouin claimed his family kept him locked in shack for years.
According to information obtained by Haaretz, the chairman of this year’s health basket committee will be Prof. Jonathan Halevy, who previously chaired the committee in 2013 and 2014.
'When we arrived at the day care center we saw a few infants, about a year-and-a-half old, crying while suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration,' says paramedic.
The former president is reportedly being weaned off of anesthesia and the respirator he has been connected to since suffering a stroke on Tuesday.
Doctors to decide on further treatment for the 93-year-old statesman, less than week after he suffered a massive stroke; President Rivlin visits hospital: 'I hope to see him recover.'