Medical authorities treated 2,566 people this year, a 9 percent rise from last year.
Israel's north has the highest vaccination rate, at 69%; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are lagging well behind, with 19.8% and 5.15% respectively.
Sharon has undergone abdominal surgery to correct a problem in his intravenous feeding system; his condition remains unchanged.
Studies suggest vaccine-linked autoimmune conditions; nearly half of Israeli women who develop cervical cancer die of the disease.
The two-drop, oral inoculation contains two types of weakened virus: strain 3 and strain 1, which has been discovered in Israel’s sewage systems since May.
City-dwellers went to the Negev, where the spectacular Perseid shower featured up to 100 meteors an hour.
Health Ministry’s Operation Two Drops to expand northward, amid pockets of parental resistance.
From August 18, parents of all children between 4 months and 9 and a half years will be asked to inoculate kids amid evidence that polio virus is present in sewage systems throughout the country.
Health Ministry still debates whether to expand the vaccination campaign to children throughout the country.
As the government announces a campaign to vaccinate 150,000 children in the south of Israel, members of the public have called parents to abstain citing safety concerns.
Ichilov Hospital makes decision in light of proximity of deaths; some 1,114 Israelis currently awaiting various transplants, including 164 liver transplants.
Health Ministry:'Danger level is simply zero.'
Health Ministry considering inoculating 150,000 to 200,000 children up to age nine and a half with same vaccine given in well-baby (Tipat Halav) clinics, which contains a weakened form of the virus.
An estimated 10 meteors an hour will be seen in Wednesday's showers, according to the Israeli Astronomical Association.
Virus was first detected in south in May and continued to spread to Israel's center through sewage system.
Annual Health Ministry report shows Leumit HMO suffers from greatest increase in justified complaints.
Prof. Yaron Ilan, who heads the Department of Internal Medicine A at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, gets light punishment considering the seriousness of the offenses.
Tissue can be frozen to be used in the future when special drugs are available.
The European Union has published a directive forbidding funding beyond the 1967 borders.
Expecting suicides to be prevented in all cases is like expecting doctors to cure patients every time, psychiatrists argue.
Knesset committee doubles the sum to NIS 20,000.
Report submitted to Knesset panel in 2010 made recommendations to prevent such tragedies, but committee said warning systems are not easily implemented.
With funding from the U.S. Air Force, scientists at Stanford University are developing a solar-powered device intended to cure blindness in people with a degenerative disease of the retina.
Still, no polio sufferers have been found, says Health Ministry, stressing that the virus has been located in sewer systems only.
Following Health Ministry Directive Number of Ethiopian Women in Israel Given Depo-Provera Drops by Some 40%
Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee asks attorney general to probe use of Depo-Provera in Israel's Ethiopian community.
Israel Association of Family Physicians says children age 2 to 5 need 180 minutes a day of physical activity, while those age 5 to 19 need an hour a day of physical activity.
Invitation comes as U.S. administration under fire following the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay detention camp hunger strikers.
Method could be used to help treat soldiers injured in the battlefield.
Twelve preemies were exposed to Mozart, Bach and no music at all while measuring their absorption of oxygen and emission of carbon dioxide, enabling researchers to calculate the babies’ metabolic rates.
New regulations would require sugars, fats, salt, and calories to be listed on front of food products.