Health
Soroka Medical Center hosted the binational conference.

New citrus supplement busts cholesterol and sugar

A new dietary supplement being developed by Israeli and American researchers could change the way our bodies digest cholesterol and sugar. The new citrus compound could cancel out the bad effects of eating a hamburger and chips, or other fast …

Home test tip-off to a heart attack

Israeli-made home test lets people determine if their chest pain, shortness of breath or nausea means they’re heading for a cardiac arrest. Early diagnosis of a heart attack can save lives. With coronary heart disease today the number one killer …

Suppressing the protein that packs on pounds

Israeli scientists believe that suppressing a certain brain protein could help obese people lose weight – but the tactic seems to work only for females. By curbing the PTPe protein, Israeli scientists believe that it could lead to weight loss …

Shed B-cells and double your lifespan

Israeli study reveals old mice regain a young immune response after being deprived of a certain white blood cell and forced to make more. Now clinical trials are underway. Prof. Doron Melamed thinks B-cells are the key to rejuvenation. Chinese …

Lose your job, lose your life?

Unemployment is found to be profoundly linked to early mortality in men, according to an Israeli researcher at Canada’s McGill University. Prof. Eran Shor from Israel has found a strong link between unemployment and early mortality in men. Rampant unemployment …

Israelis find key to containing cancer

Hebrew University researchers discover how a single gene can keep malignant cells from spreading to healthy tissue. Reprinted with permission of Nature, Macmillan Publishers 2011 The red cells, tumor “micro-islands,” express a p53-suppressed gene. The green cells are rapidly proliferating …

Idud: A successful approach to ADHD

A new national training program stresses encouragement and positive optimism for Jewish and Arab children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Photo by Mike Horton Students at Dr. Simcha Chesner’s school for boys with ADHD. Thanks to an educational program initiated …

Coming soon: a vaccine against cancer

Israel’s Vacciguard introduces a unique biotech system to develop immunizations against some of the world’s deadliest maladies, from cancer to CMV, and West Nile virus. Holding out hope of a vaccine for some of today’s deadliest diseases – Vacciguard CEO …