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New low-cost treatment for chronic wounds

Heating a ‘robotic’ protein proved to be the key to making an effective ointment that speeds healing in those with poor blood circulation.   A low cost, nano-sized medication to treat chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers or burns, …

Eating fish may help fight Alzheimer’s

An Israeli researcher finds that diets high in fish oil could benefit people at risk of developing the devastating brain disease. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Eating foods like salmon, rich in omega 3 oils, appears to reduce the negative effects …

Cleaner hospital hands, fewer hospital viruses

Innovative Israeli computer-based hand-washing system aims to stop the spread of infections via a wristband device worn by every staff member. Hyginex measures and monitors the frequency and quality of hand-washing. It’s one of healthcare’s biggest ironies: going to a …

Swift help for epilepsy

The new electronic EpiLert bracelet under development in Israel will signal caregivers when the wearer begins to suffer a dangerous seizure. EpiLert is based on a sensor that can detect the limb movements associated with an epileptic seizure. Each year, …

Good for skin, bad for fertility?

Antioxidants touted as an anti-aging remedy and added to food and cosmetics may hinder ovulation, Israeli scientists have discovered. Don’t rush to take those antioxidants – maybe they aren’t so good for you after all. Consumers have been told for …

Watch and wait before grabbing the antibiotics

Israeli researchers recommend “watchful waiting” over antibiotic treatment for many children with ear infections. In the case of an ear infection, don’t rush for the antibiotics, parents told, as resistance to the medicine is increasing. As middle ear infections increase …

Endurance exercise helps you age more gracefully

New research from Israel suggesting that exercise enables you to age more gracefully may also lead to a drug to increase muscle mass and to reduce the effects of aging. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90 Endurance exercises like spinning and jogging …

Race for the Cure in Israel [video]

Race for the Cure in Israel [video]

Israel is one of the top five leaders in breast cancer research worldwide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41rHEGwdYY In what many consider a global epidemic, more than one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Recently, Jerusalem became the 141st city worldwide …