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Israel shares its emergency medical secrets

MDs and RNs from 17 countries come to Haifa to learn how to set up and manage the most efficient systems for saving lives. Photo by Pioter Fliter/RHCC Trauma seminar participants from 17 countries during a simulation at Rambam Health …

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Why you get fat being a couch slouch

Israeli researchers find that inactivity prompts fat precursor cells to pile on the pounds twice as fast, regardless of calorie intake. Photo by Serge Attal/Flash90 Sitting inactively for long period doesn’t just contribute to obesity, it actually creates fat. Marathon …

A personal trainer for weak hearts
Biotech,Medical devices

A personal trainer for weak hearts

Implantable device invented in Israel electrically ‘teaches’ diseased heart muscle to contract more strongly and get the blood pumping. The Optimizer III strengthens damaged heart muscles. For many of the 26 million people with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF), medical …

A quick fix for addictions and depression?

Brainsway’s revolutionary painless, non-invasive deep electromagnetic stimulation eases addiction, depression, autism and other conditions. Brainsway’s device consists of a coil attached to a helmet. Treatments take about 15 minutes. Psychotherapy, drug therapy, hypnosis, cold turkey — whatever the remedy for …

Painless medical billing for US citizens

Israel’s Simplee rolls out an easy-to-grasp healthcare billing management tool that’s tailor-made for US companies and their employees. A clearer way to understand healthcare expenses. Paying medical bills in the United States is sometimes more painful than surgery. With a …

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Omega 3 supplement from algae

No more pungent pills with a fishy after taste: Israel’s LycoRed offers a supplement that can be mixed into breads, crackers and even candies and chocolate bars. Nothing fishy lurking here – just unusually healthful candy. Mary Poppins always said …