Health
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, following heavy fighting. Photo by Flash90.

Getting cancer on the world health agenda

Cancer activists from Israel and worldwide flew to the US in a bid to get cancer on the world health agenda. ISRAEL21c was there to take part in the event. Delegates and journalists meet to raise awareness of cancer at …

Cinnamon: The latest hope for Alzheimer’s?

Can an extract from this fragrant spice ward off the devastating brain disease – and maybe even diabetes? Researchers discovered that an extract in the cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer’s-inducing genes. A new Israeli …

A lollipop to banish bad breath

Israeli startup Breezy has developed a patented mint candy to keep breath fresh for up to four hours, with the help of microcapsules that gently clean the tongue. With some 50% of people suffering halitosis, Breezy CEO Hillel Lerman anticipates …

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 …

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 …