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MetaCure treats diabetes without meds

Attached to the stomach in a minimally invasive procedure, the Israeli-innovated device frees diabetics from pills and injections. DIAMOND is attached via electrodes to the stomach muscles. As disturbing new figures emerge that show that 350 million people worldwide now …

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 …