Health

An ‘electric’ way to reduce lower back pain

Forget analgesics and narcotics; the new Israeli treatment for backaches stimulates nerves non-invasively and electrically. The Nervomatrix device scans the back and pinpoints where the pain is. It then applies a gentle electrical current to stimulate the nerves. Chronic pain …

Killer paper for germ-free food packaging

An Israeli invention could revolutionize the way perishables are packaged, extending shelf life by banishing bacteria. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. In the future food packaging may include Israeli technology that can keep food free of bacteria. Imagine if all the …

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, …

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 …