Health
Employees at the Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv go to the stairs to take shelter.

A delivery system to fight the flu

Biopharmaceutical firm NasVax is making waves with its VaxiSome delivery system which helps boost the body’s response to a vaccine.   Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. Flu shots and other vaccinations could be more effective using immunotherapy developed by Israeli company …

A meeting of biotech minds

Israel’s Biomed 2010 hosts top personnel from Roche, JP Morgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson, at an annual event where multi-million dollar pharmaceutical deals are made.   Israel’s annual Biomed conference is the second largest in the world and has …

Marital bliss may keep men healthier

A new Israeli study suggests that men who are happily married are much less likely to die of a stroke.   Photo courtesy of Flash90. Wedded bliss. According to research, a happy marriage could reduce your chances of a fatal …

Moving closer to stem cell therapy

An Israeli discovery allowing stem cells to be cultivated in quantities ample enough to meet the world’s needs means that stem cell therapy could soon be within the reach of millions.

The Etrog Man [video]

The Etrog Man [video]

He’s one of the most famous faces in Jerusalem‘s Mahane Yehuda market. Uzi-Eli Chezi claims his etrog-based juice, soaps and creams can cure any ill.   You’ll find him in Jerusalem’s 100-year-old Mahane Yehuda Market. Among the multitude of stands …

Stress may be making us fat

Israeli researchers have discovered that high levels of stress activate a gene which affects metabolism and contributes to our cravings for sweet, fatty foods.   Is stress turning us on to fatty foods? Researchers at the Weizmann Institute in Israel …

Learning from Israel about healthcare

Physicians, health-policy analysts and insurers from the US are learning from the Israeli example about how to provide universal coverage and excellent healthcare at low cost.   Photo courtesy of Chen Leopold/Flash90. In Israel healthcare begins at birth. With President …

Could pregnancy be the fountain of youth?

Researchers at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University are mimicking processes that occur in pregnancy and helping older animals’ liver cells to regenerate better and faster.   Photo by Shay Levy/Flash90. An Israeli professor has found evidence that pregnancy can have a restorative …

Ear infection? Don’t be a drip – use the foam

A promising Israeli startup has whizzed through its paces with a foam-delivery system for eardrops that may revolutionize treatment of a condition that plagues millions.   Otic Pharma’s foam based antibiotics stay within the ear canal, gradually releasing medication along …