Health
Israel’s Brainstorm has made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of ALS. Image via Shutterstock.com.

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 …

One step closer to a youthful complexion

It already has FDA approval for facial tightening and studies indicate that an Israeli company’s new cosmetic treatment device is safer, less painful, and more effective long-term.   The Endymed Pro console. Company founders claim it offers less pain and …

Unclog your arteries by eating right

An Israeli study reveals that a healthy, long-term diet really does lower blood pressure and reverse clogging of the arteries – a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. “We can actually see the changes in the vessel wall …

A wine with benefits [Video]

A wine with benefits [Video]

If you’re looking for a healthy tipple, look no further than the Rimon Winery, which is using pomegranates to make a wine famed for both flavor and its health properties.   Israel’s northern Galilee region is home to many a …

Smoking linked to lower IQ’s

It’s perfectly simple – the heavier the smoker, the lower his IQ – a straightforward Israeli study finds that it’s the people with lower IQs who tend to smoke.   Photo courtesy of Kobi Gideon/Flash90. In a new Israeli study …

Coatings for life

New soluble fibers developed by an Israeli researcher have potential life-saving applications in wide-ranging areas – from burn victims to heart patients.   Fibers developed by Tel Aviv University can be used to coat both metal and biodegradable stents. Small …

Computerized discovery platforms find medical ‘gold’

A few months ago Israeli drug discovery company Compugen was in deep financial trouble. Now it’s staged a turnaround, attracting interest from international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer.   Photo courtesy of Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. Using Compugen’s computer-based platform, pharmaceutical …

Salt therapy is like a breath of fresh air

A father’s search to cure his son’s ear infections led to an Israeli salt therapy chain that’s poised to breathe salt into American air, too.   Salt rooms are used to treat both children and adults suffering a range of …

A revolution in heart disease diagnosis

A new imaging device from Israel can capture a still image of a beating heart, providing early diagnosis of the world’s Number One killer disease.   Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Today doctors treating heart patients often don’t know whether a …