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

Israeli company helps you get smart about your meds

Prescription drugs mixed inadvertently with over the counter medications can be a lethal cocktail hospitalizing hundreds of thousands of people every year. Now an Israel company has the solution. Thousands of people die annually from the effects of drug on …

A novel molecular approach to fighting cancer

At Israeli company Biokine Therapeutics, the focus from day one has been on finding drugs to fight cancer. Nine years on, the company believes it’s nearing its goal with a promising potential drug that can be adapted to treat a …

Using PlayStation to heal severe burn trauma

Israeli plastic surgeon and burns specialist Dr. Joseph Haik believes that using the EyeToy can help burns victims heal psychologically. Many of the half-million burns treated in the US every year lead to permanent scarring; a physical debility that can …

Hospital is fountain of youth for retired doctors

Prof. Motti Ravid, the 71-year-old medical director of Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center (MYMC) in Bnai Brak has recruited a pool of retirees to build his hospital from scratch. Mandatory retirement may be a blessing for some, but for many public …

Israeli scientists spice up chronic pain management

Effective pain relief? An Israeli researcher has discovered that the property that makes chili peppers hot, could be used to stop pain. Ask people what they fear most about any medical procedure and they’ll tell you it’s not the operation …