Health
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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 …

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 …

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 …