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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 …

NASA technology to transform ER diagnosis

Medical technology designed for use in outer space may soon enable doctors to make critical therapeutic decisions about Emergency Room patients within minutes instead of waiting for lab results that take days, thanks to an Israeli startup. The breakthrough is …

Holding out hope of a cure for deafness

An Israeli researcher has discovered that microRNAs in the ‘hair’ cells of our ears are a major cause of deafness, holding out the promise of a potential new cure.   An Israeli hearing loss expert has discovered one of the …

Israeli research gets to the heart of the matter

Research by Prof. Daniel Cohn of the Hebrew University could lower the risks of scar tissue in children undergoing multiple heart operations. For children undergoing multiple heart surgery, the risks of vascular or cardiac injury are high. Scar tissue from …

Parkinson’s patients dance to a different tune

Parkinson’s patients dance to a different tune

Alex Kerten, founder of the Gyro-Kinetics therapy for patients suffering Parkinson’s disease. Israeli therapist and martial arts expert Alex Kerten has developed a unique dance treatment for patients suffering from Parkinson’s, a neurological disease that affects the nervous system. The …