Health
Prof. Benayahu, right, diving for soft corals in Taiwan. Photo by Ming-Shiou Jeng

Israel’s Birmont aims to make childbirth safer

Taking the fear out of childbirth.Despite advances in modern medicine, and sometimes even because of them, preventable disabilities such as cerebral palsy, a medical condition brought on by brain injury before, during, or shortly after birth, are still afflicting American …

Apexum goes to the root of the problem

An infection in your jawbone after a root canal operation can lead to serious consequences.Having a root canal operation is bad enough, but getting an infection in your jawbone afterwards can lead to serious consequences – in particular an Apicoectomy, …

Learning languages could keep you mentally fit

Dr. Gitit Kavé: “Learning a new language can only do good things.”Learning a second or third language in childhood may protect your brain against the effects of aging later in life, according to new research by Israeli scientists. In the …

Sindolor puts the needle’s sting on ice

Sindolor hopes to take the pain of injections away.After homework, the second most despised activity in a child’s life is probably going for injections at the doctor’s office. Important for immunization, or to guard against tetanus or anaphylactic shock – …

Israeli scientist holds out hope of diagnosis by cell phone

Diagnosis by phone.Israeli researchers have discovered a way to transmit medical images via a cellular phone, opening up the possibility of providing sophisticated diagnosis and treatment to millions of people who live a long distance from modern medical centers. Unlike …

Israeli device holds out hope for heart patients

Non-invasive, and easy to use, Cardiatec’s Endotect could save the lives of thousands of people with heart disease.Forget everything you think you know about avoiding heart attacks – or at least be prepared to significantly adjust your knowledge. Cutting your …

Sweat ducts tell all, Israeli researchers find

Sweat ducts in our skin behave like tiny helical antennas.The question, ‘how do you feel?’ could become redundant in years to come after Israeli researchers discovered a method to remotely sense the physiological and emotional state of human beings using …