Health
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Israeli second opinion can save US lives

“A second opinion can reduce the odds of a misreading to less than five percent,” Adi Bendor, VP business development at ATDS.Who would trust an important medical decision based on one doctor’s opinion? When it comes to medical scans, such …

A stretcher for the 21st century

In the immediate aftermath of an accident or battle, the MedUAV allows doctors to treat the injured in the field and then get them out quickly and safely. It’s called the “golden hour” – the immediate aftermath of an injury, …

A robotic snake to fix broken hearts and organs

A snake is probably the last thing you’d ever want crawling around your heart. But in the case of a new American-Israeli invention called the CardioARM, this medical “snake” device may one day save your life. The new Israeli-American invention …

High fat diets upset our biological clock

A high fat diet isn’t just bad for your waistline, it’s bad for your biological clock, according to new Israeli research. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown that diets which are high in fatty foods can affect …

Medical GPS developer MediGuide acquired by St. Jude Medical

MediGuide’s technology increases the accuracy and information available during certain minimally invasive procedures, while reducing radiation exposure for both the patient and medical staff.After a prolonged silent period, Israeli medical device developer MediGuide last week announced that it has been …

Taking advantage of light to treat skin cancer

The late Yehuda Mazur, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, who developed hypericin, based on the naturally occurring chemical compound.The Hebrew word Hy, chai, or hai is designated by the number 18 in gematria. However you spell it – the …

Opening doors for Israel’s future medical leaders

One of the original Talpionnaires at Sheba Medical Center: Dr. Josef Haik, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose specialty is burns.People bow to them in hospital hallways. Their work is felt around the globe. Meet the “Talpionnaires”, a small team …

Screening for colon cancer with a simple blood test

“Our test will encourage people to do the preliminary test for colon cancer,” David Solomon, CEO of Bio Mark.Colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in American men and women. While screening and treatment options for colon cancer …