Health
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New Israeli test identifies mothers at risk of preeclampsia

Six percent of women, many of them healthy, develop the life-threatening condition of preeclampsia in pregnancy.An Israeli start-up has developed a breakthrough technology that could help doctors identify pregnant women at risk of developing preeclampsia, a dangerous condition of pregnancy …

Israel’s Mazor turns 2D into 3D for orthopedic surgeons

Mazor’s C-InSight takes information available from traditional 2D imaging systems, and turns it into 3D.In the operating room, most doctors carrying out orthopedic surgery today are limited to using either C-Arm imaging systems that offer only inaccurate two-dimensional fluoroscopic images, …

Israel becomes a top stop for medical tourists

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center was voted one of the top 10 medical tourism sites in the world by Newsweek Magazine .Known for its sandy beaches, Mediterranean climate, holy sites and nightlife, Israel is now drawing tourists of another kind …

Red for cancer, green for clear

Israeli company Zetiq Technologies makes it simple. If the cells in your tissue test stain green they are normal, if they stain red they are cancerous. As Dr. Adi Elkeles, the company’s CEO acknowledges: “This is a very simple discrimination …

Israeli researcher develops weight loss drug

It’s no secret that obesity statistics are on the rise, and along with them the likelihood of many more people developing heart disease and diabetes. And while the late Anna Nicole Smith helped to popularize the diet pill in America, …

Light at night raises breast cancer risk

Exposure to light at night may be a significant cause of breast cancer, according to Israeli researchers who have discovered that women in well-lit neighborhoods are 37 percent more likely to suffer from the disease than contemporaries living in dark areas.