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

Sharon illness places spotlight on Hadassah Medical Center

Senior anesthesiologists Drs David Gozal (left) and Yaacov Gozal. The brothers have been an integral part of the Hadassah team which has operated on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (Photo: Avi Hayoun)The international media is currently camped outside the Hadassah Medical …

UPDATE: Sharon shows signs of improvement

After three major operations within three days to halt repeated hemorrhaging and bring down intracranial pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in serious but stable condition on Sunday. According to Dr. Jose Cohen, the Hadassah-University Medical Center neurosurgeon who …

Israeli scientist develops natural alternative for Ritalin

Dr. Nachum Vaisman: Our substance will hopefully make a change that doesn’t depend on daily dosages like Ritalin.Parents of children with attention deficits have come to rely on Ritalin to keep their children calm and attentive in school. However, potential …

When bread is not an affliction

‘We were brainwashed to believe that carbohydrates are the enemy’ Olga Raz.-Over the years, Americans have embraced all manner of diet trends: from Dean Ornish’s low-fat diet in the 1980s, to the Atkins all-protein diet in the 1990s, and most …

Natural relief for prostate enlargement

‘At Naturamed, we seek to understand how to develop scientifically-based natural health care, and to exploit these findings.’A new Israeli company appears to have found a natural, safe and effective relief for a widespread, but often hushed up, ailment: enlargement …

Ailing hearts boosted by Israeli stem cell treatment

Famed Hawaiian singer Don Ho – on the road to recovery after undergoing TheraVitae’s VesCell treatment in Bangkok. (Photo: Courtesy Don Ho/AP)Ever since she gave birth two years ago, Jeanine Lewis’ heart had grown increasingly weak and enlarged, due to …

Israeli riding therapy ‘bucks’ the system

When Noam Cohen began equine therapy four years ago, he was completely paralyzed. After finally waking from a coma that lasted several months after he sustained severe injuries in a car accident in 1997, he couldn’t even move his head. …