Health
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, following heavy fighting. Photo by Flash90.

Given Imaging M2A capsule safe for children

Given Imaging now offers a new Pediatric Accessory Kit to simplify pediatric use of the M2A capsule endoscope. When 12-year-old Carly Taylor first laid eyes on the M2A capsule, she wasn’t sure she could swallow the half-inch, multi-vitamin-sized pod. But …

Parkinson’s patients turn back the clock

Israeli research created the basic methodology for a group of neurosurgeons in Grenoble, France, in 1993, to first implant an electrode deep inside the brain of in a human patient with Parkinson’s disease.Naomi Moskowitz a 60-year-old Jerusalem woman who suffered …

Pregnancy disorder linked to cancer

According to the study, women who had suffered from preeclampsia appeared to have about a 30 percent increased risk of cancer in general, compared with women who had not developed the condition during pregnancy.When Rivka A. gave birth to her …

Israeli film test shows our brains react alike

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the research showed the brain-activity patterns of people watching the same movie look very similar, regardless of their gender and age. Did you ever wonder if the thoughts that were going through your mind while …

SLP works while you sleep

BiteStrip is a disposable sensor that electronically checks for the widespread syndrome known as Bruxism. This syndrome is characterized by grinding and clenching of the teeth during sleep.How did a small Israeli company emerge as the world’s leading sleep disorder …

Taking the pinprick out of diabetes control

Glucon’s non-invasive device measures blood glucose levels in real time.For more than 20 years, the search has been on within the medical and technical community to find a way to make the lives of diabetics easier and less painful, by …

Medical expo dazzles with vast array of innovations

Professor Ami Ballin: “The leading cause of anemia in preemies is a deficit of red blood cells due the taking of blood samples for medical testing.”The intensive medical treatment that premature infants receive often saves their lives. But along with …

Moving past paralysis

Professor Eilon Vaadia and 10 PhD and MA students are researching one slice of a broader technology that, sometime in the future, may enable paralysis victims to bypass their damaged spinal cord.Were it not for the cruel fate of actor …

On the crest of medical advances

Using the nuclear medicine technologycalled Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Hadassah scientists are making giant leaps in the science of pinpointing diagnosis and treatment of disease.Unraveling many of the mysteries of the body’s response to disease and devising new methods of …