Archives for July 2012

Computer Now Helps To Relieve Children’s Anxiety

A computer-based therapy relieves anxiety disorders in young patients without the need for drugs, according to an Israeli university study. An initial clinical trial in Israel showed that a computer-based technique called attention bias modification (ABM) can relieve anxiety in children without the use of drugs. The relatively new treatment was developed at the lab of … [Read more...]

This Drug Acts Like A Guided Missile On Cancer

A new drug delivery system puts thousands of toxic pharmaceutical molecules inside a targeted missile which goes off only when it reaches cancerous tissue. “Monoclonal antibodies” may sound like a great name for a heavy-metal band, but actually they’re the basis of best-selling pharmaceuticals raking in about $50 billion dollars a year. The two-year-old Israeli company … [Read more...]

Israeli Invention Helps To Stop Hospital Killer

Sepsis, a blood infection, causes more than 200,000 deaths in US hospitals every year. A non-invasive monitoring device from Israel is changing that. “Sepsis is a huge issue — one of the top killers, often as a complication of pneumonia or urinary tract infection and at times due to an infection acquired in the hospital,” says Dr. Yoav Avidor, CEO of Tel Aviv-based Cheetah … [Read more...]

Israeli ICE Device Destroys Breast Tumors

For the past year, a novel Israeli medical device has been changing the way American doctors remove fibro-adenoma tumors – benign breast lumps. Now an internationally renowned Japanese surgeon is testing IceSense3, made in Israel by IceCure Medical, to destroy small malignant tumors as well. “This is the future,” CEO Hezi Himelfarb tells ISRAEL21c. During an … [Read more...]