Archives for January 2014

Israeli Company Brings Clarity To Depression Treatment

Did you know that clinical depression causes more years of disability than cancer, HIV/AIDS, and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases combined? A major depressive episode occurs in five to seven percent of the world’s population every year, and one in six people will at some point suffer from the disease. This is why scientists in Israel and elsewhere are constantly on … [Read more...]

Israeli Technology Helps Patients With Pressure Ulcers

Hospitals across the United States are installing the Israeli-devised MAP (Monitor Alert Protect) system — the world’s first continuous bedside monitoring device to display, in real time, where a patient is developing high-pressure points that lead to bedsores. MAP consists of a pressure-sensing mat that sits on top of the bed, wired to a monitor that provides color-coded … [Read more...]

Isreali Study Pops On Migraines in Teens

Maybe it’s not only teachers who get a headache from their students’ lip smacking, bubble popping and gum cracking. Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Israel, has evidence that gum-chewing teenagers, and younger children as well, may be giving themselves a pain in the head. His small study focused on child and adolescent gum-chewers suffering from … [Read more...]