Archives for 2019

Israeli Research Team Identifies Brain Injuries

Athletes are at constant risk of head injuries. Collisions on the playing field can easily lead to concussion, a condition where the brain essentially ricochets off the skull. A team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin has now found evidence that brain injuries can occur even without a reported … [Read more...]

Microbiome May Change The Face of Medicine

Israeli microbiome research will help in predicting, diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions and diseases. Your body is composed of about 10 million human cells. It’s also home to about 100 trillion tiny microbes, mainly bacteria, that wield astonishing power over your health. Many influences, from genetics, to diet and stress, contribute to the makeup of your … [Read more...]

Study Finds Help For Early Stages of Alzheimers

Hundreds of drugs have been developed to address Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr. Shahar Arzy, director of the computational neuropsychiatry lab at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. “Do you know how many have been found effective? Zero.” But if patients could be diagnosed in the preclinical stages of the disease, perhaps some of the new biological … [Read more...]

Israeli Researchers Determine Cause of Problem in Cuba

Between 2016 and 2018, about 40 Canadian and US diplomats and their families stationed in the Cuban capital mysteriously became sick. The so-called “Havana Syndrome” caused headaches, dizziness, loss of balance, nausea and difficulty concentrating and falling asleep. The initial fear was that the Cubans were triggering the symptoms with some kind of sonic weapon. Research … [Read more...]

Israeli Medical NGO Treats Its 5,000th Child

One-year-old Fatma is crying in her hospital bed, and for good reason – she’s hungry. She hasn’t eaten since the evening before, in preparation for the open-heart surgery she’s going to be wheeled into any minute. Her mother, Balkis, is trying to soothe her. Nineteen years ago, she herself was in a similar position, waiting at the very same hospital — Wolfson Medical Center … [Read more...]