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Heat Can Slow Down Brain Processing

As states across the country deal with record-breaking temperatures and massive heat waves, many people may want it to be time for snow and hot cocoa again.   A new study says that your brain may hate the heat more...

Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests. There was some good news, though: Most who suffer a bout of “acute,”‘ new-onset insomnia…

Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early?

Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting. For example, a panel of three different genetic tests was able to detect early stage lung cancer about half of the time…

How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

It’s well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much — and what types — of exercise may promote thinking skills as you age. Reviewing data from dozens of…

Cure May Be on the Horizon for Mesothelioma

Israeli and American researchers successfully halted the growth of mesothelioma in model animals by inhibiting the heparanase enzyme. An international team led by researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and NYU Langone in New York report that…

Self-Repairing Health Wearables Powered by Body Heat

NaNose inventor Prof. Hossam Haick’s latest innovation is a wearable health-monitoring/alerting system made of an extraordinary material Israeli scientists have developed an integrated system of wearable monitors that passively detect and transmit vital signs as early markers for disease. Such…

10 Breakthrough Health Techs Emerging from Israel

ISRAEL21c takes a look at some of the brightest and best new health startups on show at last week’s MIXiii-Biomed conference If there’s one conference every year that is guaranteed to highlight fascinating new health innovations, it’s Israel’s MIXiii-Biomed, held…

Orthodontic Surgery Without a Single Incision

Israeli researchers combine a nanotechnology and a biological enzyme to create an enzymatic blade that could replace surgical scalpels Israeli researchers have developed a nanotechnology that replaces the surgical scalpel with an “enzymatic blade.” The novel technology is based on…

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. “Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye,” said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical…

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. “We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased…

New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes, and many don’t know it. In addition to an…