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Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

There’s disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older. Aspirin has long been recommended for middle-aged folks with a history of heart…

By:  Dennis Thompson

Israeli Study Sheds Doubt on Effectiveness of Probiotics

Results suggest that probiotics should not be given as a one-size-fits-all supplement or as a treatment to normalize the gut after antibiotics Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria meant to fortify their immune systems,…

By:  Israel 21C Staff

More Aging Boomers are Embracing Marijuana Use

Have those weed-loving hippies taken their habit into the new millennium? Maybe so: New research shows pot isn’t the drug of choice for just the young anymore. More middle-aged folks, and even seniors, are lighting up nowadays, researchers say. In…

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Surprising Tactic in War Against Antibiotic Resistance

Combining four or five antibiotics might help fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, researchers report. Biologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, identified more than 8,100 combinations of four or five antibiotics that appear effective against harmful bacteria….

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Obamacare Enrollee Numbers Aren’t Falling

Health insurance coverage rates have held steady in the United States, despite continued commotion over the future of the Affordable Care Act, a new government report shows. About 28.3 million Americans were uninsured during the first quarter of 2018 —…

By:  Dennis Thompson

Important Health Reasons to Love the Pomegranate

From a supplement protecting against neurodegeneration, to a study indicating the juice can reduce brain damage in embryos, pomegranate research is peaking in Israel The regal-looking pomegranate, ruby-red with a crown on top, ripens on Israeli trees just in time…

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

Advanced Eye Drops May Allow You to Chuck Your Glasses

Two Israeli startups describe how their clinical-stage products could radically change the way people correct their vision Would you rather wear glasses or contact lenses, have laser surgery, or put drops in your eyes to see well? Consumers are starting…

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

App Helps Fulfill Dreams of a Good Night’s Sleep

Israeli startup Dayzz launches personalized sleep-training app for employers to offer to employees to boost sleep quality and workplace productivity Do you have trouble sleeping? Join the crowd. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as many as 70…

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

Are High-Tech Baby Monitors Worth It? Or Even Safe?

That wearable oxygen monitor you bought for your baby could be feeding you bad information, researchers report. Tests of two infant oxygen monitors sold directly to consumers have raised serious concerns about the accuracy of these devices, which are meant…

By:  Dennis Thompson