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Upstep custom orthotics service lets US customers order a range of orthopedic shoe inserts from home, for less

Why am I sinking my bare feet into squishy blue foam? Because I’m trying out Upstep, a new Israeli online service that makes custom-made orthotic insoles delivered to your home.

Though Upstep serves customers only in the United States for now, the Rishon LeZion-based company agreed to have ISRAEL21c test the ordering process and the finished product.

Here’s how it goes. First, you answer a few questions on the website, such as whether you have foot pain and what size, type, color, brand and model of shoes you plan to put the insoles into. You snap a picture of the shoes and attach it to the form.

The impression box

Oral food challenges are safe and rarely result in a serious reaction, researchers say

Diagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study.

"It's important to have an accurate diagnosis of food allergy so an allergist can make a clear recommendation as to what foods you need to keep out of your diet," said study senior author and allergist Dr. Carla Davis.

"And if no allergy exists, that clears the way to

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates.

From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million Americans died from a range of chronic respiratory illnesses, the researchers reported. While the risk was pegged at 41 deaths for every 100,000 people back in 1980, it rose to nearly 53 out of every

Share Log-In Access Credentials to Electronic Medical Records  

Strict regulations for keeping confidential data secure often make it difficult for caregivers to get the information they need. As a result, a majority of medical staff surveyed have accessed an electronic medical record (EMR) system using a password improperly supplied by a fellow medical staffer.

Published in Healthcare Informatics Research, the “Prevalence of Sharing Access Credentials in Electronic Medical Records” is the

Jerusalem-based Argaman Technologies’ bio-inhibitive cotton is being made into facial masks, hotel linens, uniforms, active wear and much more

The constantly intensifying battle against viruses and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” isn’t only about finding stronger drugs against infection. The focus is moving to preventing infections in the first place.

That’s why large companies such as Carrefour and a Far East luxury hotel chain are looking at unique germ-vanquishing textiles invented by