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An Israeli medical implant is providing faster, cheaper and ultimately more effective correction of severe spinal curvature in patients aged 10-18
An internal brace for adolescent scoliosis from Israel’s ApiFix has continued to generate inquiries from readers since ISRAEL21c first wrote about its development in April 2012.
Now there’s more good news to report for young people suffering from severe curvature of the spine.
As of the end of 2016, the ApiFix device has been used on 110 patients in Israel and in eight European countries — Germany, France, Holland, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Poland – and is getting closer to approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), says CTO Uri Arnin.
“There is significant interest
In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect
The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake — it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that's linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that an inflammatory mechanism was dialed up in certain older adults, but not others. When it was highly activated, people often had high blood pressure and stiff arteries.
But in lab experiments
Health Minister Litzman: “Aleh Will Make Quality Rehab Care Accessible to All”
On January 3, Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman visited the Negev-based rehabilitative village of ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s foremost network of state-of-the-art facilities for children with severe complex disabilities, to lay the cornerstone for ALEH’s new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital. Slated to open in early 2019, the hospital will meet the urgent needs of residents in Israel’s southern region
Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism
The U.S. medical community is responding with reactions ranging from apprehension to dismay at reports that President-elect Donald Trump reportedly asked a renowned vaccine skeptic to head a new commission on vaccine safety.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has written articles and books claiming a link between childhood vaccines and autism, said Tuesday that Trump had offered him the post during a
Every New Year’s Eve, many people create lists of resolutions that are often forgotten several weeks into the New Year. The most common aims are related to diet, exercise and self-improvement. Dr. Stephan Kamholz, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Maimonides, offers suggestions that will help you reach your goals in 2017 and make those resolutions stick.
“Most of us try to make too many changes at once,” says Dr. Kamholz. “It’s important to set modest and realistic goals so we don’t set