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Sandro Rosell
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Health

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say.

So far, the drug — called AXT107 — has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current treatment requires frequent injections directly into the eye.

"We anticipate injection of AXT107 in humans may have a substantially longer effect than current treatment," said lead researcher Dr. Peter Campochiaro. He's a professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

"Instead of eye injections every four to six

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

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

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