Good News Israel presents Israeli digital doctor provides “telemedicine” service; Israeli-developed micro-antenna can treat gastric-cancer and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Your digital doctor
Israel’s Doctome digital doctor platform is part of IBM’s startup incubator. It links to IBM’s Watson supercomputer and to WhatsApp and is the basis of a fully-functioning telemedicine service.
Successful trials for treatment of gastric infections
Israel’s Redhill Biopharma announced positive top-line results from its Phase III study with RHB-105 for treating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections. RHB-105 achieved 89.4% efficacy in eradicating H. pylori with no serious adverse events or unexpected safety issues.
Micro-antenna to treat gastric-cancer
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are developing a tiny antenna that can be inserted into the stomach via an endoscopic tube to detect and treat early-stage cancers too small to be treated by current methods. At present, doctors have to wait until the tumor is large enough to treat.
What you should and should not eat
Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute reported the results of their Personalized Nutrition Project. They discovered that bacteria in the stomach of different people reacts differently to the same food. Some even lost weight from ice cream and buttered bread.
Treatment for acromegaly
Israel’s Chiasma has developed the oral treatment Octreotide, for acromegaly – abnormal growth due to a tumor of the pituitary gland that causes severe life-threatening health problems. Chiasma is also planning an IPO on NASDAQ.
Israeli experts at international medical conference
Israeli medical experts From Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center are involved in about a dozen sessions of the 2015 World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research. The Israeli company Meditouch is also exhibiting.
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