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Good News Israel presents revolutionizing pain management; advancing cancer detection and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

 

ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Revolutionizing pain management

Israel’s MedaSense Biometrics won the WOW Competition (medical device category) for the most innovative startup at the IATA Biomed exhibition in May. MedaSense’s pain monitor uses a finger sensor to record vital signs and a unique algorithm to measure pain mathematically.
http://www.medasense.com/may-2015/
http://nocamels.com/2015/05/medasenses-pain-assessment-monitor/

Heart surgery saves baby from East Timor

Surgeons from Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) successfully operated to repair the congenital heart defect in baby Lisa from East Timor. The Southeast Asia country is the 50th country to send its patients to Israel. SACH doctors have saved over 3,500 children’s lives.
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/71579-150518-a-baby-from-east-timor-an-ethiopian-doctor-and-an-israeli-charity-come-together

How ALEH Negev was founded

I visited the special facilities for the disabled at ALEH Negev in Oct 2012. This new video features Maj. Gen. Doron Almog, who gave up his army career to found the village.

Sensors for Japanese hospital beds

Israel’s EarlySense makes sensors that detect when patients are at risk of falling from beds or chairs. EarlySense has just announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese giant Mitsui that will help launch the distribution of EarlySense products in Japan.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-earlysense-teams-with-japans-mitsui-1001028418

Advancing cancer detection

Israeli biotech Rosetta Genomics boosted its molecular diagnostics capability by purchasing PersonalizeDx in the United States. Rosetta also received US patent protection for its cancer tests.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150414005159/en/Rosetta-Genomics-Completes-Acquisition-PersonalizeDx#.VVzo8VIpqSp http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150513005723/en/Rosetta-Genomics-Receives-Additional-U.S.-Patent-Protection#.VVzpr1IpqSp

Never too late

65 year-old Chaya Sarah Shahar of Bnei Brak gave birth to her first child, after 46 years of marriage. The healthy baby boy was born at a Kfar Saba hospital. Last year, a 61 year-old woman gave birth to her first child in Jerusalem. Chaya is the second oldest woman in the world to give birth.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195589#.VV2XeFIpqSp

ReWalk makes paraplegics healthier

Israel’s ReWalk exoskeleton not only enables paraplegics to walk upright, it also improves their overall fitness. It allows users to exercise, use the toilet, boost their self-image and improve their mental health.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/rewalks-benefits-go-beyond-ambulation-company-says/

 

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