Heads of 100 Major German Companies to Visit Israel

israelWhile many in Europe are calling for a boycott of Israel, a delegation of 100 German industry leaders is preparing for a trip to Israel to meet with top businesspeople in a show of support for the Jewish state, as part of the ongoing marking of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Continue reading

Israeli Digital Doc Aiming to Bring Healthcare to your Inbox

sydDoctome, an Israeli medical start-up, is looking to change both how patients interact with their healthcare providers, and how people look to the internet for quick health advice. Itamar Bitton, a 30 year old industrial engineer, and CEO of Doctome, spoke to the Tazpit News Agency on Thursday about his vision for Continue reading

Five Day ‘Fasting’ Diet Slows Down Ageing and May Add Years to Life

happy_2072747bThe Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found

A five day diet which mimics fasting could slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of Continue reading

The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

pillsMillions use aspirin daily without realizing its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective

WARNING: Never discontinue a pharmaceutical product without the guidance of a physician. Doing so could have serious, if not life threatening side effects. Continue reading

Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health

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Vitamin K2 is every bit as important as vitamin D for protecting your heart and bone health; it’s essential for activating enzymes involved in transporting calcium from your arterial walls to your bone Continue reading

Peds Endorse Telemedicine With Caveats

pdiUse of telemedicine for patient care is appropriate when integrated into the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to the first ever policy statement on telemedicine by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

James P. Marcin, MD, MPH and colleagues from the AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce called for Continue reading

Employer Group Wants New Health Out-of-Pocket Expense Rule Scrapped

pocketThe ERISA Industry Committee is asking federal regulators to withdraw a recent “clarification” of health care reform law rules that place new limits starting next year on how much in out-of-pocket expenses employers with high-deductible plans can require employees to pick up. Continue reading

Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

Psych-MedsWith 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before Continue reading

Top Summer Foods for Health

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The summertime is a perfect opportunity to focus your diet on “yin” foods, which are by nature cooling or cold

Cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, sprouts, and watercress are examples of cooling foods to eat Continue reading

Studies on Hydration Suggest Dehydrated Drivers May Pose Hazard on the Road, and Majority of Children Don’t Drink Enough Water

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More than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance. About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis

Research shows dehydrated drivers make twice the Continue reading

Ruling Upholding Federal Exchange Subsidies Brings Employer Certainty

BENEEmployers welcomed Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding 2012 IRS rules that have enabled millions of uninsured people to obtain federal premium subsidies to buy Continue reading

High Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Rights,

gayThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declared that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same spousal rights and benefits as opposite-sex couples.

In a historic 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that state laws barring same-sex couples from legally marrying violate their rights under the 14th Amendment Continue reading

The World’s Population Is Getting Sicker

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Only 4 percent of the global population was free from health complaints in 2013
One-third, or 2.3 billion people, struggled with more than five health problems each
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Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack

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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are severely overprescribed and misused for heartburn—a condition for which they were not designed Continue reading

High Heels, High Risk

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Close to half of US women wear high heels even though 71 percent say the shoes hurt their feet

From 2002 to 2012, more than 123,000 injuries from wearing high heels were treated in US emergency rooms

High heels change the dynamics of Continue reading