How To Protect Your Eyesight

If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in Asia than it is in the U.S. About 90% of young people there are nearsighted! That proves it’s not genetic! As obvious as that seems, doctors are still misleading their patients. This is a modern problem. Our primal ancestors had perfect vision. They needed to so they could hunt for food. And when I visit native tribes in remote villages, I don’t find many people at all who have myopia. In fact, studies show that among indigenous people, rates of myopia are extremely low. But as modern culture reaches these tribes, rates shoot up. In a study of Inuit people on the northern tip of Alaska, only 2 out of 131 had myopia. But more than half of their children and grandchildren had the condition.1 So what’s going on?  For one thing, the human eye is designed for distance view­ing. When you look out 20 feet or more, light enters your eye n...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: news

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Abstract This thesis is aimed at shedding light on the effects of the Zhenwu decoction (ZWD) on the activities and mRNA expressions of seven CYP450 isoenzymes. In the first step, we determined the main chemical compounds of ZWD by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Next, 48 male (SD) rats were randomly divided into the normal saline (NS) group and the ZWD low- (2.1875 g/kg), medium- (4.375 g/kg), and high- (8.75 g/kg) dose groups (12 per group). All rats were gavaged once daily for 28 consecutive days. A mixed solution of seven probe drugs was injected into 24 rats through the caud...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: The current prevention and control measures have effectively reduced the transmissibility of COVID-19; however, R 0t is still larger than the threshold 1. The results show that the government adopting the Wuhan lockdown strategy plays an important role in restricting the potential infected persons in Wuhan outflow from the epidemic area and avoiding a nationwide spread by quickly controlling the potential infection in Wuhan. Meanwhile, since Jan. 18, 2020, the people successively accessed COVID-19-related information via the Internet, which may help to effectively implement the government's prevention and contr...
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Conclusion: The T-cell epitope-based peptide vaccine was designed for COVID-19 using the envelope protein as an immunogenic target. Nevertheless, the proposed vaccine rapidly needs to be validated clinically in order to ensure its safety and immunogenic profile to help stop this epidemic before it leads to devastating global outbreaks. PMID: 32461973 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that arose in China in December 2019 resulted in an epidemic that quickly expanded with particular intensity in the United States and European countries, particularly Italy and Spain, devastating the foundations of our nations in one of the most significant public health threats of our time. Sadly, this disease has spread globally, and from March 12 on, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology made similarly cautious recommendations on managing patients who were undergoing infertility therapy or desiring pregnancy, but withou...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Inklings Source Type: research
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Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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AbstractGlioma is the most common primary tumor of the nervous system, and approximately 50% of patients exhibit the most aggressive form of the cancer, glioblastoma. Currently, considerable research in glioblastoma therapeutics is aimed at developing vaccines or drugs to target key molecules for combating this disease. Studies on plant natural products from spices, vegetables, fruits, teas, and traditional medicinal herbs display that these plant-derived natural products can act as effective antioxidant and anti-tumor agents. The advancements in metabolomics and in genomics have enabled researchers to better evaluate the ...
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang J, Ren Y, Huang H, Kauer AJ, Liu Y, Du Q, Jiang T, Du B PMID: 32464517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
This study analyzes the real time data from March 1 to April 22, 2020 by adopting a sophisticated statistical modeling based on the state space model combined with the well-known susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model. The model estimation and forecasting are conducted using the Bayesian methodology. The present study provides the parameter estimates of the unknown parameters that critically determine the epidemic process derived from the SIR model and prediction of the future transition of the infectious proportion including the size and timing of the epidemic peak with the prediction intervals that naturally accounts...
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Volume 11, Issue 1, December 2020, Page 669-685 .
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