Flu spreading through the air can be KILLED using UV lamps

Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light kills airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, causing skin cancers or cataracts, Columbia University experts discovered.
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Gobba A considerably high number of outdoor workers worldwide are constantly exposed for the majority of their working life to solar radiation (SR); this exposure is known to induce various adverse health effects, mainly related to its ultraviolet (UV) component. The skin and the eye are the principal target organs for both acute and long-term exposure. Actinic keratosis, non-melanoma skin cancers, and malignant melanoma are the main long-term adverse skin effects, whereas in the eye pterygium, cataracts, and according to an increasing body of evidence, macular degeneration may be induced. Despite this, SR exposure ris...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In this study, we found that TXNIP deficiency induces accelerated senescent phenotypes of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells under high glucose condition and that the induction of cellular ROS or AKT activation is critical for cellular senescence. Our results also revealed that TXNIP inhibits AKT activity by a direct interaction, which is upregulated by high glucose and H2O2 treatment. In addition, TXNIP knockout mice exhibited an increase in glucose uptake and aging-associated phenotypes including a decrease in energy metabolism and induction of cellular senescence and aging-associated gene expression. We propose that...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
AbstractIt has long been known that relatively high-dose ionising radiation exposure (>  1 Gy) can induce cataract, but there has been no evidence that this occurs at low doses (
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Radiotherapy for orbital pseudotumor is well-tolerated and results in long-term control in most patients, with local control in over half. PMID: 30136873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Investigation - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Invest Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2018Source: Radiation Physics and ChemistryAuthor(s): M. Alkhorayef, A. Sulieman, B. Alonazi, M. Al-Nuaimi, M. Alduaij, D. BradleyAbstractEye lenses lie within the radiation field during computed tomography (CT) procedures of the brain. Therefore, patients are at risk of forming eye lens opacity when exposures exceed the threshold for such onset. The purpose of this study was to estimate the eye lens equivalent and radiation effective doses during CT procedures of the brain, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. A total of 85 patients were examined using a 16-detector CT machine....
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
ConclusionLower levels of antioxidant enzymes and non-enzymatic small molecules and higher levels of oxidative stress and inflammatory clinical parameters such as NO, MDA, TNF-α and MMP-9 may be involved in the pathogenesis of systemic chemotherapy related ocular complications such as cataract, glaucoma, blepharitis, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, pterygium and retinal degeneration etc.
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
It’s no exaggeration to say that lives are transformed by the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Look what happened to Susanne after her health was ruined by being gluten-free, reversed by following the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Food manufacturers, out of ignorance or ruthless profiteering, have chosen to replace wheat and gluten with cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, or potato starch—among the few foods that provoke high blood sugar and insulin more than even our favorite grain to bash, wheat. It means that people who are gluten-free and consume such garbage replacement products gain weight in visceral inflamm...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Detox gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
DISCUSSION: Overall, the literature supports beneficial pleotropic effects of statin use in contrast-induced nephropathy, head injury, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, nuclear cataract, prostate cancer, infection management, and spinal cord injury. Further investigation is warranted, and randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the clinical utility suggested by the reported studies included in this meta-analysis. PMID: 30033872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
ConclusionAs no significant difference in aqueous humor concentration of selenium was detected between open-angle glaucoma and controls, however, quantile analysis showed differences in quantiles levels for different age ranges in open-angle glaucoma patients, the trace element selenium seemed to be linked to glaucoma disease, yet not in a major role.
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
To the Editor Cataract is the leading cause of vision impairment in older adults in the United States and North America. The recent study by Tseng et al found that cataract surgery was associated with a 60% reduced risk of death from all causes and a 37% to 69% reduced risk of death by pulmonary, unintentional, infectious, neurologic, and vascular diseases and cancer. These are important research findings and should contribute to meaningful policy debates. A comprehensive understanding of the benefits of cataract surgery is needed to inform policy and allocation of resources in a timely and appropriate manner to enhance ac...
Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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