Judi Dench health: Star left 'completely hopeless' due to debilitating condition
ALTHOUGH mainly known for her work on stage and screen, in the past few years, Dame Judi Dench has swapped to educating others about her debilitating health condition known as age-related macular degeneration . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vision loss: Four foods that can lead to 'total blindness' - expert issues grave warning
VISION loss undermines quality of life, making even simple tasks onerous. Although your vision tends to weaken as you get older, diet can speed up this decline and in some cases worsen it. According to Sharon Copeland from Feel Good Contacts, four foods can spur on the development of age-related macular degeneration , which can lead to "total blindness". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Exudative (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Knowns and the Unknowns Treatment of Exudative (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Knowns and the Unknowns
Sunir Garg, MD, considers what he has learned in the years since the first anti-VEGF therapies became available for wet age-related macular degeneration.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology MDAngle Source Type: news

Retinal cell map could advance precise therapies for blinding diseases
NIH discovery sheds light on tissue targeted by age-related macular degeneration and other diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 6, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Home Diagnostic Tools Will Alter the Future of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration How Home Diagnostic Tools Will Alter the Future of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, discusses how the future of home diagnostic tools and home monitoring for patients with exudative (wet) age-related macular degeneration will dramatically alter how patients are managed.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology MDAngle Source Type: news

Treatment of Exudative (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Promise of Meeting the Needs Treatment of Exudative (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Promise of Meeting the Needs
Sunir Garg, MD, discusses unmet needs in the management of wet age-related macular degeneration.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None MDAngle Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good sales growth in the first quarter of 2022
Basel, 25 April 2022Group sales increase 11%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 10% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales up 6%; continued strong sales of new medicines for severe diseases. Impact of biosimilars decreases as expected.Diagnostics Divisionsales grow 24% due to good momentum in base business and continued high demand for COVID-19 tests. After a strong first quarter, significant decline in COVID-19-related testing expected.Highlights in the first quarter:FDA approval of Vabysmo (severe eye diseases); CHMP recommends EU approval of Polivy combination (aggressive form of blood cancer), Tecentriq (early...
Source: Roche Media News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good sales growth in the first quarter of 2022
Group sales increase 11%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 10% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales up 6%; continued strong sales of new medicines for severe diseases. Impact of biosimilars decreases as expected.Diagnostics Divisionsales grow 24% due to good momentum in base business and continued high demand for COVID-19 tests. After a strong first quarter, significant decline in COVID-19-related testing expected.Highlights in the first quarter:FDA approval of Vabysmo (severe eye diseases); CHMP recommends EU approval of Polivy combination (aggressive form of blood cancer), Tecentriq (early-stage non-small cel...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eat fatty fish, walk more and take breaks to reverse eye damage caused by years of smoking
ACCUMULATIVE research shows that smoking significantly increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome. Aside from becoming a non-smoker, there are other ways to improve your sight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use and perceptions of advanced driver assistance systems by older drivers with and without age-related macular degeneration - Deffler RA, Xu J, Bittner AK, Bowers AR, Hassan SE, Ross N, Cooley SSL, Doubt A, Davidorf FH, Dougherty BE.
PURPOSE: Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have been reported to improve the safety of elderly and normally sighted drivers. The purpose of this study was to assess exposure to, perceived safety of, comfort level with, and interest in using ADAS am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs
Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LumiThera acquires New Jersey-based eye care company
Poulsbo-based LumiThera's flagship product, a device for age-related macular degeneration, is not yet available in the U.S. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 4, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

New technologies, treatments could slow vision loss from macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration remains a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, but new advancements could help manage and, in some cases, prevent its devastating symptoms, experts told UPI. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three jabs a year of new NHS drug could save eyesight in 800,000 Brits, experts say
The medication, faricimab, could soon be offered to people with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and to sufferers of diabetic macular oedema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news