Why don ’t we see more meteorites after big asteroid belt collisions?
Amount of cosmic debris reaching Earth has stayed surprisingly constant in last 500m years, say scientistsThis month it is worth turning your eyes to the night sky to watch the spectacularPerseid meteor shower. Peak viewing time will be around 12 August, when as many as 150 meteors an hour will whizz overhead. Generated by Earth passing through the debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, these meteors are a reliable event, but other meteors, such as thefireball that recently lit up southern Norway, are more random.Most meteors burn themselves out in the atmosphere, but thousands of tons of cosmic dust do still make it to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Meteors Space Asteroids Science Comets Astronomy Source Type: news

Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children
Scientists studied the eyes of 1,793 children in Hong Kong. Around 700 of the children were recruited to the study at the start of the pandemic, while the rest had already been monitored for three years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid restrictions and screens linked to myopia in children, study shows
Hong Kong research suggests less time outdoors and more doing ‘near work’ accelerates short-sightednessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpending more time indoors and on screens because of Covid restrictions may be linked to an increased rate of short-sightedness in children, researchers say.The study, which looked at two groups of children aged six to eight in Hong Kong, is the latest to suggest that lockdowns and other restrictions may have taken a toll on eyesight: data from more than 120,000 children of a similar age in China,published earlier this year, suggested a threefol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Coronavirus Children's health Medical research Society Hong Kong Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection
Title: All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye ProtectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - August 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Having wisdom teeth removed could super-boost your taste buds, study finds
HEALTH NOTES: Scientists at Penn University in the US performed blind taste tests on more than 1,200 patients shortly after tooth removal, then 20 years later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Luke's Health sees rise in Covid-19 patients, eyes Houston-area expansions
As St. Luke's Health works to expand and recruit top talent in the Houston market, the pandemic continues to impact the system's frontline staff. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

How norm violators rise and fall in the eyes of others: the role of sanctions - Wanders F, Homan AC, van Vianen AEM, Rahal RM, Van Kleef GA.
Norm violators demonstrate that they can behave as they wish, which makes them appear powerful. Potentially, this is the beginning of a self-reinforcing loop, in which greater perceived power invites further norm violations. Here we investigate the possibi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

St. Luke's Health sees rise in Covid-19 patients, eyes Houston-area expansions
As St. Luke's Health works to expand and recruit top talent in the Houston market, the pandemic continues to impact the system's frontline staff. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection
SATURDAY, July 31, 2021 -- Sunglasses are often considered a fashion statement, but one expert says the style you choose is less important than picking a pair of shades that best protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays. " Wearing sunglasses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Justice Department says IRS must give Trump's tax returns to Congress
The decision puts an apparent end in sight to the yearslong battle over the records. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program
Many older, blind and disabled Americans receive benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program. But it has been essentially unchanged since 1972, and its rules mean that many recipients must remain in poverty. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maggie Astor Tags: Social Security (US) Disability Insurance Poverty United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Hiding in Plain Sight: Assumptions That Affect the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Others
The Oxford Dictionary defines an “assumption” as something that is accepted as true or certain to happen, without proof. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kee Dunning, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

‘The Ripple Effect Is a Major Concern.’ Chicagoans Worry About the Aftermath of Lollapalooza as the Delta Variant Surges
When music fan Noah Zelinsky bought tickets to the Chicago music festival Lollapalooza in May, he thought it might signal something of a return to normalcy after more than a year of isolation. “There’s so much pent up excitement, being the first major thing back,” he says. But a lot can change in two months. “Now, there’s a lot of fear countering that.” This weekend, thousands of Lollapalooza attendees swept into Grant Park in the midst of a spike in the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Leading up to the festival, Chicago’s COVID-19 daily case rate was quintuple ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew R. Chow Tags: Uncategorized culturepod feature Music Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and sight loss in military and veteran populations- a review - Hussain SF, Raza Z, Cash ATG, Zampieri T, Mazzoli RA, Kardon RH, Gomes RSM.
War and combat exposure pose great risks to the vision system. More recently, vision related deficiencies and impairments have become common with the increased use of powerful explosive devices and the subsequent rise in incidence of traumatic brain injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The ‘Overview Effect’ Forever Changes Some Astronauts’ Attitudes Towards Earth—But You Don’t Need to Go to Space to Experience It
The best way to appreciate the planet fully is to leave the planet entirely. To inhabit a world is to get awfully used to it. The sky is up there—big as ever. The ground is down there—solid as ever. The ocean is over that way. Canada is up the other way. There are happy places—Paris, Bora Bora. There are parts of the world—North Korea, Afghanistan—where people suffer tremendously. Our own place in all of that determines who we become. We’re like wine grapes; we have a terroir, a home soil that flavors us and changes us, and once we’ve become one thing it’s hard to become&mdas...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Weep, O mine eyes at a lack of manly tears | Brief letters
Men in tears | Resilience | Supper | Olympic winners | Spelling namesAn excellent article by Adrian Chiles (Have you cried with despair in public? There is nothing braver or better, 28 July). In medieval France, it was considered very manly to weep copiously about one ’s fallen comrades. If you didn’t cry, what was wrong with you? Didn’t you care? Crying is an effective and natural way of releasing tension.Juliet ChaplinCheam, London• In 1999, the UK was ranked second (to the US) in preparedness to deal with a pandemic. Now I read that the UK is on a list of places most resilient to a collapse of glo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Men Psychology Society Olympic Games Food Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Eyes Full U.S. Approval For Covid Shot This Year, Skipping Faster Emergency Authorization
The company previously indicated it would pursue an emergency use authorization but has struggled to meet the U.S. regulator's demand for data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Apple Stock Is Under Pressure. There ’s a Silver Lining
Big tech earnings trounce Wall Street estimates, air travel has recovered more quickly than expected, all eyes on Federal Reserve as it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jennifer Lopez can't keep her eyes off of Ben Affleck during Italian getaway
"Jenny from the Block" singer Jennifer Lopez and "Argo" director Ben Affleck spent some time together in Capri, Italy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The major warning sign ‘around your eyes’ - doctor's advice
CHOLESTEROL is a fatty substance that can clog up your arteries if you have too much of it circulating in your body. Although the condition is typically characterised by an absence of symptoms, a warning sign can show up "around your eyes", according to a consultant cardiologist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catching sight of children with internalizing symptoms in upper elementary classrooms - Zee M, Rudasill KM.
Teachers play a crucial role in the assessment of children's internalizing symptoms but may not always succeed in accurately identifying such symptoms in class. Using a multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM) approach, this study aimed to explore te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Home-use evaluation of a wearable collision warning device for individuals with severe vision impairments: a randomized clinical trial - Pundlik S, Baliutaviciute V, Moharrer M, Bowers AR, Luo G.
IMPORTANCE: There is scant rigorous evidence about the real-world mobility benefit of electronic mobility aids. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a collision warning device on the number of contacts experienced by blind and visually impaired peo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

What Is Jaw Wink Ptosis?
Title: What Is Jaw Wink Ptosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - July 27, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Team USA women's basketball vs. Nigeria score, Tokyo Olympics: Live updates as U.S. eyes seventh straight gold
Team USA has been flawless in Olympic play since the 1996 Summer Games (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?
Visitors entering a code-locked central control room at Green Mountain Power (GMP)’s Colchester, Vt., headquarters instinctively lower their voices, whispering in deference to operators relaying orders from behind semicircular clusters of screens. It’s an intimidating space; one side of the black-walled room is taken up by a display showing a sprawling, yellow-lit maze of connections and symbols: a map of electricity flowing across the local grid. Technicians here have the daunting job of managing that vast, interconnected network; controlling hundreds of breaker switches; monitoring solar and hydroelectric ele...
Source: TIME: Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza/Panton, Vt. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short
Holding an Olympics during a pandemic was never going to be easy, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee consulted with numerous public health experts and invested in tracking app systems to help curb the spread of the virus within the Olympic community. But despite these strict countermeasures, an imperfect system and practical issues in compelling thousands of people from around to world to comply with often intense and inconvenient protocols are already leading to lapses that are opening the door for SARS-CoV-2, and in particular its Delta variants, to spark new infections that could quickly flare up into clusters of cases....
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park/Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Andrew Koji breaks out in 'Snake Eyes,' eagerly awaits an invite to Brad Pitt's house
Rising action star Andrew Koji discusses his breakout as a ninja in 'Snake Eyes' and boarding 'Bullet Train' with A-list 'craftsman' Brad Pitt. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grene Vision's Gangadhar joins faculty for proposed med school
A complex retina problem required Gangadhar to undergo surgery and left one of his eyes unable to have the depth perception needed to continue performing eye surgeries himself. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kirk Seminoff Source Type: news

Africa: Screentime Can Make You Feel Sick - Here Are Ways to Manage Cybersickness
[The Conversation Africa] Do you ever feel like the light of your computer screen is burrowing into your eyes and making your head pulse? Or feel dizzy or nauseous after looking at your phone? While you might think these sensations are just eye strain or fatigue from looking at your screen for too long, they're actually symptoms of a condition called cybersickness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reverse optogenetic tool developed
(Ruhr-University Bochum) A new optogenetic tool, a protein that can be controlled by light, has been characterized by researchers at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum. They used an opsin - a protein that occurs in the brain and eyes - from zebrafish and introduced it into the brain of mice. Unlike other optogenetic tools, this opsin is not switched on but rather switched off by light. Experiments also showed that the tool could be suitable for investigating changes in the brain that are responsible for the development of epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biocon eyes market share expansion in developed, emerging markets: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
“Trastuzumab (monoclonal antibody used to treat breast and stomach cancers) is another big opportunity we are looking at, not just in the US and Europe, but it is a very large global opportunity with growth potential for us,” Mazumdar-Shaw said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeted gene therapy may protect against vision loss from glaucoma, diabetes, study says
A new form of gene therapy may help prevent vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Cell. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision
Spontaneous waves of nerve impulses flowing across the retina help mouse pups practice motion detection for when they eventually open their eyes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Eyes wide shut: How newborn mammals dream the world they ’re entering
Yale researchers observing the brains of closed-eyed baby mice found waves that help explain why mammals can navigate their environment so soon after birth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes ’ Mental Health First
Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders had spent the past three years as a student athlete. At its western end, Jackson splits into a T junction populated by a cluster of familiar American fast food restaurants and retail chains: a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, a Popeye’s, a Chick-Fil-A. Saunders, a senior at University of Mississippi and a star shot putter on the school’s track and field team, knew the intersection well. Turn right, and the road led home. Turn left, and the highway hugged a steep drop-off f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US  Opioid Settlements Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US  Opioid Settlements
With a $26 billion nationwide settlement in sight, state and local governments will soon turn their attention to pharmacies and a handful of drugmakers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New device could help visually impaired avoid obstacles, research suggests
Chest-mounted video camera and vibrating wristbands developed by US team reduce collisions by 37% in small studyVibrating wristbands could help visually impaired people to avoid collisions when out and about, a study indicates.According to the NHS, about 360,000 people in the UK alone are registered as blind or partially sighted, with long canes and guide dogs among the methods used to help individuals avoid obstacles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Blindness and visual impairment Disability Technology Science Source Type: news

Study: Wearable camera reduces collision risk in blind, visually impaired
A wearable computer vision device may help reduce collisions and other accidents in the blind and visually impaired, a study published Thursday by JAMA Ophthalmology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easement of COVID-19 Restrictions - Delivering Safe Eye Care, College of Optometrists (published 19th July 2021)
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The College of Optometrists advise the profession in all nations that you should continue to follow the College's Amber guidance, your national eye care standard operating procedures and the GOC supporting statements for the amber phase. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss
An NIH-funded research project found that calcium modulator CaMKII protects the optic nerve in mice, opening the door to new sight-saving therapy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes a market transaction morally repugnant?
(Max Planck Institute for Human Development) Many people find it morally impermissible to put kidneys, children, or doctorates on the free market. But what makes a market transaction morally repugnant in the eyes of the public? And which transactions trigger the strongest collective disapproval? Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Robert Koch Institute have addressed these questions. Their findings, published in Cognition, offer new entry points for policy interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eyes wide shut: How newborn mammals dream the world they're entering
(Yale University) As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have experienced sight? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guardian: Data leak reveals JOURNALISTS among Pegasus targets
(Natural News) Smartphones in the hands of people have been a ubiquitous sight for some years now. But most have not yet thought of the possibility that their smartphone could be used as a surveillance tool through programs such as the Pegasus spyware. Worse, most have not yet perused its potential to be used against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The College of Optometrists issue summer eye health tips
The College of Optometrists has issued tips to remind the public that eyes need to be protected, even if you are not travelling to a hotter country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

KA Imaging lands radiography supply contract from Premier
Digital x-ray manufacturer KA Imaging has secured a supply agreement from grou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: KA Imaging, STC to bring portable x-ray to Pakistan KA Imaging signs Alpha as U.S. x-ray distributor KA Imaging installs 2 x-ray units in Canada KA lands Health Canada license for Sight detector KA signs Templeton as chief medical officer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The four peculiar mouth symptoms warning of high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 causes rising blood sugar which can in turn affect the eyes, skin, feet and the mouth. What are the four lesser-known symptoms of high blood sugar found in your mouth? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Three indicators you have high blood sugar found in the eyes
DIABETES type 2 is a condition suffered by millions throughout the world. In fact, the number of people with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and continues to rise. Experiencing any of these three signs in the eyes could indicate you're suffering with high blood sugar caused by the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Kelly Ripa Gives Husband Mark Consuelos an Eyeful in Cheeky Instagram Post: 'The End Is in Sight'
Kelly Ripa shared a photo of Mark Consuelos lusting after her while the duo lounged by the pool (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news