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Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS)As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August 25, making it the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.Idriss Jazairy. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe UN warns that up to one million—representing the entire Muslim population of Rakhine state—could flee to the neighboring nation by the end of the year if the crisis continues.Rohingya ref...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Want to sleep like a baby? Don't shut your eyes
Don ’t hate me, but I’m a really good sleeper and usually get a solid eight hours. I rarely wake up in the night and I don’t use an alarm clock to get me up, writes PROFESSOR RICHARD WISEMAN. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superfoods: These six CHEAP foods will help you lose weight, and improve your eyesight
EATING healthily doesn ’t need to be expensive. These six, cheap superfoods could help you to control diabetes, lose weight and even improve your vision.v (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Causes of childhood vision impairment in the school for the blind in Eritrea - Gyawali R, Moodley VR.
SIGNIFICANCE: Our study provides the much-needed evidence on causes of childhood blindness in Eritrea. This will assist authorities to plan appropriate strategies and implement preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services to address these causes of vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Finally, the truth about just how manipulative your dog really is | Felicity Cloake
Our pets have specific expressions they reserve for humans, it ’s been revealed. But as a dog owner, I have to say that news comes as no surprise to meSitting at my desk, I stealthily peel open a packet of biscuits, hardly daring to breathe as I carefully reach inside. Even as my fingers close triumphantly around the coveted malted milk, the clip-clip of claws in the hall announces my failure. A small furry beast trots into my line of vision and arranges itself patiently by my feet. When eventually, biscuit disposed of, I dare to turn my head to meet its burning eyes, the dog cocks his head winsomely to one side, and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Felicity Cloake Tags: Animal behaviour Dogs Animals Pets Life and style Biology Psychology Source Type: news

Space station crew takes a breather with lung tissue investigation
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an area that hasn't received as much focus is one that is vital to human survival: the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does arthritis affect the eyes?
While arthritis is known to cause inflammation in the joints, it can also cause problems in the eyes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Dreaming of a cure: the battle to beat narcolepsy
A global struggle to find the cause of the rare condition that causes uncontrollable sleepiness has a long and strange history, but there ’s hope of a cure at handOne of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are some occupations that are not suitable for someone with untreated narcolepsy and this is probably one of them. I was 22, a recent zoology graduate studying meerkats in the Kalahari desert in South Africa. We worked in pairs, one of us on foot, walking with meerkats, the other in the jeep scanning the horizon for danger. On many occasions, I awoke with the imprint of the steering wheel on my for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Henry Nicholls Tags: Neuroscience Sleep Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Aircrew and handheld laser exposure - Dietrich KC.
BACKGROUND: Laser devices are ubiquitous in everyday operations. These devices pose a hazard to the eye and numerous injuries have been documented. However, there lies a misunderstanding in the propensity to damage aircrews' eyes during an exposure. Patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Philippines girl born with a giant red balloon-like growth
Angelica Hail Heachanova, ten days old, from the remote island of Boracay in the Philippines, has the small red bubble protruding from her eyes - but its cause is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn girl born with a giant red BALLOON-like growth
Angelica Hail Heachanova, eight days old, from the remote island of Boracay in the Philippines, has the small red bubble protruding from her eyes - but its cause is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataracts Afflict Children Who Survived West Africa Ebola Epidemic
Title: Cataracts Afflict Children Who Survived West Africa Ebola EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 20, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

‘Blind spot’ now exists on NHS staff assaults, claims RCN
The Royal College of Nursing has warned of a “dangerous blind spot” that has been created surrounding the scale of assaults on health service staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity
Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyesight breakthrough: Scientists develop new way to grow human corneas
BRITISH scientists are set to revolutionise eyesight treatment after they developed new way to grow human corneas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity
Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: THREE unlikely signs of the joint condition REVEALED
ARTHRITIS symptoms are commonly thought of as joint pain and swelling, but noisy joints, muscle loss and dry eyes can also be signs you ’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jenna ’s story: How two surgeons changed her path in life
“Your daughter was a very sick little girl.” Those were the first words that came out of Dr. Peter Waters’ mouth as he addressed my parents in the waiting room of Boston Children’s Hospital, back in 1999. They had been anxiously waiting, wondering and worrying about my condition. “Will they get it all?” “Will she be the same?” “Will she survive?” All of these questions occupied the minds of my parents as they sat waiting for their two-year-old daughter to come out of emergency surgery. A life-saving procedure …it’s what now inspires me to want to bec...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenna Lahey Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Lyle Micheli Dr. Peter Waters Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program Orthopedic Center Septic arthritis Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

People Whose Eyes Have A Dark Ring Around The Iris Appear More Attractive, Study Says
A ring around the eye that fades with ill health can influence how desirable you will appear to a woman. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds
Showing tongues and puppy eyes, and facial movement in general, was more likely when scientists faced the animals, suggesting conscious communicationDogs really do turn on the puppy eyes when humans look at them, according to researchers studying canine facial expressions.Scientists have discovered that dogs produce more facial movements when a human is paying attention to them – including raising their eyebrows, making their eyes appear bigger – than when they are being ignored or presented with a tasty morsel.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Animal behaviour Science Dogs Pets Psychology Animals Biology UK news Source Type: news

Pixium Vision wins French approval for Prima sub-retinal implant study
Pixium Vision (EPA:PIX) said today it won approval from France’s regulatory agency to launch a feasibility clinical study of its next-gen Prima sub-retinal implant in patients with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. The Prima system is a next-gen wireless implant with a micro photovoltaic chip designed to be implanted under the retina to convert pulsed near-infra-red invisible light received from external glasses with an integrated mini-camera into electrical signals transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve, the company said. The system is designed to treat retinal dystrophies with a foc...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Pixium Vision Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hampshire girl struggles to walk due to arthritis in video
Sophie Lucas, from Hampshire, has juvenile arthritis which could leave her wheelchair-bound  and blind. Mother Rebecca filmed a clip of her crying as evidence after struggling to get help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:90% of Mbeya Residents Tested With Sight Problems
[Citizen] Mbeya -At least 90 per cent of people, who went for sight test during an ongoing 'free health test' campaign at Ruanda Nzovwe grounds in the region have been diagnosed with sight problems as most of them need to undergo minor and major operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Halloween contact lenses could leave party-goers blind
The warning follows the case of Tia Goode, from  Merthyr, Wales, who was left in unbearable pain after ripping off her cornea as she was trying to remove a pair of cat-eye contact lenses in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware of your Halloween contact lenses, opticians warn  
The warning follows the case of Tia Goode, from  Merthyr, Wales, who was left in unbearable pain after ripping off her cornea as she was trying to remove a pair of cat-eye contact lenses in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Apple eyes primary care clinics
Apple is such a fan of its on-campus clinic that it tried to buy the startup that runs it, CNBC reports, citing three anonymous sources with knowledge of the talks. The negotiations with Southern California-based Crossover Health ultimately didn’t result in a deal. Separately, Apple also approached San Francisco-based One Medical Group, an app-enabled membership-based primary care group, about a potential acquisition, CNBC says. Crossover Health runs a sma ll network of health clinics in Silicon… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Luke Stangel Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Make Vision Count - a Call for a Sight
[Ethiopian Herald] Fitsum Tekola, 26, is resident of Jimma Town in Oromia State. She has been suffering from long sightedness that caused vision problem and challenged her not to effectively perform well in schooling and daily activities for over two decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Nocebo' effect: Why side-effects may seem worse for expensive drugs
Expensive medicines can seem to create worse side-effects than cheaper alternatives, suggests a new study that looked at the nocebo effect of drugs. The opposite of the placebo effect, nocebo is the perception of negative side effects from a benign substance in a blind trial. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dyslexia: scientists claim cause of condition may lie in the eyes
In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brainFrench scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.In people with the condition, the cells were arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may be to blame for confusing the brain by producing “mirror” images, the co-authors wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Dyslexia France Science Europe Health Society World news Source Type: news

Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?
Scientists at Oxford University have found that dyslexics have an unusual pattern of cells in their eyes which makes letters appear back to front. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't have a Go Bag yet? Here's a quick and easy start list: 14 items recommended by the Red Cross for surviving a natural disaster
(Natural News) When it comes to the threat of natural disasters, it’s easy to see why most people would rather keep the thought of being struck by one completely out of sight and out of mind. But while it may be an unpleasant thing to think about, natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and hurricanes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TransEnterix CEO Pope, riding high on FDA nod, eyes the laparoscopic surgery market
Share prices for TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) have more than doubled since the robot-assisted surgery company won an important clearance from the FDA last week and CEO Todd Pope is optimistic about his companies chances against the undisputed market leader, Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG). Morrisville, N.C.-based TransEnterix, which acquired Senhance for $100 million in September 2015, finalized its clearance bid last month after applying in April; the federal safety watchdog granted 510(k) clearance last week, pushing TRXC shares up 92.5% to a $2.81 close yesterday; the stock had ga...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Robotics Wall Street Beat TransEnterix Source Type: news

Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation C-MIMI: FDA decision paves the way for imaging AI C-MIMI: Google eyes imaging AI to improve world health SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Second Sight wins go-ahead for German Argus II study in better-sighted RP patients
This study has the potential to change the management of patients with RP and, if successful, greatly expand the patient population who can benefit from this treatment, and for whom the Argus II could be a solution,” Dr. Walter of Germany’s Universitätsklinikum Aachen said in a prepared statement. In July, Second Sight said its Argus II retinal prosthesis system won expanded reimbursement coverage from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 11 additional states and the District of Columbia. See the best minds in medtech live at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif. The post...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Second Sight Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Weekly Semaglutide for Diabetes as Oral Version Advances FDA Eyes Weekly Semaglutide for Diabetes as Oral Version Advances
An FDA advisory panel will address a possible retinopathy risk with the investigational once-weekly injectable GLP-1 agonist for type 2 diabetes, while an oral formulation has succeeded in a phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?
Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Nigeria:80 Percent of Blindness Is Preventable - Entomologist
[Vanguard] As the world weekend marked 2017 World Sight Day, Entomologist has disclosed that 80 percent of blindness could be prevented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation C-MIMI: FDA decision paves the way for imaging AI C-MIMI: Google eyes imaging AI to improve world health SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Hiding in plain sight' -- Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
(University of Plymouth) Scientists from the University of Plymouth and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona have used cutting edge DNA technology to demonstrate that one of Europe's top freshwater predators is actually two species rather than one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Somalia Truck Bombing Kills Over 300, Many Still Missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected to rise. Nearly 400 people were injured in the bombing Saturday that targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, though the Islamic extremist group has not claimed responsibility for the attack. A new statement by the SITE Intelligence Group ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdi Guled, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

HealthWatch: More Children Having Trouble Seeing; Factors That Affect Lifespan
BOSTON (CBS) — A growing number of young children are having trouble seeing. A recent study finds that more than 174,000 preschoolers have vision problems that may go unnoticed, like blurriness, strabismus, and lazy eye. Eye specialists say kids need to be screened early and often to avoid problems down the road. A child’s vision is still developing and the brain relies heavily on clear and equal signals from both eyes to develop healthy vision.  If they don’t, they may develop permanent vision loss. Kids should have their eyes examined from birth by a health professional trained to screen for vision...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis
Nearly a month after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is only beginning to come to grips with a massive environmental emergency that has no clear end in sight (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toward Seamless Coverage: Identifying Enrollment Gaps and Opportunities in Medicare Transitions for People with Expansion Medicaid (2017)
Brief identifies state-specific promising practices and challenges related to: identification of adult group beneficiaries transitioning to Medicare, beneficiary communications, determinations for aged, blind, disabled Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program eligibility. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk diabetes drug works; no heart risk-FDA review
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, caused no heart risk, and carried only limited risk of sight problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday, sending the company's shares up 4 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Enjoying life, finally free of seizures
Kristen Grip stood in the middle of the basketball court, motionless. Around her, the action continued as usual — the smack of the ball on the polished wood floor, the rush of her teammates as they darted back and forth, the satisfying swish and shout of victory as someone made a basket. Yet the high school freshman stared vacantly into space, her only movement a small tap of her fingers together. Later, after the coach had blown a whistle and halted the game, Kristen learned that it had happened again: she’d had another seizure. Embarrassed and frustrated, she bid her friends farewell and headed to the school ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Annapurna Poduri epilepsy epilepsy center seizures Source Type: news