Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web
Someone in Aitoliko is going to have to do a lot of dusting. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alydia Health raises $10m in Series B
Alydia Health, formerly known as InPress Technologies, said today it closed a $10 million Series B financing round to help support its technology platform designed to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage. The round was led by the Global Health Investment Fund and joined by Astia Angles and other existing investors. As part of the round, Global Health Investment Fund managing partner Dr. Curt LaBelle will join the company’s board of directors. “Alydia Health’s solution for postpartum hemorrhage offers tremendous potential for mothers and families around the world, starti...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Women's Health alydiahealth Source Type: news

Study: Most Yogurts On Store Shelves Packed With Sugar
BOSTON (CBS) – Yogurt is often regarded as a healthy snack but a new study finds that most yogurts on store shelves are chock-full of sugar. In fact, some contain as much sugar as soda. Researchers studied the nutrient content of more than 900 yogurt products from five online supermarkets in the United Kingdom, including children’s yogurts, yogurt drinks, fruit-flavored yogurts, Greek and organic. Dessert yogurts contained the most sugar, not surprisingly, but children’s yogurts and organic yogurts had almost as much. Only natural/Greek yogurts met the UK’s criteria for “low-sugar”. Jus...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Yogurt Source Type: news

Can a novel high-density EEG approach disentangle the differences of visual event related potential (N170), elicited by negative facial stimuli, in people with subjective cognitive impairment?
(IOS Press) Thessaloniki- Macedonia, Greece -- Sept. 14, 2018 -- Greek researchers investigated whether specific brain regions, which have been found to be highly activated after negative facial stimulus, are also activated in different groups of people with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) compared to healthy controls (HC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:When What We Eat Turns Poisonous
[Guardian] Lagos -"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." - Hippocrates (460 - 370BC), Greek Doctor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early Results Give Hope For Human Gene Editing to Change DNA
(PHOENIX) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someone’s DNA to cure a disease — in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease onetime Source Type: news

Olive Oil May Be Better For Men Than Viagra, Study Claims
GREECE (CBS Local) – A new study on sexual health may have a lot of men running to their favorite Italian restaurant tonight. According to scientists in Greece, olive oil may be better than Viagra when it comes to boosting sexual performance. The study, published by the University of Athens, examined over 600 men and found that an olive oil-rich diet cut the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 40 percent. The men, who had an average age of 67, switched to a Mediterranean-style diet which focused on eating fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, and replaced all butter with olive oil. Patients also reduced the amo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Chris Melore Local TV Men's Health Olive Oil talkers Viagra Source Type: news

Over 800 Passengers Evacuated from Greek Ferry Fire
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out on a ferry sailing to the island of Crete from mainland Greece early Wednesday, forcing hundreds of passengers to don life vests and wait on the deck for hours before they were safely evacuated when the ship returned to port. The fire on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry started in the parking bay and was contained after activating an automatic extinguishing mechanism. Still, it left smoke billowing out of the ship as it turned back to the port of Piraeus, near Athens. The 875 passengers onboard disembarked using mobile safety stairs from a side entrance of the ship. "It is a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Simple strategies that activate your body's natural detoxification process
(Natural News) You may have tried or heard of different detoxification techniques, such as detox diets and juice cleanses, but there is one natural detox program by the body that you can activate. Autophagy, the body’s natural detoxification process, literally means “self-eating” in Greek. It can be considered as the ultimate detox for the body... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Nile virus cases in Greece jump in 2018
Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer, authorities said, the highest number of reported cases since 2012. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places —But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places — But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put some muscle into it
SARCOPENIA might sound like a nasty rash and if you haven't heard of it, you're not alone. However it's something all of us will experience - men and women of all ages. And in case you were wondering, the term comes from the Greek words "sarc" and "penia" . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best breakfast foods for health
Starting the day off right with a healthful breakfast is essential for curbing hunger and boosting metabolism. In this article, learn about the best foods to eat in the morning, including oatmeal, bananas, Greek yogurt, and flaxseed. We look at the evidence behind the health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Prisoners in Greek prisons: correlation of demographic and psychosocial data with committed crimes - Apostolopoulos A, Michopoulos I, Rizos E, Manthou V, Tzeferakos G, Kalemi G, Papageorgiou C, Douzenis A.
Previous literature shows an association between several psychosocial factors or life events in general and delinquency. Factors such as gender, cannabis and drugs use are firmly connected to delinquency. Similarly, interpersonal violent behavior appears t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better
The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Exercise Karate Research Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Caravans and containers: children on the move, immobilized - Esmaili BE.
On the Greek island of Leros, newly arriving families from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are routinely received at the landing dock and escorted into barbed wire –lined refugee camps. Many ask if they are being taken to prison. Insi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Preliminary results from active landslide monitoring using multidisciplinary surveys - Nikolakopoulos K, Kavoura K, Depountis N, Kyriou A, Argyropoulos N, Koukouvelas I, Sabatakakis N.
This study presents the synergy of multidisciplinary surveys for the monitoring of an active landslide in Western Greece. The aim of this paper is to highlight and validate a methodology based on multiple sensors data integration which can successfully be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Greek teachers' experience and perceptions of child abuse/neglect - Bibou-Nakou I, Markos A.
The present paper focuses on teachers' experiences of child abuse/neglect cases, teachers' awareness of reporting or discounting, and their ways of responding to a hypothetical disclosure of abuse/neglect. A total of 1877 teachers in Greek public schools p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Greek system: how gender inequality and class privilege perpetuate rape culture - Jozkowski KN, Wiersma ‐Mosley JD.
Sexual assault on college campuses is a pervasive public health issue. It is important to examine factors particular to universities that influence occurrences of sexual assault and people's perceptions of sexual assault. Using a lens of socialist feminism... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece - Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Liao S, Raymond NA, B ärnighausen T.
BACKGROUND: Over one million Syrian asylum seekers have travelled to Greece with the ultimate aim of reaching other countries in western Europe. Depression prevalence and associated sociodemographic and displacement characteristics have been reported for r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the heatwave: our climate is endangered | Editorial
Adapting to hotter temperatures is sensible – but ignoring their causes is dangerousThe NHS is experiencing a “summer crisis”, with increased emergency admissions and uncomfortable conditions in buildings not equipped for the heat, while the Met Office has warned that the UK temperaturerecord of 38.5C could be broken on Friday. Authorities in Greece are dealing with the aftermath ofdevastating wildfires that killed at least 85 people, while efforts to control blazes in Sweden and in California continue. In Japan,23,000 people have been taken to hospital in the past week and the weather described by offici...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Environment Science Paris climate agreement COP 21: UN climate change conference Paris Greenhouse gas emissions Weather NHS Society Greece Japan Source Type: news

Greek wildfires: dry winter and strong winds led to tinderbox conditions
Experts call for better forest management and focus on prevention after blaze that killed more than 70 peopleAn unusually dry winter, with less than average rainfall interspersed with localised flooding in some areas, is emerging as a major contributing factor to thewildfires that are ravaging the mainland of Greece.Lack of the expectedsteadyrainfall in the winter months meant groundwater sources failed to recharge and left vegetation unable to recover fully from the high temperatures of the 2017 summer. As a result, when temperatures topping 40C hit some areas during this summer ’s heatwave and drought, the conditio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Greece Wildfires Europe Natural disasters and extreme weather World news Climate change Environment Science Source Type: news

How Pregnancy May Affect the Risk of Alzheimer ’s
In the U.S., two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. For decades, experts have explained the gender divide by the fact that women also tend to live longer than men, and the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age. “Everyone brushed it off to the fact that women were living longer,” says Rachel Whitmer, professor of epidemiology at University of California Davis. “Now science is saying, wait, that’s not the end of the story.” Pregnancy, according to two of the latest studies on the issue, may have something to do wi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Man Firing into Toronto Cafes Shoots 14 People, Killing 2
TORONTO (AP) — A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police. Police Chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive, though officials did not immediately identify the attacker, other than to say he was 29 years old. Toronto police spokesman Meaghan Gray said early Monday that a second victim had died, though there were no further details. JEMS: EMS Preparation and Response to Complex Coordinated Attacks Saunders earlier said that a young woman had died in Sunday's shootings and that ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ROB GILLIES, Associated Press Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Health apps are BAD for your privacy: 80% or more share your data, research reveals
This study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Pireus in Greece and Rovira I Virgili University in Spain. The research team analyzed 20 well-known, free mobile health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Face-lift in a bottle'? 8 collagen elixirs and bone broths to try for yourself
The word “collagen” is derived from “kolla,” the Greek word for glue. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the structural protein for our connective tissue.Since we stop producing collagen in our mid- to late 20s, can digestible collagen rejuvenate us, helping to turn back the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gardner Source Type: news

Women who have had 5 kids are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer ’s
The study was carried out on a total of 3,549 women in South Korea and Greece, who were tracked from the age of 71. The findings were published in the journal Neurology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having 5 or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk, study finds
Giving birth to five or more children may increase Alzheimer's risk by 70% in old age, according to a new study of women in Korea and Greece. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey
Clay slab believed to date from 3rd century AD discovered near ancient city of OlympiaArchaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record ofthe epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.Related:The Odyssey by Homer – the first stepContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: AFP in Athens Tags: Archaeology Greece Poetry Classics History books World news Europe Classics and ancient history Culture Source Type: news

These Are the Best Places to See the Lunar Eclipse on July 27
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. While the 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S., places all around the world — including the Middle East and Greece — will be in prime locations to see the celestial event. After searching for areas that are projected to have the clearest skies and longest window of time to see the entire four-hour eclipse, TIME compiled a list of the best places to see the July 27 total lunar eclipse. Cairo, Egypt People in Cairo will be able to see the entire lunar eclipse — and it’s likely that there won&r...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Greek boys are the most obese, reveals EU-funded report
Rates of obesity in boys are highest in Greece, where more than a third of 11 year olds are either obese or overweight. Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have the lowest rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Greece: Health System Review.
Authors: Economou C, Kaitelidou D, Karanikolos M, Maresso A Abstract This analysis of the Greek health system reviews developments in its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The economic crisis has had a major impact on Greek society and the health system. Health status indicators such as life expectancy at birth and at age sixtyfive are above the average in the European Union but health inequalities and particular risk factors such as high smoking rates and child obesity persist. The highly centralized health system is a mixed model in...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

"Good Guys Don't Rape": Greek and non-Greek college student perpetrator rape myths - Martinez T, Wiersma-Mosley JD, Jozkowski KN, Becnel J.
The current study examined sexual assault perpetrator rape myths among college students, and in particular Greek students. Fraternity men are overrepresented among sexual assault perpetrators, while sorority women are at increased risk for victimization of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Stigma in Mental Health Must Stop!
[The Herald] The word stigma referred originally to a mark or brand on Greek slaves, clearly separating them from free men. In common usage the word signifies a disgrace or defect placed on another human. There are two ways stigma is expressed: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Machine learning to assist in building muscle
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Sarcopenia (from Greek 'flesh poverty'), is one of the major age-related processes and involves the loss of skeletal muscle and its function. To address this challenge researchers from Insilico Medicine developed a novel deep-learning based model that predicts a biological age of a muscle and can be used to estimate the relevant importance of the genetic and epigenetic factors driving this process within many age groups. The research results were published in Frontiers in Genetics journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detection of traffic incidents using nonlinear time series analysis - Fragkou AD, Karakasidis TE, Nathanail E.
In this study, we present results of the application of nonlinear time series analysis on traffic data for incident detection. More specifically, we analyze daily volume records of Attica Tollway (Greece) collected from sensors located at various locations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan – series 2 podcast kicks off this week with one of the most influential scientists on the planet
Series two ofThe Recommended Dose kicks off this week with polymath and poet, Dr John Ioannidis. Recognised by The Atlantic as one the most influential scientists alive today, he ’s a global authority on genetics, medical research and the nature of scientific inquiry itself – among many other things.A professor at Stanford University, John has authored close to 1,000 academic papers and served on the editorial boards of 30 of the world's top journals. He is best known for seriously challenging the status quo. His trailblazing 2005 paper  Why Most Published Research Findings Are False has been viewed o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Understanding bike-sharing acceptability and expected usage patterns in the context of a small city novel to the concept: a story of 'Greek Drama' - Nikitas A.
Developing initiatives that allow societies to embrace more sustainable travel behaviour patterns is a prerequisite for creating more livable urban futures. Bike-sharing, a measure designed to inspire modal shift from short car-trips, despite its recent ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bee propolis found to be effective at slowing the spread of colon cancer, study finds
(Natural News) Propolis, or bee glue, is a mixture that honey bees produce by combining saliva and beeswax with substances gathered from tree buds, flowers, and other botanical sources. Honey bees use it to seal unwanted gaps in their beehive. History has revealed propolis being used by the Greeks to treat abscesses, while Assyrians used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Laser Pointer Burned a Hole in a 9-Year-Old Boy ’s Eye, Doctors Say
Playing with a laser pointer may have left a young boy with permanent eye damage, according to a case study. A 9-year-old boy visited an ophthalmology clinic in Larissa, Greece, complaining of vision problems in his left eye, the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says. Despite having 20/20 vision in his right eye, doctors found that his left eyesight was around 20/100 — a discrepancy explained by a hole on his left macula, a part of the retina that “provides sharp, central vision,” according to the National Eye Institute. Macular holes can cause blurry and distorted vision, and t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer
Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news