Problematic alcohol use and acute intoxication predict anger-related attentional biases: a test of the alcohol myopia theory - Massa AA, Subramani OS, Eckhardt CI, Parrott DJ.
Previous research has demonstrated a significant association between alcohol and aggression. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this relationship have yet to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we examined alcohol's effects on an attentional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How China can fix its eyesight crisis
President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Vision inks $26m Singapore collaborative myopia research deal
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Vision business said this week that it inked an approximately $26.4 million collaborative research deal with The Singapore National Eye Centre and the Singapore Eye Research Institute looking to improve treatments for myopia. The public-private strategic partnership is the first of its kind in Asia, according J&J, and will promote exploration of how myopia develops, progresses and possible interventions. “SNEC is honored to be working with collaborators coming together to address the growing burden of myopia,” Professor Wong said. “By leveraging the diverse str...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Self-induced DISASTER: California fires the direct result of shortsighted environmentalist policies that prohibit forest management
(Natural News) Actions have consequences, and bad actions often have bad consequences. In much the same way that liberal policies have burned Venezuela’s economy to the ground, California environmentalist policies have unleashed a catastrophic fire that has so far claimed the lives of 11 people and countless animals. This is what liberal policies always lead... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Visioneering Tech touts NaturalVue contact lens pediatric myopia study
Visioneering Technologies Inc yesterday released results from a pediatric study of its NaturalView multifocal contact lens intended to treat myopia, touting Results from the trial were presented by study lead Dr. Thomas Aller of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry at the American Academy of Optometry Conference in San Antonio this week. In the trial, investigators examined changes in vision and eye shape in myopic children wearing the NaturalVue multifocal contacts, with 24 children completing a six-month follow up and 19 completing 12 months. The average age in the study was 10.8 years old, the Atlanta-based company said....
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Visioneering Technologies Source Type: news

Study IDs Early Life Factors Predictive of Myopia
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Early life factors associated with myopia include maternal education, fertility treatment, summer birth, and hours spent playing computer games, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children urged to play outdoors to cut risk of shortsightedness
Research reveals link between environmental factors and rising cases of myopiaChildren should be encouraged to spend time outdoors to reduce their risk of becoming shortsighted, experts have said.Shortsightedness isrising around the world, with the condition said to have reached epidemic proportions in east Asia: estimates suggest about 90% of teenagers and young adults in China have the condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Science UK news Health Children Society World news Source Type: news

Computer games linked to greater myopia risk, study shows
Environmental factors may now outweigh genetic ones Related items fromOnMedica Myopia rises sharply due to lifestyle factors Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems New genes found that cause myopia Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smartphones, Summer Birth Could Raise Kids' Odds for Nearsightedness
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- Kids with summer birthdays, especially those who spend long hours playing on smartphones and tablets, might be at greater risk for vision problems, a new study suggests. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Staar Surgical shares jump on Q3 Beat
Shares in Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) have risen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company posted profits of approximately $1.5 million, or 3¢ per share, on sales of approximately $31.8 million for the three months ended September 28, for bottom-line growth of 24.4% on sales growth of 35.3% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one time items, earnings per share were 7¢, well ahead of the 3¢ loss-per-share expectation on Wall Street, where analysts ex...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

Newly Approved Toric ICL Implanted in First US Patient Newly Approved Toric ICL Implanted in First US Patient
A 37-year-old Illinois truck driver has become the first person in the United States to receive new implantable lenses for the correction of myopia with astigmatism approved by the US Food and Drug Administration last month.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss Meditec wins FDA nod for ReLEx SMILE
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its ReLEx Smile laser system intended for ophthalmological use. The German company said that with the approval, its ReLEx Smile system is now cleared for patients with astigmatism. The approval also allows for a small entry incision to be made, allowing the company’s Smile procedure to be less disruptive to the corneal surface tissue. “The expansion of Myopia treatment to patients with Astigmatism will enable current and future Smile surgeons to expand their patient base, paving the way for a new generation of refractive surgery...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Carl Zeiss Meditec Source Type: news

ZEISS Receives FDA Approval for ReLEx SMILE, Expanding Myopia Treatment to Patients with Astigmatism
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, better known as ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS is a minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure performed on the ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser DUBLIN, Calif., Oct. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ... Devices, Ophthalmology, FDA ZEISS, ReLEx SMILE, myopia, astigmatism (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Staar Surgical wins FDA nod for Visian Toric ICL
Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its Visian toric implantable collamer lens designed for correcting myopia with astigmatism. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company said that with the approval, its ICL product line is now cleared for the correction of refractive errors in patients with both myopia and astigmatism. Staar Surgical said that its ICLs in both spherical and toric designs have been associated with “significant improvements in quality of life,” and touted that patients who’ve received ICL surgery as “life changing,” according to a press rele...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

A 5-Year-Old Boy's Failing Vision A 5-Year-Old Boy's Failing Vision
A boy comes to your clinic with myopia in the right eye. Can you determine the cause?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Endothelial Cell Density After Iris-Fixated Phakic IOL Endothelial Cell Density After Iris-Fixated Phakic IOL
How common is endothelial cell loss after implantation of iris-fixated phakic intraocular lenses in myopia and astigmatism? Not uncommon at all, says Dr Christopher Rapuano.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Trait jealousy moderates the relationship between alcohol problems and intimate partner violence among men in batterer intervention programs - Brem MJ, Shorey RC, Rothman EF, Temple JR, Stuart GL.
Informed by alcohol myopia theory and Leonard's heuristic model of intimate partner violence (IPV), we hypothesized that alcohol problems would positively relate to IPV among men with high, but not low, trait jealousy. We collected cross-sectional, self-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High Incidence of Myopia Among Chinese Schoolchildren
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- The incidence of myopia among Chinese students may be as high as 20 to 30 percent each year from first grade onward, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Sean K. Wang, from Sun Yat-sen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myopic government and strategic rebels: exchange and escalation of violence - Silwal S.
This study presents a model in which the innate inability of a government to fully comprehend the ramifications of its actions, herein referred to as the myopia of the government, leads to underinvestment in counterinsurgency measures and examines the natu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

​What’s next for Elizabeth Holmes in the Theranos fraud case?
Once celebrated as a Silicon Valley unicorn, Theranos has become the latest tale of corporate hubris and investor myopia. The indictment of founder Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos' former president on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud can be viewed as evidence that the company was built on little more than a pack of lies. But proving a criminal case is not always as easy as it first appears. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter J. Henning Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Vision wins FDA nod for iDesign Lasik device
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision said today that the FDA approved its iDesign Refractive Studio for planning Lasik eye procedures. iDesign uses a three-second scan to perform a wavefront analysis of how light travels inside the eye and maps the topography of the cornea to customize Lasik treatments for myopia, hyperopia, mixed astigmatism and presbyopic myopia, Santa Ana, Calif.-based J&J Vision said. “As a practicing ophthalmologist for more than 25 years, I know firsthand the importance of taking precise measurements and tailoring Lasik procedures for each patient,” medical & clinical affa...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

161 genetic factors for myopia identified
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia, which identified 161 genetic factors for short-sightedness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time Spent in Education Is Causal Risk Factor for Myopia
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- More time spent in education seems to be a causal risk factor for myopia, according to a study published online June 6 in The BMJ. Edward Mountjoy, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education
Educational practices may need to change to prevent damaged vision Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted?
People who spent more years in school were more likely to have myopia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Genetics and Heredity Eyes and Eyesight Education Source Type: news

Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight)
Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal risk factor for myopia. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and trait anger strengthen the association between perceived quarrelsomeness and quarrelsome behavior via feeling angry - Sadikaj G, Moskowitz DS.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol intoxication facilitates interpersonal aggression, but this effect depends on person and situation characteristics. Using the Alcohol Myopia Model, we examined the joint influence of alcohol, trait anger, and state anger on the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Columbia engineers invent a noninvasive technique to correct vision
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia engineers have developed a noninvasive approach to permanently correct vision that shows great promise in preclinical models. The method uses a femtosecond oscillator for selective and localized alteration of the biochemical and biomechanical properties of corneal tissue. The technique, which changes the tissue's macroscopic geometry, is non-surgical and has fewer side effects and limitations than those seen in refractive surgeries. The study could lead to treatment for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and irregular astigmatism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

PolyU's Spectacle Lens for Myopia Control named the champion in Geneva's Invention Expo
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA clears J & J Vision ’ s Acuvue Oasys light-responsive contact lens
The FDA today cleared the first contact lens designed to darken when exposed to bright light, the Acuvue Oasys made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The lens, which uses J&J’s Transitions light-intelligent technology, contains a photochromic additive that reacts to the amount of ultraviolet light it’s exposed to, according to the federal safety watchdog, which granted 510(k) clearance for lenses to treat both myopia and hyperopia. The FDA said it based the clearance on a 24-patient study examining daytime and nighttime driving performance by patients wearing the light-sensitive lenses. “The result...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality
Two influential radiology groups have signed a partnership to foster development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts Subtle Medical wins NVIDIA Inception Award 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone Video from ECR 2018: Wiro Niessen on how AI can help youComments: 3/30/2018 3:22:14 AMDr.Sardonicus Very smart.  What would you suggest as a target for AI.   My list   Fix voice recognition Searching the EMR for pertinent history. Be able to produce a list of physicians workin...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Starving Science: A Shortsighted National Strategy
The US Geological Survey is about to shut down one of its oldest units and mothball its collection of over 1 million animal specimens, currently housed in the Smithsonian. Shutting the Biological Survey Unit will save an insignificant amount of money, but the loss to science will be permanent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Millions of screen-addicted kids at risk of going blind
EXCLUSIVE: David Allamby, an ophthalmologist and director of London's Focus Clinic, claims a lack of sunlight leaves youngsters at risk of short-sightedness, or myopia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multifocal IOL Implant: OK After Prior Refractive Surgery? Multifocal IOL Implant: OK After Prior Refractive Surgery?
A study on outcomes of multifocal IOL implantation in patients who had had prior refractive surgery for myopia is reviewed.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

New payment rules for overseas patients could hit primary care
Doctors should not police health tourism, says RCGP Related items fromOnMedica Charging migrants to access health services is ‘shortsighted’ Migrants should not be denied fundamental right to healthcare Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP Government set to miss target for recouping costs of overseas visitor care ‘Chaotic’ recovery of NHS costs from overseas patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids
For slowing the progression of myopia in children, a dual-focus contact lens proved significantly better than a single-vision lens, and efficacy was maintained out to 3 years, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is Being Short Sighted (Myopia) Hereditary?
Title: Is Being Short Sighted (Myopia) Hereditary?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 9, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

‘A Dazzling New Sight in the Heavens’: Remembering Sputnik’s First Days
When Sputnik 1 launched 60 years ago — on Oct. 4, 1957 — LIFE Magazine’s audience had to get used to a new reality. In a very literal sense, there was a “dazzling new sight in the heavens,” as the magazine put it, and a Soviet device passed overhead several times a day. And figuratively, things were different too. The world had entered a new age of space exploration and, much to the shock of many in the U.S., it did not begin with American glory. In an Oct. 21 cover package about the satellite, LIFE looked at the situation from a variety of angles. An essay from guided-missile expert C.C. Fur...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk Tags: Uncategorized 1957 LIFE Magazine photography space Sputnik Source Type: news

It ’s about time the government addressed the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

Another reason to get your kid outside: Kids who play outdoors can SEE better, study finds
(Natural News) Encouraging children to spend more time playing outdoors may help them reduce the risk of developing various eye conditions such as nearsightedness or myopia, optometry experts told the Daily Mail online. Professors Karla Zadnik and Don Mutti of Ohio State University’s College of Optometry argued that easy access to technology — such as computers, video games,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news