Jim Boeheim ’s Syracuse Head Basketball Coaching Career Ends After 47 Years
There will be no familiar face, the one with the pained squint from behind wire-rimmed glasses, patrolling the sidelines of this month’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Syracuse, an almost automatic entrant each year when March Madness commences, and head coach Jim Boeheim, will be nowhere near…#ncaa #jimboeheim #orange #wakeforest #acctournament #syracuse #boeheim #adrianautry #boeheims #geraldford (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Rapid COVID-19 Test Results Are Getting More Confusing
After a recent COVID-19 exposure, Dr. Christina Astley tested positive on an at-home test—but just barely. The line signifying a positive result was so faint that Astley, an endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, took a picture and applied a camera filter to confirm it was there at all. Further complicating matters, Astley later tested negative with a different manufacturer’s kit. Even for a physician who is “hyper-vigilant” about COVID-19, Astley says, the results were hard to interpret. Experts say ambiguous results like these may be more common now—but not because rapid tests ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Why Kia ’s confusing new logo might actually be good for business
Take a drive on an American highway and look at the logos around you. Among the Toyota emblems and Subaru star clusters, you might spot another logo that, if you squint, looks kind of like the letters “KN.” It actually spells “Kia,” but has led to thousands of people Googling “KN car” every month.…#subaru #kncar #samsung #yellowroadwaycorp #trademarkoffice #jamesibowie #unitedstatespatent #miami #fastcompany #florida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binocular visual field in adults with horizontal strabismus and driving requirements - Alfaqawi F, Young J, Kaye SB.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the horizontal extent of the binocular visual field (BVF) in subjects with horizontal strabismus and whether the BVF falls below the driving standard. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Adults with congenital esotropia and infantile exot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Baby girl receives shock cancer diagnosis months after family spot peculiar squint
DESPITE its apparent innocuousness, when the parents of nine-month-old Orla Kearney noticed that she had started to squint they decided to get it checked out. What they found turned both Orla's and their lives upside down. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Ondine ’ s Curse?
Discussion Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is an autosomal dominant with variable inheritance genetic disease caused by mutation in the Paired Like Homeobox B2 (PHOX2B) gene on chromosome 4. There are two other genes which may also cause CCHS. CCHS affects the chemoreceptor afferent ventilation pathways and is a neural crest migration problem of the autonomic nervous system. The incidence is unknown but a prevalence of 1 in 200,000 live births has been reported. Obviously it is a rarer phenomenon because of the general lethality of the syndrome. Patients usually present at birth or soon afterwards, but o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This Is the Phase of the Pandemic Where Life Returns To Normal
At the supermarket, work, schools, restaurants, sports events, and airports we are witnessing a remarkable change. Masks are rarely seen. People are hugging, crowding, traveling. The latest Google COVID Community Mobility Report shows that most forms of activity have returned to near normal relative to the pre-pandemic baseline. But some people are understandably confused and conflicted. Mainstream media and many “experts“ continue to admonish us to avoid exposure. Are we indeed still in the treacherous pandemic phase? Are the throngs being irresponsible? Or are we witnessing a crowd-sourced, rational resetting...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Phillips Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Seeing straight thanks to surgery for crossed eyes
Sight is the most dominant sense. It affects people's ability to perceive and move through the world, but it also affects how people are perceived by others. Eye contact during a conversation shows attentiveness, respect, confidence and understanding. Each person has a different comfort level with sustained eye contact, but this part of nonverbal communication may be difficult for people who have crossed eyes, or strabismus, because one or both eyes point in a different… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 13, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Moderate Associations ID ’ d for Strabismus, Mental Health Disorders
Moderate associations seen with anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorder, but not substance use disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 11, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Moderate Associations ID'd for Strabismus, Mental Health Disorders
FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 -- Strabismus is moderately associated with anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorder among children, according to a study published online March 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Yoon H. Lee, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children with crossed eyes at higher risk for mental illness, study finds
Children with strabismus, or what sometimes is called crossed eyes, are up to twice as likely to develop mental health problems than those without the condition, a study published Thursday by JAMA Ophthalmology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Medical Mystery Posed by Blurred Lanes
As I was driving during a cross-country road trip, my vision became wobbly. An extensive search for a specialist followed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David A. Kaplan Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Eyeglasses strabismus Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Chrome is changing its logo for the first time in eight years
Chrome is changing its logo for the first time since 2014, and if you squint really hard, you might actually be able to see what’s different. Elvin Hu, a designer for Google Chrome, offers a first... #elvinhu #redesign #canary (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Could Hold the Key to a Green Future
On a conference-room whiteboard in the heart of Silicon Valley, Jacob DeWitte sketches his startup’s first product. In red marker, it looks like a beer can in a Koozie, stuck with a crazy straw. In real life, it will be about the size of a hot tub, and made from an array of exotic materials, like zirconium and uranium. Under carefully controlled conditions, they will interact to produce heat, which in turn will make electricity—1.5 megawatts’ worth, enough to power a neighborhood or a factory. DeWitte’s little power plant will run for a decade without refueling and, amazingly, will emit no carbon. &...
Source: TIME: Science - November 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Blum Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 climate change Source Type: news

What Can You Do to Improve Compliance with Eyeglasses or Spectacle Use?
Discussion Uncorrected refractive errors (URE) are a major cause of visual impairment and blindness globally. It is estimated that more than 12.8 million children ages 5-15 years have URE. URE can cause astigmatism, anisometropia, amblyogenic hyperopia and myopia. It can also be a factor in injuries, behavioral problems and academic and social impairments. Spectacles (or eyeglasses or eye wear) are a low-cost, non-invasive, simple to use treatment for URE. Spectacle use has many benefits but depend on end-user use. Learning Point Non-compliance with spectacle use is estimated to be 40.1% overall with a range of 9.8-78.6% i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news