Vitamin A deficiency: The signs on your hair, mouth and eyes - 'serious problems'
VITAMIN A, also known as retinol, has several important functions, including keeping skin healthy and helping your body's natural defence against illness and infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Review of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion A Review of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
Philippe Gabriel Steg, MD, discusses a recent review of central retinal artery occlusion for cardiologists who may not be familiar with the condition.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Cardiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Reliability of the ocular trauma score for the predictability of traumatic and post-traumatic retinal detachment after open globe injury - Dulz S, Dimopoulos V, Katz T, Kromer R, Bigdon E, Spitzer MS, Skevas C.
AIM: To elucidate the question of whether the ocular trauma score (OTS) and the zones of injury could be used as a predictive model of traumatic and post traumatic retinal detachment (RD) in patients with open globe injury (OGI). METHODS: A retrosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Isotretinoin induced psychotic mania: a case report - Kurhan F, Kami ş GZ.
Biological, genetic and psychosocial factors may play a role in the aetiology of bipolar mood disorder (BPD). BPD episodes might be triggered by isotretinoin, a retinoid derivative of vitamin A with a role in cellular proliferation and differentiation. Due... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers around the world collaborate to detect eye diseases in APAC
A new AI screening tool has been trained to identify 14 of the most common retinal abnormalities. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Traumatic central retinal vein occlusion following a hawk attack to the posterior cranium - Tenewitz JE, Girard AA, Cartwright MJ.
We describe a patient who developed a central retinal vein oculsion following a diving hawk attack to her posterior cranium. OBSERVATIONS: A 50-year-old female presented with decreased visual acuity and color perception in the left eye following a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Retinal haemorrhage in infants investigated for suspected maltreatment is strongly correlated with intracranial pathology - Thiblin I, Andersson J, Wester K, H ögberg G, Högberg U.
AIM: To test the two prevailing hypotheses regarding the aetiology of infant retinal haemorrhage: 1) traction forces exerted by the lens and/or corpus vitreum on the retina during infant shaking or 2) retinal vessel leakage secondary to intracranial pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Abusive head trauma - Araki T.
Abusive head trauma(AHT) is a leading cause of severe traumatic brain injury in children under 2 years old. Patients with AHT present with various clinical features, including acute subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhage, and extensive hemispheric hypodensi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sensory integration abilities for balance in glaucoma, a preliminary study - O'Connell C, Redfern M, Chan KC, Wollstein G, Conner IP, Cham R.
The goal of this study was to quantify the association between sensory integration abilities relevant for standing balance and disease stage in glaucoma. The disease stage was assessed using both functional (visual field deficit) and structural (retinal ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

DNA in Cell Cytoplasm Implicated in Age-Related Blindness
A new study suggests that DNA synthesized in the cell cytoplasm drives retinal cell death in an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Vitamin A Is Being Studied In The U.K. As A Potential Treatment To Covid Smell Loss
Research from Germany suggests vitamin A nose drops can help people recover from one of the main symptoms of Covid-19, smell loss. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Vitamin A treatment trial for Covid loss of smell
Volunteers will receive brain scans and be asked to sniff powerful odours such as rotten eggs and roses. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin-A treatment trial for Covid loss of smell
Volunteers will receive brain scans and be asked to sniff powerful odours such as rotten eggs and roses. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penn gene therapy spinout taking on rare retinal diseases launches with $19M in seed funding
A new gene therapy company attempting to commercialize the research of Penn Medicine's Dr. Jean Bennett launched Wednesday in North Carolina with $19 million in seed capital. The company, Opus Genetics, is the first spinout company internally conceived and launched by the Retinal Degeneration Fund (RD Fund), the venture arm of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The fund was created to further the foundation's mission of backing research to prevent, treat and cure retin al degenerative diseases. Opus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Research Accelerates for Retinal Diseases Gene Therapy Research Accelerates for Retinal Diseases
Patients who have rare retinal diseases — as well as those with more common ones — may benefit from a surge in gene therapy research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 1b/2 NORSE Study in Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Combination with Cetrelimab, a PD-1 Inhibitor
September 17, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the Phase 1b/2 NORSE (NCT03473743) study evaluating BALVERSA® (erdafitinib) in combination with cetrelimab, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, compared to BALVERSA® monotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations who are ineligible for cisplatin, a current standard of care treatment for mUC. The results were highlighted in an oral present...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How Many Inherited Retinal Diseases Are There?
Title: How Many Inherited Retinal Diseases Are There?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Indication for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin to Include Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization (LER) Due to Symptomatic PAD
RARITAN, N.J., August 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded peripheral artery disease (PAD) indication for the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) to include patients following recent lower-extremity revascularization (LER) due to symptomatic PAD. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study. With this approval, XARELTO® is the first and only therapy indicated to help reduce the risks of major cardiovascular (CV) e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Is Retinol Good for Aging Skin?
Title: Is Retinol Good for Aging Skin?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 5, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

FDA accepts application for Roche ’s faricimab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)
Basel, 29 July 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s Biologics License Application (BLA), under Priority Review, for faricimab for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The FDA has also accepted the company’s submission for diabetic retinopathy.Faricimab will be the first and only bispecific antibody designed for the eye, if approved. It targets two distinct pathways – via angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and vascular endothelial growt...
Source: Roche Media News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts application for Roche ’s faricimab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)
Basel, 29 July 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s Biologics License Application (BLA), under Priority Review, for faricimab for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The FDA has also accepted the company’s submission for diabetic retinopathy.Faricimab will be the first and only bispecific antibody designed for the eye, if approved. It targets two distinct pathways – via angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and vascular endothelial growt...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A protein in raw milk can help prevent atherosclerosis, reports study
(Natural News) Milk is an excellent source of high-quality protein and essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin A. Unfortunately, processed, homogenized milk is not “natural” milk the way Mother Nature intended it to be consumed, so look for raw milk instead of processed milk for the best results. In a recent study published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Directions and Whitaker Nutrition launch new one-a-day...
Healthy Directions and Whitaker Nutrition launch one-a-day vegetarian Vision Essentials ULTRA supplement that brings important new benefits to the growing issues surrounding healthy vision, retinal...(PRWeb July 26, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/healthy_directions_and_whitaker_nutrition_launch_new_one_a_day_vegetarian_vision_essentials_ultra_supplement_for_comprehensive_eye_support/prweb18091486.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, June 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in pediatric patients. The NDA seeks two pediatric indications: treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients aged birth to less than 18 years of age after at least five days of initial parenteral anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots) in patients aged 2 years and older with co...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Roughness of retinal layers, a new Alzheimer's biomarker
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Researchers at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Hospital Cl í nico San Carlos have designed a mathematical method to measure this. In some layers, wrinkling begins at very early stages of the illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Have you felt this peculiar sensation in your thighs? Sign to spot
VITAMIN B12 is so integral for the proper functioning of the body when a person lacks in the essential vitamin a variety of peculiar signs may develop. Feeling a certain sensation along the back of the thighs could indicate a serious deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remove vitamin A from national supplement policy: Experts
Experts say vitamin A supplementation may lead to excess dosage of vitamin A or hypervitaminosis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists unravel the function of a sight-saving growth factor
NIH study breaks down pigment epithelium-derived factor to understand how it protects and stimulates retinal neurons. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists unravel the function of a sight-saving growth factor
(NIH/National Eye Institute) Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have determined how certain short protein fragments, called peptides, can protect neuronal cells found in the light-sensing retina layer at the back of the eye. The peptides might someday be used to treat degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke
Patients with central retinal artery occlusion had a high rate of AF, comparable to that in patients with cerebral ischemic stroke, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Touchless technology could enable early detection and treatment of eye diseases that cause blindness
(University of Waterloo) A new non-contact laser imaging system developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo, is designed to detect telltale signs of major blinding diseases in retinal blood and tissue that typically go unseen until it is too late. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The retinal ganglion cell response to blast-mediated traumatic brain injury is genetic background dependent - Harper MM, Boehme N, Dutca LM, Anderson MG.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of genetic background on the retinal ganglion cell (RGC) response to blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Jackson Diversity Outbred (J:DO), C57BL/6J and BALB/cByJ mice. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How do bad kidneys lead to heart disease? Broken cellular clocks provide new clues
(Kyushu University) Kyushu University researchers find that one of the causes of CKD induced heart failures is the over expression of G protein-coupled receptor 68 in monocytes. Monocyte disruption was caused by the activation of the Clock gene, the key regulator of circadian rhythm via the increased level of vitamin A in the body resulting from kidney dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Which Premature Infants Need Eye Exams?
Discussion Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a developmental problem. Term infants have full vascularization of the retina and therefore cannot have ROP. Premature infants however do not have full vascularization (which proceeds from the periphery to the central retinal area) and therefore may have abnormal and excessive vascularization. It affects premature infants primarily
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 31, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AI spots neurons better than human experts
(Duke University) A combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT), adaptive optics and deep neural networks can easily and precisely track changes in the number and shape of retinal ganglion cells in the eye. This new AI-driven method can enable better diagnosis and monitoring for neuron-damaging eye and brain diseases like glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Blind Patient Regained Partial Sight in a Breakthrough Study, Offering Hope to Millions
The darkness descends slowly for people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease that affects 2 million people worldwide. The condition is typically diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, but it can take until middle age before a person’s vision has deteriorated severely enough that they are fully or effectively blind. When the lights finally do go out, however, they stay out. Or that’s the way things used to be. In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, investigators report a relatively simple yet remarkably effective way to restore partial vision to RP patients—one th...
Source: TIME: Science - May 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Innovation Source Type: news

A Blind Patient Regained Partial Sight in a Breakthrough Study, Offering Hope to Millions
The darkness descends slowly for people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease that affects 2 million people worldwide. The condition is typically diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, but it can take until middle age before a person’s vision has deteriorated severely enough that they are fully or effectively blind. When the lights finally do go out, however, they stay out. Or that’s the way things used to be. In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, investigators report a relatively simple yet remarkably effective way to restore partial vision to RP patients—one th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Innovation Source Type: news

Man Blind for 40 Years Regains Some Sight Through Gene Therapy
MONDAY, May 24, 2021 -- Doctors for the first time have used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a blind person, according to findings announced Monday. The research team genetically altered retinal ganglion cells to become... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging of optic nerve and optic sheath hemorrhages in child abuse - Zuccoli G.
In abusive head trauma victims, optic nerves and optic sheath hemorrhages are commonly associated with retinal hemorrhages. Until now, optic nerve and optic nerve sheath hemorrhages related to abusive head trauma have been identified by exenteration and so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

– Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa –
By Martin Kropff and Nteranya SangingaIBADAN and MEXICO CITY, May 19 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on February 17 2021 A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and ex...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Kropff and Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nat Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Specific vegetables could reduce the belly fat
EXCESS visceral fat stored inside the abdominal cavity is strongly associated with insulin resistance - a prerequisite for type 2 diabetes. This is triggered by the active fat releasing retinol-binding protein 4 . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The eyes offer a window into Alzheimer's disease
(University of California - San Francisco) While it has been said that the eyes are a window to the soul, a new study shows they could be a means for understanding diseases of the brain. According to new research by scientists at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, retinal scans can detect key changes in blood vessels that may provide an early sign of Alzheimer's, while offering important insights into how one of the most common Alzheimer's risk genes contributes to the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?
Discussion Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) was first described in 1967 by Northway et.al. At that time it was described as “relatively mature preterm infants with severe respiratory failure to survive their initial respiratory distress syndrome after receiving aggressive respiratory support with high oxygen and positive pressure ventilation. Their clinical course was characterized by severe chronic respiratory failure with a radiographic picture showing areas of hyperinflation alternating with adjacent increased densities.” This is often referred to as “Old BPD.” Over time more has been learned and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 10, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nanoscope presents novel gene delivery and electrophysiology platforms at ARVO
(Nanoscope Technologies) Nanoscope Technologies LLC, a biotechnology company developing gene therapies for treatment of retinal diseases, is featuring multiple scientific presentations highlighting its groundbreaking research on optical gene delivery for vision restoration and OCT-guided electrophysiology platforms for characterization of retinal degeneration and assessment of efficacy of cell-gene therapy at the 2021 ARVO annual (virtual) meeting, May 1-7. Nanoscope's Multi-Characteristics Opsin (MCO) when delivered into cells to reprograms cells to sense ambient light, thus allowing vision restoration in patients with re...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Use of Vitamins for CVD, Cancer Prevention
Task force recommends against use of beta - carotene, vitamin E for prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer in adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Painful and uncomfortable signs on the body warning of low levels
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is more serious than many people may be aware of. When the body lacks in the essential vitamin a range of uncomfortable and even painful signs may develop further indicating how important the vitamin is for all round health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news