Calcified Nodules in Drusen May Signal Progression of AMD
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Calcified nodules in retinal drusen are linked to disease progression in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published in the Nov. 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Anna C.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Second Sight Medical wins final CMS reimbursement nod for Argus II
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) said today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized the outpatient payment rate for its Argus II retinal prosthesis system for the coming year. The Argus II induces visual perception in blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa by stimulating of the retina’s remaining cells with electrical pulses, which allows for the perception of light patterns to the brain, the Sylmar, Calif.-based company said. CMS approved a Medicare hospital outpatient payment rate of $152,500 for the Argus II system and associated procedure, with the rate set to kick in next year...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Second Sight Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Babies are less likely to develop a milk allergy when they drink milk from cows fed a natural diet
(Natural News) Infants who have an allergic reaction to cow’s milk can benefit from those that were fed with an organic diet that is rich in retinoic acid (RA), according to researchers. The study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, looked the interaction between two components of cow’s milk – the vitamin A metabolite RA and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers restore vision in rats after retinal cell transplant
Transplanted fetal retina cells successfully restored vision in blind rats by restoring neurons in the vision centers of their brains. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cold and flu remedies these nine experts swear by
Dr Daniel Glass, a dermatologist on London's Harley Street, says carrots and celery in chicken soup contain beta-carotene, which supports the immune system and fight off infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Behind Mouse Eyes
A mesh records retinal cells’ firings in live animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Eye Imaging May Give Early Clues to Alzheimer's
(MedPage Today) -- Abnormal retinal vasculature in two separate studies (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New AI Approach to Optical Coherence Tomography Images New AI Approach to Optical Coherence Tomography Images
Artificial intelligence using a transfer learning approach is improving the efficiency of optical coherence tomography analysis for retinal disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Biosimilars Reported Safe, Effective for Retinal Disease Biosimilars Reported Safe, Effective for Retinal Disease
Two biosimilars made in India are as safe and effective as the originators. Although the lower cost could shift the market in India, it is unlikely to in the United States, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The delicious, nutritious pumpkin
Pumpkin: Is canned better than fresh?? Fresh foods generally have a higher nutrient content than cooked or canned foods. But in the case of pumpkin, both fresh and canned are packed with nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin A and iron. From pancakes to?soup to pasta sauce to?dessert, pumpkin can be a nutritious, delicious addition to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Vitamin Pills: Miracle or Myth - should you take supplements? Expert reveals shocking fact
VITAMIN PILLS: MIRACLE MYTH? aired on BBC Two tonight in the hope to enlighten the nation as to whether or not they should be taking supplements. From vitamin A to K, and minerals such as calcium and iron, are Britons getting enough from their diet alone? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LumiThera inks distro deal with Nikon ’ s Optos
LumiThera said today it inked a distribution deal with Nikon (TYO:7731) subsidiary Optos to distribute its Valeda light delivery system intended for use in treating dry age-related macular degeneration. The deal will position Optos as the exclusive distributor of the device in 12 European countries, the Seattle-based company said. The device has already won CE Mark approval in the European Union, it added. “The distribution agreement with Optos allows LumiThera to begin commercialization throughout Europe and establishes a collaboration with a partner in the retinal imaging area. Optos i...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Optical/Ophthalmic LumiThera Nikon Optos Inc. Source Type: news

Researchers develop new devices to test retinal cells
(Utah State University) Researchers at Utah State University have developed new devices to better understand the triggers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by mechanically stressing cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CEI acquires another Dayton medical practice
CEI Vision Partners, a management services organization formed in May by Cincinnati Eye Institute and Revelstoke Capital Partners, has acquired another competitor. Retina Physicians& Surgeons of Dayton, which specialize in diseases of the retina such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachment and uveitis, is the second practice acquired this month by CEI Vision Partners. The practice, also known as RPS, has five doctors and a staff of 37. RPS serves patients from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

$5.1 million grant will fund research to develop stem cell-based therapy for blinding eye conditions
Scientists at the UCLA  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.The award by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, will support the development of a treatment that will use patients ’ own skin cells to generate autologous induced pluripotent stem cells to derive retinal pigment epithelium cells, which are lost in many blinding eye conditions....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$5.1 million grant will fund research to develop a stem cell-based therapy for blinding eye condition
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New eye health companies gain funders ’ focus
Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash Startups pioneering less-invasive technologies to treat common eye diseases are changing the outlook for both patients and the industry. A new study by CB Insights revealed that investors have been pouring money into smaller companies in 2017 and 2018, with some FDA approvals to begin marketing their technologies and treatments. These firms are eyeing conditions common among those age 40+, including refractive errors (e.g. near- or farsightedness), cataracts, and retinal diseases like diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design &am...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Funding Roundup Optical/Ophthalmic Vision AcuFocus Inc. azura CB Insights google Ivantis lensgen rxsight tearfilminnovations Source Type: news

Thyroid hormones are important in retinal development
By growing human retinas in the lab, researchers have shown that thyroid hormones may be important in regulating the development of red-green cones in the eye, according to a study published inScience.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Widespread errors in 'proofreading' cause inherited blindness
(Newcastle University) Research has shown that mistakes in 'proofreading' the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of a form of inherited blindness, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) with splicing factor defects, which affects up to 2.5 million people worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optina Diagnostics pulls $4M seed investment for Alzheimer's screening tool
The Montreal-based company uses spectral retinal imaging technology and AI to deliver a cheaper alternative to early Alzheimer's disease detection. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Scientists See a Treatment for Vision Loss in Lab-Grown Retinas
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are exploring new treatments for vision loss after growing human retinas from scratch, according to a new paper published in the journal Science. The project advances scientists’ understanding of both retinal cell development and color vision, and it paves the way for potential treatments for vision disorders of all kinds. “Our goal is to ultimately provide a way to grow retinas that can be transplanted, or stem cells that we can use for therapy, as a way to replace certain defective parts that lead to vision loss,” says Robert Johnson, a developmental biologist at ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone signaling specifies cone subtypes in human retinal organoids
The mechanisms underlying specification of neuronal subtypes within the human nervous system are largely unknown. The blue (S), green (M), and red (L) cones of the retina enable high-acuity daytime and color vision. To determine the mechanism that controls S versus L/M fates, we studied the differentiation of human retinal organoids. Organoids and retinas have similar distributions, expression profiles, and morphologies of cone subtypes. S cones are specified first, followed by L/M cones, and thyroid hormone signaling controls this temporal switch. Dynamic expression of thyroid hormone–degrading and –activating...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eldred, K. C., Hadyniak, S. E., Hussey, K. A., Brenerman, B., Zhang, P.-W., Chamling, X., Sluch, V. M., Welsbie, D. S., Hattar, S., Taylor, J., Wahlin, K., Zack, D. J., Johnston, R. J. Tags: Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Risk of bone fractures increased by consuming too much vitamin A
Research, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that consuming too much vitamin A may weaken bones, increasing the risk of fractures. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health
Vitamin A is necessary in supporting your health, but can it jeopardize the strength of your bones, and if so, when? A new study answers these questions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures
(Society for Endocrinology) Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study, undertaken in mice, found that sustained intake of vitamin A, at levels equivalent to 4.5-13 times the human recommended daily allowance (RDA), caused significant weakening of the bones, and suggests that people should be cautious of over-supplementing vitamin A in their diets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

High Dose of Sildenafil Tied to Long-term Retinal Damage High Dose of Sildenafil Tied to Long-term Retinal Damage
Persistent red-tinted vision and cone photoreceptor damage were reported in a patient who had taken a large dose of the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Implant may improve treatment of diabetic macular oedema
Patients with advanced diabetic macular oedema show improved disease outcomes, including a reduction in central retinal thickness, when treated with a corticosteroid implant, according to research published at the Euretina 2018 meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Luxturna for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy EU Panel Recommends Luxturna for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy
The EMA's CHMP has recommended marketing authorization for voretigene neparvovec for inherited retinal dystrophy caused by RPE65 gene mutations in adults and children.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
You can find the shelled green nuts everywhere, from airport kiosks to health food stores. But are pistachios as healthy as they’re cracked up to be? Here’s what the experts say. What are the nutrition facts of pistachios? Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Compared to other nuts, they are also high in carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and improves heart health, says registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick. You can also eat a lot of them in just one...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

Iridex wins FDA 510(k) for TruFocus LIO premiere ophthalmological laser
Iridex (NSDQ:IRIX) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFocus LIO premiere ophthalmological laser accessory and that it launched the device in the US. The TruFocus LIO Premiere is a light combination and reflection viewing system designed to be used with the Iridex retina laser system, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. The newly cleared device is designed to be worn on the physician’s head and combines a laser treatment beam with the illumination beam of a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope into a mixed optical beam which can be used with a handheld examination lens to view and treat ...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Iridex Corp. Source Type: news

Retinal Abnormalities May Foreshadow Alzheimer's Retinal Abnormalities May Foreshadow Alzheimer's
Cognitively healthy individuals with preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) already have retinal microvascular abnormalities and other alterations, according to a new study using optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense food that are great sources of beta-carotene
(Natural News) The sweet potato may not be a true potato, but this tuber packs just as many nutrients as its namesake. Ipomoea batatas is a starchy root vegetable with thin, brown skin; oblong, tuberous roots; and usually orange-colored, sweet-tasting flesh. It is native to Central and South America and grows well in subtropical climates. Excellent source... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Vision Researcher Among Seven to Receive Top Global Award NIH Vision Researcher Among Seven to Receive Top Global Award
T. Michael Redmond and six others were honored for developing gene therapy for the blinding disorder Leber congenital amaurosis. It is the only pharmacologic treatment for an inherited retinal disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Pixium Vision ’s novel Prima chip helps patients see the light
Pixium Vision said today that its Prima miniature wireless photovoltaic sub-retinal implant has been activated in the first five patients. The patients all have severe vision loss from atrophic dry age-related macular degeneration. They are enrolled in a three-year clinical study in France to evaluate the safety and function of the Prima chip in eliciting visual light perception, the company said in a statement. All five reported seeing useful light patterns in areas where they had had no remaining light perception. The current study patients will be taught how to interpret their new artificial central macular pe...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Implants Vision Pixium Vision Source Type: news

Purdue researchers develop optical ultrasound system
Purdue University researchers are developing a biomedical imaging system that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Modulated Imaging gets FDA nod for optical imaging unit Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging Retinal imaging may spot Alzheimer's disease early Optical technique sorts malignant from benign in brain surgery Australian group develops new optical breast imaging technique (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Watermelons have a cooling effect on the body and are great for those who are dehydrated or suffering from edema
(Natural News) Did you know that aside from helping you stay hydrated, juicy and fresh watermelon can also help treat various health conditions? The largest edible fruit grown in the U.S., the watermelon is native to the Kalahari Desert in Africa. The fruit has various minerals and vitamins like beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B-6. Additionally,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retinal Abnormalities May Indicate Preclinical Alzheimer's
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Retinal microvascular abnormalities are identified in cognitively healthy individuals who have biomarkers positive for Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Bliss... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eye exam could spot your risk of Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms arise
New research from Washington University School of Medicine has found that patients with retinal thinning also have a buildup of proteins in the brain that lead to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Light Damages Retinal Cells in Lab Study Blue Light Damages Retinal Cells in Lab Study
A cell-based experiment shows how blue light can damage retinal cells, but it's unclear whether the results translate to humans or if blue light exposure from computers and cell phones harms vision.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Butternut squash offers an excellent way to increase your vitamin C levels
(Natural News) You’ve most likely heard it said a number of times: Squash is a good source of vitamin A. And it is, indeed. A cup of butternut squash is enough to supply almost 300 percent of your body’s needed vitamin A. But what you don’t hear much is how butternut squash can be a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Eyes Predict Parkinson ’s Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dopamine loss tied to retinal thinning; may be early disease biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study: Korean starwort is an effective herbal supplement for patients with diabetic retinopathy
(Natural News) The extract of the Korean starwort (Aster koraiensis) was tested on diabetic rats for its purported ability to inhibit retinal vascular dysfunction associated with the disease. The new animal study showed that the herbal extract could protect the vulnerable blood vessels of the retinas from the degenerative effects of diabetes. Researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ethiopia Launches Integrated Measles, Vitamin a, and Deworming Campaign
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABAB- Ministry of Health has launched a preventive measles vaccination campaign to immunize 928,000 children aged six months to 15 years among the internally displaced and host communities in Gedeo Zone of the SNNPR Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harrington Discovery Institute announces new scholars
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio -- part of The Harrington Project for Discovery& Development -- has announced three new scholars in collaboration with its partners Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). Harrington Discovery Institute collaborates with FFB on the Gund-Harrington Award to accelerate therapies for retinal degenerative diseases and ADDF to advance the development of drugs to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?
(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV turmeric Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ethiopia Launches an Integrated Measles, Vitamin A, and Deworming Campaign for Displaced People in Gedeo Zone
[WHO] The Ethiopian Ministry of Health has launched a preventive measles vaccination campaign to immunize 928 000 children aged 6 months to 15 years among the internally displaced and host communities in Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region. The campaign will also involve administering vitamin A to children aged six months to five years and deworming of children aged two to five years. Plans are underway for a similar campaign targeting 516 000 children in West Guji Zone of Oromia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news