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

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

The Swedish Agency for health technology-report about traumatic shaking: much ado about nothing? - Bilo RAC.
The 2016 Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) systematic review deals with the role of the 'triad' (subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhages, and various forms of brain symptoms) in the medical investigation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

SCHOTT Acquires Primoceler to Advance Next-Gen Implantable Devices
Implantable devices are advancing at some pretty impressive rates, as devices are quickly becoming more intelligent and versatile. These days implantable devices are designed to not only serve a medical need, but also capture and transmit data in real time. Despite the benefits that some of these features provide, the very nature of this kind of technology can create a challenge when it comes to encapsulating these sensitive components in a device that can survive the harsh conditions of the human body. That’s where SCHOTT comes in — an international technology group that specializes in ...
Source: MDDI - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Implants Packaging Source Type: news

The Chinese cucumber, also known as gac, is known for its medicinal and nutritional properties, including beta-carotene, lycopene, antioxidants
(Natural News) Gac – the fruit with a seemingly strange-sounding name – contains potentially healthy benefits, according to research. The study, conducted by researchers from Pandu College in India, was published in the journal Agroforestry Systems. The researchers evaluated the nutritional properties, as well as the antioxidant levels, of the gac plant (M. cochinchinensis Spreng., Cucurbitaceae). The findings indicated that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of different endurance exercise modalities on retinal vessel diameters in unipolar depression - Hanssen H, Minghetti A, Faude O, Schmidt-Trucks äss A, Zahner L, Beck J, Donath L.
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric disorders are associated with a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Regular exercise is known to reduce depressive symptoms and improve vascular function, in turn lowering cardiovascular risk. We aimed to investigate the effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The eye examination in the evaluation of child abuse - Christian CW, Levin AV.
Child abuse can cause injury to any part of the eye. The most common manifestations are retinal hemorrhages (RHs) in infants and young children with abusive head trauma (AHT). Although RHs are an important indicator of possible AHT, they are also found in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How turmeric could offer hope for millions with glaucoma
University College London and Imperial College London trials showed eye drops containing curcumin, responsible for turmeric's yellow colour, slashed the loss of crucial retinal cells in rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Antioxidants
-- Antioxidants are substances in food that may delay or prevent some types of cell damage. Fruit and vegetables are prime sources of antioxidants, which include vitamin C, selenium and beta-carotene, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

OD-OS claims European ophthalmic-laser patent win over Iridex
Navigated retinal laser system developer OD-OS said this week it won a European patent spat with Iridex (NSDQ:IRIX) related to ophthalmological laser systems. The German company said that the European Patent office revoked Iridex’s MicroPulse patent, which will allow OD-OS to manufacture and market its Navilas laser system in the region. The Navilas system features a computer-assisted laser delivery system and digital documentation, the company said. OD-OS touted image-guided, pre-planned laser delivery allows for the application of confluent laser patterns without overheating, and that digital documentation all...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Optical/Ophthalmic Patent Infringement Iridex Corp. od-os Source Type: news

New retinal ganglion cell subtypes emerge from single-cell RNA sequencing
(Jackson Laboratory) Single-cell sequencing technologies are filling in fine details in the catalog of life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have identified 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) along with the genetic markers and transcription factors that differentiate them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It ’s Nearly Impossible to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease in Living People. Bill Gates Wants to Change That
Name practically any disease or condition that afflicts the human body and there’s probably a good test for detecting it — preferably early, when there’s a chance that promising treatments can slow it down or even cure it. Cancer, inherited forms of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain mental illnesses can be picked up by tracking hormones, genes or other things circulating in the body. But that hasn’t been the case with Alzheimer’s disease, the neurodegenerative condition that was first described in 1906, and more than a century later, still doesn’t have a blood test ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin captured by a femtosecond x-ray laser
Ultrafast isomerization of retinal is the primary step in photoresponsive biological functions including vision in humans and ion transport across bacterial membranes. We used an x-ray laser to study the subpicosecond structural dynamics of retinal isomerization in the light-driven proton pump bacteriorhodopsin. A series of structural snapshots with near-atomic spatial resolution and temporal resolution in the femtosecond regime show how the excited all-trans retinal samples conformational states within the protein binding pocket before passing through a twisted geometry and emerging in the 13-cis conformation. Our finding...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nogly, P., Weinert, T., James, D., Carbajo, S., Ozerov, D., Furrer, A., Gashi, D., Borin, V., Skopintsev, P., Jaeger, K., Nass, K., Bath, P., Bosman, R., Koglin, J., Seaberg, M., Lane, T., Kekilli, D., Brünle, S., Tanaka, T., Wu, W., Milne, C., Wh Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Human Cells in Action
Human Microvascular Retinal Endothelial Cells (HMRECS)We have built the foundation ofNeuromics on satisfied customers. We make a practice of following up with each user to make sure our solutions are working as expected. If not, we offer " no question asked " refunds or replacements.This is especially important for ourhuman cells,media, and supplements. Success with these is easy to measure as either the cells are healthy and happy or they are not.We also usereviews andpublications as another measure of satisfaction. Here I would l highlight the latest publication using ourHREMCS. A. P. Da Cunha, Q. Zha...
Source: Neuromics - July 11, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Culturing Media endothelial cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum HRMECS Human Endothelial Cells Source Type: news

Study: Optical ultrasound system compatible with MRI
All-optical ultrasound technology can provide real-time 2D imaging of biological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 SNMMI: Optical-gamma imaging hybrid shows promise Photoacoustic imaging shows promise for cervical cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accidental henpeck as a cause of devastating eye injury - Menezes V, Usgaonkar UPS.
We report a rare case of uniocular blindness in a 5 year old girl ,following a hen peck which caused a penetrating eye injury along with a total retinal detachment. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists visualize the connections between eye and brain
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a study published in the journal Cell, BIDMC researchers developed a means of tracking the activity of the far-reaching ends of retinal neurons (called boutons) as they deliver visual information to the thalamus, a brain region involved in image processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revolutionizing retinal studies
(Harvard University) For decades, scientists hoping to understand how the retina interprets visual input have often had to resort to invasive techniques to dissect the retina from the animal in an effort to record the cells' activity, but a new system developed by Harvard scientists, could make it possible to track the firing patterns of dozens of cells chronically in awake animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A method for single-neuron chronic recording from the retina in awake mice
We report a nonsurgical method to achieve chronically stable in vivo recordings from single retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in awake mice. We developed a noncoaxial intravitreal injection scheme in which injected mesh electronics unrolls inside the eye and conformally coats the highly curved retina without compromising normal eye functions. The method allows 16-channel recordings from multiple types of RGCs with stable responses to visual stimuli for at least 2 weeks, and reveals circadian rhythms in RGC responses over multiple day/night cycles. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hong, G., Fu, T.-M., Qiao, M., Viveros, R. D., Yang, X., Zhou, T., Lee, J. M., Park, H.-G., Sanes, J. R., Lieber, C. M. Tags: Neuroscience, Techniques reports Source Type: news

Laser pointer-induced maculopathy: more than meets the eye - Mtanes K, Mimouni M, Zayit-Soudry S.
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical findings in patients with laser-induced retinal injury. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting to a tertiary center between January 2014 and December 2015 following inadvertent ocular exposure to a laser pointer ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Retinal Thinning Tied to Cognitive Decline Retinal Thinning Tied to Cognitive Decline
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found an association between retinal nerve fiber thinning and poorer cognitive performance in healthy individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- For individuals without neurodegenerative disease, a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is associated with worse cognitive function and increased likelihood of future cognitive decline, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are the Eyes Windows to Early Dementia? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may be associated with worse cognitive function (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypervitaminosis A: What to know
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Alimera Sciences Appoints Mary T. Szela to its Board of Directors
Ms. Szela brings extensive global brand experience to the Alimera Board ATLANTA, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescripti... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel Alimera Sciences, retinal disease, retina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children with celiac disease need to be regularly evaluated on their vitamin A and D levels
(Natural News) Children with celiac disease need to have their vitamin A and D levels regularly evaluated as researchers discovered that they are more likely to be deficient in these vitamins, according to a new study. In the study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, a team of researchers at the Adnan Menderes University in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Why that flashing light in your eyes could be a warning of blindness
The average risk of retinal detachment is pretty low — about one in 10,000. But if you’re not operated on — and quickly — you can go blind. This is Gill Hudson's story... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mechanical evaluation of retinal damage associated with blunt craniomaxillofacial trauma: a simulation analysis - Geng X, Liu X, Wei W, Wang Y, Wang L, Chen K, Huo H, Zhu Y, Fan Y.
PURPOSE: To evaluate retinal damage as the result of craniomaxillofacial trauma and explain its pathogenic mechanism using finite element (FE) simulation. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) images of an adult man were obtained to construct a FE skul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Causes of Retinal Detachment
Title: Causes of Retinal DetachmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/18/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 13, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Stem cell-derived organoids for testing gene delivery to retinal & photoreceptor cells
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in the efficiency of gene transfer to both retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news