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North Carolina’s zoo elephant to get contact lenses on order


June 20th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
North Carolina, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS)
An elephant is all get contact lenses as his eye-sight is weak. After C'sar the elephant suffered his second cataract operation, the veterinarian team at N.C. Zoo, ... Read more...

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Can video games help people with cataract?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found.Surgery and contact lenses do not always work and people ... Read more...

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Cataract surgery improves mood, sleep in Alzheimer’s


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Patients of mild Alzhiemer's showed improved cognitive ability, mood and sleep patterns, especially after cataract surgery improved their vision. This is the first ever study to ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths: UN


April 28th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading killer today and are on the risee, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Wednesday."The rise of chronic NCDs presents ... Read more...

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New tests support effectiveness of Chinese drug for cataracts


January 13th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A widely used non-prescription drug in China and certain other countries can prevent and treat cataracts, scientists have reported.In the study, Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsiung Wu and ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to ‘extend your life by 10 yrs’!


November 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): A Harvard Medical School professor believes that the day is not far when just popping a pill could make you live longer and healthier.Associate Professor of Pathology David ... Read more...

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Statin ‘could be the new wonder drug’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 09 (ANI): Heart pills are more effective at slashing artery-clogging cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart attacks as previously thought, say scientists.According to new research, even those who already ... Read more...

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Vitamins E and C ‘have little effect on age-related cataract’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that regular use of Vitamin E and C has little or no effect on age-related cataract in men.William G. Christen from Brigham and ... Read more...

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Cheap reading glasses ‘can cost you your eyesight’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): New research suggests that cheap reading glasses might be readily available, but in the long term they can cost you your eyesight.By the age of 50, most adults ... Read more...

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World’s shortest man is Colombian, measures 27 inches


September 6th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Colombian on Monday was confirmed as the world's shortest man, measuring 70 centimeters (27 inches) tall. Edward Niño Hernandez, 24, who has not grown since ... Read more...

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Researchers link mutated protein to tumour growth


September 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): While working on mice, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on ... Read more...

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Outrage over blacking pool windows to protect Muslim women’s modesty


July 6th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A council in Britain has been slammed for blacking out the windows of a glass-panelled swimming pool in order to protect the modesty of Muslim women.The centre in ... Read more...

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Healthy diet linked to lower risk of cataracts in women


June 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower risk of developing the most common ... Read more...

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Antidepressants may raise cataract risk


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Older adults who take SSRI antidepressants may be more likely to develop cataracts, says a study.The study has been published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy ... Read more...

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Study on flies may help offer insight into human metabolic disease


June 1st, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Commonalities between flies and humans can help offer a valuable new model for galactosemia, a metabolic disease resulting from an inherited defect that prevents the proper metabolism of ... Read more...

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Statins linked to liver problems, kidney failure


May 21st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have uncovered a range of 'unintended' side effects of cholesterol-busting drugs statins.Their research showed that some doses and types of statins are linked with ... Read more...

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Contacts better than implanted lenses for babies with cataracts


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Contact lenses are better off than surgical lens replacement therapy in infants who undergo surgery to treat congenital cataract, a new study has revealed.Researchers said that surgical lens ... Read more...

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Caffeine ‘effective in preventing cataract formation’


May 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Caffeine may provide the lens protection against damage that could lead to the formation of cataracts, according to a new study.The study has been presented at the 2010 ... Read more...

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FDA Investigates Radiation Complaints


April 9th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 09 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an announcement released on Thursday, the United States Food and Drug Administration said that it has received almost 1200 complaints in the last ten years about medical ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to higher risk of cataracts


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University have found that some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased risk of ... Read more...

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Cholesterol fighting drug slashes cataract risk in men


February 10th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Statins, a class of drugs used to cut down cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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Statins ‘fight cataracts too’


February 10th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Statins, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, have been found to cut the risks of cataracts in both men and women, say researchers."Doctors have known ... Read more...

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UV-blocking contact lenses can protect eyes from sun damage


January 27th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): UV-blocking contact lenses can reduce or eliminate the effects of the sun's harmful UV radiation, according to a new study.Overexposure to UV radiation can lead to harmful changes ... Read more...

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Lioness fitted with contact lenses!


December 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A lioness has become the first in the world to be fitted with contact lenses.The big cat, by the name of Elsa, was losing her sight to cataracts, ... Read more...

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Sunbathing ‘more dangerous in snow than on the beach’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): Sun lovers have fresh heat to face because Japanese scientists have found that the ultraviolet rays are 2.5 times more dangerous in snow than on the beach.Boffins compared ... Read more...

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Watch ‘Paa’ for Amitabh and Vidya Balan’s performances (IANS Film Review - Ratings: ** 1/2)


December 4th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arpana Film: "Paa"; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal; Director: R. Balakrishnan; Rationg ** 1/2When a director takes a road less travelled, it means risk and challenges. Director ... Read more...

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UK patients upgrading eyes to HD


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Patients in the UK are getting their eyes fitted with tailor-made artificial lens that let them to have vision as sharp as seen in high definition.Bobby Qureshi, the ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disorder may persist into adulthood with long-term complications


September 25th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A childhood kidney disorder, which was believed to disappear after puberty, is likely to persist into adulthood and cause significant long-term complications, reveals a new study.The study's researchers ... Read more...

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World’s oldest dog Max celebrates 26th birthday with special party!


August 10th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): Max, the world's oldest dog, living in Louisiana, US, recently celebrated his 26th birthday with a special party.The terrier-cross, who has a veterinary birth certificate to confirm his ... Read more...

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Popular dietary supplement shows promise to prevent, treat cataracts


July 16th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that the popular dietary supplement carnosine may prove helpful in preventing and treating cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye ... Read more...

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World’s oldest blogger dead at 97


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid (Spain), May 22 (ANI): A Spanish great-grandmother who billed herself as the "world's oldest blogger" has died at the age of 97. Maria Amelia Lopez began blogging two and a ... Read more...

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Brainy men ‘likely to have healthier bodies’


May 10th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Being a nerd might not help you land a hot date, but it will certainly keep dozens of health problems at bay, concludes a new research.A study, which ... Read more...

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Vigorous exercise can prevent vision loss


February 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Vigorous exercise can help prevent both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, according to a new research.The pair of studies that tracked approximately 41,000 runners for more than ... Read more...

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Novel cut-price device could prevent blindness


January 2nd, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 02 (ANI): A retired surgeon has invented a new device made from waste wood and plastic which may help to prevent millions of people going blind.Roger Armour, 74, is ... Read more...

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Red wine fends off ravages of ageing


July 4th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Large doses of a compound in red wine can ward off multiple ravages of age as trials with midlife mice have found, according to a new study. However, ... Read more...

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