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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...lar degeneration to patients who have already gone blind in one eye is unacceptable concludes the July iss...26,000 people develop it each year and 245,000 are blind or visually impaired because of it. After a thorough examination of published clinical trial data,...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...nd see that our president has essentially turned a blind eye to the issue of climate change, it raises a lot of concerns. So we wanted to help put the pressure on the federal government, and we think that's worked quite well thus far." Indeed, the dominoes have started falling across the country. Nine ...

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

...se weight by dieting like her friends. But she was blind by the age of 23 after years of abusing insulin injections. Ms Caltieri, an aspiring actress and singer from Leeds, said: She told me one woman had fallen into a coma but I still thought I could control it. I started lowering the dose I gave myself s...

Smoking Bans Spawn 'Smirting': Flirting While Smoking on the Street!

Speed dating, blind dates and the web are all pass, for the latest way to bag a partner is smirting-a combination of smoking and flirting. This new trend is a blessing for many singleton smokers who can now experience new social encounters when going outside for a ci...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

...s one thing to survive, but another to live a life blind and deaf and in a wheelchair. Incidentally, the chance of surviving without a major handicap depends on the length of gestation, and not on birth weight. At 23 weeks, the chance of survival could be termed- "maybe" 20 percent, while the risk of a m...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

... patients would be treated only once they had gone blind in one eye. Wet AMD affects the central part of... the potential to halve the number of people going blind each year and patients in the UK who can benefit from them must all have them - and quickly." Tom...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

... extreme cases sufferers are rendered functionally blind despite normal vision because they are unable to prevent their eyes from clamping shut. The study involved 166 patients with primary late onset blepharospasm, 228 patients with hemifacial spasm (a similar muscle spasm that usually begins in the eye...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...n demonstrated. As a result of the chosen double blind placebo-controlled design, neither the patients nor the surgeon knows whether the patient is going to be injected with stem cells or placebo. This ensures that results are not biased in any way, and is the most powerful way to prove whether or not th...

Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin

...with radiation retinopathy who were destined to go blind within five years now can keep their sight longer through localized treatment with Avastin , a well-known cancer drug, according to a two-year study published in the June, 2007 Archives of Ophthalmology. This is a major breakthrough for eye cancer p...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

... he is now a quadriplegic, on a breathing machine, blind and unable to speak, but aware of what has happened to him. "The mistake in Vietnam was, we hid the injured away from folks so they didn't get to tell their stories. Now it's important that we let them tell their stories to the public," said Dr. St...

Gene Therapy Awakens the Brain Despite Blindness from Birth

...ne therapy used to restore retinal activity to the blind also restores function to the brain's visual centr...s used functional MRI to measure brain activity in blind dogs born with a mutation in gene RPE65, an essential molecule in the retinoid-visual cycle. The sam...

Now the Blind can hear What They Cant See or Read

...s here have developed a device that can enable the blind to hear what they cannot see or read . Called 'E-Netra', it costs Rs.2,000-3,000 and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is like...

WHO's Guidelines Lack Evidence, Lancet Says

...veloped, Oxman said. In that case, youre left with blind trust. WHO issues about 200 sets of recommendations every year, acting as a public health arbiter to the global community by sifting through competing scientific theories and studies to put forth the best policies. WHOs Director of Research Polic...

Blind Faith Dictates Use Of Herbal Supplements In Many

...es to ease specific ailments do so on the basis of blind faith and do not care to check the credentials of purported claims or seek evidence based results. The researchers led by Aditya Bardia of University of Iowa viewed extensive data from a 2002 national health survey of more than 30,000 U.S. adults. ...

Myths About Hydropower Projects Exposed

... the study said. "The Indian government has been blind to this issue so far, even though it has been known for more than a decade now that reservoirs in tropical climate are significant sources of global warming gases," South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People, a network of organisations that works on...

Remicade Responders Maintain Improvement

...ebo also enrolled in the extension to maintain the blind and continued to receive placebo every 8 weeks, but were discontinued upon unblinding. Over the course of the extension trials subjects were allowed to adjust corticosteroid use as required. When corticosteroid use during the extension in all parti...

Researchers Find How the Brain Hears Shapes

...f the volunteers' brains, plus those of two expert blind users of the device, as they listened to these sou...ow hoping that the vOICe device might one day help blind people "see". "It was a huge activation. I think they're seeing, New Scientist quoted Amedi as say...

Risk of Parkinsons Increased by Exposure to Pesticide and Head Trauma

...nese. Their lifetime exposure was then estimated blind to disease status and the results were adjusted, as appropriate, for age, sex, country of residence, tobacco use, ever having been knocked unconscious and family history of Parkinson's disease. The researchers noted that while low exposure to pesti...

Gene Responsible for Blindness in Infants and Children Identified

...utated, which occurs in about 25 to 30 per cent of blind children, the visual proteins are not transported properly to the outer segments, causing the photoreceptors to stop working and die. This year, after many years of research on a related LCA gene called RPE65 and a spectacular rescue of vision by R...

"Pre-treatment Blood Test" A New Guide to Lung Cancer Therapy

... analysis and classification, the researchers were blind to the survival status of the patients. We classified the patients as being either likely to benefit (good) or not likely to benefit (poor) from the TKIs, Carbone said. The method was highly successful in predicting a survival benefit. In the gefit...

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