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Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

...ompared changes in nasal inspiratory peak flow and visual symptom analogue scale scores to baseline measurem...s (n = 253), there was a mean symptom reduction on visual analogue scores of 28% (10.9 mm) for homoeopathy compared with 3% (1.1 mm) for placebo....

A treatment for blindness

...ars old — most eyes that hadn't been treated had a visual acuity of 20/40 or better than those that had been treated. At the ten-year follow up, though, these findings dissipated and treated eyes were just as likely as untreated eyes to see well. ...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...e of the eye causing fuzziness, shadows and severe visual impairment. As the name suggests, it gets worse with age and diet has been implicated in its development. // Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary carried out a study of 349 individuals aged 55 to 80 with AMD, and compared their di...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

... can be used in maintaining speed of reactions and visual and auditory vigilance, which in military operations could be a life or death situation. The military also is considering other drugs, including modafinil, a drug sometimes used to counteract narcolepsy, that could help servicemen stay awake....

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...Vukich reported that 45% of the implanted eyes had visual acuity of 20/20 or better, and 84% had visual acuity of 20/40 or better. The lens does not correct astigmatism, which is blurry vision caused by...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

...number of children with color blindness and poorer visual acuity among the group whose mothers were exposed to organic solvents at work. The mothers of the affected children had jobs in the auto or paint industries or in laboratories. However, according to Dr. Koren, the findings suggest that exposure to ...

Magnesium sulfate offers no help in migraine treatment

...s or when pain relief was obtained. Examination of visual analogue pain scores demonstrated that those in the placebo group showed greater pain reduction than those in the magnesium group.// Commenting on this unexpected finding, Dr. Corbo told that "our study showed that the addition of magnesium to the s...

Eyedrops for amblyopia

...eye over the other. It is the most common cause of visual impairment in children, with symptoms including crossed eyes, farsightedness and nearsightedness.// Lazy eye affects as many as 3% of U.S. children and usually develops in infancy or early childhood. Eye drops are just as effective as eye patches for...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...le changes that may not be apparent through normal visual skin exams. "The great thing is that computers have perfect memory. In the case of skin, memory is a crucial thing. No doctor can remember every type of skin lesion nor can they remember every person's spot and whether it has changed, but a computer...

Screening of Lazy Eye

...n. Of the participants, 30 percent had significant visual impairment, 50 percent had visual impairment, and 20 percent had severe visual impairment or blindness. About 40 percent of people who...

Brain damage affects artistic skill

...teur artists, as well as those with no interest in visual art, fared when they suffered some kind of damage to their brain. For professional artists, it's still possible for some of them to produce work of high quality after brain damage. The style may change and whether the work is better or worse is ope...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...an attempted reatment after experiencing decreased visual acuity in his right eye for two weeks. In the seco...nic complaining of flickering lights and decreased visual acuity in his left eye. The third subject was a 65 year old man who had been initially diagnosed in ...

Women's stroke indications vary from men's

...ralysis of one side of the body, balance problems, visual disturbances and speech difficulties. But some people with stroke experience unexpected symptoms, such as headache, limb pain, hiccups, nausea and chest pain. A survey of 1,245 men and women presenting with what was later diagnosed as acute stroke ...

Keep fit with salads

...limp lettuce leaf. Herbs add flavour, texture and visual pleasure to a salad each of which can be changed simply by varying the kinds of herbs used. Fresh herbs (rather than dried ones) are preferable, since their flavours are milder. Some of the herbs used in salads are coriander leaves (dhania patta), tu...

Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors

...ure with no apparent damage to the optic nerve and visual field defects that characterize glaucoma, though glaucoma may develop with time. The study also found nearsighted participants were 60 percent more likely to have glaucoma than those without refractive error. The researchers who noted that farsighted...

Fear of the dark could be more than just fear!

...behaviours and who do not have a family history of visual problems may miss the rare form of the disease called stationary night// blindness. A child with no visual problems obvious to the parents and who can see normally in well-lit conditions may not be able to s...

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

...eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, and loss of visual acuity associated with it. The new platinum chain ... of eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, gain of visual acuity, bulging, migration of implant, and the extrusion of implants of patients in both groups. Aut...

Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

...r, did not turn out to be associated with improved visual memory, such as reproducing drawings from memory. ...not studied music. The right temporal lobe handles visual memory, and researchers predicted that musicians and non-musicians would have a similar aptitude for...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Risk Factors

...howed early signs of the disease but who still had visual acuity of at least 20/200 in at least one eye. Patients were followed for about four and a half years to see what role body mass index, waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, and physical activity would have on the progression of the disease. Abou...

Music Makes you Smarter

...boys had to recall words from a list and perform a visual memory test from an image. //Those with musical tr...erences between the two groups when it came to the visual memory test. All of the participants had been playing instruments for one to five years. There was ...

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