Archive for October, 2010

AAO.org – Results of clinical research on new presbyopia treatments now available in Europe, and possibly available soon in the United States, were reported in the Scientific Program of the 2010 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Presbyopia is Inevitable, but Blurry Vision is Not From age 40 onward our eyes’ lenses gradually […]

AAO.org – Cataract surgery not only improves vision and quality of life for older people, but is also apparently a way to reduce the number of car crashes. The research was presented recently at the Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting. There’s no question that good vision is essential to […]

The eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes potentially serious eye damage, suggests a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. In developed countries, anorexia nervosa affects up to 3 percent of affluent women. Although the condition also increasingly affects men, around 10 women will be affected for every one man. Anorexia nervosa is […]

Heart.org – Treating metabolic syndrome and undergoing carotid angioplasty may prevent a second stroke or recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines. Last updated in 2006, the evidence-based guidelines for doctors will be published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. “Patients who’ve had a […]

UTexas.edu – Because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their normal-weight peers while completing a challenging cognitive task, according to new research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The results provide further evidence that a healthy lifestyle at midlife could lead to a higher quality […]

Tufts.edu – People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined flour products appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in triggering cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human […]