Faster, cheaper tests for myopia in sight

The world’s most common vision problem myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. Progressive research at Flinders University in Australia has identified a new method to measure how it affects the eye, a new article in PLOS ONE reveals. The work was based on

In mice, alcohol dependence results in brain-wide remodeling of functional architecture

Employing advanced technologies that allow whole brain imaging at single-cell resolution, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that in an alcohol-dependent mouse model, the rodent brain’s functional architecture is substantially remodeled. But when deprived of alcohol, the mice displayed increased coordinated brain activity and reduced modularity compared to nondrinker or

Many mesh implants used by the NHS 'have no safety evidence'

NHS hospitals are using more than 100 different hernia mesh implants – ‘even though many have NO safety evidence and have only been tested on animals’ Investigation found English and Scottish hospitals have bought dozens of types There is ‘no chance’ they’ve all had their safety tested thoroughly, an expert said Many women are left

An Exclusive Look Inside Geoffrey Zakarian's Fridge

You may know him as an Iron Chef, the superstar of the restaurant world, author, fashion icon or iconic television presence but at home, Geoffrey Zakarian, or GZ as his close friends call him, is the doting dad to three young kids and is exactly as down-to-earth as you’d hope him to be. We were

Researchers find minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic Achilles tendon disorder

A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes, according to a report published in the journal Foot and Ankle Surgery. The procedure treats insertional Achilles tendinopathy, a common and chronic orthopedic disorder in which patients experience pain at the

Guidance issued for hepatic, mesenteric circulation disorders

(HealthDay)—In a clinical guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for management of disorders of the hepatic and mesenteric circulation. Douglas A. Simonetto, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues reviewed the literature to develop recommendations for disorders

New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity

Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers with the laboratory of Craig Tomlinson, Ph.D., at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found a critical target in this cause.

Plant based vs vegan: What’s the difference?

You’ve reached a point where you decide that eating fish and meat is not an option for you anymore. But you’re not too keen on the idea of giving up eggs or dairy, and you can hear the sound of your heart breaking when you’re told that butter could well enter the exclusion zone. What