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(HealthDay)—Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they’re easily treated, one expert says. By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, according to Dr. Waid Blackstone, an ophthalmologist at University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic at Pell City. “In terms ...

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F1 tech put to use in Leicester’s hospitals

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A pioneeing new device to help doctors and nurses communicate clearly whilst wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) has been developed and sucessfully trialed by Leicester academics in collaboration with Formula One racing engineers. Head-to-toe PPE worn by medical staff treating patients with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases has meant that doctors and nurses regularly have to ...

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High genetic running capacity promotes efficient metabolism with aging

The results of a new study suggest that adipose tissue may have a more significant role in promoting healthy aging than previously thought. Credit: University of Jyväskylä High running capacity is associated with health and longevity. However, whether high genetic running capacity promotes more efficient metabolism with aging is not known. A new study conducted in collaboration between the universities ...

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Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable? A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health sought to test this hypothesis. It found that health professionals who reported following diets that are vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian (those that exclude meat ...

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Iran approves first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN: Iran‘s state TV is reporting that the country has approved an emergency use of its first domestically developed coronavirus vaccine that could bring the hardest-hit country in the Middle East closer to inoculating its citizens against Covid-19. The emergency authorisation was approved after the country faced with problems from importing enough vaccines. The TV quotes the health minister, Saeed ...

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Half of unvaccinated adults have needle phobia: What’s proven to help

The shame accompanying needle fear can make it difficult to research among adults. Credit: CDC/Unsplash, CC BY If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety made worse by pervasive images ...

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