AI-powered glaucoma screening test delivers rapid results

A new rapid screening test for glaucoma could help advance early detection of the disease, a leading cause of irreversible blindness. Developed by a research team of engineers and ophthalmologists led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the test uses infrared sensors to monitor eye movement and can produce accurate results within seconds. About 80 million people worldwide have glaucoma, […]

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WHO meets to discuss new, ‘heavily mutated’ COVID-19 variant

Dr. Nicole Saphier: ‘Mixed messaging’ blundered response to COVID-19 Fox News Contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier on GOP slamming the Biden administration’s handling of COVID-19. The World Health Organization is holding a meeting Friday to discuss the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa that has been blamed on a new variant of the virus. Joe Phaahla, South Africa’s minister […]

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Vials Labeled ‘Smallpox’ Found in Pennsylvania Lab Freezer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” in a freezer at a facility in Pennsylvania that conducts vaccine research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials “were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker” who was cleaning out the freezer. “CDC, its administration partners, and law enforcement are […]

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Common medication hindering lung cancer treatment

A common medication used to treat reflux, heart burn and ulcers could lessen the effectiveness of lung cancer immunotherapy drugs, according to new Flinders University research. Published in Nature’s British Journal of Cancer, the study investigated the impact of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on patients undergoing treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer, the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for […]

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Is depression linked with social media use in adults?

Researchers investigated the link between social media use and depression in adults, including older adults. They found that the use of some social media, but not all, has associations with an increased risk of depressive symptoms. Alongside expert commentators, the team asks for caution when interpreting the results due to study limitations and uncertainty around causation. The use of social […]

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