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Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) in Severe and Refractory Glaucoma

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/05000/Kahook_Dual_Blade__KDB__in_Severe_and_Refractory.24.aspx

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Personalized 'eye-in-a-dish' models reveal genetic underpinnings of macular degeneration

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190509125155.htm

Using stem cells derived from six people, researchers recapitulated retinal cells in the lab. This ‘eye-in-a-dish’ model allowed them to identify genetic variants that cause age-related macular degeneration, a … Read the rest

Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325156.php

Although it is not always possible to prevent gestational diabetes, eating well and exercising regularly to achieve or maintain a healthy weight can reduce the risk. Learn more here.… Read the rest

Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325133.php

The authors of a new study conclude that for people already at risk of cardiovascular disease, adding walnuts to a low-fat diet could lower that risk.

Injections of a novel protein reduced artery blockage by enhancing lymphatic vascular function in mice

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190514110318.htm

Mice that received injections of a protein called VEGF-C experienced about a 30% reduction in artery blockage compared to untreated mice. The VEGF-C injections improved lymphatic transport, limited plaque … Read the rest

Podcast: Social Anxiety, Delusions, Rejection, and Mental Illness!

https://psychcentral.com/blog/podcast-social-anxiety-delusions-rejection-and-mental-illness/



Most people suffer from certain social anxieties. Just the idea of speaking in front of a crowd can make otherwise confident people break into a nervous sweat. Read the rest

People fail to recognize male postnatal depression

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190513104502.htm

A new study shows that people are almost twice as likely to correctly identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in men.

[Personal Review] Understanding the mechanisms of reversal of type 2 diabetes

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30076-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Clinical and pathophysiological studies have shown type 2 diabetes to be a condition mainly caused by excess, yet reversible, fat accumulation in the liver and pancreas. Within the liver, … Read the rest

Glaucoma Research Foundation Kicks Off the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

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The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative builds on 16 years of seminal scientific research, with an aim to cure glaucoma and restore vision.

Dementia: eat better, exercise, and reduce smoking and drinking to cut risk

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/14/dementia-eat-better-exercise-and-reduce-smoking-and-drinking-to-cut-risk

WHO research highlights lifestyle factors linked to increased risk of disease

Taking better care of ourselves could be the best long-term strategy to tackling the growing problem of dementia, … Read the rest