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Drug Might Help Slow Nearsightedness in Kids

FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- There is no cure for nearsightedness, but medicated eye drops can slow down its progression in children, a new trial finds.The study tested the effects of eye drops containing a very low dose of the drug atropine — the same medication used to dilate the pupils during an eye exam.Researchers found that when children with nearsightedness used the drops every day for three years, their vision worsened more slowly — and was more likely to stabilize — versus kids given placebo drops.That does not mean the drops will reverse vision problems or liberate kids from glasses, experts stressed."The real point here is the longer term," said lead researcher Karla Zadnik, dean of Ohio State University's College of Optometry, in Columbus.Nearsightedness,...

Biden Set to Name New CDC Director

2 June 2023
FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A former Obama administration official with extensive experience in federal and state health services could be the next leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Former North Carolina Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen is the likely pick, according to sources with knowledge of the plan, the Washington Post reported. Cohen would come with credentials that may help her lead the beleaguered agency, criticized for its response to the pandemic. Some public health experts welcomed the news of her potential appointment.Cohen can “take the wonky stuff and make it work on the ground,” said Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer and president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.Meanwhile, Stanford...

Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men's Brains

2 June 2023
Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men`s BrainsFRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been tied to an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, research suggests that erectile woes during late middle age may also be linked to a man’s chances of developing memory issues later on.“Because subtle changes in erectile function were related to memory decline, our results suggest that neglecting this aspect of sexual health may contribute to cases of cognitive impairment and dementia in men,” said study author Tyler Reed Bell. He's a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego. “An ounce of erectile function treatment may be worth pounds in the number of years lived without cognitive impairment or dementia," Bell reasoned.Researchers don't know...

AHA News: After Surviving a Heart Attack at 35, She 'Felt Like a Ticking Time Bomb'

2 June 2023
AHA News: After Surviving a Heart Attack at 35, She `Felt Like a Ticking Time Bomb`FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Jennifer Valentine's colleague, longtime friend and neighbor Rebecca McCormack picked her up early at her home in York, South Carolina, for a ride to the airport. The oncology technicians at a cancer center were off to a conference in Salt Lake City.At the airport, they had breakfast at a fast-food restaurant before the 4.5-hour flight. Valentine ordered fried hashed browns and a gravy biscuit.Such a rich breakfast was not Valentine's recent routine. Two months earlier, she'd started exercising and eating more nutritious meals. During much of her 35 years, Valentine's weight had yo-yoed greatly. She had recently shed 12 pounds from a high of 229 (she's 5-foot-6) and wanted to lose much more.On the plane, the friends watched a...

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