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Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Armed eye in the sky: India looking to buy 100 Predator drones from the US

Armed eye in the sky: India looking to buy 100 Predator drones from the US

To keep a hawk’s eye on the long porous border with Pakistan and thwart incursions in the Northeast by the Chinese PLA, India may soon get pilotless Predator XP drones used by the US Navy. India has sought from the US 100 latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), both armed and surveillance versions, worth USD 2 [...]

August 30, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Armed eye in the sky: India looking to buy 100 Predator drones from the US

Afghans push India for more arms, despite Pakistan’s wary eye

Afghans push India for more arms, despite Pakistan’s wary eye

India is set to deliver more arms to Afghanistan to help it fight Islamist militants, Kabul’s envoy to New Delhi said, even if Pakistan is wary of closer military cooperation between countries lying to its east and west. India has provided a little over $2 billion in economic assistance to Afghanistan in the last 15 [...]

August 23, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Afghans push India for more arms, despite Pakistan’s wary eye

Nail polish and mascara: beauty brands eye up Iran

Nail polish and mascara: beauty brands eye up Iran

When Dubai businesswoman Negin Fattahi-Dasmal opened the first branch of her luxurious nail salon chain in Iran this year, it was met with both excitement and scepticism among image-conscious young Iranians. Despite — or perhaps partly because of — strict Islamic dress codes, cosmetics sales in Iran are among the highest in the Middle East. [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Nail polish and mascara: beauty brands eye up Iran

Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 — An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That’s the finding from preliminary research that found that clemastine fumarate partially reversed optic neuropathy in people with MS. Optic neuropathy is damage to the nerve that relays [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

  Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’ A new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients – where, after the cloudy lens is removed, the eye grows a new lens from its own stem cells. Current [...]

March 10, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’