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Summer Brings Increased Risk Of Eye Injuries, Health Officials Say – LevittownNow.com

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health: Summertime typically leads to an uptick in eye injuries. The Department of Health today urged all Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent eye injuries that can occur more frequently during the summer months. During the summer, many children and adults are staying active by playing outside and taking part in organized or recreational sports, Secretary of Health Dr

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Glasses that correct color blindness give Fargo man a bright new lease on life – Duluth News Tribune

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

That's the case for Fargo resident Dan Haglund, who has the most common type of red-green color blindness but special glasses are now allowing him to see the shades like everyone else, and he's excited to see more of what he's been missing his whole life. He recently shared a video of his initial reaction to the new view on Facebook

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Recovery from COVID-19 does not always lead to immunity, Audrain County Health Department says – Moberly Monitor Index

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Two Audrain County residents who recovered from COVID-19 now have antibodies to the virus. Nineteen were tested, however, which means 17 do not have an immunity to the virus and it is not known how long those with antibodies will remain immune. The Audrain County Health Department presented testing information in a weekly collaborative teleconference Wednesday with education, business, governmental and health leaders

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Foundation for the blind offers virtual community, resources – Pamplin Media Group

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Oral Hull volunteers, staff, clients socialize via Zoom during time of isolation Navigating low-vision or blindness is no easy task.

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Love is blind – meet the Aussie couple who have been married for 55 years – That’s Life!

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

On our wedding day Once Pete was out of the rehab centre, he took me for dinner in the city, and a kind waiter read us the menu. Soon, friendship blossomed into love. Our connection felt so genuine none of it was based on looks; it was about our energy and personalities.

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More than meets the eye – Science Codex

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships.

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Bechtel: What the sculptor saw – Roanoke Times

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

In closing, I wish to make three observations: first, the egregious actions of just a single officer greatly complicate the work of the many officers still conscientiously performing their duties.

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Let’s Bust These 7 Myths About Blindness – Yahoo Lifestyle

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

A blind cane user feels her way along the sidwalk while carrying a brightly colored umbrella in the rain. Amidst the current resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the celebration of LGBTQ pride, I have come across admirable efforts to educate. I have appreciated the Black and LGBTQIA creators of literature, podcasts, music, and memoirs for helping me better understand diverse lived experiences of oppression.

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Gran who lied blindness to steal 1 million in benefits was ‘craftiest woman ever’ – Mirror Online

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

A shameless grandmother who stole more than 1 million in benefits has been called the "craftiest woman ever" by her husband. Christina Pomfrey, 65, used the first name of his husband's late first wife, and falsely claimed she was blind, disabled and suffering from multiple sclerosis as she carried out the con for 15 years, a court heard last month

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The Pace of Conversion – Suburbanite

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

"Nice to meet you. And when were you saved?" Umm I hesitated.

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Please don’t drink hand sanitiser just because it has alcohol in it – Metro.co.uk

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Just dont drink it full stop (Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto) People have reportedly been cracking their way into communal hand sanitiser stations so that they can drink the gel inside, which contains a potentially lethal mix of chemicals and alcohol. Dispensers in places such as South Shields, South Tyneside have been broken into, with vandals putting the gel into bottles so it can be drunk.

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UW-Health: Parasitic worms use their keen sense of smell to wriggle through their hosts – Wisbusiness.com

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

MADISON Parasitic filarial nematodes infect hundreds of millions of people, causing diseases such as river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis, a severe swelling of the limbs. Mosquitoes spread the parasitic worms, which engage in sophisticated migrations within their insect and mammal hosts. One worm, Brugia malayi, starts in the mosquitos gut, migrates to its flight muscles, then to its mouth

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FDA Releases Warning on Hand Sanitizer Products After Reports of ‘Blindness’ and ‘Death’ – PopCulture.com

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a formal warning on several new hand sanitizer products, which comes after numerous reports that adults and children in the United States have been blinded, hospitalized and even died in some instances. The incidents also indicated that people had apparently drunk hand sanitizers that were contaminated with methanol, a highly toxic alcohol

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Kodiak Sciences Announces New Longer-Term Safety, Efficacy and Durability Data from Ongoing Phase 1b Study of KSI-301 in Patients with Wet Age-Related…

Friday, July 10th, 2020

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: KOD), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence retinal diseases today announced promising additional safety, efficacy and durability data from the ongoing Phase 1b study of its investigational therapy KSI-301, an intravitreal anti-VEGF antibody biopolymer conjugate, in patients with treatment-nave wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME) and retinal vein occlusion (RVO)

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Glasses that correct color blindness give Fargo man a bright new lease on life – INFORUM

Friday, July 10th, 2020

That's the case for Fargo resident Dan Haglund, who has the most common type of red-green color blindness but special glasses are now allowing him to see the shades like everyone else, and he's excited to see more of what he's been missing his whole life. He recently shared a video of his initial reaction to the new view on Facebook.

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Parasitic worms use their keen senses to wriggle through their hosts – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Parasitic filarial nematodes infect hundreds of millions of people, causing diseases such as river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis, a severe swelling of the limbs. Mosquitoes spread the parasitic worms, which engage in sophisticated migrations within their insect and mammal hosts.

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Machine learning will help to grow artificial organs – Open Access Government

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Ivannikov Institute for System Programming, and the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish.

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More Than Meets the Eye – Newswise

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Newswise The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships.

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Ocushield makes 5000 donation to Fight for Sight – AOP

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The gift will help the charity to continue its sight-saving research in the UK The optical products manufacturer has donated 1 for every order of their blue light blocking screen protectors for phones, tablets and computers. Fight for Sight works to fund treatments and cures for the leading causes of sight loss and blindness in the UK. The charity is currently invested in over 150 research projects at 42 universities and hospitals across the country, and also campaigns on issues related to sight loss and blindness

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Will post-COVID policies realize the full potential of rural Canada? – Policy Options

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The first six months of this new decade have forced us to reconsider nearly everything: how we work, how we connect with each other and, with increasing urgency, the purposes, functions and futures of the structures and institutions at the core of our social and economic systems. The COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread reckoning with racism brought about by the latest resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement are both happening in the shadow of a global climate emergency. The confluence of crises has forced our collective hand.

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