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Eye Scan for Alzheimer's, Eclipse Watching Tips, New Hope for Retinitis Pigmentosa, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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mitochondrial medicine, ASD, autism predisposition, Mtdna, bioenergetics, Genetics

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Penn Medicine Receives NIH Training Grants for Genomic Medicine

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The University of Pennsylvania is the first institution with more than one training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, now with three.

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Cowboys for Cancer Research Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting New Mexicans

Cowboys for Cancer Research will hold its 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraising event to raise money and awareness for cancer research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center and at New Mexico State University.

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ECLIPSE Media Avail: Wills Eye Hospital Eye Doctors Explain Vision Risks and How to Safely Watch Eclipse

Medical experts from the renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia are available for interviews about the vision risks associated with the Eclipse, what eye conditions aren’t safe for eclipse viewing, how the damage can occur and how to safely watch the event.

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Back-to-School Worries for Parents? 1 in 3 Very Concerned Bullying, Cyberbullying Will Impact Their Kids

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What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school.

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UTHealth’s M.D./M.P.H. Program Offers ‘Big Picture’ View of Medicine for Students

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As Ben Silva, M.D., M.P.H., describes it, public health is like zooming out from what you see in front of you. First, you identify a specific health issue in the clinic, then to get a better understanding, you pull back for a view of what’s going on at the city, state and national level.

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Licorice Is a Hot Trend in Hot Flashes, but Could Interact with Medications

Licorice roots have a diverse and flavorful history, having been used in ancient Egyptian times as a tea and in traditional Chinese medicines, all the way to today as a flavoring agent and as an ingredient in some licorice candies. Some women now take licorice extracts as supplements to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. But scientists caution that the substance could pose a health risk by interacting with medications.

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New Vaccine Could Someday Fight the Effects of Opioid Combinations

Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the U.S., particularly with heroin and other opioids, to the point of being an epidemic. Treatments exist, but far too often patients relapse with devastating impacts on themselves and those around them. Now, scientists report that they have made progress toward a vaccine against the effects of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, in combination with heroin.

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Author/Expert Available to Discuss AAP’s New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating High Blood Pressure in Children

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