Posted 7:00 AM 3/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A problem with a certain brain circuit may be one reason why 7-month-old infants who later develop autism are slower to shift their gaze and attention from one object to another, compared with infants who do not develop autism.
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Posted 2:00 PM 3/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The key to correctly diagnosing when a case of dizziness is just vertigo or a life-threatening stroke may be surprisingly simple: a pair of goggles that measures eye movement at the bedside in as little as one minute, a new study contends.
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Posted 5:00 AM 2/22/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If your eyes are red, itchy and watery because of allergies, there are steps you can take to help ease your discomfort.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers this advice:
Posted 7:00 AM 2/20/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests.
And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibling, spouse or child (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/18/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs and surgery can lower the hallmark inner-eye pressure characteristic of glaucoma -- the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States. But research still hasn't identified the best ways to prevent significant vision loss and improve patient (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted, sight-enhancing device some are calling a "bionic eye" is the first to gain approval for use in the United States, officials announced Thursday.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the new Argus II Retinal Prosthesis (More)