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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Health News: Eye drops could clear up cataracts ♦ New research could help in the fight against infection, cancer and allergies ♦ Potential target for dry age-related macular degeneration

Study identifies patients most likely to have joint pain reduction after bariatric surgery In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability. A new study went on to identify key patient characteristics that can indicate which people are the most and the least likely to see improvement, a finding that could allow clinicians to identify patients who may require additional interventions to improve outcomes.
Scientists find potential target for dry age-related macular degeneration Scientists have good news for patients who suffer from currently untreatable dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). In a new study, researchers identified a potential target for future therapies to slow the progression of the blinding condition. The findings indicate that treatments currently used for other conditions could also work for dry AMD.
Eye drops could clear up cataracts using newly identified chemical A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists.
New research could help in the fight against infection, cancer and allergies New research has uncovered an important mechanism in the drive to understand immunological processes that protect us against infection, allergy and cancer.

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