Month: August 2018

Be careful what you believe about screen time making you blind

The science behind the latest screen-time scaremongering If you believe the headlines that have been circulating over the past few weeks, staring at screens is ruining our eyes. “Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds,” USA Today declared. Only, that particular study didn’t actually test the blue light that comes out of screens …

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‘More potent’ Alzheimer’s therapy is on its way

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are increasingly affected by memory loss, disorientation, and impaired decision-making. There are currently no cures for this condition, but researchers are taking steps to tackle some of its physiological sources in the brain. New developments in Alzheimer’s research are brining us closer to more precise therapies for this condition. Alzheimer’s disease is …

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Parkinson’s disease: Breath test for early diagnosis steps closer

Scientists in Israel have developed a breath test that can detect people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease destroys brain tissue and affects movement, but early detection may be possible with a new breath test. The team from Technion Israel Institute of Technology had previously shown that the test can detect people with Parkinson’s disease who are …

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