Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween is a popular time
to buy over-the-counter decorative contact lenses, but they pose a
number of potential risks to your eyes, including pain,
inflammation, serious infection and permanent vision loss, warns
the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Newer Therapies for Eye Disorder Not Tied to Heart Problems
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the drugs
bevacizumab (Avastin) and ranibizumab (Lucentis) to treat
age-related macular degeneration (AMD) doesn't appear to increase
the risk of cardiovascular problems or death, a new study
This Is Your Brain on 'Friends': Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Close friends trigger a
stronger brain response than strangers, even if you have more in
common with some of the strangers, a new study finds.
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
cancer patients treated with bisphosphonate drugs such as Aredia or
Zometa to reduce or delay bone complications from cancer may be at
higher risk for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial
fibrillation and for a related event, stroke.
Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have determined
the genetic structures of 13 strains of the bacteria that cause
Lyme disease, an achievement that could speed efforts to diagnose,
prevent and treat the disease.
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with
incurable cancer are still being screened for common cancers,
although these tests are unlikely to provide any benefit,
researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
City have found.