Top News: #EyeHealth

Here are the top read news for #EyeHealth: Many LASIK patients may wind up with glare, halos or other visual symptoms, study suggests: First, the good news. More than 95 percent of participants said they were satisfied with the improvements to their vision. In addition, the prevalence of dry-eye symptoms also decreased after surgery. The bad…

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Here are the top read news for #Sleep: Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer: Poor sleep is particularly bothersome for breast cancer survivors experiencing nighttime hot flashes because it has been shown to increase levels of pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Although electro-acupuncture produced significant sleep improvements, researchers noted that…

Top News: #KidsHealth

Here are the top read news for #KidsHealth: As More Parents Refuse Vaccines, More Doctors Dismiss Them — With AAP’s Blessing: But doctors’ dismissal of non-vaccinating families has remained controversial because the AAP has not promoted or supported dismissing families who don’t vaccinate for non-medical reasons. The organization instead urges pediatricians to continue providing unvaccinated…

Top News: #Vaping

Here are the top read news for #Vaping: Physician advice to patients on e-cigarettes varies, reveals knowledge gaps: If you ask two different doctors about e-cigarettes, you might get two different answers. Whether you want to know about the safety of the devices — which create an inhalable aerosol from heated liquid nicotine and flavoring…

Top News: #EyeHealth

Here are the top read news for #EyeHealth: Prevent eye infections from contact lenses with these tips: “Contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction when worn and cared for as recommended,” said Michael Beach, Ph.D., director of CDC’s Healthy Water Program, in a statement. “However, improper wear and care of contact lenses…

Top News: #Sleep

Here are the top read news for #Sleep: Can Melatonin Really Help You Sleep Better? “Scientists are just beginning to understand how well melatonin supplements work for different sleep problems, and when and how much it should be taken,” says sleep specialist Michelle Drerup, MD. A few studies suggest that taking melatonin for short periods…