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Bariatric Surgery May Lead to Ophthalmic Complications

Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes, according to a new review. Researchers at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central (Lisbon, Portugal) conducted a review of studies on the occurrence of eye conditions following bariatric surgery.... Read more

Women's Health

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Women with PTSD Face Higher Pregnancy Risk

Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) significantly increases a pregnant woman's risk of premature birth, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford University (CA, USA) conducted a study to identify antenatal PTSD status and spontaneous preterm delivery in a retrospective cohort (2000-2012).... Read more

Health IT

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Image: A screenshot from the 'cat and mouse' game designed to treat amblyopia (Photo courtesy of Ohio State University).

Video Games Help Improve Vision Training

New video games add an important element of entertainment to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people with ambylopia (lazy eye) and poor depth perception. Developed by researchers... Read more

Hospital News

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Unused US Medical Supplies Could Support Hospitals Abroad

Major hospitals across the United States collectively throw away at least USD 15 million a year in unused operating room (OR) surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care, and boost public health in developing countries. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH;... Read more

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Siemens Divests Hearing Aid Business Unit

Global conglomerate Siemens (Munich, Germany) has announced the sale of its Siemens Audiology Solutions unit for USD 2.68 billion. Private equity firm EQT Partners (Stockholm, Sweden) will hold the majority stake, while Santo Holding (Pöcking, Germany), the investment company of the Strüngmann family, will hold the smaller share.... Read more
 

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