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#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

How can you tell the difference between common, benign reasons for irritation and more unusual, concerning problems? “There are really three important symptoms that should make someone seek attention if their eyes are bothering them,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. “If, besides redness, there is pain, extra light sensitivity or blurred vision, patients should get […]

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IIT Mandi team finds target protein for action of anti-malarial drug against Zika

A team led by Dr Rajanish Giri, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, IIT Mandi, is working on this subject. Following an earlier finding by Prof. Indira Mysorekar from Washington University at St. Louis, USA, that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug commonly prescribed for treating malaria, reduces ZIKV transmission from mother to foetus, Prof. Giri’s lab has identified […]

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Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

The sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

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