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FDA Approves 'Bionic Eye' to Help Against Rare Vision Disorder
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted, sight-enhancing device some are calling a "bionic eye" is the first to gain approval for use in the United States, officials announced Thursday.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the new Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System can help patients with a genetic eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa regain some sense of vision. About 100,000 Americans are believed to be affected by the illness, which causes a gradual deterioration of the eyes' photoreceptor cells.Read entire article...
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Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who smoke may see more of their Y chromosomes disappear as they age, a new study suggests.
Scientists have long known that as men grow older, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of their body cells. And that was initially thought to be a normal part of aging.
But recent research has suggested that "loss of Y" might not be so benign. In a study reported earlier this year, researchers linked Y chromosome loss to a shorter life span and an increased risk of dying from cancer, specifically.
The new study, published online Dec. 4 in Science, adds to those results: It found that older men who smoke typically lose more Y chromosomes from their blood cells than non-smokers do.Read entire article...