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Could a Tiny Telescope Help Those With Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

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(DGIwire) – Neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that damages the macula, the small area near the center of the retina that contains a high concentration of light receptors, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In “wet” AMD, abnormal blood vessels grow underneath the macula, often leaking fluids […]

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Commercial Office Space That Really Works

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(DGIwire) – Finally more corporations are starting to realize that small changes can go a long way toward keeping staff happier and more productive. The key is understanding how to give employees private space but still facilitate easy access to others while working on collaborative projects. Outdated designs based on a maze of gray and […]

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Drinking More Water Has Health Benefits

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(DGIwire) – Common recommendations for better health include maintaining an ideal weight, along with reducing intakes of sodium, sugar and saturated fat. For people looking to accomplish these goals, increasing water intake can be very helpful. Earlier this year, a study by the University of Illinois examined the dietary habits of over 18,300 American adults […]

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Whole Body Cryotherapy: A New York Story

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(DGIwire) – New York has a long, rich and hard-bound history of stories by writers from Walt Whitman to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Sylvia Plath to Toni Morrison. Today, of course, many millions of stories are posted online. A recent article on Storia.me—which collects stories from an array of contributors—reported on one young woman’s experience […]

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Dry Eyes? Dry Mouth? It Could Be Sjögren’s Syndrome

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(DGIwire) – Everyone experiences dry eyes and mouth from time to time, but when these symptoms persist—especially in tandem with pain and fatigue—they might be symptoms of a more serious underlying condition: Sjögren’s syndrome. More than four million Americans suffer from this autoimmune disorder, according to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF), so it pays to […]

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Jersey’s Business: The Garden State’s Most Popular Industries

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(DGIwire) – How do the types of industries in New Jersey stack up against those in the rest of the nation? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reviewed data from 2015 to find out. Among the findings were that the Garden State had a higher percentage of transportation, chemical manufacturing, and retail food and […]

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Reversing Dental Decay

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(DGIwire) – It would be absolutely amazing to prevent and reverse dental cavities without the intervention of a dentist. Hard to believe, but it can be done. And the remedy is simple: modify your diet. The research is in and it is based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price. In the 1930’s, Dr. […]

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Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

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(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

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3D Medical Printing: A Tool Against Tongue Cancer

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(DGIwire) – When a 53-year-old man came to Health Care Global in Bangalore, India, complaining of a mouth ulcer, at first that’s all the doctors found, according to 3DPrint.com. As he had been treated for tongue cancer two years previously, however, an MRI was taken, and the results weren’t good—the tumor had returned and was […]

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Substance Use Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: Potential Links

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(DGIwire) – Teenagers suffering from bipolar disorder are especially at risk of developing later drug problems by the time they reach adulthood, according to research published in August 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a follow-up investigation of more than 100 teenagers diagnosed with bipolar […]

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RNA Interference: Nobel-Winning Science Coming to Fruition

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(DGIwire) – When Craig C. Mello and Andrew Z. Fire were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2006, the phenomenon for which they were honored—RNA interference (RNAi)—had already been making headlines for years since its initial discovery in 1998. RNAi is a naturally occurring process by which a particular “messenger RNA” […]

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Colorado Turns to Cryotherapy

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(DGIwire) – Maybe it’s the majestic Rocky Mountains, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde or the ever-popular Pike’s Peak. Whatever the inspiration, the state of Colorado has perennially beckoned skiers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all types, reports travel website Planetware.com. And all that exercise is paying off: according to the Centers […]

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