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Vision and the eye’s anatomy

The eye is the organ that allows us to see. The eyeball is suspended in the bony socket by muscles controlling its movements, and is partially...

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the nerves in the central portion of the eye's retina, which is known as the macular.
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Eye examinations (visual field testing)

Eye examinations: Visual field testing is the process of having the eyes examined for visual field defects or for monitoring changes in vision.

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Mosquito saliva vital to the discovery of future drugs

Blood-feeding insects such as ticks, mosquitos and flies are widely regarded as pests given their role in disease transfer, but […]

Parkinson disease: from hype to hope

Dr Simon Lewis, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, says pursuing effective treatments...

Promoting vaccination? Focus on behaviour more than persuasion

Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the...

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Abdominal pain is a very common medical condition that can either be acute or chronic in nature. Basically it refers to pain that is felt within...
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Skin Rashes

What is a rash? Common causes of rashes Acute skin rashes Blanching rash Non-blanching rash Chronic rashes Medical conditions associated […]
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Blood glucose control (blood sugar levels)

Our blood glucose level, or blood sugar level, is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose levels are measured most commonly to diagnose...