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long flights to Asia and UV exposure to pilots

Exposure to uv radiation increases approximately 5% for every 1000 feet of altitude. Both infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (uv) radiation are present in our environment, depending on the time of day, year, latitude, altitude and weather conditions and reflectivity of the surrounding surfaces, the pilot will receive more or less radiation. uv-a (400 – 315 nm), uv-B (315 – 280 ... Read More »

photoreceptor ganglion cells and vision

New research shows that in our retina, we have “photoreceptor ganglion cell” which responds to light at 480 nanometer wavelength. This wavelength causes abnormal sleep cycle. But this same cell allows previous blind people to SEE!   In the latest research, they took people born with abnormal eyes and thought to be blind and found they could see when exposed ... Read More »

Vitamin D and cognitive function?

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Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Main sources of Vitamin D come from the skin as well as our diet. Vitamin D is mostly commonly known for its importance in bones and now it has been shown to be important for cognitive function. A recent study has found that low levels of vitamin D may be linked to losing ... Read More »

Coconut Oil? Good or Bad

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There are claims that coconut oil, a saturated fatty acid, can help with high cholesterol. However, the American Heart Association and United States Department of Agriculture feel that we have to be careful! Read More »

17 Red Flag Signs of Cancer

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According to a new report from the Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 people will develop cancer over the course of their lives because of the aging population. Signs of cancer for men and women: An unusual lump or swelling anywhere on your body A change in the size, shape or colour of a mole A sore that won’t heal ... Read More »

Glaucoma in Asian Populations

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East Asians experience the highest rate of blindness in the world from one of the two most common types of glaucoma. Primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) is a major cause of world blindness today, and it is expected to become an even more serious problem as the world population and longevity increases. The other major glaucoma type is primary open angle ... Read More »