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Taking care of Eye Allergies

Eye allergy is also known as ocular allergy  or allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergy occurs when an allergy sensitive substance irritates the eye. Like any other allergies, eye allergy is also initiated by the immune system, where it recognises  a harmless substance as an allergen and produce antibodies. These antibodies further releases chemicals, that can irritate the eye, which shows  all the symptoms of eye allergic reaction, that include itching in the eyes, producing  in the eye, eye become red or swollen.

Most of the eye allergies are seasonal like, allergic rhinitis in hay fever, that are usually caused due to mold spore and pollen. Eye allergy may cause temporary blurriness or even for some extent threat to the eyesight. However, infection can also cause similar symptoms of eye allergies. Hence, one need to be confirmed it with the doctor. Most of the times a cold compress can give you an immediate relief, but for complete relief, you need to identify the exact cause and the allergens and treat the symptoms.
Symptoms of Eye Allergy includes
1) Eye allergies can also occur alone or with other allergies like nasal allergies and the allergic skin.
2) Redness in the white of the eye or the inner eyelid.
3) Itchy and watery eyes, burning sensation, swollen eyelid, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light.
What should not be done during the Eye Allergies
1) Avoid rubbing the eye, it can make the symptoms more worse. Rubbing may cause to release more  chemicals inside the, that cause the eyes to itch during the allergic  reaction.
2) Remove the contact lenses out, if you wear them,
3) Avoid eye makeup,
4) Apply cold compresses to your eyes.
5) Wash your hands often.
Covering up Eye Allergy
a) Apply a concealer, that do not produce allergy, to help hide dark circles.
Eye Allergy are Triggered by
a) Most of the eye allergies are seasonal like, allergic rhinitis in hay fever, that are usually caused due to mold spore and pollen.
b) There are some indoor allergens such as pet dander and dust mites can also cause eye allergies year-round. Usually the symptoms worsen during cleaning the house or grooming a pet.
c) Medications and cosmetics can play a significant role in causing eye allergies.
Clean Away Allergens
1) If dust mites trigger the symptoms, change the bedding and pillowcases with a new one. Wash sheets in hot water.
2) Clean floors with a clean and damp mop.
3) If indoor molds trigger the symptoms, regularly clean all the areas where molds can grow, such as bathrooms, basements  and kitchens.
4) Keep the humidity levels in the home between 30% and 50%.
Treating Eye Allergies
It is usually treated symptomatically
1) Antihistamines combat symptoms by blocking the effect of chemicals that can trigger the symptoms.
2) Mast cell stabilizers prevent the release of chemicals, that can trigger the symptoms, from mast cells.
3) Decongestant eye drops decreases redness by shrinking the swollen blood vessels in the eyes.
4) Immunotherapy makes the immune system accustom to the allergic substances .

Hepatitis C more prevalent than Ebola or HIV

More than 180 million people in the world have hepatitis C, compared with the 34 million with HIV/AIDS and the roughly 30,000 who have had Ebola, scientists say. Yet very little is heard about the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the way of awareness campaigns, research funding or celebrity fundraisers, researchers said.

One of the global regions highly affected by hepatitis C is West Africa. In developed countries, hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease, is transmitted through intravenous (IV) drug use. In West Africa, we believe that there are many transmission modes and they are not through IV drug use, but through cultural and every day practices," said Jennifer Layden, principal investigator on the study from Loyola University Health System.

"In this study, tribal scarring, home birthing and traditional as opposed to hospital based circumcision procedures, were associated with hepatitis C infection in Ghana," said Layden. The study was conducted by HepNet, an international multidisciplinary group of physicians and scientists.

The other important finding was that a high percentage of individuals who tested positive for HCV had evidence of active infection. Discovering the source of the disease and a target population, she said, will aid in the next step of the research: how to protect and prevent the disease in Ghana. Hepatitis C is a chronic disease and leads to chronic liver disease, liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. Overall, worldwide rates of liver cancer is on the rise, whereas many other cancers are on the decline or steady.

Magnetic Stimulation can be used to boost memory

A study in Science suggests that elating a particular part of the brain with the help of electromagnetic pulses could exhilarate our ability to remember certain things for a longer duration of time.
The Us trials which comprised of 16 volunteers found that they have made 30% fewer mistakes in memory tests after undergoing the procedure.
Scientists are now working upon the techniques which could help people with memory loss and disorders and also helps reduce memory loss in later stage of life.

Treatment for ill health conditions such as stroke, early stage Alzheimer's disease, severe brain injury, cardiac arrest and other related memory problems that occur as your age advances or during the healthy aging time.
Memory functions of the brain in adults specifically changes at the initial stage, without conducting any major surgery or consuming drugs.

The study also demonstrates that in order to remember events, it requires a collaboration of many brain regions to function in concert with fundamental memory structure known as the hippocampus- which is similar to that of a symphony orchestra. The electrical stimulation is related to giving the brain regions a more efficient conductor so that they could play in a closer synchronization.

The whole of memory and cognition gets affected when the brain regions and hyppocampus are not in sync. Such a condition of the brain is called as schizophrenia.
The more those regions of the brain worked together due to the stimulation, the better people were able to learn new information.

New drug may curb excess drinking

Researchers have patented a drug that could produce some of ecstasy euphoric effects and at the same time limit the amount of alcohol people drink.

The compound was created by the drug designer behind mephedrone, a now widely banned substance that has caused at least one death and been implicated in 13 others in the UK. The man, referred to by his pseudonym, Dr Z, initially intended his creation to be sold as a legal high, 'New Scientist' reported.

But after having discussions with David Nutt, a psychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, he now plans to gift the patent to Nutt's charitable research group DrugScience so that the drug may be used as a "binge mitigation agent".The drug, named MEAI or 5-methoxy-2-aminoindane, may be taken at the start of a night out or even be added to each drink.

So far no lab tests have been done on the substance, but Dr Z and about 40 other people have tried it. According to Dr Z, there have been no serious problems, although one person didn't enjoy the experience.

The effects varied, but some of the experimenters reportedly lost the desire to drink. Several others said it made them feel euphoric. There are other drugs that help people with alcohol problems to drink less or that act as a less harmful substitute.

Daily dose of one minute walk can be lifesaving

So it turns out the price of healthy living is really not that much, as a mere 60 seconds walk per day can help cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The study of more than 1,000 elderly people showed that inactive people who often do small doses of daily exercise combined with a healthy diet, cut their blood pressure and cholesterol and live a long and healthy life, the Daily Express reported.

Housework and gardening chores can also make a person live longer. The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.

Lead researcher Dr Thomas Buford at the University of Florida said that encouraging individuals to just reduce the amount of time they spend being sedentary may have important cardiovascular benefits. Official UK guidelines say people should do 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week - but 3 in four Britons fail to achieve this target.

June Davison, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said that it was already known that older adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits, and they should just try to be active daily and should try to move regularly through the day and minimise time spent being sedentary for extended periods.

City life stress may make people more prone to diabetes

A new study has recently revealed that the increased stress may make people, who relocate from rural areas to cities, more prone to diabetes in developing nations. One factor that could raise a person’s risk of developing diabetes and other metabolic problems is chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol can counteract insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, and slow the body’s production of it.

In the research among the urban residents, 28 percent of the people had diabetes or other glucose metabolism disorders. The rate was less than half that for rural residents. The urban dwellers also had significantly higher cortisol levels than their rural counterparts. While the city residents reported that they exercised less and ate more fast food and desserts than the rural residents, lifestyle changes aren’t the only factor at work. The difference in cortisol levels indicates that the hormone was a key part of the equation.

Peter Herbert Kann, PhD, said that this was the first prospective study to systematically show the body’s regulation of the hormone cortisol plays a part in the metabolic changes brought on by the shift to an urban lifestyle. The study is published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Compared to children without diabetes, the brains of those with the disease had slower overall and regional growth of gray and white matter. These differences were associated with higher and more variable blood sugar levels, according to the study.

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