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Myopia (near-sightedness): Increased time spent indoors  and increased “near work” activities are leading to more people suffering from myopia. Increased outdoor time can reduce this risk. For more information about the report please see: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-10-2019-who-launches-first-world-report-on-vision   Image credit: (Craig Chivers/CBC) Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/myopia-children-1.4627366 Too much screen time linked to an...
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We applaud Specsavers for bringing attention to this very important public health issue. We hope that other companies will follow their example. Their recommendations as in applying the Precautionary Principle and the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Principle are sound and we agree. Link to the article: https://www.specsavers.co.za/post/health-and-wellbeign/cell-phone-radiation-is-my-device-affecting-m?utm_source=sssa&utm_medium=email&utm_content=may&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=Spec-Savers+South+Africa&utm_campaign=0d4b9b2611-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_31_01_36_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b588b20efd-0d4b9b2611-76382197 Note from EMFSA: For more information on...
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Neurochem Int. 2019 Feb 27. pii: S0197-0186(18)30627-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2019.02.018. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Neurones are dependent on their mitochondria to produce the necessary amounts of ATP for survival. Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have a particularly large number of mitochondria which-unlike neurones in the brain-are exposed to visual light of 400-850 nm. Here we demonstrate that short...
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