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ANCHOR LEAD: EYE DISEASE THAT DEVELOPS AS A RESULT OF DIABETES CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Diabetic macular edema is a swelling in the back part of the eye that often develops in those with diabetes, even when they’re well-controlled with regard to blood sugar. Neil Bressler, author of a recent study on just how common this condition is and a retina expert at Johns Hopkins, says the good news is there’s effective treatment. [click to continue…]

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ANCHOR LEAD: ARE WE HEADED TOWARD HUMAN EXTINCTION? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

While the prospect of human extinction has been on the radar probably as long as we have existed, Thomas Malthus really put the concept into public consciousness in the late 1700s. Now Stanley Becker, a demographer in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, has published a paper once again identifying human population as a likely culprit in a doomsday scenario. [click to continue…]

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This week’s topics include cigarette smoking stats (2), an implant for obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes and the Mediterranean diet.

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ANCHOR LEAD: HOW CAN YOU GET INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY IN COUNTRIES YOU’RE VISITING? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Road safety is a big killer of Americans abroad, more than infectious disease and terrorism, and now research from Johns Hopkins by David Bishai and colleagues pinpoints how and where people are killed. Bishai says at least one strategy to deal with this is clear. [click to continue…]

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ANCHOR LEAD: THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES FOR TRAVELERS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, ELIZABETH
TRACEY REPORTS

Travel is something many of us view with pleasure, anticipating new vistas with excitement. Yet all too often, travel can end in catastrophe, and now a study by David Bishai and colleagues at Johns Hopkins shows how and where that is most likely to occur. [click to continue…]

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ANCHOR LEAD: DEMENTIA PATIENTS HAVE A RANGE OF UNMET NEEDS, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Most patients with dementia who live at home have a number of unmet needs that could seriously compromise their health. Now a study by Constantine Lyketsos and colleagues at Johns Hopkins specifically identifies which needs are unmet and how to meet them. [click to continue…]

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ANCHOR LEAD: IF YOU HAVE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE YOU MAY WANT TO START TAKING VITAMIN E,
ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Vitamin E was the darling of the dementia world several years ago when it appeared to help slow down the pace of cognitive decline, but then fell out of favor as additional studies came to conflicting conclusions. Now a study in JAMA has resurrected the strategy. Constantine Lyketsos, an Alzheimer’s disease expert at Johns Hopkins, explains. [click to continue…]