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How to treat or get rid of a stye

A stye, which a doctor might call a hordeolum, is a bump that develops on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. A bacterial infection is the cause of most styes. The majority of styes will disappear on their own, with or without treatment, within 1 or 2 weeks. However, there are a… Read More »

Electrical devices implanted in the brain may help treat anorexia

By Alice Klein Certain brain circuits may underlie the symptoms of anorexia nervosaALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Some women with severe anorexia have returned to a healthy weight and feel less anxious and depressed after having electrical devices implanted into their brains, according to a small study. But more research is needed before the treatment can… Read More »

‘Executioner cell’ find may help to treat the causes of blindness

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have identified a so-called “executioner cell” that may hold the key to eventually finding a treatment to slow retinal degeneration that causes blindness in millions of people each year. A multi-disciplinary team involving experts from TCD believe they have pinpointed a potential new therapeutic target for treating retinal degeneration. It… Read More »