Ophthalmology

Screen time linked to risk of myopia in young people

A new study published in The Lancet Digital Health has revealed a link between screen time and higher risk and severity of myopia, or short-sightedness, in children and young adults. The study was undertaken by researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians with hepatitis B are slipping through the cracks

The current system of only screening risk groups for hepatitis B is failing a third of people living with the chronic disease in Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham's colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to wait several weeks for surgery, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Screening mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine

Reports of some patients developing swollen lymph nodes after a COVID-19 vaccination has raised questions about whether screening mammograms should be rescheduled due to concerns that this finding could be mistaken for a ...

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