Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

American Eye Center unveils the most advanced method of cataract surgery hailed as the Alcon LenSx Femtosecond surgery. The first of its kind in Asia, this operation provide patients with an all-laser cataract procedure.

The Alcon LenSx Femtosecond Laser surgery brings an unprecedented level of safety, speed and precision in treating cataracts, and enhances the host of options for surgical-based methods that AEC offers its clients.

American Eye Center unveils the most advanced technology for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, it is the all Laser or bladeless LASIK surgery via the WaveLight Refractive Suite.

The first of its kind in the Philippines, this new equipment is very much in demand in all premier eye centers around the world. Its acquisition by American Eye Center reinforces the latter’s commitment to be at par with global standards of quality and excellence in ophthalmic laser treatment.

HP and Crospon, a medical device developer announced they have entered a licensing agreement for a drug delivery platform that enables painless, controlled release of one or more drugs in a single patch applied to the skin.

The HP-developed skin patch uses microneedles that barely penetrate the skin; this radically reduces discomfort compared to traditional hypodermic needles and enables the technique to be used with a much wider variety of drugs and biopharmaceuticals. The microneedles allow medication to quickly enter the bloodstream, resulting in the potential delivery of lower and more precise dosages.

HP initially developed the drug delivery technology as a way to repurpose its inkjet technology for use in new markets. The technology in the skin patch is similar to that employed in HP’s patented process for its inkjet cartridges.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several recalls of children’s toys and jewelry products manufactured in China because of excessive levels of lead.  More than 300,000 Chinese-made toys and nearly 22,000 pieces of children’s jewelry were recalled.

Those products are: Toby & Me Jewelry Sets imported by Toby N.Y.C.; Children’s Divine Inspiration charm bracelets imported by Buy-Rite Designs; Thomas and Friends, Curious George and other Spinning Tops and Tin Pails, imported by Schylling Associates Inc.; and SpongeBob SquarePants Address Books and Journals, imported by Martin Designs Inc.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children younger than 2 unless they have consulted a doctor is being greeted with applause from medical experts who cite the drugs’ capacity to harm and even kill.

Among the serious adverse affects are neurological problems, increased blood pressure, hallucinations and even death. Some products packages show babies in diapers, misleading customers.