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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Laser Technology
Revolution in Eye Surgery

Lasik Eye Surgery A Complete Guide
By: Vance Thompson, MD


LASIK & Laser Eye Surgery:
A Complete Consumer Guide

Refractive surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

Currently, a laser procedure called LASIK (LAY-sik) is the most popular refractive surgery performed in the United States. But there are other types of refractive surgery — including other laser procedures and intraocular lens procedures — that might be an even better choice for you, depending on your needs.

The articles below will help you learn more about your surgical options so you can better discuss them with your eye doctor if you are interested in elective vision correction surgery.

Subjects of More Complete Guide:
LASIK Criteria for Success: How to know if LASIK is right for you.
How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon: Credentials to look for, questions to ask.
Which Laser Is Best? Read a review of all current LASIK lasers.
LASIK Eye Surgery Cost: See the latest prices for LASIK in the U.S.
How to Compare Laser Eye Surgery Prices: with 8 questions to ask your surgeon.
LASIK Financing: Learn how you can afford LASIK surgery.
LASIK Eye Surgery Results: Are you likely to see 20/20 after LASIK?
LASIK Surgery Risks and Complications — and how to avoid them.
Dry Eyes and LASIK: You may still be a candidate.
LASIK Enhancement: Do you need an additional surgery? Will you in the future?
Contact Lenses After LASIK: Why some people need them.

Contact Editor at TTimesworld for more Guide to selecting the best facility and more answers: editor@TTimesworld.com

Colorectal Cancer: Screening Saves Life
What You Can Do

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you’re 50 years old or older, get screened!

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.

Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.

What You Can Do
•If you’re aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re between 76 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened.
•Be physically active.
•Maintain a healthy weight.
•Don’t drink too much alcohol.
•Don’t smoke.

Fast Facts
•Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older.
•Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include— ◦Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement).
◦Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
◦Losing weight and you don’t know why.

These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, see your doctor.

•Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing colorectal cancer. If you think you may be at increased risk, talk to your doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often to get tested.
•There are several screening test options. Talk with your doctor about which is right for you. ◦Colonoscopy (every 10 years).
◦High-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) (every year).
◦Sigmoidoscopy (every 10 years, with FOBT or FIT every three years).
◦Sigmoidoscopy alone (every 5 years).
◦Stool DNA test (FIT-DNA) every one or three years.
◦CT colonography (or virtual colonoscopy) every five years.

Russians Women IT Geek Squad
New Weapon in Cyber Warfare

Russian Women Squad
IT Invasion and New Generation Hackers


Irina Khoroshko, from Zelenograd near Moscow, had learned her times tables by the age of five.

Her precocious talent, encouraged by a maths-mad family and a favourite female teacher who transformed every lesson into one giant problem-solving game, led to a degree in mathematical economics at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

"My lecturer instilled in me the power of numbers and calculation, how it gives you the ability to predict things; in that sense the subject always felt magical," she says.

Now Irina, 26, is a data scientist at Russian online lender, ID Finance, enjoying a lucrative career devising analytical models to determine loan eligibility.

And this isn't an unusual story in Russia. But it is in many other countries around the world.

Several studies confirm that all too often girls' early interest in Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - fizzles out and never recovers.

So relatively few women go on to choose engineering or technology as a career. Why?

A new study from Microsoft sheds some light.

Based on interviews with 11,500 girls and young women across Europe, it finds their interest in these subjects drops dramatically at 15, with gender stereotypes, few female role models, peer pressure and a lack of encouragement from parents and teachers largely to blame.

Not so in Russia.

China Want More Electric Cars
Need To Save Billions In Fossil Fuel Imports

China Wants Electric Cars
Kill off Petrol and Save Billions in Fossil Fuel Dependency


Can China's electric cars kill off petrol?


China is the world's biggest car market - and Beijing is keen for more electric vehicles to help cut pollution.
So how are three big car makers going about cracking China?
Many efforts are in the works and China is all out to find a solution.
The race however is not to the swift and the powerful.


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