Miscellany – KalingaTV https://kalingatv.com Kahe Thik Dikhaye Thik Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:39:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://cdn.kalingatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Kalinga-TV-Odisha-News-Logo-100x100.jpg Miscellany – KalingaTV https://kalingatv.com 32 32 ITBP recruitment 2020 to begin from this date; Check details https://kalingatv.com/state/itbp-recruitment-2020-to-begin-from-this-date-check-details/ https://kalingatv.com/state/itbp-recruitment-2020-to-begin-from-this-date-check-details/#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:39:44 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166802 ITBP recruitment 2020 to begin from this date

Job seekers willing to make career in the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) all set to get an opportunity to peruse their dreams. The ITBP has issued a short recruitment notification to fill up several posts. According to the notification, the ITBP has will begin the recruitment will be done for the post of […]

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Job seekers willing to make career in the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) all set to get an opportunity to peruse their dreams. The ITBP has issued a short recruitment notification to fill up several posts.

According to the notification, the ITBP has will begin the recruitment will be done for the post of Constable (General Duty) Group C (non-gazetted and non-ministerial) under Sports Quota.

Here are the details:

Name and Number of posts: Constable (General Duty) – 51 Posts

Wrestling (Female), Boxing (Male and Female), Archery (Male and Female), Kabaddi (Male), Sports Shooting (Male and Female), Volleyball (Male) and Ice Hockey (Male)

Important Dates: 1) Starting Date of Online Application Submission: July 13, 2020

2) Last Date of Online Application Submission: August 26, 2020

Salary: Level 3 in the pay matrix Rs 21,700 – 69,100 (as per 7th CPC) and other allowances as admissible in the Force

How to Apply?

The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the posts by visiting the official website www.recruitment.itbpolice.nic.in from July 13.

Application Fee: General/OBC (Male Candidates) Rs 100 and no fee for SC/ST/Women Candidates.

Here is the notification:

ITBP recruitment 2020 to begin from this date

ITBP recruitment 2020 to begin from this date

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Get SBI job without written test, know the whole process of recruitment https://kalingatv.com/state/get-sbi-job-without-written-test-know-the-whole-process-of-recruitment/ https://kalingatv.com/state/get-sbi-job-without-written-test-know-the-whole-process-of-recruitment/#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 08:27:59 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166726 Get SBI job without written test

Are you looking for a career in State Bank of India (SBI). Well, if you are interested then there is an opportunity for you. The SBI has issued a notification for the job on the official website sbi.co.in. For which you can apply till 13 July. The most important thing is that there will be […]

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Get SBI job without written test

Are you looking for a career in State Bank of India (SBI). Well, if you are interested then there is an opportunity for you. The SBI has issued a notification for the job on the official website sbi.co.in. For which you can apply till 13 July. The most important thing is that there will be no written examination for this recruitment.

How selection will be done

The selection process of SBI SO Recruitment 2020 will be based on the shortlisting and interview of the candidates. In order to qualify for an interview, it will not be enough for a candidate to meet only the minimum qualification and experience related requirements. The short listing committee constituted by the bank will decide the parameters for shortlisting. After that, a sufficient number of candidates will be shortlisted by the bank and called for interview.

Through this recruitment drive, State Bank of India will recruit for 13 fresh vacancies and 51 backlog vacancies.

Click here to read full notification

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Why some Covid-19 patients with low oxygen level breathe well https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/why-some-covid-19-patients-with-low-oxygen-level-breathe-well/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/why-some-covid-19-patients-with-low-oxygen-level-breathe-well/#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 06:24:15 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166690 Covid-19 patients with low oxygen level breathe well

New York: Researchers have found possible explanations for Covid-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of difficulty in breathing. How the brain responds to the low oxygen level could be one of the factors behind the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or “happy hypoxia,” said the study […]

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Covid-19 patients with low oxygen level breathe well

New York: Researchers have found possible explanations for Covid-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of difficulty in breathing.

How the brain responds to the low oxygen level could be one of the factors behind the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or “happy hypoxia,” said the study published in the online American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

This new understanding of the condition could prevent unnecessary intubation and ventilation in patients during the current and expected second wave of coronavirus.

The study found that “several pathophysiological mechanisms account for most, if not all, cases of silent hypoxemia.

This includes the initial assessment of a patient’s oxygen level with a pulse oximeter.

“While a pulse oximeter is remarkably accurate when oxygen readings are high, it markedly exaggerates the severity of low levels of oxygen when readings are low,” said lead author of the study Martin Tobin, Professor, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US.

“Another factor is how the brain responds to low levels of oxygen. As oxygen levels drop in patients with Covid-19, the brain does not respond until oxygen falls to very low levels — at which point a patient typically becomes short of breath,” he said.

In addition, more than half of the patients had low levels of carbon dioxide, which may diminish the impact of an extremely low oxygen level.

It is also possible that the coronavirus is exerting a peculiar action on how the body senses low levels of oxygen which could be linked to the lack of smell, experienced by two-thirds of COVID-19 patients, according to Tobin.

While acknowledging that further research is needed, the study concludes that “features about Covid-19 that physicians find baffling become less strange when viewed in the light of long-established principles of respiratory physiology.”

“This new information may help to avoid unnecessary endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation, which presents risks, when the ongoing and much anticipated second wave of COVID-19 emerges,” said Tobin.

The study included a small group of Covid-19 patients with very low levels of oxygen without shortness of breath or dyspnea.

The term hypoxia generally refers to insufficient oxygen supply for use by the tissues.

However, there is also a condition called cerebral hypoxia which refers to a condition in which there is a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an institute within the US National Institutes of Health.

(Inputs from IANS)

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Lost your Aadhaar card? Know how to order a reprint if your mobile is not registered with UIDAI https://kalingatv.com/state/lost-your-aadhaar-card-know-how-to-order-a-reprint-if-your-mobile-is-not-registered-with-uidai/ https://kalingatv.com/state/lost-your-aadhaar-card-know-how-to-order-a-reprint-if-your-mobile-is-not-registered-with-uidai/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:56:57 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166616 Providing Wrong Aadhaar Number To Bank May Attract Fine Of Rs. 10,000

The Union government and even the State governments have made Aadhaar card mandatory to avail benefits of several government schemes. You will be deprived of the benefits during the coronavirus crisis if you have lost your Aadhaar card or misplaced somewhere. However, there is no reason for you to be worried. You can simply order […]

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Providing Wrong Aadhaar Number To Bank May Attract Fine Of Rs. 10,000

The Union government and even the State governments have made Aadhaar card mandatory to avail benefits of several government schemes. You will be deprived of the benefits during the coronavirus crisis if you have lost your Aadhaar card or misplaced somewhere. However, there is no reason for you to be worried. You can simply order Aadhaar reprint even if your mobile number is not registered in Aadhaar as the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made provisions to order a reprint.

Taking to its Twitter handle, the UIDAI said, “You can order Aadhaar reprint if your mobile number is not registered in Aadhaar. However, using this service does not mean that the new mobile number you give will get registered in your Aadhaar.”

Here is how you can order for your Aadhaar card reprint even if you don’t have registered mobile number with UIDAI:

  1. Visit the UIDAI website and select “Order Aadhaar Reprint.”
  2. Enter your Aadhaar number/EID/VID.
  3. Enter security code and click on ‘My Mobile Number is not registered.’
  4. Enter the mobile number on which you wish to receive OTP.
  5. Enter the OTP received, check T&C checkbox and submit.
  6. Click on make payment.
  7. Select the online payment mode and pay.
  8. Download and save the acknowledgment slip having your SRN.
  9. Aadhaar Letter will be delivered to registered address.

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Attention bank account holders, ATM card users & others; 5 new rules to be followed from this month https://kalingatv.com/state/attention-bank-account-holders-atm-card-users-5-new-rules-to-be-followed-from-this-month/ https://kalingatv.com/state/attention-bank-account-holders-atm-card-users-5-new-rules-to-be-followed-from-this-month/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:58:14 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166598 Almost half of India can't survive more than a month sans income

New Delhi: If you are a bank account holders and ATM card users, then several new rules relating to ATM withdrawals, minimum bank account balance, mutual funds and Atal Pension Yojana accounts have started from this month. ATM withdrawal charges: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in March announced had in March announced that ATM charges […]

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Almost half of India can't survive more than a month sans income

New Delhi: If you are a bank account holders and ATM card users, then several new rules relating to ATM withdrawals, minimum bank account balance, mutual funds and Atal Pension Yojana accounts have started from this month.

  1. ATM withdrawal charges: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in March announced had in March announced that ATM charges will be waived off for all ATM transactions for three months due to the coronavirus crisis. However, as the deadline ended on June 30, ATM withdrawals will be charged as before (you will have to pay charges if withdrawn beyond the limit of free transactions.)
  2. Minimum balance in bank account: The Finance Minister also had announced that the minimum balance requirement fee in bank accounts was suspended for three months, which ended in June. A bank account holder will now pay the penalty from this month for not maintaining the minimum balance.
  3. Atal Pension Yojana accounts: The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority had in April directed banks to stop the auto debit of Atal Pension Yojana(APY) till June 30. However, the auto debit for APY contributions shall now resume from this month with the end of the deadlines. But no penal interest will be charged if APY contributions from April, 2020 to August, 2020 are regularised before September 30, 2020.
  4. Stamp duty on mutual funds: The stamp duty charges will not be collected from the Mutual fund investors, including those taking the Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) route from this month. The stamp duty will be imposed at the rate of 0.005% on purchase or switch-in amount but not on redemption. The new rules applies to all mutual funds—debt as well as equity. The imposition of stamp duty will affect holdings of 90 days and less.
  5. Registration in Kisan Samman Nidhi: The Union government has so far provided Rs 6,000 to the farmers in three installments under the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Till now, five installments have been sent to the farmers. According to reports, last date of registration was June 30.

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Early Marriage Unsafe For Young Adults: Study https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/early-marriage-unsafe-for-young-adults-study/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/early-marriage-unsafe-for-young-adults-study/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:32:19 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=166526 Marraige During Younger Days

New York:  Want to get married at a very young age? Kindly take note. Researchers have found that early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behaviour in young adults with a higher genetic predisposition. A genetic predisposition (sometimes also called genetic susceptibility) is an increased likelihood of developing a particular disease based on a person’s […]

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Marraige During Younger Days

New York:  Want to get married at a very young age? Kindly take note. Researchers have found that early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behaviour in young adults with a higher genetic predisposition.

A genetic predisposition (sometimes also called genetic susceptibility) is an increased likelihood of developing a particular disease based on a person’s genetic makeup.

The current findings, published in the journal Development and Psychopathology, follow previous research that found marriage protects against risky alcohol use and moderates genetic influences on alcohol outcomes. But previous studies generally focused on older adult samples.

“We found that marriage was not uniformly protective against alcohol misuse. In fact, we found that early marriage (i.e., by age 21) seemed to exacerbate risk for alcohol use among individuals with a higher genetic predisposition,” said study author Rebecca Smith from the Virginia Commonwealth University in the US.

“Thus, early marriage does not have the same protective benefit in terms of attenuating genetic predispositions that have been observed for marriage later in adulthood,” Smith added.

The study involved a sample of 937 individuals in a dataset of people who reported heavy episodic drinking and marital status between ages 21 and 25.

The findings showed that individuals who marry young tend to experience more consequences that are negative and face more challenges, such as mental health and substance use problems, than those who marry at a later age.

Individuals who marry young may not be the best influences on one another. This may create an environment in which other risk factors that contribute to alcohol use, such as genetic predispositions, are exacerbated, the study said.

“These findings are important because they demonstrate how risk and protective factors may intersect in different ways at different points across the lifespan,” Smith said.

“Although marriage is typically considered to be protective when considering the role of developing a different picture emerges, such that early marriage may increase the risk of heavy episodic drinking among people who have high genetic predispositions for alcohol use. It contributes to a more nuanced understanding of the role of marriage,” she added.

The researchers were somewhat surprised by their findings, given that marriage is generally considered to be protective against poor mental and physical health outcomes.

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ONGC recruitment to begin from July 3, apply soon for various posts https://kalingatv.com/state/ongc-recruitment-to-begin-from-july-3-apply-soon-for-various-posts/ https://kalingatv.com/state/ongc-recruitment-to-begin-from-july-3-apply-soon-for-various-posts/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:00:33 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=165941 ONGC recruitment begins, apply soon various posts

People who want to do job at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) can apply soon for various posts as it has invites online application from eligible persons. The eligible and interested candidates can apply soon through the prescribed application format on or before July 17, 2020. You can check the details here: Name and number […]

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ONGC recruitment begins, apply soon various posts

People who want to do job at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) can apply soon for various posts as it has invites online application from eligible persons.

The eligible and interested candidates can apply soon through the prescribed application format on or before July 17, 2020.

You can check the details here:

Name and number of posts:

  1. Contract Medical Officer-Emergency Duty (EMO): 8 Posts
  2. Contract Medical Officer-General Duty (GDMO): 4 Posts
  3. Contract Medical Officer-Occupational Health (OH): 1 Post
  4. Contract Medical Officer-Physician: 2 Posts
  5. Contract Medical Officer-Radiology: 1 Post
  6. Contract Medical Officer-Surgery: 1 Posts

Important dates

  1. Starting Date to Apply Online Application form: July 3, 2020
  2. Closing Date to Apply Online Application form: July 17, 2020

Educational Qualification and Age Limit:

  1. Contract Medical Officer-Emergency Duty (EMO): Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  2. Contract Medical Officer-General Duty (GDMO): Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  3. Contract Medical Officer-Occupational Health (OH): Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  4. Contract Medical Officer-Physician: MD-General Medicine.
  5. Contract Medical Officer-Radiology: MD (Radiology)/MD (Radio Diagnosis).
  6. Contract Medical Officer-Surgery: MS-General Surgery.

The interested candidates can click here to get more other details and go through the official notification. If they want they also can click here for the online application link.

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New eye drops to prevent common cause of blindness https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/new-eye-drops-to-prevent-common-cause-of-blindness/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/new-eye-drops-to-prevent-common-cause-of-blindness/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:31:09 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=165922 eye drops to prevent common cause of blindness

New York: Researchers have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide. Published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’, the study suggests that the experimental therapy — which targets a common cause of neurodegeneration and vascular leakage in the eye — could […]

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eye drops to prevent common cause of blindness

New York: Researchers have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.

Published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’, the study suggests that the experimental therapy — which targets a common cause of neurodegeneration and vascular leakage in the eye — could have broader therapeutic effects than the existing drugs.

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when a major vein that drains blood from the retina is blocked, usually due to a blood clot. As a result, blood and other fluids leak into the retina, damaging specialised light-sensing neurons called photoreceptors.

Standard treatment for the condition currently relies on drugs that reduce fluid leakage from blood vessels and abnormal blood vessel growth. But there are significant drawbacks. These therapies require repeated injections directly into the eye, and for the patients who brave this daunting prospect, the treatment ultimately fails to prevent vision loss in majority of the cases.

“The new treatment targets an enzyme called caspase-9. Under normal conditions, caspase-9 is believed to be primarily involved in programmed cell death, a tightly regulated mechanism for naturally eliminating damaged or excess cells,” said study researcher Carol M. Troy from the Columbia University in the US.

However, in studies of mice, the Troy lab discovered that when blood vessels are injured by retinal vein occlusion, the caspase-9 becomes uncontrollably activated, triggering processes that can damage the retina.

The study found that a highly selective caspase-9 inhibitor, delivered in the form of eye drops, improved a variety of clinical measures of retinal function in a mouse model of the condition.

Most importantly, the treatment reduced swelling, improved blood flow, and decreased neuronal damage in the retina.

“We believe these eye drops may offer several advantages over existing therapies,” said Troy.

“Patients could administer the drug themselves and wouldn’t have to get a series of injections. Also, our eye drops target a different pathway of retinal injury and thus may help patients who do not respond to the current therapy,” Troy added.

The researchers are preparing to test the eye drops in people with retinal vein occlusion during a phase I clinical trial.

 

(Inputs from IANS)

 

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Study links high Blood Pressure with eye health in children https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/study-links-high-blood-pressure-with-eye-health-in-children/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/study-links-high-blood-pressure-with-eye-health-in-children/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:18:10 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=165656 high Blood Pressure can affect eye health in children

London: Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters are more likely to develop higher blood pressure while children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, claim researchers in a new study. High blood pressure, the main risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), can manifest […]

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high Blood Pressure can affect eye health in children

London: Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters are more likely to develop higher blood pressure while children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, claim researchers in a new study.

High blood pressure, the main risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), can manifest as early as childhood, and the prevalence of high blood pressure among children continues to rise.

In previous studies, analysis of blood vessels in the retina has shown promise as a predictor of CVD risk among adults.

“Primary prevention strategies are needed to focus on screening retinal microvascular health and blood pressure in young children in order to identify those at increased risk of developing hypertension,” said study lead author Henner Hanssen from the University of Basel in Switzerland.

“The earlier we can provide treatment and implement lifestyle changes to reduce hypertension, the greater the benefit for these children,” Hanssen added.

For the current findings, published in the Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers sought to predict the development of high blood pressure in children over four years based on retinal blood vessel measurements

Researchers screened 262 children ages six to eight from 26 schools in Basel, Switzerland, in 2014, for baseline blood pressure and retinal arterial measurements. Both measures were taken again in 2018.

Blood pressure measurements at both baseline and follow-up were performed in a sitting position after a minimum of five minutes of rest and were categorised based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ blood pressure guidelines.

Results from the analysis indicate that children with narrower retinal vessel diameters at baseline developed higher systolic blood pressure at follow-up.

The findings showed that children with higher blood pressure levels at baseline developed significantly narrower arteriolar diameters at follow-up, depending on weight and cardiorespiratory fitness.

“Early childhood assessments of retinal microvascular health and blood pressure monitoring can improve cardiovascular risk classification,” said Hanssen.

Researchers noted limitations of their study include that they could not confirm blood pressure measurements over a single 24-hour period, so they would not account for “white coat” hypertension, a condition where patients have high blood pressure readings when measured in a medical setting.

(Inputs from IANS)

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Staring at deep-red light may improve declining eyesight https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/staring-at-deep-red-light-may-improve-declining-eyesight/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/staring-at-deep-red-light-may-improve-declining-eyesight/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:24:03 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=165594 deep-red light may improve declining eyesight

London: Researchers have found that staring at a deep-red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Published in the Journals of Gerontology, the study could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. “Our study shows that it is possible to significantly […]

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deep-red light may improve declining eyesight

London: Researchers have found that staring at a deep-red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight.

Published in the Journals of Gerontology, the study could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping millions of people globally with naturally declining vision.

“Our study shows that it is possible to significantly improve vision that has declined in aged individuals, by using simple brief exposures to light wavelengths that recharge the lowered energy system in the retina cells,” said study lead author Glen Jeffery from University College London in the UK.

“To try to stem or reverse this decline, we sought to reboot the retina’s ageing cells with short bursts of longwave light,” Jeffery added.

In humans, around the age of 40, cells in the eye’s retina begin to age, and the pace of this ageing is caused in part when the cell’s mitochondria, whose role is to produce energy (known as ATP) and boost cell function, also start to decline.

Mitochondrial density is greatest in the retina’s photoreceptor cells, which have high energy demands. As a result, the retina ages faster than other organs, with a 70 per cent ATP reduction over life, causing a significant decline in photoreceptor function as they lack the energy to perform their normal role.

Researchers built on their previous findings in mice, bumblebees and fruit flies, which all found significant improvements in the function of the retina’s photoreceptors when their eyes were exposed to 670 nanometres (long wavelength) deep-red light.

For the study, 24 people (12 male, 12 female) aged between 28 and 72, who had no ocular disease, were recruited. All participants were then given a small LED torch to take home and were asked to look into its deep-red 670nm light beam for three minutes a day for two weeks.

Researchers found the 670nm light had no impact in younger individuals, but in those around 40 years and over, significant improvements were obtained.

The cone colour contrast sensitivity (ability to detect colours) improved by up to 20 per cent in some people aged around 40 and over. Improvements were more significant in the blue part of the colour spectrum that is more vulnerable in ageing.

Rod sensitivity (ability to see in low light) also improved significantly in those aged around 40 and over, though less than colour contrast, the researchers said.

“The technology is simple and very safe, using a deep-red light of a specific wavelength that is absorbed by mitochondria in the retina that supply energy for cellular function, the authors wrote.

(Inputs from IANS)

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