Only My Health provides a quick roundup of all the latest health news that you should be aware of. The top headline in this episode of OMH Capsule is: The United States approves the first eye drop that can eliminate the need for reading glasses. SII will develop India's first cervical cancer vaccine. A new study also discovered that sunlight causes a hormone that makes men hungry.
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a first-of-its-kind eye drop that improves age-related near-vision problems.
Vuity is the name of the eye drop. It is a preparation of the well-known drug pilocarpine.
The eye drop is useful for people aged 40 to 55, who frequently struggle to see clearly when performing daily tasks such as reading your phone or computer screen.
So, how does it work?
It is recommended that one drop be applied to each eye once daily. The drops begin to work 15 minutes after application and the effects last approximately six hours.
It can be used to improve your vision throughout the day, and you will no longer need reading glasses wherever you go.
The Drugs Controller General of India recently gave the nod to 'Cervavac' which is India's first vaccine to fight cervical cancer.
‘Cervavac’ is the country’s first quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine and it will be manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. Taking to Twitter, Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive officer of SII, thanked the DCGI for approval.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among females between the ages of 15 and 44 in India, after breast cancer. Cervical cancer can be reduced by immunising against the HPV virus. It can prevent most cases of cervical cancer if given to girls or women before they are exposed to the virus.
The HPV vaccine has the potential to prevent more than 90% of cancers caused by HPV. Although genital cancers are uncommon, HPV infection can increase a man's risk of developing them. HPV can cause genital warts in both men and women.
As a result, men are also advised to get the HPV vaccine. Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are routinely offered the first HPV vaccination in England. The second dose is given 6 to 24 months after the first dose.
The sun is very important in our lives. It not only provides an abundant source of light and energy, but it also appears to influence how much some of us eat.
According to an Israeli study, sunlight can make men feel hungry by stimulating the production of a hormone that increases appetite.
Tel - Aviv University researchers analysed the nutritional data of approximately 3,000 people for this one-of-a-kind study.
They also discovered that men consumed approximately 300 calories more per day during the summer, whereas women did not.
The researchers discovered that exposure to sunlight causes the hormone ghrelin to be released into the bloodstream, but only in men.
Ghrelin, also known as the "hunger hormone," is the hormone responsible for increased appetite.
If you're thinking about avoiding sunlight to save calories, consider this. The study also found that excessive sun avoidance can be harmful to one's health.
However, moderate sun exposure can be extremely beneficial in lowering the risk of heart disease, and ghrelin may play a role in this.
The hormone also has a variety of other effects on the body, which researchers say have yet to be thoroughly investigated.