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Reducing Variations in Feeding Practices and Fortifying Breast Milk helps Micro-preemies Grow

Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 2018 Scientific Symposium. The symposium is held in conjunction with the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.

The Blood Test that Could Save Sight

A new blood test is being developed at The Australian National University (ANU) that can detect patients at risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and potentially save millions of people from going blind.

Dry AMD is a common eye disorder that is caused by damage to the macular—the part of the eye that is responsible for our sharpest vision. It can take years for signs of dry AMD to be found in the eye and often by the time it is diagnosed the disease is irreversible.