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"Human readers, unite!" wrote a New Brighton, Minnesota, reader. Ever since I wrote that column about Google and other platforms using artificial intelligence (AI) voices for audiobooks, my inbox has been slammed with spammy emails about AI. "An AI Bot Wrote This Copy," reads one message line. "Influencers helped by artificial intelligence," reads another. "Can AI Teach Us to Read?" reads yet ...

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Pegcetacoplan (SYFOVRE) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first and only treatment for geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration.

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After the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2020, Rodney Boblitt's job was to patrol a 14-mile stretch of coastline in the Florida Panhandle looking for signs of oil washing ashore. Today, the 54-year-old is among thousands of other cleanup workers who are experiencing health issues and suing BP. But proving their health conditions were caused by the oil has been challenging.

Jason Jitoboh won't step foot onto a basketball court without his glasses. And he doesn't even need them to see. The darkened lenses merely provide extra protection for what eyesight Jitoboh has remaining. Florida's 6-foot-11 center took a finger to his left eye at Tennessee last January and spent the better part of a year trying to get right. He's had four surgeries already and might have a fifth following the season. He faces the second-ranked Volunteers for the first time since his injury when Florida hosts Tennessee on Wednesday.

A phone’s camera lens can measure a heart rate. The microphone, kept by the bedside, can screen for sleep apnea. Even the speaker is being tapped, to monitor breathing. But using smartphones as diagnostic tools is a work in progress, experts say.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers studying dry eye disease in mice have found that the condition can alter how the cornea heals itself. They have also identified potential treatments.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Ophthalmology had the lowest use of telehealth among clinical specialties during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- LASIK is a common vision-correcting procedure that many Americans view as safe and effective, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now drafted guidance that warns of potential complications.

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