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NEWS Carrots and spinach help keep your eyesight sharp

October 20th 2015

Your grandmother was right: carrots are good for your sight (even if they don't quite help you see in the dark)

NEWS Don't go swimming when you are wearing your contacts

May 20th 2015

Don't go swimming when you're wearing contact lenses-it can cause serious bacterial contamination that can sometimes result in blindness

NEWS Drug giants block research into cheaper remedies

April 7th 2015 /

Drug giants Novartis and Roche have been blocking research into a cheaper drug for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness

FEATURE Omega-3 fatty acids block eye disease in the elderly

July 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 4) /

The omega-3 fatty acids-found in fish andfish oil supplements-could prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), themost common cause of blindness and poor sight in the elderly

NEWS Omega-3 fatty acids block eye disease in the elderly

June 23rd 2014 /

The omega-3 fatty acids-found in fish and fish oil supplements-could prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness and poor sight in the elderly

NEWS Women on the pill twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma

November 20th 2013

Women who have taken the contraceptive pill for more than three years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness, researchers have announced this week

NEWS The new medicine: how light helps fight MS and infections

October 23rd 2013 /

Multiple sclerosis (MS), blindness and life-threatening infections are all being successfully treated with a new light therapy

NEWS Antioxidants and zinc supplements can prevent AMD

April 3rd 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-one of the most common causes of sight loss and blindness as we get older-has been in the news recently, but nobody has mentioned that it can be prevented with antioxidant and zinc supplements, as researchers have confirmed this week

NEWS Aspirin causes eye problems and blindness

January 2nd 2013

Older people are encouraged to take an aspirin a day to ward off heart problems

FEATURE Transparent dangers

July 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 4)

Even a once-a-year bitewing dental X-ray can increase the risk of brain and thyroid cancer, research showsFor years, dentists have been reassuring patients that dental X-rays are harmless (even while diving behind protective shields themselves)

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