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Tag: Macular degeneration

An Orange A Day Keeps Common Cause Of Blindness Away According To Study

A new study specified the important benefits of including a serving of oranges to everyday meals. The study said oranges protect people from developing a leading cause of blindness that occurs after the age of 50.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 14, 2018

Blind Patients Regain Their Eyesight After Successful Stem Cell Treatment

Doctors have treated patients with macular degeneration with stem cell therapy which restored their eyesight. Macular degeneration is the most common form of blindness.

Medicine March 20, 2018

Experts Warn Of Dubious Clinical Trials As Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinds 3 Patients With Macular Degeneration

Three patients with the eye disease macular degeneration were blinded by a stem cell treatment they thought was part of a government-approved study. What are the red flag signals for clinical trials?

Public Health March 16, 2017

FDA Sets Stem Cell Hearing, Asks Public For Comments On Draft Therapy Guidelines

Many clinics across the U.S. use stem cells for treatment without complying with federal regulations. This has prompted the FDA to schedule a public hearing to gather comments about drafted guidelines for stem cell therapy.

Public Health September 13, 2016

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Statin May Help Restore Vision In Patients With Common Form Of Blindness

High doses of statin drugs may prove to be beneficial in treating patients with age-related macular degeneration. Researchers believe the drug could help restore the patients’ blurred or lost vision.

Life February 5, 2016

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Blindness Risk By 26 Percent

A new study found that sticking to the Mediterranean diet could help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness worldwide but by consuming Mediterranean diet staples, the risk of acquiring it can be reduced by 26 percent.

Life November 17, 2015

Genetics, Lifestyle Factors Affect Odds For Age-Related Macular Degenaration: How To Reduce Risks

Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and smoking do have an effect on people's chances of acquiring age related macular degeneration, new study finds.

Life September 19, 2015

Fish Oil Supplements Do Little To Stop Mental Decline: Study

A new study further disproves the popularly believed health benefits of fish oil supplements. In a five-year-long study, the NIH followed thousands of elderly people to test the efficacy of fish oil in slowing down cognitive decline, but found no benefit at all.

Life August 26, 2015

British Man Becomes First In History To Receive Bionic Implant To Combat Macular Degeneration

UK resident Ray Flynn has become the first person in the world to have a prosthetic retinal system implanted in his eyes to fight macular degeneration. Could it bring us one step closer to curing the leading cause of blindness among adults?

July 22, 2015

Combat Digital Eye Strain With Powerful Food Combinations For Healthy Vision

Certain combinations of foods may offer significant eye health benefits.

Internet Culture July 6, 2015

Stem Cell Injection Might Save Seniors From Vision Loss

Researchers have found that stem cells can be used to disrupt the progression of age-related macular denegeration, alleviating vision loss due to the disease.

Life April 16, 2015

CDC Outs New Set Of Anti-Smoking Ads: Will It Make You Quit Smoking?

The CDC has released the new set of anti-smoking ads that aim to encourage smokers to quit smoking by showing the consequences of the habit on former smokers.

Life March 27, 2015

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