Ophthalmology

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: why we're investigating the long-term impact on hearing

While the pace of research on the novel coronavirus has been impressively rapid, there remains a lot we still don't know about the wily pathogen. One of those unknowns is the potential long-term health implications for people ...

Medical research

Soil in wounds can help stem deadly bleeding

New UBC research shows for the first time that soil silicates—the most abundant material on the Earth's crust—play a key role in blood clotting.

Medical research

Leaving its mark: How frailty impacts the blood

Globally, human society is aging. A side-effect of this is that age-related disorders, such as frailty, are becoming increasingly common. Frailty includes not only physical disabilities, but also a decline in cognitive function ...

Cardiology

Traffic noise might increase diabetes, blood pressure risks

Navigating through congested road traffic is enough to make even the most laid-back people lose their cool. As it turns out, just the sound of road noise may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes.

Cardiology

Reduce salt to improve heart health

Those with high blood pressure or who are at risk may want to consider simply saying no to sodium. Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says 75% of the amount of salt you get in your day-to-day diet is from processed ...

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