Genetics

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies ...

Ophthalmology

Targets for avoidable sight loss 'not being met'

Public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss, according to a new study published today (1 December) in The Lancet Global Health.

Medical research

Stem cell-based screen identifies potential new treatments

Vision loss related to aging or inherited genetic disease, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), respectively, is estimated to impact 16 million people worldwide and is often caused by defects ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Racket sports may worsen knee arthritis

Racket sports like tennis and racquetball appear to accelerate knee joint degeneration in overweight people with osteoarthritis, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North ...

Health

Vitamin D3, omega-3 fatty acids have no impact on AMD

(HealthDay)—For initially healthy men and women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and marine omega-3 fatty acids have no significant impact on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) incidence or progression, according to ...

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