Health: A Blinding Smoke

Among the lesser known dangers of cigarette smoking is eye disease, say British researchers writing in the journal Eye. Data suggest that smoking doubles your risk of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of severe and irreversible vision loss. Reduce that risk by quitting. --By Sora Song

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS ... OH, MY, DO YOU HAVE ALZHEIMER'S?

A simple word game may someday help doctors identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. In a preliminary study published in Neuropsychologia, British researchers asked 96 Alzheimer's sufferers and 40 healthy adults to name as many animals or fruits as...

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