A study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weifang School of Medicine in China has shown that a combination of three Chinese herbs is effective in treating asthma symptoms Read more
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness all over the world. Early intervention can stop the spread of this disease and prevent further vision loss. But most people feel no pain or pressure early in this disease’s progression, and this emphasizes the need for regular eye exams. While older people are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma, it can strike at any age. Read more
Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral vision (tunnel vision).
The disease progresses at varying rates from person to person, and may eventually lead to blindness. Although there is currently no cure for retinitis pigmentosa, there are several treatments that can help increase the visual field and night vision, and stabilize or slow down the progression of vision loss. Read more
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause vision loss by damaging the optic nerve. This damage can sometimes be caused by an increase of pressure inside of the eye (intraocular pressure). However, many people with glaucoma have normal or low intraocular pressure. Read more
Inflammation is one of the main causes of chronic disease. It can affect your heart, eyes, musculoskeletal system, immune system, and contribute to other diseases like Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. There are many contributing factors that cause inflammation in the body. Read more
Most of us know saffron as the cooking spice in the tiny package with the unbelievably high price tag. It’s use as a culinary spice, medicine, perfume ingredient, dying agent and fact that so many flowers are required to harvest a good yield has made saffron the most expensive spice in the world. One pound of dried saffron stamens require the harvesting of 50,000 to 75,000 flowers. Read more
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that regularly using aspirin to prevent heart attacks may be linked with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Particularly, those already suffering from ARMD, are at a higher risk for vision loss, by developing “wet” ARMD. Read more