The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Home Remedies

Will Precious Saffron Save Your Eyesight?

Some scientific studies back up a reader's claim that saffron supplements can help keep macular degeneration from running rampant.

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Aging

Can You Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supplements?

Supplements don't seem to prevent macular degeneration, but they may slow its progression in certain individuals.

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Aging

Baby Boomers Less Likely to Have AMD

A long-term study shows that rates of AMD have dropped dramatically with each generation during the twentieth century.

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Macular Degeneration

How to Save Your Vision Despite Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss among older adults, but both drugs used to treat wet macular degeneration preserve vision.

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Macular Degeneration

Low Vitamin D Level Raises Risk of Macular Degeneration

In women with a specific genetic marker, a low vitamin D level boosted the likelihood of developing macular degeneration during a three year study.

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Macular Degeneration

Will Supplement Ward Off Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss?

A randomized controlled trial found that a specific multi-vitamin and mineral supplement could slow moderate or advanced macular degeneration.

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Drug Side Effects

Will Your Aspirin Lead to Blindness?

An observational study shows that regular aspirin users have a greater risk of developing macular degeneration that could result in blindness.

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