People with visual impairments struggling to access essentials during coronavirus restrictions

According to the CNIB Foundation of New Brunswick, residents with visual impairments are struggling to navigate their communities amid coronavirus restrictions. Christine Kennedy-Babineau, the program and resource development manager for CNIB New Brunswick, said some of the changes that have been made at grocery stores are presenting a challenge for people with vision loss. “Now we have lines where you […]

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Libby Clegg health: Dancing on Ice star’s deteriorating eye condition explained

Libby Clegg is etching new ground by being the first blind person to compete in the ice skating competition. The 29-year-old was born with a degenerative genetic condition called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy. The rare eye disorder hasn’t hindered her life achievements, she really does have a lot to aspire to. In 2008 she represented Great Britain in the Paralympics and […]

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Savannah Guthrie Just Suffered a Serious Eye Injury Because of Her 2-Year-Old Son That Left Her Temporarily Blind

Savannah Guthrie has explained her absence from the Today show this week, and it’s not your typical stomach bug excuse. The anchor suffered an eye injury while she was playing with her 2-year-old son Charley—and he got a little exuberant with a toy train. “Charlie threw a toy train right at my eye and it tore my retina,” Guthrie, 47, […]

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The medical miracle that could cure the blind

How will graphene benefit our health and wellbeing? One million times thinner than a human hair, medical miracle that could cure the blind Graphene promises to transform way doctors treat and prevent major illnesses Aims of fixing broken hearts, healing severed spines and treating worn-out joints Substance made in lab, by processing graphite until it’s thickness of single atom Take […]

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What is a 'blind vagina'?

In June this year, a study was published which focused on a Pakistani woman who was experiencing problems while having sex with her husband. She found that penetration was near impossible and the 20-year-old also had pain in the lower part of her stomach. As she had never had a period, her mother believed these symptoms were due to delayed […]

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A reverend's miracle: Man's sight restored after going blind 14 years ago

West Virginia Reverend can now see after 14-years of blindness Medical Mysteries and Marvels: After being diagnosed with macular degeneration 14 years prior, Rev. Philip Dunn experienced something of a miracle when another serious problem with his eye seemingly cured him of the disease and restored his sight. In August 2018, Dunn needed surgery after his cataracts had ruptured. Following […]

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Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone). For decades scientists have wondered what changes in the brain might underlie these enhanced auditory abilities. […]

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Became known, an unexpected benefit from appendectomy

The researchers found that the appendicitis — vermiform Appendix of the cecum — significantly reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The findings of the study appeared in an article for the journal Science Translational Medicine. As it turned out, the Appendix contains a protein alpha-synuclein, which can cause in the brain of Parkinson’s disease. After studying the data for the […]

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