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Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

By Bill Hathaway Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in the disease, but exactly where in… Read More »

Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating

An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased significantly in the state, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. All three infections were at or near their highest rates in about… Read More »

Study reveals bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs 'NOT linked to early deaths'

Bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs will not lead to early deaths, experts claim. A scientific study of 54,000 people failed to find any link between red and processed meats and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. And experts say it is safe to enjoy the foodstuffs three or four times a week in… Read More »