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Nature fights back: Monster hogweed plant causes blindness to humans

9/20/2014 - In the 2008 M. Night Shyamalan film The Happening, plants take their revenge on humanity by releasing a substance that makes people kill themselves. While such a scenario may seem farfetched, the case of giant hogweed shows that it's still not a good idea to underestimate what plants are capable of. Giant...

Government-funded medical experiments on babies risked blindness and death, over 23 prestigious universities involved

4/24/2013 - In a sick experiment on humans that eerily resembles the horrors of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, which involved deliberately infecting hundreds of black men with sexually-transmitted diseases between 1932 and 1972, a cohort of researchers from at least 23 prestigious American universities is...

Resveratrol could cure blindness

2/7/2013 - The cure for age-related macular degeneration and blindness could be as simple as taking a natural supplement extract derived from common grape skins. A recent review that the medical establishment refuses to publish has revealed that a unique and proprietary nutraceutical extract containing resveratrol...

Study finds grapes can prevent blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

2/13/2012 - Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition, leading to the deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula. It is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. The result of a study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine finds that eating grapes...

Grapes found to help prevent age-related blindness even better than lutein

2/1/2012 - Lutein has long been hailed for its ability to help protect against, and even reverse, the devastating effects of age-related macular degeneration. But a new study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggests that grapes may work even better than lutein at mitigating age-related...

Optician cures his own blindness with herbal medicine made with marigolds

4/13/2010 - A retired optician says he has cured his own case of age-related blindness by self-medicating with a supplement containing a marigold derivative. "I decided to this off my own back," said 73-year-old Harry Marsland. "I treated myself, which is the very thing you're not supposed to do in any profession....

Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD)

6/2/2009 - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. It gradually destroys sharp, central vision that's needed for tasks like driving and reading and, in time, AMD can lead to total blindness. With Baby Boomers growing older, by 2020 around...

Carrots really do help you see in the dark; beta-carotene-rich foods help prevent a variety of eye ailments

9/8/2006 - Your mother always told you eating carrots would help you see better, but did she ever tell you why? No, this wasn't just a trick to get you to eat your vegetables. It turns out carrots really do give your eyes a boost because they contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin...

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