Coffee increases the risk of eye condition glaucoma
Those with a family history most at risk
No association found with tea, coffee or cola
Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.
Even moderate amounts of the drink make developing the devastating eye condition glaucoma more likely.
The study, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, suggests coffee lovers [...]
Without getting concerned about an Omega-Man scenario this is seriously breathtakingly cool.
The so-called Berlin patient is famously the only person in the world who has been cured of HIV. But he may soon have company.
Two people in Boston also seem to be free of HIV after undergoing bone marrow transplants for cancer, just as the Berlin patient did five years ago. The crucial difference is that the Boston patients have [...]
A police officer has been taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital after being shot while responding to an incident in Dorchester.
Police spokesperson Elaine Driscoll said a man and woman were also shot at 22 Dunbar Ave. and that the man is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center. Driscoll said the officer and the woman each suffered injuries considered not to be life-threatening. – Source
Mitch Hunter was severely disfigured by a car accident ten years ago.
BOSTON (CBS) – Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have given a soldier from Indiana a new face.
30-year-old Army Private Mitch Hunter of Indianapolis was left severely disfigured after saving a woman’s life during a car accident ten years ago. He pushed a live wire off her and suffered a severe shock. It left him with a severely scarred [...]
Dallas Wiens, the 25-year-old father who sustained severe burns when his head touched a high voltage wire, received his long-awaited face transplant last week.
Wiens was the first in the country to receive a full-face transplant, a surgery that required more than 30 physicians, nurses and anesthesiologists over 15 hours to replace his nose, lips, skin, muscles and nerves.
The surgery was performed at Brigham and Women’s [...]