ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Tips to Ease an Aching Back
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes
CANCER
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
CAREGIVING
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
Many Hospital Patients Can't ID Their Doctors
Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Health Tip: After Liposuction
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
DIET, NUTRITION
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health
Eating Lots Of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say
Chemicals in Carpets, Non-Stick Pans Tied to Thyroid Disease
EYE CARE, VISION
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble
FITNESS
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Quit Smoking the Holistic Way
A Honey of a Sinusitis Treatment
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
MEN'S HEALTH
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
SENIORS
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
Boost In Elderly Population Will Be Felt Worldwide
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
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Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease

THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Poor night vision might be a predictor of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study says.

More than 1,000 people with early signs of AMD were given a 10-item questionnaire asking them to rate their difficulties with night driving and low-light activities like reading or watching movies, then were followed annually for up to six years. Those with the worst night vision at the start were most likely to develop reduced visual acuity and one of two types of advanced AMD -- geographic atrophy (GA) or choroidal neovascularization (CNV).

AMD destroys the macula in the eye's retina, the area that normally provides detailed, central vision.

Study leader Gui-shuang Ying, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, said the simple questionnaire could prove useful in identifying patients at high risk of vision loss and advanced AMD.

The study was published in the November issue of Ophthalmology.

More information

The U.S. National Eye Institute has more about age-related macular degeneration.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Ophthalmology, news release, Nov. 3, 2008

Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2008

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