Brain

Future woman with cyber technology eye panel concept. (Photo: iStock)

Window to the Brain

Could an Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer’s? A quick eye exam might one day allow eye doctors to check up on both your eyeglasses prescription and your brain health.   A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center published Mar. 11 in the journal Ophthalmology Retina
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A close-up of a blue eye with flecks of green in it. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Color Blind

Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision: Study Smoking isn’t just bad for your heart and lungs, it can damage your vision as well, according to a recent study co-authoried by researchers at Rutgers University. The study found that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage
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Glioblastoma is typically discovered after a patient seeks medical attention for neurological symptoms that have come on suddenly, such as headaches or vision changes. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Warning Signs

Glioblastoma Patients Suffer Headaches Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was recently diagnosed with the disease, which was also blamed for
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