Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Medical Notes

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Medical Notes

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Most | of us know the dangers of smoking on our lung and heart health. But did you know about the huge impact it can have on your eyesight? Britain's biggest sight loss charity is trying to boost awareness of the alarming link between cigarettes and your ability to see.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People warns that smoking "significantly" increases your risk of getting the sight-threatening condition of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

RNIB research reveals that 73 per cent of smokers have no idea the habit can lead to sight loss.

ANotheR | week, another amazing new medical breakthrough.

Doctors have discovered tissue from inside your nose could be used to repair worn-out knees.

Medics at the University of Basel in Switzerland have successfully transplanted cartilage cells from the nose to treat patients with severe cartilage damage.

Cartilage can easily be worn away through age or injury.

It doesn't have its own blood supply so it can't repair itself easily. …

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