Another Hazard of the Big Chill: Snow Blindness

Even on overcast days, your eyes can be affected. When Krista Canfield McNish hiked up to Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit with her friends, she was aware of most of the potential dangers, Accuweather.com reports. But there was one threat she hadn’t anticipated. “[One] night, my now-husband and I...

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Diet Soda Linked to Diabetic Blindness

Drinking four cans a day doubles the risk, study concludes. A new study says that drinking diet soda may raise the risk for a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness, WebMD reports. The study was published in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and is the first to...

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She Can’t Drive, But She Can Ride

Photo: Katie Knight Katie Knight is legally blind, but she still participates in the most demanding horse sport: eventing. Katie Knight has a condition called wet macular degeneration, The Chronicle of the Horse reports. Her left eye was diagnosed in 2011 when she began losing central vision, and...

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Jameela Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role

Photo: Wikipedia ‘The Good Place’ star says the role should go to “a brilliant deaf woman.” Jameela Jamil says she turned down the role of a deaf woman because she did not want to deprive a disabled actress of a job, The Independent reports. “The Good Place”...

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