1stVitality UK News — Eye Health

Dry 'computer eyes' soothed by fish oil pill: Supplement thought to help by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation

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Study of 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use Participants were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills Those taking fish oil had more of the cells responsible for lubrication  Dry eye can be eased with fish oil supplements, according to new research from India. In a three-month study, 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills that contained olive oil. The results, published in the journal Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, showed that those taking fish...

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Furred-up arteries. Diabetes. Eye disease. Dementia. Depression. Why doctors now believe they could all be triggered by one SILENT KILLER

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Sprained ankle or an infected splinter can bring on inflammation We recognise its heat, swelling and discomfort - but it's not just skin deep Low-level reaction is recognised as being at heart of most chronic diseases Include atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and dementia Whether it's the result of a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction to pollen, or an infected splinter, we all recognise the heat, swelling and discomfort that inflammation brings. But while these complaints may seem relatively trivial, inflammation is far from being just skin deep. Increasingly, a low-level form of this reaction inside the body is recognised as...

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Playing outside can save your child's eyesight: Not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions

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Rate of short-sightedness among young people has doubled in 50 years This is being blamed in part on a lack of daylight 'Not having enough may cause the eye to grow in an uncontrolled manner' Hours glued to TV screens and electronic devices and not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions among children and teenagers, according to growing body of evidence. It used to be thought that your chances of being short-sighted were largely down to genetics - now it seems children's lifestyles can play a key role. The latest study published by Ulster University...

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