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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. But cartilage cells in your nose can grow very quickly - making them invaluable to doctors. All the patients involved in the study have seen an improvement in pain and mobility, according to the research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

FANcy | a quick snack at work? Well, reach for an apple or a banana instead of a chocolate bar if you want to cut your risk of a stroke.

Researchers undertaking a decade-long study of 70,000 people have discovered those who eat the most fibre from fruit are 15 per cent less likely to have a stroke.

This is because fibre may cut cholesterol, which is linked to a higher stroke risk.

The experts at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, however, also discovered that fibre from cereals didn't have the same protective effect as the fibre found in fruit.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 19, 2015
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