Tag Archives: Disease

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON… Read More »

Millions of Aussies at heart disease risk

Almost 13 million Australian adults are putting their tickers at risk of heart disease, new statistics reveal. More than two-thirds of Australian adults are at risk of the nation’s leading killer by having at least three risk factors, data released by the Heart Foundation on Sunday shows. This equates to three-in-four men and one-in-two women… Read More »