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Roseanne Barr Is Going Blind

She has macular degeneration, glaucoma

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr is going blind, she reveals in a new Daily Beast interview. The comedian was explaining why she's such an advocate for marijuana legalization: "It's a good medicine, you know," she says. "I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it's good for me... More »

Bono Explains Why He's Always Wearing Sunglasses

He has glaucoma, he reveals

(Newser) - Curious why Bono is always in sunglasses, even indoors? Well, it's not because the U2 frontman thinks he's too cool to go without shades. It's because, he recently revealed on the BBC's Graham Norton Show, he has glaucoma. Asked by Norton whether he ever takes the... More »

Coffee Drinking Tied to Glaucoma

3 cups a day boosts risk: study

(Newser) - Yet more news in the debate over coffee's benefits and/or risks: A new study suggests a link between coffee and exfoliation glaucoma, a form of the disease that accounts for about 7% to 12% of cases. Noticing that Scandinavians, who drink the most coffee worldwide, also have the highest... More »

Seven Medications With Second Careers

Cosmetic and medicinal treatments overlap

(Newser) - Medications are commonly advertised for a single use, but they often gain popularity for others. Here are a few examples from ABC:
  1. Viagra: Famous for its ability to increase blood flow to a specific part of the body, Viagra also has been used to increase blood flow in patients with
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Want Better Lashes? There's a Drug for That

Botox maker sees another jackpot in Latisse, due this month

(Newser) - The company behind Botox sees another hit with the first federally approved drug for growing longer, fuller eyelashes, the New York Times reports. The $120 monthly price tag for Latisse, based on a glaucoma drug, makes some analysts blink, particularly during recession. “If you think about it in terms... More »

Run, Mascara: Glaucoma Drug Makes Lashes Longer

Maker of Lumigan seeks cosmetic license; some see applications for hair growth

(Newser) - A drug used to fight glaucoma also doubles eyelash growth, and cosmetics companies are taking notice, the Daily Mail reports. The maker of Lumigan wants a piece of the $3 billion-plus mascara market and plans to apply for a US cosmetic license. “It could be used in the treatment... More »

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