'Blindness' worth seeing

...No warning signs, no symptoms, just blindness. Maybe you're at work, maybe you' to think about these questions in "Blindness." A Japanese man sits in his car at...Saramago). The Japanese man's sudden blindness is contagious, because not long after...
Chilkat: Sight returns after years of blindness

...diagnosed in the mid-80s with cataracts, a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque, causing partial or total blindness. By 1986, his vision had gotten so bad he could no longer operate his gillnetter Three Sons. He stopped going to the doctor...
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

...derivatives have nearly rid the planet of river blindness and lymphatic filarisis, diseases caused...effective preventive treatment against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, the committee...people in efforts to eliminate both river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.Hotez said...
Nation and World
My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

...state funds for outside legal help.Chennault is the longest-serving House speaker in Alaskan history, but his apparent blindness to these hypocrisies is a sign he's been in office too long. And like Murkowski, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Senate...
Extreme preemies make survival gains, 20-year study finds

...complications.Serious complications in tiny preemies can include infection, brain bleeding, a retina disease that can cause blindness, severe intestinal disease and lung problems.While rates for many conditions declined for many infants, there was an increase...
Nation and World
Moscow and Washington hold key to Syria's future

...trip to Lebanon and Qatar made clear a dismal truth about Syria's future: The regime's brutality, along with Russian blindness and U.S. hesitation, is pushing Syria toward a disaster no one wants.Syria is sinking into a sectarian war that will...
Outside editorial: How much bite for new watchdog?

...previous upswings: easy credit, rapid financial innovation, appreciating asset prices and - finally and fatally - a certain blindness to risk. The current crash, however, has presented U.S. policymakers with original problems. Just as the Panic of 1907...
Some leaders are spiritually blind

...fitting that New York now have a blind governor. Gov. David Paterson's physical inability to see symbolizes the moral blindness that has infected and corrupted our political leaders. Like the Oedipus Rex of Sophocles, our leaders can physically see...
SAIL to hold annual fall auction, banquet with author Knighton

...Centennial Hall. This year's speaker will be Ryan Knighton, author of "Cockeyed," a memoir about his slow descent into blindness, as well as other award-winning publications. The evening's attractions feature a catered dinner, live music, and...
Stopping diabetes starts right now

...Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or amputation of toes, feet, or legs. The great news is, you can return blood sugar to normal levels...


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