Tomorrow’s Health: water in the ear, heart risks & macular degeneration

Tomorrow's Health for November 26, 2019

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - One of the most common ways of getting water out of your ear could be bad for your health.

Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech say shaking the water out may lead to brain damage in small children.

They suggest putting a few drops of vinegar or alcohol in the ear to help drain it.

Heart risks for cancer patients

New research in the European Heart Journal finds cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than from the disease itself.

According to the study, more than one in 10cancer patients in the U.S. died from heart disease, stroke, or other heart conditions between 1973 and 2012.

Most were survivors of prostate and breast cancers.

Macular degeneration

Research presented in Washington state could give new hope to people affected by age-related macular degeneration.

Medical engineers at Caltech suggest applying heat to periodic eye injections may help slow vision loss.

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