Monday, July 30, 2007

age and risk factor

We were discussing some eye diseases such as macula degeneration, retinal detachment and retinal artery occlusion in the eye tutorial given by a registrar. One of my groupmate suddenly asked why age is always a risk factor in some of the eye diseases that we have discussed.

The registrar said he doesn't exactly know. He further told us that age is always associated with any diseases. As we get older, we are more likely to get one disease or another. It is the way of life. People dies due illnesses. The only way to prevent age as a risk factor is to stay young or die early :).

It is an interesting answer. Somehow it reminds me of this hadith...

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Allah will not accept the excuse of any person whose instant of death is delayed till he is sixty years of age."

[Sahih Bukhari, Book 76, hadith no 428]

Another interesting story I found is this: The cat who can predict death.

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