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Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma
Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says

Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?
Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

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Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study
Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones
Findings underscore importance of license restrictions, researchers say

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss
Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease

Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines
Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

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