Implants in eye could eliminate glasses

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A tiny eye implant may help millions of people leave their reading glasses behind.

A new study found that a thin corneal implant improved the vision of more than 80 percent of patients, many of whom said they could easily read a newspaper.  The F.D.A. is currently reviewing three types of corneal inlay products as alternative remedies.



Americans have been cutting trans-fats from their diets, but it doesn’t look like we’re doing enough.  Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 12,000 Americans.  The good news was that they had cut their trans-fat intake by a third over a 30-year period, but the bad news is the current amounts are still above the levels recommended by the American Heart Association.



Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia found that you can really help fight the blues by eating green.  Their study found that Australians who eat eight or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day seem to have a drastically improved mental well-being.

However, fewer than 10 percent of Australians actually eat that amount and it’s probably less than that here in the U.S.

Scientists are not sure why fruits and vegetables make you happier – they said they just wanted to study the effect that produce has on people’s lives and stress levels.


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