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  1. Birth Control Pills May Put Women at Greater Risk of Glaucoma

    Women taking oral contraceptives are more than twice as likely to develop glaucoma after three years of taking birth control pills than those who aren’t on the pill, according to a new U.S. study. Although the study did not explore the potential cause of glaucoma in women who took oral contraceptives, it could be linked to estrogen, which is a leading cause of blindness. While further research is required to determine the causes, women on the pill are advised to ask their doctor about glaucoma risks and to be tested after three years.

    Sources: NPR, Newsday

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