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December 24, 2015

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.

Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say that losing 1 gram of fat from the pancreas can reverse type 2 diabetes.

Make Toy Safety a Top Concern

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although toys bring joy to many kids on Christmas morning, about 252,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets

(HealthDay News) -- Brightly colored packets of liquid laundry detergent are attractive to young children, who may put them in their mouths and ingest the harmful contents.

Health Tip: Sounds May Help You Fall Asleep

(HealthDay News) -- When you want a bit of help to nod off, some soft background noise may be just what you need.

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests.

Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pill containing cannabidiol (CBD), a key ingredient in marijuana, may reduce seizures for children and young adults with epilepsy, new research suggests.

Dietitian Experts Offer Holiday Food Safety Tips

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As families gather around the table to share holiday meals and treats, food poisoning is usually the last thing on anyone's mind.

Health Highlights: Dec. 24, 2015

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