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Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby’s Eyesight: Review

Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — A new review of studies finds that supplementing infant formula with omega-3 fatty acids in an effort to strengthen babies’ eyesight does appear to benefit early vision development. However, experts note that breast-fed babies already take…

Health Tip: If You’ve Got Food Allergies

Be careful during the holidays (HealthDay News) — Before you visit any holiday buffet, be careful if you have a food allergy. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology mentions these important recommendations: Ask about the ingredients in any dish before you taste it. Remember that any food can be cross-contaminated while being prepared…

Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study

British research found no improvement in recovery when ‘active management’ was used MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) — More costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 3,800 British whiplash patients to compare a more intensive approach to treatment (“active…

Aerobic Exercise Seems Best for Weight, Fat Loss

Researchers compared it to resistance training, found it more effective By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) — If you want to burn fat and lose weight, aerobic exercise beats resistance training, a new study says. “We not trying to discourage people from resistance training,” said study author Leslie Willis, clinical research coordinator…

Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise

Take the stairs, not the elevator (HealthDay News) — If you tend to indulge in your favorite holiday treats, you may want to schedule some extra exercise to help offset those added calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these holiday suggestions: Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Engage in active play with…