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5/15/02

HealthWise at 5 From 5.15

  • Fish and Asthma

Japanese researchers have uncovered a surprising link between fish and Asthma. In a study of nearly 24,000 students between the ages of 6 and 15, the ones who ate more fish were also more likely to have Asthma, that's compared with the kids who ate less fish. On average, the Asthmatic kids ate fish at least once or twice a week. In comparison, children with no signs of Asthma ate fish once or twice a month. The report in Preventative Medicine suggests that perhaps the mercury in some fish could be the culprit.

  • Scenic Exercise 

A room with a view is apparently key in getting more people to exercise. Austrailian researchers believe more people should pay attention to their surroundings when starting a fitness program. A recent study at the University of Queensland found that a pleasant view and easy access to equipment kept more people on track with their workouts.

  • Computers and Kids 

A new study has uncovered a direct link between computers and vision problems in kids. In fact, computers may be to blame for premature nearsightedness. Experts at the University of California at Berkeley say part of the problem is that computer workstations are often designed for adults. UC Berkeley is offering a free brochure and self-test to see if your child is in need of an eye exam. For more information (click here ).

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