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(HealthDay News) — Thinking of buying your kid a BB, pellet or paintball gun for Christmas? Don’t forget eye protection, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges. The number of eye injuries related to so-called “non-powder guns” are increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, one study published earlier this year found a nearly 170 percent…

Cholesterol levels

(HealthDay News) — After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report. After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied. Your risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break, the scientists said. “Our study shows strong…

weight gain

Holiday gatherings and eating go hand in hand—that’s why most people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Try these suggestions so you can indulge without the bulge. Beware of “Hidden” Calories During the Holidays Holiday gatherings and eating go hand in hand—that’s why most people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and New…