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Eye doctors report that patients are more frequently saying during routine exams that their eyes are irritated, burn and sting. (Shutterstock)

Face masks, digital screens and winter weather are a triple threat for dry eyes

Increased digital screen use, face masks and winter weather combine to form a triple threat to eye health: The dry eye triad. Here’s how to combat the resulting eye fatigue, irritation and discomfort.
Keeping an eye on what children are watching or playing is crucial to ensure that they’re being exposed to age-appropriate content. justocker via GettyImages

Children and screens – making it through the holidays

Every small change to promote healthy levels of screen time is a step in the right direction for the health, wellbeing and development of children.
Media multitasking: constantly juggling media and non-media activities, often using multiple digital devices. GettyImages

Your phone and your brain - what we know so far

Analysis of 46 studies indicates that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the long-term impacts of digital device use on cognition.
There is a lack of good clinical research on the advantages of blue-light filtering lenses. (Shutterstock)

There’s no evidence that blue-light blocking glasses help with sleep

Some health products haven’t been tested for the benefits that they claim to produce. Blue-light blocking lenses are promoted as helping sleep cycles, but there is no evidence to support this.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children. (Shutterstock)

Fathers are vitally important to their kids’ health and to public health research

Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.

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