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4 Your Health: Contacts for kids; brain injuries connection to dementia

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 Tucson-  Finnish study finds traumatic brain injuries could increase the risk for dementia.

The researchers monitored more than 40,000 adults who had suffered a severe brain injury at least a decade ago.

The risk for dementia was highest among middle-aged men. Doctors said it's important to monitor former TBI patients long term.

Contacts for kids

Kids may be able to handle wearing soft contact lenses just as well as adults.

Many optometrists often hesitate to give children contacts because they require a higher level of hygiene to avoid eye infections. But a new review of research finds relatively low rates of corneal problems related to contacts in kids. 

Experts said parents should still monitor children who wear contacts, making sure they don't sleep or shower with them.

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