Top stories in health and medicine, September 6, 2012

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1. Detergent Packs Look Like Candy, Tempt Tots. Ingesting liquid detergent packs used in dishwashers and washing machines is a growing problem among young children.

2. Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Loss. Higher blood glucose levels were associated with brain atrophy among healthy individuals in their early 60s, even when levels remained within the official normal range.

3. Brain-Related Causes of Death a Risk in NFL. Football players appear to have an increased risk of dying from neurodegenerative causes, although whether that’s a result of repetitive brain trauma is uncertain.

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