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The Nintendo Cure-All

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Turns out those countless hours spent playing video games serve a purpose after all.

At least that’s the case in the United Kingdom, where doctors prescribed a daily dose of Nintendo to help a young boy overcome amblyopia, otherwise known as severe lazy eye syndrome.

A specialist at the famed Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital suggested the English youngster spend portions of his day playing video games to strengthen the weak eye. He wears a patch over his good eye and plays at least two hours a day. Already his sight has improved dramatically.

His daily dose of medicine: Mario Kart on Nintendo DS, to which we at Handshake say: well-chosen, little guy.

If only every doctor prescribed a healthy dose of Nintendo to cure us of aches, pains, and illnesses, life would sure be a lot sweeter.

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