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Do violent video games cause violence?

Do violent video games cause violence?

Controversial: That's a tough question to answer. Certainly playing violent games seems to be associated with violence, though that doesn't mean the games actually caused the violence in the real world. I would say that in my judgement, children who are already vulnerable may be more easily influenced, and that kids who play these kids of games constantly are more likely to be affected. ...Read more

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What injuries can the Passout game cause?

What injuries can the Passout game cause?

Passout game: It is not a game, it is dangerous you can die from asphyxia, have seizures, brain injury. You can get a real high by excelling in, running, swimming-jumps in tubes, chess. The gratification "high", is due to endorphin release in the brain; can occur w/ excelling at anything, With drugs or asphyxia you not only increase the life risk but it is short term, excelling is long lasting f/w doc ...Read more

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What does low gamma glut amyl trans mean?

What does low gamma glut amyl trans mean?

Not much.: Like other "liver enzymes, " GGT leaks from damaged cells. Having "less than the usual" amount of liver damage is a good thing. ...Read more

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How can video games make my vision weird?

How can video games make my vision weird?

It can cause changes: Long hours of looking at a screen playing video games can lead to some fatigue and vision changes. Take frequent breaks and consider using artificial tears if your eye get dry. ...Read more

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Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

No: Eyes might get fatigued, feel dry or irritated/look red; a lot of near work at a young age could induce myopia. ...Read more

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How much time should be allowed for video games?

How much time should be allowed for video games?

Less than 2 hours: The aap recommends that children who are over age 2 spend less than 2 hours a day in front of screens- so this includes, tv, iphone, ipad, video games, etc. Children under 2 years should not be engaged in these activities. ...Read more

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What can I do to replace video games in my life?

What can I do to replace video games in my life?

Get outside: Go outdoors. Ride a bike. Borrow a dog from a neighbor and go for a walk. Smile at other people. Meet a friend. ...Read more

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What outdoor games can help my kids get exercise?

What outdoor games can help my kids get exercise?

You name it.: As long as they keep running, take your pick. Soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, basketball. Anything that is fun for them is a good choice. Is they love the activity, they'll stick with it. Find something that they'll love. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: video games?

Video Games: A video game is any of a set of activities that include the presentation of moving images, and usually sound, to support a leisure past time. Video games may operate on a dedicated electronic device, or may operate as software on a general purpose computer. ...Read more

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Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Nothing: I wish every question was this easy. "reference range" is set so that a few percent of healthy folks will fall above and below. It's not the "normal" or "desirable" or "healthy" range. And a low GGT is never a concern. If you had no liver, you'd know it. ...Read more

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How do I detatch an adult family member from a video game?

Possible addiction: Video games can be very compelling to the point of addiction. I am guessing that the adult in question does this frequently and is reluctant to leave the game. The ability to get this person to stop depends upon your place in the household pecking order. If you are higher you can probably be successfully verbally. It will require more force of will if you are lower on the ladder. ...Read more

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Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

See below: Truthfully, no. Video games may aid in development of hand eye coordination, but not much else. The videos, such as baby einstein, do not work. ...Read more

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Could you think violent video games make children seem more aggressive?

Could you think violent video games make children seem more aggressive?

Yes: I consider this a good way to program your kid to be more aggressive and destructive at home and in public. I'd love to see the developers of this junk held responsible for the many lost lives across this country when kids went off after viewing this trash. ...Read more

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What is the best age for me to begin introducing video games to my kids?

What is the best age for me to begin introducing video games to my kids?

Never: You don't need to introduce your child to video games. He will find them all too soon! Video games can be addictive. Children who play them often withdraw from friends and family, avoid physical activity, and shirk homework. Studies show children who play violent games have a greater tendency to have behavioral problems. If permitted to play, set strict daily time limits, and enforce them. ...Read more

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What nourishment is often given to athletes during games? Why you say so?

What nourishment is often given to athletes during games? Why you say so?

Water, electrolytes: Most athletes just drink water to prevent
dehydration
many prefer electrolytes to replenish what
is lost from prolonged workouts.
These would include gatorade and powerade
usually water is fine for short term activities, but the electrolytes are helpful when there
is prolonged exercise with loss of water an
electrolytes from sweating. ...Read more

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I'm starting to give up at being single and 38- how can I stay in the game?

Never give up if you: Don't truly want to stay single - but don't try to force anything either. At 38 it's not even close to panic time. More than anything you have to believe in yourself and persue your life goals, single or not. That positive approach is more attractive and winning than almost anything else imaginable. The best relationships come when people are most comfortable with who they are and what they do. ...Read more

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Are people who get too involved in video games likely to get hooked on poker, etc?

Are people who get too involved in video games likely to get hooked on poker, etc?

No: Those are different activities. Video game addiction is related to the thrill of completing a game and wanting more points/items/weapons/etc. Poker addiction is a gambling addiction - related to money and the thrill of winning more of that. They are both related to most other addictions in that the pleasure center of the brain is activated but for very different reasons. ...Read more

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What physical activity, games do you think will make me physically and mentally fit?

What physical activity, games do you think will make me physically and mentally fit?

You like it!: First, any and all sporting activivities must be enjoyed by you. Outdoor trumps indoors, but gym's have the "group" which helps motivate and variety. However, consider this:exercise should be like sex, not artificial insemination: if it's pleasurable, you continue naturally! ...Read more

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Do you know of a virtual reality game that gives the illusion of biking in a virtual race?

Do you know of a virtual reality game that gives the illusion of biking in a virtual race?

How is that medical?: This is not the appropriate site for this question. Try reading the title again. Direct your question to a gaming site or board with fans and reviewers who would know that. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm actually healthy! I just need to get gems in the game Dragon friends and so I registered on your website?

Hi! I'm actually healthy! I just need to get gems in the game Dragon friends and so I registered on your website?

Health Tap is...: A website devoted to human health. We don't have expertise with animal (real, extinct or imaginary) health, husbandry or breeding. None-the-less, I wish you the best of luck with your Dragon friends. ...Read more

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Watched a racing video game cars bumping into each other. Later that night and ever since floor feels bouncy only when I stand up. Video games or not?

Watched a racing video game cars bumping into each other. Later that night and ever since floor feels bouncy only when I stand up. Video games or not?

Other issues?: Our digital world is contributing to things such as adhd, lack of focus, loss of social skill, but it has wonderful up-side also. At 36 Y.O. It's a good idea to get a physical. This may be suggestibility or a balance or vision problem. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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Hi simple I 511 250, bs. I am a very infrequent user of durgs. Maybe 2 xs a year. On this past tuesday into wedsenday I used about 7.5 games of cocainw?

Hi simple I 511 250, bs. I am a very infrequent user of durgs. Maybe 2 xs a year. On this past tuesday into wedsenday I used about 7.5 games of cocainw?

Get help: It sounds like you have a substance use problem... You obviously care about yourself since you are asking questions here on HealthTap, please get yourself into some drug counseling, go to a narcotics anonymous meeting, check into a rehab center, anything to get yourself the help you need. ...Read more

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Can video games cause migraines?

Can video games cause migraines?

Possibly.: Migraines can be triggered by rapid visual stimuli or light such as those found in video games. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. Also, many games and systems have warnings about the potential for video games to bring on epileptic seizures, which have been linked to migraines. ...Read more

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Can video games trigger migraines?

Can video games trigger migraines?

Yes: Those video games with sudden and repetitive flashes of lights have been shown to trigger migraine headaches is light sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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