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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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Most athletes just drink water to prevent
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
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
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
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
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
What about you: Why can't you be the friend along with your friends, so your cousin will have real friends. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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