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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
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
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
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
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
Yes, they can:
Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep.
A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more
Yes: One would hope for a more-than-cyber experience of life -- allowing real-time relationships with actual people, with all their challenges and rewards. Playing video games all day leaves no room for this, or for interests outside of video games. One's awareness would be extremely narrow. Also, unless you land a job as a tester of video games, it's hard to imagine earning a living that way. ...Read more
Misspell effects?: One effect could be misspelling words like effects. I am not sure how seriously to take your question. Effects on what? Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains of ganga, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but can impair memory & concentration. ...Read more
No: The visual system can handle this and some consider it a form of training for things like being a fighter pilot. It may however, destroy your brain, your ambition and your fund of knowledge. ...Read more
Only the name: Ganja and pot are both common nicknames for cannabis, also known as marijuana. Other common nicknames include weed, grass, herb, bud, dope and mary jane. There are many less common nicknames as well. Ganja is the sanskrit word for cannabis. I have no idea how "pot" became a nickname. ...Read more