Nintendo Wii Side Effects: Other Interactive Electronic Games

Nintendo Wii Side Effects: Other Interactive Electronic Games. When your children play Nintendo Wii or any other interactive electronic game, make sure that they do not overdo it and that they have enough play room to avoid injuries, researchers say.

Movements of players in the interactive games may lead to strains, sprains and injuries to the players and even bystanders, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently reported in a recent conference in San Fransisco.

They say they have counted a total of 696 video game related injuries in five years period from the data obtained by the U.S. National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

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Nanotech in Food and Cosmetics: FDA Safety Guidelines

“In 1959, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist challenged his colleagues to use submicroscopic particles to manufacture a wide range of products,” the United States Food and Drug Administration writes in a consumer update on nanotechnology uploaded on its website on April 20.

The idea “captivated the imagination of scientists and inspired the science fiction movies ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and ‘Innerspace,’” the federal regulator continues. “Fifty years later, ‘nano’ (small) technology has moved from the science fiction realm to scientific fact, and federal regulators are laying the groundwork for monitoring a new generation of medical devices, drugs, cosmetics and other products,” the agency says.

Aware that consumer products using nanotechnology may have unknown effects on the human body, the U.S. health regulator is now advising companies in the food and cosmetic industries to study the safety of these tiny particles further.

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Spinbrush Electric Toothbrush is Bad for Your Teeth

“Spinbrush” toothbrushes can injure your mouth, face and chip your teeth — FDA . Parents, beware. The United States Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to be cautious when using the battery-powered “Spinbrush,” saying it has received reports that parts of the toothbrushes have broken off during use and flown off at high speeds, chipping or breaking teeth, cutting gums, injuring faces and eyes, and presenting a choking hazard.

The agency issued a particular warning to parents of young children, saying the Spinbrush toothbrushes is being marketed to these children but poses risks of serious injuries.

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Economy Class DVT Syndrome: True or False? Prevention & Risk Factors

Economy class’ DVT syndrome is nothing buy a myth . Sitting in a cramped budget seat in a plane’s economy class on a long-haul flight increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Right?

Wrong, the United Kingdom’s national health provider says, finally debunking the long-held medical myth.

For quite some time now, some frequent flyers have tried to avoid economy class seats in a bid to avoid the supposed “economy-class syndrome” — in which a passenger in an economy class seat was supposedly to be more prone to developing deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in the deep veins of the thighs or pelvis.

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iPad, Tablet: Neck Pain & Other Adverse Health Effects

iPad, tablets can cause neck pain—Harvard study: A deep ache in your neck, shoulder or arm. Burning or tingling of the arm or hand. Headaches. Limited neck movement or painful movement. Stiffness of the neck and shoulder muscles. Short bursts of excruciating pain in the arm, back or shoulders. Intense pain that lasts for two to three days. Or pain that starts gradually but worsens over time.

Did you know that you can get all that from using an iPad or any other computer tablet?

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Nanotech Safety, Side Effects, & Health Risks Study Urged

U.S. panel calls for probe into nanotech’s safety, health risks: It’s become a multibillion industry and sales are expected to expand rapidly in the next decade.

Currently, it’s used in a growing number of state-of-the-art products like special zinc oxide sunscreens that seem to glide on the skin, extremely high-memory computer hard discs, non-friction swimsuits that help Olympic athletes swim faster, and catalytic converter components for cars that remove pollutive particles even before these can be released into the air.

It also promises to revolutionize medicine and health care, electronics and computers, energy production and conservation, environmental cleanup and protection, and world security and defense.

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